Shade us by Your Throne Poem

“Shade us by Your Throne” by Novid Shaid, 2003 When the Sun is two bows’ length, When the heat will not subside Shade us by Your Throne, O Lord Shade us by Your Throne. On the day the Horn erupts While the living ones devise Shade us by Your throne O Lord, Shade us by […]

Yunus Emre on Humility, the Heart, and the Beloved – Poem

To be real on this path you must be humble If you look down at others you’ll get pushed down the stairs. If your heart goes around on high, you fly far from this path. There’s no use hiding it What’s inside always leaks outside. Even the one with the long white beard, the one […]

Poem in Praise and Magnification of Allah by Imam Abdullah bin Ja`far Mad-har al-Alawi

A gem of a Qasida (poem)  by al-Imam Abdalla bin Ja‘afar Mad-har al-‘Alawi   Here is a superb Qasida (poem), lauding Allah’s creation, and exalting His Perfection and Majesty, and summoning attention to His bounties and gifts. The Qasida has been composed by as-Sayyid al-Imam Abdalla bin Ja’afar Mad-har al-‘Alawi. There is a spiritual enchantment […]

Rumi: Allah is the Governor of the Universe

He is the Governor of the Universe Mathnawi II: 1618-32 1618 If He makes air and fire (to be) lowly,1 and if He makes the thorn to surpass the rose,  He is the Governor (of the Universe) and (the One who said about Himself), “God does what He wills.”2 For He creates the remedy from the source of […]

A Response to the Hadith Qudsi, “Ya Ibaadi” – Poem by Navid Shaid

A Response to the Hadith Qudsi, “Ya Ibaadi” Number 24, Arbaeen Nawawiyya, by Novid Shaid, 2002 _______ Oh Allah! Oh Everlasting King! Oh heirless Emperor! Oh Sovereign! Oh You, who has forbidden oppression For yourself, and outlawed transgression. Oh You, without whom all become astray Without whom, none can travel on the way Oh You, […]

“To Mothers” – Moving Poem by Baraka Blue

To those mothers who buttered sandwiches and lit loves lanterns when sweet dreams turned into nightmares- and cloaked us in radiant safety net bear hugs under covers and sacrificed many a-night sleep like a coat over a puddle so our pillows stayed dry and evaporated tears when we would cry, and smiled at the clouds […]