Spring’s Gift

A response from those who love to those who mock by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf I envy the sand that met his feet I’m jealous of honey he tasted sweet Of birds that hovered above his head Of spiders who spun their sacred web To save him from his enemies I envy clouds formed from the…

Mawlid Musings 2014

By Rahat Siddique It’s my favourite time of year again! As per tradition, I will be posting a daily reflection related to the Prophet Muhamamad ﷺ to honour Rabi al-Awwal, the month of his blessed birth. The intention behind this is two-fold; firstly it allows me to learn more about the Beloved ﷺ with respect to…

Moon-light

“What is the moon except a reflection of the sun. The beauty you see in me is just a reflection of your own light; its splendour dazzling only from the darkness of the world which surrounds it. My reality is just a rock which disappears when those of true reality emerge” – Anonymous

Dear Narcissus

A few months ago I was invited to attend a spoken word gathering to fundraise for Syria. The crowd was came from all ages, race and religion, but it was striking to see how similar the poems were. One particular poem that struck me was one about Narcissus, a man from greek mythology who was led to a…

Poetry on the Qur’an

By a good friend I recently came across a nice and concise poem on the Qur’an. It’s really short (less than 10 abyaat) – took me about 15 minutes or so to memorise. I am sure it will take you 10 minutes! و بعد فاعلم أن علم القرءان ** أجمل ما به تحلى الانسان و خير…

O Lovers

Ey ashighan ey asheghan, hengame kuchast az jehan O lovers, lovers! The time to depart this world has come! Dar gush-e janim mirasad tabl-e rahil az asuman My ear has heard the heavenly drum which tells that that time has come ♦ (Chorus) sali rabi ala alnabi, alhashimi al-mutalibi My Lord send praises upon the…