Abdul-Rehman Malik is a journalist, educator and organiser and a regular on BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought. He will be hosting 2 sessions at the festival this year.
Sufi session one: The Drop that Contains the Ocean – Exploring the Sufi Path
‘Neither My heavens nor My earth contain Me, but the heart of My faithful believer contains Me.’ Every person has something of the divine in them and it is through their heart that they can experience God’s mercy and grace.
Sufi session two: Verily, in the Remembrance of God do Hearts find Peace – Invoking God’s Most Beautiful Names
In the Islamic tradition, it is said that God has 99 ‘Beautiful Names’ – each one reflecting a divine attribute. The most emblematic of God’s attributes is Mercy – overwhelming, enveloping and embracing mercy that touches all of creation.