Jamal Rahman is a popular speaker on Islam, Sufi spirituality, and interfaith relations. Along with his Interfaith Amigos, he has been featured in the New York Times, CBS News, BBC, and various NPR programs. Jamal is co-founder and Muslim Sufi minister at Interfaith Community Sanctuary and adjunct faculty at Seattle University. He is a former co-host of Interfaith Talk Radio and travels nationally and internationally, presenting at retreats and workshops.
He is the author of Sacred Laughter of the Sufis: Awakening the Soul with the Mullah's Comic Teaching Stories and Other Islamic Wisdom;Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights & Practices from the Qur'an, Hadith, Rumi & Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart & Mind; The Fragrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islam; and coauthor of Finding Peace Through Spiritual Practice: The Interfaith Amigos Guide to Personal, Social, and Environmental Healing; Religion Gone Astray: What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith;Out of Darkness into Light: Spiritual Guidance in the Quran with Reflections from Jewish and Christian Sources; and Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi, and an Imam.
Jamal's passion lies in interfaith community building. He remains rooted in his Islamic tradition and cultivates a "spaciousness" by being open to the beauty and wisdom of other faiths. By authentically and appreciatively understanding other paths, Jamal feels that he becomes a better Muslim. This spaciousness is not about conversion but about completion.
Since 9/11 Jamal has been collaborating with Rabbi Ted Falcon and Pastor Don Mackenzie. Affectionately known as the Interfaith Amigos, they tour the country sharing the message of spiritual inclusivity.
Imam Jamal, originally from Bangladesh, has an abiding faith in the power of heart-to-heart connections to encompass differences and dissolve prejudices. He enjoys programs that celebrate life and unity through delight, laughter, and food. He has a private spiritual counseling practice serving individuals and couples, and is available for interfaith weddings and ceremonies. Jamal offers a variety of classes and workshops, including the popular "Blush of the Beloved," a course in spiritual deepening and discernment drawing upon the practices, insights, and wisdom within Sufism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat co-founders of the "Spirituality & Practice -- Resources for Spiritual Journeys" website, recognized Jamal Rahman in their "Living Spiritual Teachers Project," June 2013. Visit their website and follow the links provided to reveal more of Jamal's work: LINK
Imam Jamal Rahman now has a blog created with colleague Sally Jo Gilbert de Vargas. Together they contemplate verses of beauty and wisdom from the Holy Qur'an and gleen deep meaning discovering their relevance for our world today. Visit:JamalRahman.blog
Enjoy a few snippits of wisdom offered by Jamal to delight and ispire! On Instagram:imamjamalrahman
Experience Jamal's brief Teachings and Spiritual Practices to warm the heart! Call of Compassion NW video collection.
Join Imam Jamal Rahman at his next Sunday Worship at Interfaith Community Sanctuary on Sunday May 16th at 10:00AM(Pacific time).
SPECIAL EVENT: Lailat al Qadr ~ Night of Destiny Friday evening May 7th 7:15PM ZOOM one hour program celebrating the night the Qur'an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) with Bahiyaa Ann Holmes Redding and Imam Jamal Rahman. Zoom login available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT CLASS with Imam Jamal Rahman Practical Spirituality reflections on verses of Beauty and Wisdom in the Qur'an Saturdays May 15th through July 3rd 10:00am -- 12noon To Register, contact Sally Jo: email@example.com More information on the CLASSES with Jamal--NEW! page.
We have created you from a male and female and made you into nations and tribes that you might get to know one another. —Qur'an 49:13
We believe in God and what has been sent down to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ismail and Isaac and Jacob and their offspring and what was given to Moses and Jesus and all other Prophets by the Lord and we make no distinction between them. —Qur'an 2:136