Madina, Saudi Arabia. April 7, 2013: “Meem is for Mercy”, the latest poetry collection by UAE-based poet Mujeeb Jaihoon was launched at the courtyard of the Grand Mosque of the Holy Prophet in Madina. The first official copy was given to Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, the renowned US-based Islamic scholar popularly known as the ‘Rockstar of Traditional Islam’. Simsarul Haq Hudawi, prominent UAE-based orator, was also present in the release of the anthology extolling the love and mercy of Holy Prophet. “Meem” also contains a scholarly foreword from noted researcher Katherine Schimmel Baki.
Mujeeb Jaihoon is an Indian-born writer and socio-cultural commentator based in the UAE. As a prolific traveler, Jaihoon has extensively traveled to cradles of ancient civilizations in various parts of the world. He serves as director at several educational institutions, besides playing an advisory role in community development projects. Jaihoon is also a regular speaker on issues pertaining to education and women empowerment, besides being a vocal critic of wars and injustice. He has authored nine books including Slogans of the Sage and The Cool Breeze From Hind. His blog can be reached on www.jaihoon.com
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