‘A voice among the voicelesss’
“As the tolerance of our spiritual beliefs, is hijacked, twisted, used.”
“The Beloved’s love
The Great One’s Mercy
The spiritual bond
are out of the equation
We lost the core…”
-Lost and Found by Ni’mah Isma’il Nawwab
Welcome, ahlan wasahlan to a creative, open space that beckons the senses, as you read, listen and watch.
A space for the young and young at heart, for students, teachers, academics, for writers, poetry lovers and photographers.
A place of discovery…..
Sample of Reviews of her written work:
The voice of a female Saudi Arabian poet expressing her deep spiritual yearnings in Sufi- inspired poetry is indeed a rare but also precious experience amidst all the din of strife and anger that surrounds so many Muslims today. This voice recalls that Islam emphasizes not only Divine Justice but also Divine Mercy and that the Blessed Prophet reflected not only Divine Majesty (Jalal) but also Divine Beauty (Jamal), the latter possessing a female dimension that is so evident in classical Sufi poetry.
The present book is significant in that it reflects something of that classical expression of spiritual beauty in a contemporary language expressed by a female poet who hails from the land where the Blessed Prophet was born, carried out his prophetic mission and died.
–Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University and the author of numerous books including Man and Nature: the Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man Kazi Publications, 1998), Religion and the Order of Nature (Oxford, 1996) and Knowledge and the Sacred (SUNY, 1989)
“Nimah is a talented writer and poet who isn’t afraid to speak her mind and address issues that, quite frankly, are often ignored as a result of timidity. I commend her efforts in this noble initiative where the arts combine in powerfully written poetic compositions and a showcasing of Islamic arts.”
– Sami Yusuf International Musician, composer, UN Celebrity Partner and initiator of the Spiritique genre of music
“Nimah Nawwab was born into the lineage of a family of scholars in Makkah. Her poems unfold the living landscapes, the horizons that hold the signs spoken of in the Qur’an, the calligraphy of the mountains dipping into the desert, the inkwell of God’s words, reflecting the signs before us into the secrets within the Book of Man.”
–Shems Friedlander the author of nine books including: When You Hear Hoofbeats, Think of a Zebra Talks on Sufism and ‘Rumi and the Whirling Dervishes. Friedlander teaches visual communications, drawing, painting and photography at the American University in Cairo.
-(Nimah speaks) for the too-often silent voice of the Arab woman… a unique and articulate window to the soul…
when does the poetry event in Andalusia take place? thanks. yasmin
April 2Oth for several days, pls check your email, sent details to date.
My meeting with you in Fez two weeks ago was my introduction to sufi culture. I’d like to learn more from your poems. The one you said at the symposium was very moving. Please do keep me posted of any forthcoming events.
I will try to study more about your poems and activities. My best wishes.
i am dilshad ali abro from pakistan i love your poetry