A 10 week course taught by Ustadh Muhammad Ali (Bradford)
Whether it’s Islamic or from other cultures, poetry is one of the most effective ways to tell the world how you feel. Since the beginning of Islam, Muslims have been casting poetry about Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him), the Quran, divine love, and beliefs. In this unit, you will explore the rich poetic tradition of the Companions, Sufi masters, and Muslim writers, from across the last 1400 years. So join this unit if you want to for in love with Allah and the Beloved Prophet (peace be upon him).
Understanding the importance of poetry according to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
Exploring the Arabic and Persian poetry of the Sufi poets such as Rumi, Shirazi, and Sadi.
Understanding the intimate relationshio between humans and Allah, through the lense of poetry.
What will I learn?
You will learn about:
The poetry of the Companions such Hassan b. Thabit.
The early Muslim female poetesses in Iraq, Arabia, and India.
The epic Mathnavi of Rumi and it’s history.
The poetry of the Sufi Shaykh Sadi.
How to express yourself in poetic form.
And so much more.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this unit, you should be able to:
Understand the role of poetry in Islam
Describe the different types of poetry
And much more