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Islamic Poetry

Remembering Allama Muhammed Iqbal: "Shayer-e-Mashrik," Poet of the East

Bushra Alvi | Posted 12.11.2014 | World
Bushra Alvi

Proud of being a Muslim, Iqbal's writings reflect his religious views. He is considered one of the last of the great Muslim thinkers, being placed among the likes of Rumi and Hafiz.

'Suspended Somewhere Between': Pakistan In Verse

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 09.26.2011 | Religion
Akbar Ahmed

I grew up in a household that echoed to the poetry of Rumi, Ghalib and Iqbal. Later, poetry helped me to express myself when other expressions failed.

Poetry, Faith And The Muslim Soul

Frankie Martin | Posted 05.18.2012 | Religion
Frankie Martin

A new collection of poetry by Akbar Ahmed, a world-renowned Islamic scholar, gives an authentic and new perspective on a religion and a part of the world that is so constantly on our minds.

Rumi's Poetry: 'All Religions, All This Singing, One Song'

Coleman Barks | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Coleman Barks

Rumi very consciously made himself and his poetry a bridge between cultures and between religions. There is nothing exclusivist about him. He includes everyone in his embrace. He was, and is, a healer of whatever might separate us.