Burdah of Imam al-Busiri
Naveed Hameed, Shaykh Adnaan Raja, Shaykh Mufti Wajid Iqbal
Tan Leather (PU)
Arabic with English translation and commentary
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.
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
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