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From Mississippi Clay to African Skies in Search of Sacred Presence

Within the pages of this remarkable book, readers will embark on a transformative journey of the spirit with a spiritual seeker who shares her profound embodied experiences. As a Black girl from the vibrant south side of Chicago with ancestral roots in Mississippi and Africa, Tasleem Jamila poetically conveys her quest for knowledge and a deepening relationship with God. This collection masterfully weaves together the intricate intersections of sacred spiritual Sufi poetry, Islamic mystical moments, and the rich dimensions of the Black Atlantic diaspora. This book is a stunning tribute to the boundless potential of the human spirit and a powerful reminder that the search for knowledge and intimate connection with the divine is a universal journey.

Black Baptist Muslim Mystic: From the Cosmos

Book cover design by Kurt Nice

The poems in this book are relevant for the times we live in today. They scream, freedom, self love, social justice for humanity, spiritual journey, hope, joy and pain. Tasleem Jamila takes you with her on her continuous spiritual evolution. Over 70 poems, song lyrics, and journal entries. She is known for her dynamic energy on stages. You will be captivated by her journey on pages.“Reading is a gateway to a new world, eternity, imagination, portals of knowledge…the unknown…,” from Tasleem Jamila el-HakimBlack Baptist:Black is the dark matter of space where creativity is formed, the womb of the mother and the mind, Man/Woman is mind, Tasleem is a Black woman, experiencing being Black on this planet and growing up in a Black neighborhood in America.She grew up going to a Baptist Church as a child and still sing old school spiritual songs that are embedded in her soul…these songs came from her ancestors to get through hard times rejoicing in the Creator.Muslim Mystic:One who strives to submit to the will of The Most High… Tasleem has always been connected and aware of her spiritual life. Poems on her journey with Sufism, Muslim travels and more!The spirit realm is the real reality; poems that show you her evolution of her inner-verse. (Vibrating Higher resonating with the Oneness of all…The oneness of God, religious and spiritual paths).


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