Sun, 26 Nov | Rumi's Cave

Poems in Praise of The Beloved (saw)

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Poems in Praise of The Beloved (saw)

Time & Location

26 Nov 2017, 12:00 – 17:00
Rumi's Cave, 26 Willesden Ln, London NW6 7ST, UK

About The Event

We are delighted to announce the upcoming poetry workshop that will take place @ Rumi's Cave led by Sukina Pilgrim this workshop will take attendees on a journey towards writing their own poems of love and praise about the Prophet Muhammed (saw)

Theme: Poems in Praise of The Beloved (saw)

Workshop: 12 - 5pm £20 / £15 Concession

For Whom?

This workshop is open to all levels, no experience is necessary, absolute beginners and seasoned writers. All are welcome. More than anything this workshop is about learning, talking about and increasing love for the Prophet Muhammed (saw)

Overview:

We have entered into the sacred month of Rabi al Awwal, the month that Prophet Muhammed (upon him be peace) was born, in this month Muslims all over the world recite poems of praise and love of the Beloved of Allah (saw)

Poetry about the Prophet Muhammed (saw) has always been part of the Muslim experience from the words of Hassan ibn Thabit (ra) a poet who lived in the time of the Messenger to the words of poet Imam al Busayri whose poem Qasidah al Burdah decorates the Prophet's Tomb in Medina to contemporary poets such as Amir Sulaiman and Baraka Blue who use the English language to share their love and remember the beloved of Allah.

There is a wealth of poetry written in Arabic, Farsi,Turkish, Urdu, Hausa, Wolof, Malay and many other languages however poems written about the beloved (saw) in English are still rare so this workshop will be all about writing poems of love and praise about the Prophet Muhammed (saw) expressed in English and also to encourage people to express their own personal expression of love and praise for the Messenger (saw)

Workshop Content:

*We will look at famous poems that have been written about the *Messenger (saw) focussing on poetic technique and also descriptive language.

*We will look at key moments in the life of the Prophet (saw) that might provide inspiration for the poetry.

*We will look at his (saw) praiseworthy characteristics and beautiful attributes.

*We will also discuss our personal relationship with him and how that can be included into our poems.

*We will look at the structure of traditional Arabic praise poetry and use these elements in our poem.

From the workshop you will leave with 2/3 pieces of poetry

Biography:

Sukina Pilgrim is one half of Spoken Word and Hip Hop duo Poetic Pilgrimage and has been writing and performing for over 10 years. She has performed across the UK, Europe the USA and North and South Africa sharing her Poetry and Hip Hop that has led her to share stages with artists such as Talib Kweli, K’naan, Rakim, Brother Ali, Bahamadia, Amir Sulaiman and many others. She has led poetry workshops with diverse communities in the UK, South Africa, Chicago, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Morocco and many other countries helping to inspire people with the power of the ‘word.' She was recently invited to give a Ted Talk where she spoke about the Healing Potential of Poetry.

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