Author: Noor Iskandar Publisher: Noor Iskandar Year Published: December 2020 Language: English & Malay Genre: Poetry, Reflections ISBN: 9789811438042 Pages: 93 Format: Soft cover
"Within these pages are confessions, professions of unlove; untuk hati yang tak reti cinta lantang.
Still swimming in the valley of spirituality, the theme of faith in this second collection encroaches on the banks of romantic love and loss; all very human, all very otherworldly and complex.
The collection carries emotional bouts of the nomadic lover, spilling out of his caravan. Of frayed thoughts and convoluted idea of loving.
How could the turbulent be so silent? And how could the placid be violent?
The poet probes this inquiry in I Love Too Quietly as he paints verses of pain; duka dan kesepian. This is essentially an ode to all the almost lovers, who made me understand my love can only exist in almost silences, within a void." Noor Iskandar Author
Desiring Light is Ameera Aslam's first collection of poetry & prose. They are about traversing the spiritual path in modern times, grief, hope and God's Overflowing Mercy. "How can we love the Divine?" was a question she asked at 18, and found the answer a decade later. This book documents that journey.
"The outward tranquility of those who are seeking a spiritual path is something that many wish they could also embrace. But this tranquility does not tell the inner struggles that take place because the spiritual seekers do their workon the inside. Ameera Aslam's poems reflect this journey." - Humera Khan
Bilal al-Habashi recited the first ever call to Prayer. He endured the most unbearable of suffering for the sake of his belief for years. He was one of the Messenger’s greatest devotees.
Medina had become much too constricted for him after Allah’s Messenger passed away. He spent the remainder of his life on the battlefield, as though trying to forget the pain of separation.
He possessed an unceasingly belief, love for Allah and His Messenger, and zeal. Realizing that he was about to breathe his last on his deathbed, his wife cried out, “Woe is me!” Bilal al-Habashi injected saying, “Now is not the time for sorrow. It is the time for joy and jubilation, for tomorrow I shall meet the beloved Messenger and his Companions!”
The heroic example of Bilal is a reminder of freedom's value and the nobility of being human, regardless of color.