Al-'Umdah Fi Sharh Al-Burdah
Sidi: Ahmad bin Muhammad ibn Ajibah (d1224H)
Editor: : Abdul-Salam al 'Imrani al-Halidi
Hardback 320 Pages
Publisher: Darul Kotob al-Ilmiyyah (2013 2nd Edition), Beirut Lebanon
Imam al-Busiri's poems in praise of the Prophet Muhammad have been sung in gatherings throughout the Muslim world for hundreds of years, and have been translated into many languages.
This is a Sharh by Ibn Ajiba on the most famous of these poems, the Burda, or 'The Poem of the Cloak',
Ahmad bin Muhammad ibn Ajibah (d1224H)
Ahmad ibn 'Ajiba (1747–1809) was an 18th-century Moroccan saint in the Darqawa Sufi Islamic lineage. He was born of a Hasani sharif family in the Anjra tribe that ranges from Tangiers to Tetuan along the Mediterranean coast of Morocco.
As a child he developed a love of knowledge, memorizing the Qur'an and studying subjects ranging from Classical Arabic grammar, religious ethics, poetry, Qur'anic recitation and tafsir.
When he reached the age of eighteen he left home and undertook the study of exoteric knowledge in Qasr al-Kabir under the supervision of Sidi Muhammad al-Susi al-Samlali. It was here that he was introduced to studies in the sciences, art, philosophy, law and Qur'anic exegesis in depth.
He went to Fes to study with Ibn Souda, Bennani, and El-Warzazi, and joined the new Darqawiyya in 1208 AH (1793), of which he was the representative in the northern part of the Jbala region.
He spent his entire life in and around Tetuan, and died of the plague in 1224 AH (1809).
He is the author of a considerable number of works and a Fahrasa which provides interesting information concerning the intellectual center that Tetuan had become by the beginning of the 19th century
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