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Secrets of Divine Love with A Helwa
2nd October 2021 • The Hikmah Project • Saqib Safdar
00:00:00 01:14:13

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In this podcast we explore the sacred worldview of walking into life as a prayer with author and amazon best seller of The Secrets of Divine Love, A. Helwa. 

A. Helwa reminisces about details shaping her own journey interwoven with a common thread: the heart of engagement both with the Creator and with creation, His creation. We are invited to explore: revelation as a revealed truth, a living Book, and the light of Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ; the balancing act of two realities, vicegerency and servanthood; and, our role in awakening to remember, to answer to life with our highest integrity and become instruments of love. 

She reminds us that what may appear as seemingly insignificant moments passing us by, fleetingly, often gone by unnoticed, are truly infused with the Mysterious. If only we stopped to see, to witness, and to listen; to listen deeply. Sometimes, life’s greatest teachers are unnamed. The limitation is in our awareness to the miracle that is.

Here, in our discussion, we examine the non dualistic unity, reality, that’s expressed in dualistic language. The message of the prophets and saints, and the essence of surrender and the Islamic tradition. Veiling; intention; silence; and self-confrontation. 

We tap deeper into the Qur’an being veiled, but also it’s unveiling through symbolism; a Book that allows each person to meet it where they're at; a Book that the great mystics Rumi and Ibn al-ʿArabī based their ideas and works on. 

Here, in our discussion, we step into spaciousness. Language, as an axis, a tipping point, to openings, guidance, receptivity and inner transformation. Our relationship to God. Prayer, as an offering, carried with the word Be, and so it is. Walking in the way of the prophets as an answer to the needs of creation. Fasting, within holy reflection, as an anchor for inner beautification—a sharp contrast to the shadow forces shaping human behavior today (driven by self-consciousness).

In closing full-circle, A. Helwa summons grace: pause between words and recognize that the very spaces are an intimate part of revelation that give language its meaning; live a life being a prayer, be an answer to prayer.

A. Helwa believes that every single person on Earth is deeply loved by the Divine. She is a writer who has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers through her passionate, poetic, and love-based approach to spirituality. Her popular blog @quranquotesdaily, was established while obtaining her Masters in Divinity, as a means of helping others overcome personal and spiritual struggles on their journey of experiencing divine love.

With over 15 years of experience writing and speaking on Islam and spiritual development, A. Helwa draws from her personal experiences and traditional sources to help her readers access 'Divine love in everyday life.'

When Helwa is not reading at coffee shops, she can be found climbing mountains, camping in deserts, hiking jungles, or reading about black holes