fragranceThe Fragrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islam

Author: Jamal Rahman.

This book is an absolute treasure, giving an introduction to the peaceful heart of Islam and being written from a spiritual perspective.
There are clear, uncomplicated descriptions of the ‘Five Pillars’ and a discussion about surrender, faith and moral virtue.
The author allows the reader to receive the gentle and sometimes humorous teaching stories passed down from his grandfather. There are wise and amusing anecdotes from a ‘great lineage of teachers’, including the Qur’an, the Hadith, Rumi, Rabia and many more.

A delightful and refreshing book offering a glimpse of the true nature of Islam, which is Peace.

‘In simple and eloquent words, this book captures the heart and spirit of Islam. I have not had the pleasure of reading a more lovely and wise introduction to this faith, nor, for that matter to the wonders and beauty of our relationship to the Sacred, whatever one’s religious path. A true spiritual treasure!’ David Spangler, author of ‘Apprenticed to Spirit’.

‘An important book for our time and for all times.’ Rabbi Ted Falcon.

‘This book reveals the inner Islam that has been passed down through the generations. Jamal is a link in this chain, passing along the message, just as he received it from his grandfather, a village wise man in Bangladesh. We need reminders of this ‘enlightened heart of Islam’ in our lives, our homes and our schools. In Jamal Rahman’s book Islam is alive and well.’
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, author of ‘Islam, A Sacred Law’ and ‘What’s Right With Islam’.


  • Introduction.
  • Wisdom from parents.
  • Three Principles of Islam: Surrender, Faith and Moral Virtue.
  • Five Pillars of Islam.
  • Biographical notes.
  • Biography.
  • 161 pages.
  • Published by The Book Foundation. 2004.

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