Zulaikha’s passion for poetry started in her primary years dating back as early as grade eight and has now come to full bloom in the land of her forefathers. Zulaikha claims to have drunk from the ‘Cup of Khayyam’ when she initially started writing poetry as a minor and considers the latter and the Rumi-Shems duo as her celestial mentors. Her carefully selected themes such as love, wine, separation, union, soul mates, and Ahlul Beit to name a few, may raise brows here, yet she is adamant in crossing ideological boundaries through the art of poetic expression in order to achieve a sense of humanistic equilibrium and unity. “Hearts and minds open up when words encapsulated in tablets of love touch the soul; a healing effect,” says Zulaikha. All her works are expressions of her personal experience in the ‘Land of Love’ and have a lot to do with the ‘special friends’ she meets along the Way.
Zulaikha recalls her tender impressions of Arabia as warm, enriching and mysterious. She concludes her work is symbolically linked with three key remnants she received during the two year period she lived in Dahran as a child. These three remnants, she remarks, are a soul mate story book, a stuffed unicorn and a pair of sturdy scissors. “Strange enough, these are the only three childhood items from Saudi Arabia that have mysteriously remained with me till now,” says Zulaikha. “I was unconsciously initiated into the Path of Love with a Western children’s classic story of two dinosaur “soul-friends,” akin to the famous Eastern legend of Mevlana Rumi and Shems Tabrez. Our life’s path may open up to us in different shapes and forms, sometimes gradual, and for some, suddenly. It is how we choose to receive and utilize such openings. There is a calling for each one of us, directing us towards our life’s path.” As long as Zulaikha is stationed in Arabia, her passion to express through pen, brush and of course the cup shall not halt.
For the first time in Hejaz, Zulaikha sets out to perform Mystical Expressions in the Land of Love.“We come with the message of love through sound and poetry.”
Poetess and Healer, Zulaikha, recites her poetry in dedication to Hejaz, Love, Ahlul Beit and a wide variety of sedating themes.
“The fusion of Mystical Poetry and Sound shall turn you ecstatic-Guaranteed!”
Zulaikha Arts® offers Hejazi folk an opportunity to reminiscence and appreciate the message and true spirit of Hejaz; love.
A variety of options for Hejazis’ to select from:
- Private gatherings
- Family Gathering
- Special Occasions
- Poetry Reading with/without instruments option available for large and small groups, colleges, universities, events etc
Poetic Theme Options:
- Separation and Union
- Our Way
- Ahlul Beit
Availability: Daytime and Evenings (Sat-Thurs)