Breezes
of the
Elect

A new collection of classical qaṣā’id,
finely translated and beautifully designed

Clear English translations

Together with Arabic text and transliterations

User friendly design

Minimal page turning required

AVAILABLE IN TWO SIZES

7" x 10" and A4

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Sacred Sounds
retreat

We are honoured to present the first Breezes of the Elect retreat at Azahara International, Spain, from 28th June 2024 to 5th July 2024.
Open to women over 18.

The Sacred Sounds Retreat intends to deepen connection to our Prophet ﷺ by studying and learning the sacred poems that can be found in Breezes of the Elect, delving into the meanings, working on pronunciation of the songs, learning how to use the traditional daff frame drum and poetry workshops.

Our Intention

Our intentions for compiling this book are to inspire an increase in love, knowledge, connection and obedience towards the Prophet ﷺ, by the comprehension of the poems through their English translations.

Contents

Spread over 199 pages, Breezes of the Elect is filled with classical poems intended to soften the hearts, increase us in love the Prophet ﷺ and bring life to our souls.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of the main contents:

Features

Breezes of the Elect was carefully designed and translated to maximise the benefit for the readers, the drummers and singers of praise.

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User-friendly text layout and design.

Distraction free reading with minimal page turning.

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New, clear English translations in easy to grasp language.

Simple to understand language used throughout.

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Available in two sizes.

A4 for drummers and 7″ x 10″ for the singers!

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199 pages of classical qaṣā’id.

A rich selection of spiritual poems from across the Muslim world.

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Intentions of the Munshid (singer of praise) by Ḥabīb ʿUmar b. Ḥafīẓ.

All actions are rewarded by their intentions. 

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Designed to be used as a functioning songbook.

Feel free to carry it with you, write notes etc.

Shaikh Aḥmad Bābikar

In a time where people are frantically seeking a spiritual condition through which they can live a peaceful life, the continuous distraction of a fast-paced society, together with a bombardment of technology, social media and the material leads to occupying the hearts and minds of many.

The escape route can be found in the Holy Quran and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. However, the best way possible which requires no teaching or explanation is to listen to the poems that have been written and compiled by the scholars over many generations.

In these poems are spiritual messages that can uplift the listeners, encouraging personal growth. This collection of varied poems from different regions of the Muslim world are sang and listened to in many gatherings of the scholars and broadcast by most Islamic networks that are listened to today.

It is indeed a fantastic collection with translation and transliteration, for those who understand Arabic and those who don’t.

Shaikh Yaḥyā Rhodus

Sacred spiritual poetry is intended to soften our hearts and remind us of Allah and His Messenger ﷺ. 

We have the opportunity through this blessed collection to resemble the Companions who recited poetry directly before our Prophet ﷺ.

May Allah Most High place abundant blessings in this endeavour and make it a means for us to experience the reality of the blessed words found in these poems.

the playlist

We’ve prepared an audio playlist to help enable the recitation of the qaṣā’id.

صلوا على النبي

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The Amazon Best Seller

Alhamdulilah, Breezes of the Elect became an Amazon best seller in multiple categories since our launch in Ramadan 2023. We’d like to deeply thank everyone who has supported us so far.

Umm al-Khair is a teacher of Quran, Islamic poetry and the daf (drum). She regularly sets up gatherings of remembrance in honour of our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ where poems from all over the Islamic world are sung.