About the Author
Camille Adams Helminski is cofounder and codirector of the Threshold Society in Aptos, California, an educational foundation in the Mevlevi tradition based on the teachings of Rumi. She was the first women to translate a substantial portion of the Qur’an into English, in her book The Light of Dawn. Among her other translations are Mevlevi Wird: The Prayers Recited Daily by Mevlevi Dervishes; Rumi Daylight and Jewels of Remembrance (with Kabir Helminski); and Awakened Dreams and Mevlevi Ayins (with Refik Algan). She holds and honorary doctorate in Arabic from the University of Damascus and the World Union of Writers (Paris).