It’s really important to us that we have plenty of women’s voices in The 99 Names of Allah. Our aim is to quote from an equal number of male and female saints from the Islamic tradition. Camille Helminski’s book, Women of Sufism, has been a source that we have turned to again and again for quotations, guidance and inspiration. So far we have words of wisdom from Khadija, Fatima, Aisha, Asiya, Rabia, Nafisa, Shawana, Fatima of Nishapur, Al-Wahatiyya, and Bibi Fatima Sam. We have more to come, but here is a glimpse of a prayer from Nafisa to al-Malik, the Sovereign…
If you have any suggestions for female faith figures or ideas for us to explore, get in touch.


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