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Modern Muslim Poetry

June 3, 2023 @ 3:45 pm 4:45 pm

oin us for an insightful discussion on poetry featuring Paul Sutherland (Servant of the Loving One, Poems on the Life of the Prophet Muhammad) and Lutfi Al-Nufoury. Their works, including Al-Nufoury’s latest collection The Invitations, are examples of contemporary Muslim poetry with a focus on spirituality, beauty, and nature.

In conversation with Sadia Ahmed, the poets will delve into the role of poetry in the Islamic tradition and the value it holds to Muslims today. Through their own works, they will explore the transformative qualities of poetry and its ability to deepen our perceptions, evoke emotions, and inspire service to humanity.

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Lutfi Al-Nufoury is a junior doctor who lives and works in the North West of England. He studied medicine at the University of Oxford and has recently travelled to Amman, Jordan, to study the Arabic Language. The Invitations is his first collection of poems.

Sadia Ahmed is a BA student, currently studying at the Cambridge Muslim College. She has a real passion for the written and spoken word, and has experience and keen interests in Islamic Literature, Education, and Media. In her free time, Sadia enjoys writing and spending time in the sheer goodness of nature, and in the blessed company of children.

Paul Sutherland is British/Canadian poet and the founding editor of Dream Catcher. He has fifteen published collections and is editing seven others. He’s won literary awards; one of his poems helped promote the Olympics 2012, has won grants and participated in many projects. His work also includes lectures on Sufi poets and English Literature, leading seminars, mentoring, collaboration with musicians and visual artists. He runs creative workshops for all abilities.

Entrance is FREE with registration on our EVENT BOOKING page.  Workshops will require a fee.