“Original, inspiring, lucid, creative and accessible.”
What People Are Saying About The Soliloquy
“A long awaited quality addition to the repertoire of many valuable resources now available for any religious gathering in the English speaking lands. This work highlights the immense importance of connecting our community both young and old and bringing them physically together to celebrate the life of our Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, the greatest contributor to human success and felicity in history and the one who is the source of our happiness in this life and the next. Through regularly reciting this work alone and in congregation, we are truly able to be mindful and fully appreciative of the blessing he truly is for us and motivate ourselves as a community towards positive change and heal the ills we all face in our lives.”Abu Zahra Foundation, Keighley
“I was given the book The Soliloquy of the Full Moon as a gift by the author - signed with a message - during the Winterspring Mawlid event in Rabi' al-Awwal 1437 AH. Beautifully written, composed and poeticised, the Soliloquy of the Full Moon is a remarkable addition to the Mawlids written in honour of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ over the ages. Not only is this work 'an original English Mawlid,' its author is merely 15 years of age, and this publication reflects her maturity of thought, command over the English language and, most of all, her flowing love for the Beloved of Allah and of us all - Allāh bless him and grant him peace. Amin. With well-composed poetry, using beautifully appropriate English and balanced tones and rhymes, The Soliloquy of the Full Moon has set many standards in many respects. It is always a pleasure to read from wherever within the book and whenever I pick it up to read - there are not many books that can hold such a claim. Allah ﷺ bless her, her parents and entire family, her teachers, guides and all who have influenced and encouraged her in this wonderful effort, and may we see more beautiful publications from her. Amin. ”Birmingham
As someone who is more comfortable with English language as the medium for accessing information, the Soliloquy Mawlid is the first of its kind that I have been able to appreciate and enjoy and feel spiritually uplifted by the devotion articulated in this accomplished piece of work. This would be considered an exceptional achievement by any accomplished author who is a scholar of Islam and learned about the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh). It is all the more extraordinary given that it is the work of a 16 year old, Noor Yusuf, who was home schooled and whilst writing this book was also working towards the comparatively mundane GCSE exams. She has made her debut as a talented young Muslim female author and secured her place as a beacon of inspiration and role model for her peers in any educational setting. May Allah reward her for her immense effort in producing the Soliloquy of the Full Moon.
Noor Yusuf is a prodigal young writer who had produced a phenomenal piece of work without peer. The soliloquy of the full moon is an ode to the beloved which illuminates hearts and nourishes minds. It is a gleaming pearl effusing with love and reference for the best of creation. One is taken on a fantastic journey with an enduring companion to a time when the dawn of humanity walked on the earth removing the darkness inflicting mankind. The lines of this composition deserve to be read, sung and recited by individuals, groups and families.
The Soliloquy of the Full Moon, a wonderful ‘nativity’ written in rhyme describing the birth of our beloved Prophet Muhammad. What’s wonderful about this is the centrality nativity plays hold in our communities in the west, hence offering an English edition of such a story for Muslims is incredibly valuable. The eloquence and detail woven into the words is mesmerising!
The Soliloquy of the full Moon, a treat for Prophetic lovers, delivers the Mawlid with eloquence and grace. The author has compiled a much-needed English rendition of praising the Beloved, which can be enjoyed by all for years to come. Peace and blessings upon our Master Muhammed!