Sayyid Shihab appealed more to our hearts than our minds, asserts Jaihoon at Sayyid Shihab International Summit held at Dubai
Dr MK Muneer (Kerala’s Minister for Social Welfare) shares his memoir on the influence of the legendary leader of Muslim Kerala upon his father CH Mohammed Koya
It is not easy to confine a personality such as Panakkad Sayyid Muhammadali Shihab within the four walls of our convenience of time and space. His personality, like that of any other sagacious souls who lived on this earth, was like that of the sun
Jaihoon will present his English poem about Sayyid Shihab Thangal at the seminar.
The Sufi Sultan had just returned from US after a critical operation. He was perhaps in the greatest crisis of his life. Losses enveloped him from all frontiers. That’s when Jaihoon approached him with some questions.
Such is the job that deserve the real clap, True, not everyone can match my Sayyid Shihab
What is that you grant your friends
Their tales bring in us these tears
The wind of a single moment in their lives
Causes the fall of our sense’s leaves
He walked daily across corridors of dominion
Yet not for once he craved ever for a position
Books were truly his dearest friends
He took them along while on long distance
Al Khouri was attracted by the deep knowledge Syed Shihab had gained from Egypt especially in the field of Arabic poetry. A friendship that began because of their mutual interest in poetry later resulted in an intimate relation between the two souls.
Seena Tony Jose narrates her experience about her visit to the Sayyids of Panakkad (Manoramaonline.com)