Camille Adams Helminski is the cofounder and codirector of the Threshold Society in Aptos, California, along with her husband, Shaikh Kabir Helminksi. The Threshold Society is an educational organization, dedicated to preserving and disseminating the teachings of Mevlana Jelalludin Rumi, in the authentic Mevlevi tradition. With The Light of Dawn she was the first woman ever to translate a substantial portion of the Koran. Amongst her other titles are Women of Sufism, Rumi Daylight, and Jewels of Remembrance (with Kabir Helminski). She has also collaborated with Refik Algan on a translation of Ahmet Hilmi’s classic, Awakened Dreams.