The Weightier Matters

A Potpourri of Political and Religious Poems

by Zaki Ahmad Sabih



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/20/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781665570800
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9781665570794

About the Book

This book is a potpourri of mostly political and religious poems. After an introduction to Islam, the Prophet of Islam and his companions, the book deals with some controversial topics in both religion and politics: the disappointment of Saad ibn Ubaidah, the importance of Abu Talib, the role of mullahs in a Muslim society, the American foreign policy in the Middle East etc. The author feels that if we apply justice, mercy, truth and faith in dealing with the political and social problems, we can bring peace and happiness to a whole lot of people around the globe.

About the Author

The author was born in 1941 in a well-known Syed family of Bihar, India. His father was government pleader and public prosecutor in Purnea, Bihar. His family immigrated to Pakistan in 1947. He passed his high school from Karachi Board in 1956, B. Sc. (Hons.) in 1962, and M. Sc. in geology in 1965 from Karachi University, Pakistan. He worked for some times at Karachi Development Authority, and in 1973 he immigrated to the United States. He works for the OCA in New York, and lives in the state of New Jersey. The author comes from a literary family. Both his father, Syed Mohammed Sabih, and his uncle Syed Amin Ahmed, the first Muslim ICS officer from Bihar, have authored books. His one brother Syed Sami Ahmed is a prominent lawyer of Sind High Court and the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and has also written several books.