What the Pen Wrote – The Collected Poems of Ammar AlShukryAvailable
Author: Ammar AlShukry
Pick-up location: Jurong East MRT
A thought-provoking collection of poems in Ammar AlShukry’s unique style blending introspection with Islamic spirituality and education. The book is comprised of three parts: 1) Reflective poems by the author. 2) Mandhumas: traditional Islamic poems designed to summarize a science or a topic for students to memorize. They have existed for centuries in Arabic, but for the first time get access to mandhumas in Fiqh and hadith in English. 3) Translations of the collection of Imam Al-Shafi’i. Imam Al-Shafi’i was not only one of the greatest scholars in the history of Islam, but a powerful poet. Ammar AlShukry masterfully translates a selection of Imam Al-Shafi’is famous poems into English poetry.