As-salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, beloved brother or sister on the path. Welcome to Amany Shalaby’s blog Hidden Pearls: Spiritual Reflections Inspired by the Qur’an. Over the course of time, Amany hopes to post commentaries, insights, and inspirations based on her understanding and contemplation of the Holy Qur’an, insha’allah with Allah’s mercy and guidance.
Allah has a way of bringing people together at the perfect time and in the perfect way in order to facilitate beautiful manifestations of His truth and His knowledge, insha’allah. One of SSC’s devoted beloveds is in the process of turning old cassette tapes of Sidi Muhammad’s teachings and recitations into .mp3 files (listen to Sidi’s recitation of suras 81-84 here). In that process Amany assisted her in identifying Qur’anic suras Sidi recited many years ago, alhamdulillah. At the same time, SSC’s chairman, Abdul Latif Howard was inspired to invite Amany to contribute to SSC’s blog whenever she felt inspired. Amany spoke with the beloved who requested her help with the recitations and together they came up with the idea of creating a blog on this site containing Amany’s commentaries on the Qur’anic ayat Sidi was recited, as a start, and anything else she wanted to share with the community. In this beautiful way Allah is bringing through His holy teachings in a forum that insha’allah will benefit our community.
About Amany Shalaby
Amany is the Founder of Universal Chaplaincy, a Certified Clinical Chaplain by Adventhealth, and a member of The Association of Muslim Chaplains. In 2015, she earned her master’s degree in comparative philosophy of religion from Middlesex University in London and she earned her post-graduate diploma in Islamic studies from the Islamic College of Advanced Studies in London in 2002
Amany obtained an ijazah (license) to teach on Sufism and Islam from our guide Sidi Muhammad. She served as Sidi Muhammad’s interpreter for twelve years and she translated twenty books of his books on Sufism and Islamic spirituality.
Amany lives in Florida and is a mother of three children, a son, and two daughters, alhamdulillah.
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Please feel free to ask questions or offer comments on any post that inspires you in your contemplations of our Holy Book. We are all enriched when we dialogue with one another with adab. Respectful conversation is one of the ways in which Allah can reveal his hidden pearls of wisdom and insight to our hearts and spirits and minds, insha’allah. We hope you will join us in the conversation. May Allah bless you, always. Amin.