This Must Be the Place

May 29, 2018 | Sufism

Part One: The Presence

Guest Contributor Dr Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi Al-Rifai

FawziaDr Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi Al-Rifai was born in Baghdad and spent her childhood in Iraq and Lebanon. Her grandmother initiated her into the culture and traditions of the Middle East where belly-dancing played a major part as an expression of the world of the feminine.

Fawzia Al-Rawi has been teaching Sufism for over 20 years. She holds workshops in various countries and works particularly with women. Her teaching draws on a wealth of experience from a bicultural environment which uniquely enables her to build a bridge of understanding between different cultures, open a space where these can meet and thus contribute to peace.

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Part Two: The Love

Guest Contributor Kamila Shenmen

Kamila Carolyn Shenmen, Ph.D., L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.(NCCAOM), M.Th. is a graduate and faculty member of the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism. She holds a Doctorate in Computer Science and Molecular Biology and worked for 18 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. She is also a licensed practitioner of Oriental Medicine, and a former faculty member and Clinic Director of the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Her contribution here is a portion from a book ‘A Drop in the Ocean of Love: Ancient Wisdom for Living a Divinely-Guided Life’ which is available on

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