Worship

“Whenever I listen to the voice of anything You have made—
The rustling of the trees, The trickling of water
The cries of birds, The flickering of shadow
The roar of the wind, The song of the thunder,
I hear it saying: God is One!” 
-Ra’bia al-’Adawiyya

          Music:

Daoona Nayeesh is a beautiful Muslim prayer set to this moving music (scroll down to #1032) in Singing the Journey, A Supplement to Singing the Living Tradition (SLT), published by the UUA.

Alhamdulillah (Alleluia) is a one-word round in SLT (#180), published by the UUA.

Come, Come, Whoever You Are is a round with Rumi’s words in English, SLT (#188).

Dances of Universal Peace are a spiritual practice of heart-centered moving meditations with lyrics taken from world religions.  They were developed by a Sufi teacher who was also a Zen master.  They offer a song of the month here.

The Nimatullahi Sufi Order offers this music player of chants and spiritual songs.

Sami Yusuf is a Muslim raised in England of Azerbajani ethnicity.  Visit here (English lyrics) to listen to some of his beautiful songs (from the more modern Healing to the more traditional Monajat).

         Prayers, Quotes, and Readings:

Beloved Presence, This Clay Jug, To Serve the People and The Journey of Love are four Muslim readings (#’s 607-610) in the back of Singing the Living Tradition (SLT), published by the Unitarian Universalist Association.

The Islamic Workplace–Enabling Muslims and Non-Muslims To Work More Effectively Together is a website with this page of positive Muslim quotes on a variety of topics.

The Light of Dawn: A Daybook of Verses from the Holy Qur’an is translated/edited by Camille Adams Helminski.

Prayers are available online at Sufi Movement International/USA.  

Prayers for the New Year from Hussein Rashid

These readings from the scriptures of the three Abrahamic traditions are recommended by Interfaith Alliance and found here at Faith Shared.

Unitarian Universalist Peacemakers has established this page of resources for memorializing 9/11.  Scroll down about one third of the way to see their liturgy suggestions.

WorldPrayers.org and Beliefnet have searchable databases of prayers from diverse world religions.  Search “Islam.”  Beliefnet also has this searchable database of Islamic quotes.

          Stories:

Muhammad of Makkah is a story of the prophet and his home city from a UUA Tapestry of Faith curriculum.

The Dog at the Well is a story about kindness from a UUA Tapestry of Faith Curriculum.

Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs: A Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents is an award-winning book of stories for young adults compiled by Sarah Conover from UUA Bookstore.

The Tent of Abraham: Stories of Hope and Peace for Jews, Christians, and Muslims “provides readers with stories that can bring all the faiths together. Written by Saadi Shakur Chishti, a Scottish American Sufi, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, an American Jew, and Joan Chittister, a Benedictine sister, the book explores in accessible language the mythic quality and the teachings of reconciliation that are embedded in the Torah, the Qur’an, and the Bible. It also weaves together the wisdoms of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian traditions into a deeper, more unified whole.”