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Burdah of Imam al-Busiri
Burdah of Imam al-Busiri
Burdah of Imam al-Busiri
Burdah of Imam al-Busiri
Burdah of Imam al-Busiri
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Essential Islam

Burdah of Imam al-Busiri

Naveed Hameed, Shaykh Adnaan Raja, Shaykh Mufti Wajid Iqbal

Tan Leather (PU) 

Arabic with English translation and commentary

9781999679903

 

Qasida al-Burdah

 

The Burdah of Imam al-Busiri has been meticulously composed to aid studying, memorising, and singing of perhaps the single most important poem in the world. Each chapter depicts the ode’s original Arabic form along with the English translation, which is complemented by a concise commentary that explores the ode’s meaning.

 

Instantly recognised anywhere in the world, the Burdah is a timeless tribute to the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w., which although penned in the twelfth century, continues to resonate deeply with Muslims.

 

The poem begins with Imam al-Busiri’s struggle against his ego, as he showcases the hallmarks of true Muhammadan love. Through praising the Prophet s.a.w. , narrating events and miracles from the Prophet’s s.a.w. life, as well as lauding the majesty of the Holy Qur’an, the ode culminates with Imam al-Busiri’s miraculous rehabilitation, as he petitions the Prophet s.a.w.. All of which takes place with the Imam turning to Allah  s.a.w. during a reconciliation with his faith, and a noetic realisation about the reality of the world.

 

Contents

 

Canto One: The Lament and Complaint of Love

 

Canto Two: Cautioning Against Egoistic Desires

 

Canto Three: Praising the Prophet

 

Canto Four: The Birth of the Prophet

 

Canto Five: The Miracles of the Prophet

 

Canto Six: In Praise of the Exalted Qur’an

 

Canto Seven: The Night Journey and Ascension of The Prophet

 

Canto Eight: The Chivalrous Struggle of the Prophet

 

Canto Nine: The Prophet’s Intercession

 

Canto Ten: Obsecrations and Presenting Needs

 

Additional Text:

Exploring the Burdah - Qasidah Al Muhammadiyah

A Synopsis of the Burdah

Imam al-Busiri’s Biography

The Tale of the Burdah

Virtues of the Burdah