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Pain and Passing: Islamic Poems of Grief & Healing

Joel Hayward


Written with rawness, honesty and pathos, these poems embrace the pain and heartbreak of loss and mourning and reveal the acute spiritual questioning that even devout believers inevitably experience.

Written each day as the outpouring of a heart torn open by painful loss, this collection unfolds in a sequence that coincides with the stages of grief and healing. With deep spiritual insights, Hayward's beautiful poems shine a light on something often hidden away within Islamic discourse; the pain of loss and the wounded soul's pleas to God for explanation, restoration and solace.


About the Author

Joel Hayward is Professor of Strategic Thought at the National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates. His former posts have included being the Director of the Institute of International and Civil Security and the Chair of the multidisciplinary Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Khalifa University (UAE) and the Dean of the Royal Air Force College (UK). He is the author of many books and peer-reviewed articles.


Pain and Passing: Islamic Poems of Grief & Healing


    Format(s):  Paperback

    Edition: 1st

    Pages: 196

    ISBN:  9781905837502

    Dimensions:  140 x 200 x 16 mm - 243g


    Reserve your copies now and receive them by mid/ end January 2021. 

    *Due to limited flight from UK, delivery may subject to change 

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