Imam Bilal Hyde has pursued traditional Sufism for 30 years. He studied in Om Durman, Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia; Medina and Mecca. He teaches Quranic recitation and serves as Imam for Naqshbandi, Chisti, Mevlevi and Jerrahi Sufi Orders and teaches classes on the inner meanings of the Qur’an throughout the United States. He leads retreats at the Abode of the Message in New York for the Sufi Order of the West, at HeartSong in the Mid-West, at Lama Foundation in New Mexico and in the San Francisco Bay Area. He lives in Albany, California with his wife and daughters. Imam Bilal has a wonderful way of making the complex accessible. His manner is warm and sets one at-ease while engaging in the exploration of advanced metaphysical concepts and their applications.