Nafsi: Jihad Upon My Self
Nafsi is a collection of poetry and prose, calling you to a spiritual revolution. This compelling work examines the relationship between spirit and flesh, through poetic allure. "I have been summoned by the need to illuminate minds that have succumb to the rhetoric that the Muslim is strange – that the Muslim should be feared. I write with the sword that I am most familiar with- that is my pen. I write to declare ‘Jihad’ on the thing most worthy of defeating, that is my soul- the ‘Nafs’" -Kashmir Maryam
About the Author
Kashmir Maryam is an internationally acclaimed writer and performer; she is a 3rd generation British-Kashmiri Muslim, born and raised in the city of Leeds (UK). Kashmir is featured in the movie 'We Are Poets', which captures her journey all the way from the red brick inner-city streets of England, to performing in front of the White House at 'Brave New Voices' - the world's most prestigious poetry slam competition. Since then, Kashmir continues to deliver inspiring speeches, as well as performing her poetry on national and international stages. Through her spoken word, she encourages the need for self-empowerment through spiritual cognizance and altruism, in order to ignite global change. Kashmir is the Co-founder of The Strangers - a non-profit organization which is devoted to clearing up misconceptions about Islam, through the art of spoken word poetry.