Beginning and End (Paperback)
For every beginning, there is an end. Both define us, and reflect the short life we live in between. Our beginning is made for us; we have no choice with regard to it, whilst the value of our end is defined by the actions of our own hands. This book, my fourth volume of collected poetry, suggests that our beginning is the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him and his family), as he opened our minds with his teachings and words, gave us the perfect code for existence - that being the religion of our divine Lord - and informed us of the purpose behind that same existence, to worship this same Lord. It also suggests that our end is the awaited saviour of our time, the grandson of this holy Prophet (pbuh) - Imam Mehdi (may the Lord hasten his reappearance), as he will remind us of this same message, reopen the minds that have been closed by centuries of disobedience to the Creator and disregard for humanity, and reignite the flame of belief in the purpose of our existence, that has become almost dormant since the time of his grandfather. Essentially, it suggests that our beginning, end, and everything in between, is the holy Prophet Muhammad and his glorious household (may peace and blessings be upon them all). This volume is another humble contribution in honour of the personalities, characters and lives of these historic figures, who gave all for the sake of the betterment of humanity.
Nouri Sardar is a published and established poet having written volumes of unique poetry in honor of the household of the Prophet Muhammad. He has published four books of his collected poetry, his latest being 'Beginning and End' released in 2014. He has been invited to perform his poetry in conferences and seminars in cities all over the world, including in the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. Nouri Sardar has also produced and released numerous spoken word tracks and albums which have been purchased worldwide, and has written for a number of both well-known and upcoming Islamic reciters and lecturers. His aim has continuously been to push, inspire and advance English poetry in praise of the Ahlulbayt. Outside of his poetry, he works as a full time Television Producer at Ahlulbayt TV, head of numerous shows and productions, as well as being involved in public relations for the channel.