Prayerful recitation of the 99 Names of Allah has been a sacred practice by Sufis and by the various Sufi Orders, since the time of the Prophet Muhammad. Through active remembrance of these divine qualities, travellers on the spiritual path can overcome narcissism, resolve their issues of separation from God and from humanity and awaken to God's presence manifesting in all their relationships, inner and outer, earthly and heavenly. This book takes you into the heart of the mystery of these sacred Names. It is a vehicle for understanding the infinite nature of God and for discovering the divine potential in every soul. It does this through a wide variety of methods. The Names are best understood in relational clusters and that is how the book is organised, into families like the family of Abundance or Ecstasy or Forgiveness. Or the modalities of Omnipotence or how the opposites combine. It is a guidebook for progressing through the stages of the spiritual path and an instruction manual for teachers on how to work with students wisely, as physicians of the heart. In the process of this voyage of discovery, the reader is systematically exposed to the universal mysticism encoded in the Qur'an and in the classical Sufi traditions, as well as to a modern psychological approach that works with the Names to achieve individuation and wholeness.
Bilal Hyde, Faisal Muqaddam, Shabda Kahn, Wali Ali Meyer