In the United States, religion is frequently equated with spirituality or a personal relationship with God. What do we learn about Islamic spirituality from the sayings of Imam ‘Ali and the poetry and prose of Jalal al-Din Rumi? What do these two individuals teach about faith? What are the qualities of people who are close to God? Can non-Muslims benefit from their teachings?

In the United States, religion is frequently equated with spirituality or a personal relationship with God. What do we learn about Islamic spirituality from the sayings of Imam ‘Ali and the poetry and prose of Jalal al-Din Rumi? What do these two individuals teach about faith? What are the qualities of people who are close to God? Can non-Muslims benefit from their teachings?