The Poem of the Cloak
Imam Sharaf Ad-Din Al-Busiri
With Mudariyya -- The Muhammadiyya
Arabic Text, English Translation & Transliteration
Translated by Aziza Spiker
Paperback 92 Pages
Published by Guidance Media UK
ISBN: ISBN: 9780955089107
A new translation of the Burda Sharif, the Mudarriya and Muhamadiya in the same book.
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. The most famous of these poems, the Burda, or 'The Poem of the Cloak', is included here in an English translation, together with the Mudariyya and the Muhammadiyya.
The benefits of reciting these poems are well known.
To facilitate their recitation and
understanding, the translation is presented here with a transliteration and the
original Arabic text. For the first time, the Arabic text is given with a moving
translation and also the transliteration for those who are unable to read the
Arabic script fluently.
HAZRAT IMAAM SAALIH SHARA-FUD-DEEN ABU ABDULLAH MUHAMMAD BIN
HASAN AL-BUSAIRI R.A. had become paralysed. His doctors and physicians gave
up all hope of his recovery. Eventually in this state of complete helplessness
and despair he composed this poem expressing the grandeur and excellence of
Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam.
Using this as his sole means of asking Allah Ta'aala to cure him from his
illness. He isolated himself in a quiet place one Thursday night and with
complete devotion, concentration and sincerity began reciting this poem. While
reciting it sleep overcame him. He had a vision of Sayyidina Rasulullah
Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. He told Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi
Wasallam of his illness whereupon Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alyahi
Wasallam passed his blessed hand over Imaam Busairi's body. Through the barakat
and blessing of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, Allah Ta'aala
granted him complete cure from his paralysis. When he awoke he found a scarf or
shawl on his body which he had seen Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhl
Wasallam place on his paralyzed limbs.
This resulted in the poem being named "Qasidah Burdah" (The Poem of the
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