The Burda (The Poem of the Cloak)
With Mudariyya - The Muhammadiyya
Arabic Text, English Translation & Transliteration
By Imam Sharaf Ad-Din Al-Busiri
Translator : Aziza Spiker
Paperback 92 Pages
ISBN : 9780955089107
Publisher : Guidance Media, UK (2016 Edition)
About The Book
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 paralysed limbs.
This resulted in the poem being named "Qasidah Burdah" (The Poem of the Scarf).
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