Lady Muslim with a Pen: Poetry and Essays is a highly unique and creative body of poetry, predominantly inspired by verses in the Qur’an - yet crosses lines of religion into the human heart. With poems such as Mama Said A Prayer, and Liquor and Pork - the poetry in this book draws from Qur’anic parables and themes, and addresses a range of topics such as the five pillars of Islam, motherhood, Qur’anic science, Muslims enslaved in the U.S., terror, religious messengers and monotheism (oneness of God.) As poems are paired with verses in the Qur’an that inspired them, Adrian Jasper infuses her spirit with each piece, and takes the audience on an artistic journey where few readers – and writers – have ventured.
Chapter by chapter as “Ink Spills”, readers will sense more and more that the author is unafraid to use her art to examine self, society, to educate, uplift and inspire. In addition, the willingness to let her poetry be elevated through Islam and share with the world in a universal fashion - is both timely and refreshing. Ultimately, Lady Muslim with a Pen sings praises to God for His mercy and grace to humankind.
A must read for poetry connoisseurs, and those who crave to see poetry realized at its highest levels.