On October 6th, Dr. Muhammad Yahya al-Ninowy’s latest book, “The Book of Love" was debuted at the prestigious Carter Center as part of the “Book of Love” book tour which began earlier this year in the United Kingdom. It was an evening dedicated to love, interfaith, harmony and spirituality. The significance of the event was evident by the diversity of notable guests that attended the event, emphasizing that love is a universal language understood by all. Some notable guests included, Brenda Lopez Romero (GA Representative from 99th District), Rey Martinez (Mayor of Loganville), Kirkland Carden (Duluth City Councilman), Subhash Razdan (Chairman of Gandi Foundation), John Naugle (President fo Atlanta: City of Peace), Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley (Providence Missionary Baptist Church), Imam Plemon El-Amin (Masjid al-Islam), Somaya Khalifa (ISB), Joy Pope (Director of AJC Decatur Book Festival), Dr. Kenneth Honerkamp (UGA) and Professor Waqas Khwaja (Agnes Scott).
The evening began with a welcome by Dr. Nabile Safdar and a short address by Soumaya Khalifa. It was followed by a beautiful performance by Al-Firdous Ensemble, an ensemble from Granada, Spain. The Andalusian music filled the hall and the hearts of the guests with emotions and love, adding a beautiful touch to the evening. The keynote address was by Dr. al-Ninowy, who read experts from “The Book of Love” and highlighted the importance of love in both, religion and humanity. Dr. Kenneth Honerkamp also shared his thoughts on the importance of Sufism, love and spirituality.
The event was not only well received by the community but also, greatly appreciated by all who attended. Subhash Razdan stated, “Congratulations to the organizers, especially the author, Shaykh Dr. Muhammad al-Ninowy for a well organized event and for the release of his book by the prestigious Carter Center. Timely release, coinciding with the 150th both anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Need of the hour!” Benjamin Kweskin stated, “An illuminating and extraordinary event. It was a blessing to be part of such an event.” Professor Waqas Khawaja of Agnes Scott stated, “ It was indeed a very special evening of thought-provoking reflections. Such a memorable event leaves an indelible imprint on the audience’s mind and heart, and, in fact draws them to become active participants in the elevating experience.”
The event ended with a book signing by Dr. Ninowy, giving the audience a chance to speak with with the renowned author and express their appreciation for both, the book and event.
The Book of Love is now available for purchase on Amazon: www.amazon.com/Book-Love-Muhammad-Ninowy/dp/0986266434