The Burdah : The Singable Translation, New,
*[A6] Small Paperback - 60 pages,
Qasidah Burdah by Imam Busiri,
Translation by Mostafa Azzam,
Foreword by Abdul Aziz Suraqah,
Published by Al-Madina Institute, USA.
“Qasidat al-Burdah of Imam Sharaf al-Din al-Busiri, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi, stands as an enduring testament to the power of poetry and its transformative effect on the soul. It is arguably the most famous poem ever written in praise of the Best of Creation, the Prophet Muhammad ?. The Burdah is ultimately about two things: love and redemption. The secret behind its privileged position among prophetic praise-poetry is the brokenness and sincerity of the author when he composed it.”
Extract from the Foreword :
"Whats sets this translation apart from other translations is its rhyming meter and its utility. This translation is meant to be engaged with : to be experienced not only by the eyes that read it, but also by the voices that sing it and the ears that hear it. Celebrating the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, is not a spectator sport or a performance to be watched and appreciated from afar. It is an expression of love, or a concious effort to open one's self upto love and receive it." ---Abdul Aziz Suraqah.
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*Dimensions : 15.3 x 11.5cm.