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The Orphan’s Song For The Kaaba By Novid Shaid

The Orphan’s Song For The Kaaba By Novid Shaid This narrative poem is based on famous Sufi tales about amazing acts of sacrifice and journeys on the way to Hajj. The Orphan’s Song For The Kaaba By Novid Shaid When I was fresh, new, swaddling babe My mother’s poor spirit flew away And my father […]

The Smile – Short Story by Novid Shaid

The Smile By Novid Shaid, 2011 The billionaire stared into the pristine mirror, calmly rinsing his hands, smiling to himself, with a broad, billion dollar smile. He oozed with unadulterated wealth. With riches, that sent a pulse of sweetness shivering through his body. For he had once lived a dreadfully poor life as a child, and now, […]

Poem: The Would-Be Sufi and the Would-be Salafi by Novid Shaid

The Would-Be Sufi and the Would-be Salafi By Novid Shaid, 2011 www.novid.co.uk Once there were two neighbours who were locked in a rivalry, for one was a would-be Sufi and the other a would-be Salafi. “You’re a man of shirk and innovation!” argued the Salafi, “You’re an arrogant man,” smiled the Sufi, “You lack spirituality!” […]

The Lover, The Singing Birds of Baghdad and the Mythical Story of Inshaad – Novid Shaid

The Lover, the singing birds of Baghdad and the mythical story of Inshaad By Novid Shaid, 2011   Once there lived a lover from Baghdad Who loved God so much it nearly turned him mad If he did not settle his nerves quite soon He would disintegrate into a fiery pool. . So he roamed […]

Poem: I’ve Returned To The Lord Of Honour and Might – Novid Shaid

I’ve Returned To The Lord Of Honour and Might A message from a boy in heaven to his parents by Novid Shaid, 2010 Dear Mother and Father, do not fret or fear, For I’ve returned to the Lord of Honour and Might. Although you’re yearning for me with each painful tear, Know that I’ve returned […]

The Battlefield: The Tawba of a Muslim Teenager – Novid Shaid

The Battlefield: The Tawba of a Muslim Teenager By Novid Shaid, 1997 I battle with myself Face to face, punch for punch, My future launches at me in front And my past creeps up from behind. I dodge the assault of late night party invitations, And avoid the ambushing memories of early mistakes: Phone numbers […]

Prayers on the Prophet, Allah bless him and Grant him Peace – Novid Shaid

Prayers on the Prophet, Allah bless him and Grant him Peace By Novid Shaid, February, 2011, Rabbi Al Awwal, 1432 …….. A humble homage to Al Dalailul Khayrat ……… Oh Lord, send Your peace and blessings ad infinitum, upon Our Master and Liege Lord Muhammad, whose face glows like the full moon, whose smile dispels […]

A Prayer: Thank You! Oh Lord, Allah – Novid Shaid

A Prayer: Thank You! Oh Lord, Allah Novid Shaid, January, 2011 Oh You, without form Ar Rahman, Ar Raheem Unlike all we imagine Free of error and need. Oh Lord! As I witness this world On the spellbinding screen Showing pain and suffering Worse than I could ever dream. Oh Lord! As I hear of […]

Song: Behold – Novid Shaid

Song: Behold By Novid Shaid, 2002 Behold with your heart! His everlasting light, Behold with your heart, behold! Behold with your heart! This overwhelming sight, Behold with your heart, behold! Beyond everything Gazes the True King Who fashioned all that we know Peerless is His might Endless His timeless light Find Him through your heart, […]

Poem: A Prayer: The Promised Land – Novid Shaid

A Prayer: The Promised Land By Novid Shaid, December, 2010 Oh Lord, I cling on to the rocks of your sacred path, dangling over the bottomless abyss of my capricious soul, knowing full well I have stumbled and lost my footing on the firm ground of certitude and witnessing. Truly, I have slipped away and […]