|Biographical detail : ||Scottish poet and author
John’s hankering after knowledge led him to fields of thought. He collected more than four hundred works by great writers on various scientific and philosophical subjects.
His studies of the different systems of philosophy led him to study Islam and its history. The sublime and simple teaching of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the lofty philosophy and purity of Islam got strong hold of his mind.
He embraced Islam with his boldness and his conviction and resolved to dedicate the services of his pen to the cause of his newly discovered religion. He contributed numerous articles of rare ability to various periodicals.
In 1900 he took to poetry and showed his gift of a high and sublime philosophy in his poems, ‘A Dream of Life’, ‘The Sons of Islam’, ‘The Lady of Troubadour’, ‘Days of Love and War’ ‘A Rose Gardens of Meditation’ and many others.
John Parkinson was born in the small town of Kilwinning, Scotland, in a distinguished and educated family.