The Soliloquy of the Full Moon - New,
*[A5] Hardback - 110 pages,
by Noor Yusuf,
Published by Nur al-Habib Productions.
Back in Stock November 2022,
A truly unique work! The Soliloquy of the Full Moon is the first English mawlid work ever written. An 1000 line panegyric, it is a fully metered, rhyming, epic poem celebrating the virtues of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, the signs preceding his advent, the wonders of his birth and nursing, the first revelations and his night journey and ascension.
For the first time, English speakers can enjoy the full experience of traditional mawlid. Classical in form, Shakespearean in cadence, it was composed over twelve nights by the author at the age of only 15. It is a must for every home.
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*** 1000 lines of fully metered, rhyming poetry for ease of memorisation,
*** Designed for recitation in formal and informal gatherings,
*** Ideal for learning the early Prophetic Biography and characteristics,
*** Six English qasidas with musical scores and lyrics by Talib al-Habib,
*** 110 pages, bound in a beautiful hardback edition,
*** Forewords' by scholars specialising in poetry and Mawlid history.
Love of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, is the beating heart of religion. The purpose of mawlid celebration is precisely to inspire this deep love of and reverence for the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, - to transcend outward aspects of his words and deeds to reveal something of his inward reality. To assist this noble endeavour, for over a thousand years, traditional works of mawlid have been composed in every language spoken by believers. English-speaking Muslims – long bereft of a work to call their own – can now fully enjoy the experience of mawlid in the highest rhythms and prose of their native tongue.
The Soliloquy of the Full Moon is an epic poem composed over twelve nights in Rabi al-Awwal 1436H. Over a thousand lines, it celebrates the virtues of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, the signs preceding his advent, the wonders of his birth and nursing, the first revelations and his night journey and ascension. It is the first work of its kind written in the English language – Barzanjian in form, Shakespearean in cadence – composed by the author at the age of only 15. May it be read, celebrated and reflected upon for generations to come.
Table of Contents :
---A Sonnet of Gratitude,
---Foreword, On the First Traditional Englihs Mawlid,
---Preface: the History of Mawlid,
---Navigating Poetry and Recital,
The Soliloquy of the Full Moon,
---Qasida : the Days of God,
---The Soliloquy Refrain,
---[I]. The Beautiful Names
---[II]. The Prayer of Ibrahim,
-----Qasida : the Lordly Lineage,
---[III]. The Lineage of the Prophet, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam,
---[IV]. The Year of the Elephant,
---[V]. The Blessed Birth,
------Qasida : In the Still of the Night,
---[VI]. The Nursing of the Prophet, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam,
---[VIII]. The Night Journey,
---[IX]. The Ascension,
------Qasida : The Ascension,
---[X]. A Pen Portrait,
------Qasida : Hilyat al-Nabi,
---[XI]. His Exalted Character,
------Qasida : O You to Whom the Bird Complained,
---Appendix : Love‘s Harvest.
‘The first mawlid in the English language the present writer has ever seen.
Designed for recitation and performance, it is written in both rhyme and
metre, following the rules of prosody ... a telling poetic concept.’
---Dr Muhammad Isa Waley.
‘A blessed and magnificent mawlid : beautiful, flowing, eloquent and serene.’
---Shaykh Ahmad Sa‘ad al-Azhari al-Hasani.
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*Dimensions : 21.6 x 15.2cm.