In chai cannot be made in a kettle, Juwairiah speaks of belonging, straddling the gaps between cultures, outlooks and worldviews, and embracing the dissonance of her identity as a British, Muslim, Indian woman. Her verses explore the meaning of home as a multicultural and multilingual household. ‘Some mornings,/ I peep through the keyhole,/ watch her and her father converse in Swahili./ I do not understand their language so instead/ I watch her tongue dance.’More info →
These dazzling, deep and daring poems provide calm respite from the madness of modern life and demonstrate how desire to connect with the Creator and understand His creation and our place in it can enliven and change us, moment by moment, poem by poem.
— Professor Joel Hayward, author of Splitting the Moon
This collection of the poems of Idris Mears reveals him to be an authentic and important voice of this time. Their spare and sculpted lines display moments of breathtaking natural beauty, of discovery of the truly extraordinary in the humdrum ordinariness of everyday life, of profound insight and deep spiritual yearning, of seeking out the elusive interface between the timeless and the caught in time, and above all in transmitting an intense luminosity that is all too rare an attribute of any writing of this era.
— Shaykh AbdalHaqq Bewley, author of The Natural Form of ManMore info →
“In this sublime book Iljas Baker gives us a glimpse - in poetic form - of his spiritual journey through Buddhism, the spiritual exercise of Subud, and Islam. Many of the poems use Chinese and Japanese poetical forms, especially Haiku, Haibun and Tanka, but express somewhat uniquely an Islamic rather than a Buddhist worldview. The presence of some examples of the world-famous calligrapher Haji Noor Deen's Chinese interpretations of Islamic calligraphy adds a beautiful and complementary graphic element to the subtle marriage of East Asian literary forms and Islamic spirit to be found in this book.
Iljas's poems and poetic artistry demonstrate the universality of Truth which, being Absolute, can and must manifest in every culture and in every art form, and both penetrate and embrace human life from the most mundane to the most exalted.”
-Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Founder and President of Cordoba HouseMore info →
Follow in the illuminated steps of the Prophet ﷺ with a poem for our times in the seerah tradition, relating and reflecting upon stages in the history of the Prophet Muhammad's ﷺ journey. Light Steps is written in the style of a devotional, narrative ballad with a rhyme scheme set in a four line quatrain, and explores elements of the Prophet's life as a meditation on his light-filled message and character.
Light Steps: A Poem on the Seerah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is a spiritually nourishing reflection on the life of the Messenger ﷺ, his noble character traits and his light-filled message. It is an ideal gift for Eid, graduation or for new converts.More info →
A KALEIDOSCOPE OF STORIES – Muslim Voices in Contemporary Poetry brings together the myriad voices of eighty Muslim poets from diverse backgrounds to powerfully articulate what it means to be Muslim in the modern world.More info →
SYMPHONIES OF THEOPHANIES- Moroccan Meditations is an immersive photo poetry journal taking the reader on a journey through the spiritual and religious landscape of Morocco, known as the land of saints. Dziedzic succeeds in transporting us to a sacred realm through the meditative jewel-like verse, anecdotes and photos in the pages of this book.More info →
This is a book which excavates identity and self-knowledge, a journey from the spiritual realm which also attempts to stitch whole the frayed fibres of diasporic belonging. The areas explored range from Africa to spiritual awakening taking the reader on a journey to self. Soukeyna Osei-Bonsu's verse evokes the beauty of the earthly and spiritual realms of human experience, navigating a poetic course from London to Ghana through themes of belonging and faith.More info →
What breaks when the heart is broken?
Not the heart,
Only the thin shell I wrote my name on,
Only the house that stood for years shaking.
The Well at the Desert’s Heart – Verses of Healing offers a trove of insights in verses of remarkable beauty and perception that emerge through the depths of grief and heights of love into a wider appreciation of life.More info →