The Truth Will Prevail – Saliha Nazir

Sister Saliha Nazir, a student of SeekersGuidance, was motivated and inspired by her studies to write the following poem. The Truth Will Prevail You peer out from within the walls That you built standing so tall Wondering what you are doing here You are held back by your own fear The vast open fields and […]

Muslim Imperatives (Poem) – By Novid Shaid

Muslim Imperatives Smile endearingly like Al Mustafa Brighter than an iridescent star Rise celestially like Isa Transcending corporeal fever Conjure mystic snakes like Musa Which devour the pull of Lucifer Teach insightful lessons like Al Khidr Slay the evil imp lurking within Endure your quandaries like Ibrahim Scorched by worldly fires but still serene Supplicate […]

Farewell Ode to Ramadan – Hafith Abdullah Francis

* Originally Published on 3/07/2016 Hafith Abdullah recites odes of farewell to Ramadan after the Tarawih prayers, in the Cape Malay tradition. He concludes with supplications asking for God’s mercy, forgiveness and His emancipation from the hellfire.

Qasida of Praise (Lakal Hamd) – Recited by Ustadth Usama Canon

“What’s that?” I asked my Irish-American Muslim retired hippie convert mentor as he hummed “Allah,Allah, Allah.” in that unforgettably celticmaghribi melody. “It’s called a Qasida” all i thought was “Word! Ima learn that”. Singing Arabic poetry became a major part of my journey…..glad i heard him humming! (sometime in 1996) Having lost the ability to […]

THE GREAT REPLACEMENT by Novid Shaid

Poet, author and educator Novid Shaid pens a heartfelt poem in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre. THE GREAT REPLACEMENT By Novid Shaid, March 2019 Let’s implement the Great Replacement Let’s make the world supreme again! Let’s replace the fear of the other With the cheer of true brothers Let’s replace the blaming of immigrants […]

Dear Aotearoa Don’t Weep – Poem on the New Zealand Massacre

Shaykh Musab Penfound writes an emotional and profound poem to Aotearoa (New Zealand) in the wake of the Christchurch massacre. Dear aotearoa don’t weep Your trees speak of so much sadness but your sky is in you And your people you lift Celestial, connected, pure. Don’t listen to the piercing screams of those that have […]

Poetry and the Spiritual Journey

Fatimah Gomez reflects on her writing journey, and how poetry can cultivate spiritual growth. Sometimes, we may feel as if few truly understand the hardships that we go through in our lives. As I grew older, I realized that the struggle in our spiritual paths was something very real. I wanted to convey the importance […]

Monday Morning Haiku – Badr

          The full moon called me from sleep Face dripping water Quietly chewing on dates            

Monday Morning Haiku – Rahma

      Snow resting on the branches a reserve of mercy washing my limbs for prayer            

Monday Morning Haiku – Kawthar

When the forehead hits the mat
the still pool’s surface
breaks – waves lapping at the lip