A Toxophilite's Reflection on Our Beloved Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم)
In days of yore, a legend foretold
Of a Prophet with a bow of gold,
His arrows flew with precision rare,
A master archer, brave and fair.
With courage in his heart, he led his band
To fight for justice, for their land,
At Badr and Uhud, where foes did gather,
His archery prowess did make them shudder.
As arrows flew with deadly force,
He stood with bravery, a noble source,
Of inspiration for his comrades near,
In battle, they conquered without fear.
But beyond the battlefield of strife,
The Prophet's message brought a new life,
Of kindness, mercy, love, and grace,
That still resonates in the human race.
His Zen of archery, a higher art,
Teaches us to master mind and heart,
To find the perfect balance in our being,
And live a life of purpose, far-seeing.
Oh, Muhammad, your legacy lives on,
A true warrior, whose kindness shone,
May your arrows guide us on our way,
As we seek to find the light of day.
Click here to access the instructional videos of Alperen Alkan
We were honoured to have Master Alperen Alkan from Türkiye this weekend (6-7 Aug 2022) , who taught over 25 students the Three Schools of the three master Archers: (1) Abu Hashim al-Mawardi (2) Tahir al-Balkhi and (3) Ishaq al-Raqqi.
The Instructional Vidoes of Alperen Alkan at Fatima Elizabeth Archery Club
The Mamluk Archery Clinic Handout
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Actors from the award winning Turkish Drama series 'Dirilis Ertugrul' graced our Archery Club with their presence. Especially as Emre is famous for his traditional archery on and off set.
Ustadh Hamid welcomed them following a charity event organised by Fatima Elizabeth Phrontistery and Zaimah Charity.