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Qalam: A Sacred Poetry Workshop with Baraka Blue

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Stanley Park Pavilion - Salmonberry Room

610 Pipeline Road

Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

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بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

We acknowledge that this event is being hosted on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.


“Truly, in some poetry, there is wisdom.” - the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him (Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud)

Ilm Vancouver is excited to present Qalam: a Sacred Poetry Workshop with Baraka Blue.

From great Sahaba such as Abdullah ibn Rawaha and Hassan ibn Thabit (May God be well pleased with them), to the Troubadours of Muslim Spain, poetry has always been an integral part of Muslim culture. Islam has a rich history of great poems such as the Diwans of Imam Shafi’i, the famous Budrah of Imam Busiri, and great works like the Masnavi of Rumi. Muslims have used prose to express and encourage love for God and his Messenger.

This workshop is for anyone who would like to develop their practice of creative expression. Whether you are an aspiring poet or artist; an established writer already; an individual who would like to connect with other like-minded artistic people; or someone who would simply like to develop their creativity, receptivity to inspiration, and capacities for meditation and reflection, then, this workshop is for you.

**Please bring your paper and pens with you!**

Please contact us at ilmvancouver@gmail.com if you have any specific accessibility needs (special needs, transportation, financial or otherwise) that we may be able to help with and we will do our utmost to have you present with us.


Love of the Belovedﷺ: and Evening of Music & Poetry

Baraka Blue will be performing with local artists the night before, Friday December 28th in a night celebrating our love of the Beloved ﷺ. For tickets and more information, click here.



About the Instructor

Baraka Blue is a highly acclaimed rapper and poet hailing from Seattle and based in Oakland, California. He has performed all over North America as well as the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. He is highly decorated within the global artist community for his original synthesis of spoken word poetry with the tradition of mystical poets such as Rumi and Hafiz. His most recent book of poetry is entitled ‘Empty & The Ocean’. In addition to performances, he has taught classes and led creative writing workshops internationally. His sophomore album, ‘Majnun’s Lost Memoirs’ can be heard in cafes and concert halls all around the globe.

In addition to performances, Baraka Blue is a teacher with a master’s degree in Islamic Studies. His research focuses on Sufi Poetry, traditional Islamic Psychology/Spirituality, and Islam and Muslim communities in the West. He teaches regularly at Ta’leef Collective and helped formulate their Mu’allif Mentorship program, training community leaders to serve the practical and spiritual needs of their communities. He has regular workshops, retreats, and speaking engagements on topics such as Creative Writing, Writing as Spiritual Practice, Themes in Sufi Poetry, Understanding Rumi, Islam & Hip-Hop, Traditional Islamic Psychology: Ghazali and the Heart, Spiritually Transmitted Diseases, & Building Prophetic Communities.

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