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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

Nasheed Hub: Bushra Lana

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of Nasheed or Islamic devotional songs. Bushra Lana (Good News) We don’t know what good news inspired the author to write this nasheed. However, Bushra Lana described attainting “our highest wish,” whereby all troubles end and wellbeing and joy comes […]

Why the Prophet, Peace Be Upon Him, Condemned Poetry, by Yusuf Latif

The Prophet’s condemnation of poetry, blessings and peace be upon him, is often misunderstood. Yusuf Latif sheds some light on why. The Mu‘allaqa (hanging poem) of the most famous pre-Islamic Arab Poet, Imru al-Qays, begins with the couplet: Stop, let us weep, in remembrance of a beloved and her campsite Here in the desert between […]