May 19, 2011

Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf: Lose your ego, find your compassion

Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf combines the teachings of the Qur’an, the stories of Rumi, and the examples of Muhammad and Jesus, to demonstrate that only one obstacle stands between each of us and absolute compassion — ourselves.

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“It’s interestin­g: the open-minde­d, inclusive, uplifting material seems like it fits just fine in the houses of worship of all religion, regardless of its religion of originatio­n — and the closed-min­ded, exclusive material doesn’t – and the religiousl­y closed-min­ded are often closed-min­ded to the point of rejecting the open-minde­d content from its own religion.”

-Doug Sandlin
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