Grief is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter

Grief is The Thing With Feathers is a short, unique, interesting read. In dealing with their mother's sudden death, the two boys and their father (and the mysterious crow) proffer their viewpoints in turns. Porter explores this difficult topic with poetry, fiction, novel... fascinating mix and ambiguity in style and peppered with metaphors which strangely … Continue reading Grief is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter

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On (Islamic?) Poetry 

I was asked what are my thoughts on "Islamic" poetry. Here is my... not quite pithy answer. Poetry is an art. Like all art, it is subjective. And it is a creation of man, therefore not perfect, not designed to evoke excessive, idolizing awe, not created to supersede the words of Allah. While poetry is … Continue reading On (Islamic?) Poetry 

The Journey of the Strangers by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali & Abu Bakr al-Ajurri

  'The Journey of the Strangers' is one of the Dar-us-Sunnah classic collections. Other titles in the series include 'The Journey to Allah', 'The Humility in Prayer', 'The Legacy of the Prophet', etc. I was personally attracted to the simple, minimal, pastel book covers and the titles. It's a quick read yet packed with profound … Continue reading The Journey of the Strangers by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali & Abu Bakr al-Ajurri

The Journey of Salman The Persian by Shaykh Omar Suleiman

I had the opportunity to attend this talk by AlMaghrib Institute as delivered by Shaykh Omar Suleiman a week ago in KL, Alhamdulillah, and I will share my notes here ad verbum and highlight the timeless life lessons which I have taken away from it. Please forgive me if there are any inaccuracies - I've … Continue reading The Journey of Salman The Persian by Shaykh Omar Suleiman