The Hamziyya: Selected Verses
Arabic with English translation and transliteration
This is a new translation from the works of Imam al-Busiri, a poet of 13th-century Egypt, who wrote many poems in praise of the Prophet Muhammadﷺ which have been sung throughout the Muslim world through the centuries right up to the present day. The most famous of these poems are the Burda, the Mudariyya and the Muhammadiyya. The Hamziyya is a much longer poem and less well known, but is also tremendous in its power and beauty.
The selections in this volume serve as an introduction to the Hamziyya, representing the parts of the poem that are most often sung.