Special lectures & talks from Cambridge Muslim College.
Dancing Words: Reflections on Divine Poetry – Paul Sutherland
43:16Paul Sutherland, himself a poet, interprets works from the Psalms, Daoist Poetry and Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat. Enjoy as of Sutherland as he takes us through these select samples of sacred poetry. --- Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/CMC_Cambridge Like us on Facebook: www.fb.com/cambridgemuslimcollege Subscribe to our mailing list: eepurl.com/8cdif © Cambridge Muslim College
The Correct Response – Abdal Hakim Murad
55:24Donate Today: https://cambridgemuslimcollege.ac.uk/support --- We live in confusing times – times that we struggle to understand and that often don’t understand us. How, then, should we as believers respond to its challenges? What are the precedents set by the luminaries of the past? And how can a longer term understanding of the history and evolution of Bani Adam help us? In a talk given in 2019, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad reflects on a strategy for the correct response of the believers. --- For information, events & programmes subscribe to our newsletter. http://eepurl.com/8cdif --- ©Cambridge Muslim College
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Istighfar II – Abdal Hakim Murad
2:37All the melodies in the Rawdat al-Shuhada are from Celtic folk tunes. This one (page 20) is based on "Crodh Chailein". Sung by Abdal Hakim Murad, Mohsin Badat and Kenneth Cook. Booklet and audio recording available at http://www.hubooks.com --- Donate Today: https://cambridgemuslimcollege.ac.uk/support --- For information, events & programmes subscribe to our newsletter. http://eepurl.com/8cdif --- ©Cambridge Muslim College
Karbala Lament: The Field of Misfortune – Abdal Hakim Murad
4:5810 Muharram 1442 Karbala Lament: "The Field of Misfortune" from the Rawdat al-Shuhada’ Sung by Abdal Hakim Murad, Mohsin Badat and Kenneth Cook --- Rawdat al-Shuhada’ picks up the story where the Burdah leaves off and takes us through to Karbala. Written by Imam Husayn Vaiz Kashifi (d.1505), it recalls the sufferings of the Ahl ul-Bayt and the reward that lies in wait for them in the next world. Originally written in Farsi, this devotional hymn has been overlooked until recently in the English speaking world but was once sung in awe amongst the peoples within the Ottoman and Mughal empires. Booklet and audio recording available at http://www.hubooks.com --- The Field of Misfortune Upon the field of misfortune All my people lie Their ruddy wounds all untended Open to the sky. The devil’s blade has been fashioned In the blaze of hate, Its poison spirit impassioned In its fiery fate. The edge knows thirst that is rabid Questing here its point To holy flesh for its scabbard Blood it shall anoint. The rainless airs of the valley Hear my lonely cry The widowed daughters of Ali Teach the dust to sigh. Behold Abbas, hero regal Hear Sakina’s thirst Father of grace of the eagle place that maiden first. To see the blood of my brothers dye the sorry sands to hear the keening of mothers cheeks clenched in their hands. So teach the ways of fair patience To the weak and wronged. Strengthen with hope and forbearance wretchedness prolonged. Ya rahmanu Ya hannanu Ya rahimana Anta ghafarul masawi tub ‘alayna. --- Visit us at: https://cambridgemuslimcollege.ac.uk/ For news and updates, subscribe to our newsletter: http://eepurl.com/8cdif --- ©Cambridge Muslim College
A Perspective on the Pandemic – Abdal Hakim Murad
31:02The current pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of the world we live in. But is it unprecedented? Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, Dean of Cambridge Muslim College, shares his perspective on this humbling phenomenon, one which is not unfamiliar in our Islamic tradition. He also highlights the beauty and healing of our religious practice and provides helpful suggestions on how to remain connected as Muslims. --- Read the transcript: https://cambridgemuslimcollege.ac.uk/pandemic/ --- Support a Decade of Excellence in Islamic Scholarship by donating today: https://cambridgemuslimcollege.ac.uk/support-us/ --- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CMC_Cambridge Like us on Facebook: https://www.fb.com/cambridgemuslimcollege Follow us on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/cambridgemuslimcollege Subscribe to our mailing list: http://eepurl.com/8cdif --- © Cambridge Muslim College
Book launch: Radical Love - Omid Safi
52:43Professor Omid Safi speaks at CMC about the love-based devotion and poetry that has always been at the heart of the Islamic tradition, while presenting some of the masters of this path, with special attention to Mawlana Rumi, ‘Attar, Ahmad Ghazali, and Kharaqani.