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An Original English Mawlid – coming soon

The Soliloquy of the Full Moon is the first English mawlid work ever written. An 1000 line panegyric, it is a fully metered, rhyming, epic poem celebrating the virtues of the Prophet (peace be upon him), the signs preceding his advent, the wonders of his birth and nursing, the first revelations and his night journey […]

Is Your Neediness About You or About Allah? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives an extraordinary explanation of a line from the famous poem Prayer for the Oppressed (Dua al-Nasiri). The line is an expression of neediness to Allah. Shaykh Faraz explains the reality of people’s absolute neediness to Allah. He also cautions form the subtle inclusion of the self in the expression of neediness, where […]

“Home” by Warsan Shire

Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali poet, writer and educator based in London. Born in 1988, Warsan has read her work extensively all over Britain and internationally – including recent readings in South Africa, Italy, Germany, Canada, North America and Kenya- and her début book, ‘TEACHING MY MOTHER HOW TO GIVE BIRTH’ (flipped eye), was published […]

Poem: “An example for mankind for all eternity”

The goodness of your character we cannot comprehend The prayers and peace we continually send A radiant smile which serves as charity In a world repeatedly torn by disparity Kindness and compassion you showed to the weak Displaying a character patient and meek Gentleness you share with family and foe Never allowing the seeds of […]

O Ramadan – Poem By Sidi Aashif Sacha

O Ramadan By Aashif Sacha O Ramadan, you are our noble guest, O Ramadan why must you leave so soon, O Ramadan, It felt like yesterday I saw your new moon, O Ramadan, you surely put our faith to the test, O Ramadan, you have waken our soul, O Ramadan, you have filled up that […]

Lesson of Life – Poem by Leila Adam

Lesson of Life by Leila Adam So, your Lord didn’t send you on a Great Quest To a famous noble sheikh for a teacher. Instead He sent you an annoying request From a brother John or sister Khadija. Do you doubt the Source of your predicament? Or the lesson He wishes you to learn? Do […]

La Ilaha Illalah! – Poem based on Qasida Burda – Novid Shaid

La Ilaha Illalah! By Novid Shaid, 2011 Sing it with sincere ardour! Drink it in with cheer and fervour! The authentic formula! La ilaha illalah! Hear it echo in your dreams! Wear this credo with esteem! It’s the manifesto supreme! La ilaha illalah! Through it strengthens certainty! View it with sincerity! Imbue it, oh humanity! […]

Poem: Arise Dear Friend! – By Novid Shaid

Poem: Arise Dear Friend! – By Novid Shaid Arise Dear Friend! And contemplate the Real World For I need your help as time is running out If I have no companion here to help me, My eyes will close Then sleep will cast me out. Arise dear heart! And see who truly lives Behold the […]

Poem: Prayers On The Prophet: Part Two – Novid Shaid

Prayers On The Prophet: Part Two A Humble Homage To Ad Dalaailul Khayraat: Part Two *** By Novid Shaid, 2011 *** For Shaykh Ahmed Babikr and the Saturday Night Dalaail *** In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Kind Verily Allah and His Holy Angels on high Send prayers upon our Prophet, most noble […]

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 […]