Civilization of Paradise is both a collection of Qur’an inspired poetry and a fascinating record of intimate dialogs with a Sufi master in Damascus. Poetry, in the case of Asad Ali, is a way of life and prayer.
The Dalaʾil al-Khayrāt has been a source of light for the Muslim community ever since its composition in the late 9th/15th century by Imam al-Jazuli, and it is probably the most oft-recited compilation of ṣalwat in the Muslim world.
Iqd ul-Luli (Necklace of Pearls), by al-Sayyid Muhammad bin Hassan bin 'Alawi al-Haddad, may Allah have mercy upon him, is a poetic biography of the honorable and venerated Sayyida Fatima al-Zahra, may Allah be pleased with her, the daughter of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.
Ever since its composition in the seventh Islamic century, by the poet, scholar and spiritual master Muhammad b. Saʿid al-Buṣiri, al-Kawakib al-durriyya fī madḥ Khayr al-Bariyya (‘The Celestial Lights in Praise of the Best of Creation’), more commonly known as the Burda, has been a mainstay of the Muslim choral tradition from East to West.
Pearls of the Faith is a book that harkens back to a slower time; before the nanosecond; before supersonic travel; before the advent of cyberspace; when handwritten letters took weeks to deliver; and people could sit under a canopy and read light verse about other faiths in faraway lands.