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A Poetic Gift for Rabi al Awwal – Novid Shaid

Novid Shaid pens a heartwarming poetic piece on the Beloved (peace be upon him and his family):   When he lifted his hand to my heart He was so odious to me When he lifted his hand from my heart He was most beloved to me   I was circling the house of Allah With […]

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 […]

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

Introduction to the Mawlid al-Barzanji – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this video, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives a background of the Mawlid al-Barzanji. He speaks about the life of the author, Imam Ja’far al-Barzanji, and his life and works. Everyone thinks about whom or what they love. For the believers, however, our rejoicing is in Allah and His Messenger, Allah bless him and give him […]