Welcome to the Women of Sufism study group

This site is a place to read and discuss Women of Sufism: A Hidden Treasure, Writings and Stories of Mystic Poets, Scholars, and Saints by Shaikha Camille Helminski. Our aspiration is taken from the introduction to the book:

We need to stand together in the Light. Especially in our own time, the way is opening for greater recognition of equal partnership. We have much to learn from each other, and male and female need to recognize each other so that we can come to balance within ourselves as well as create balance outwardly in the world. The male attributes of strength and determination also belong to women; the feminine attributes of receptivity and beauty also belong to men. As we look to see the Divine in each other, encouraging each other to rise to the fullness of his or her own divine nature, we push against our own limitations until those limits dissolve and a gift unfolds. As we learn to witness the miracle of creation, a time comes when Wheresoever you look, there is the Face of God; everything is perishing except the One Face. [Qur’an, 2:115]

Women and men are invited to study the book over six months. If you would like to participate, please read the guidelines and contact us to receive the password to the study group posts.