Mawlid al Barjanzi : [English/Arabic Text],
‘A Paean on the Blessed Prophet’s Birth’
*[-A5] Hardback - 122 pages, 2016 Edition.
by Imam Ja'far ibn al-Hasan al-Barjanzi,
Translated by Dr. Muhammad Isa Waley,
Published by Manaqib Productions.
Back in Stock November 2022
Mawlid al-Barzanji is the popular name of one of the most important and universally accepted paeans (song of praise) on the Prophet Muhammad’s, upon him be blessings and peace, birth, in Arabic. The complete title of this work is, Mawlid al-Barzanji ‘A Paean on the Blessed Prophet’s Birth’.
This edition was borne from the love and affection the translator, Dr Muhammad Isa Waley, had for our first version (translated by Dean Othman). Dr Muhammad wanted to further Mr Othman’s accurate and detailed translation into a more poetic and concise form. And so Dr Muhammad set to work and achieved such a style of writing that when the reader absorbs themselves into his translations, the reader will be left in total love and awe of our beloved Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.
Absorbing the translator’s spirit and intense love, Manaqib Productions set out (yet again) to realise Dr Muhammad’s vision and began the project of producing his translation with the full Arabic text (the Arabic text is a different version to our first text). We dedicated our hearts and minds over a period of two years and worked on the project in various roles. The end result is a publication that must become a collector’s item!
Imam Ja'far b. Hasan b. 'Abdul Karim al-Barzanj? was born in the City of Madina in Shaban 1128H/1716CE. His father used to deliver lectures at the Abu Bakr Siddiq Mosque. His great grandfather who hailed from Kurdish Iraq settled in Madina after seeking knowledge in various seats of learning. He studied first under his father and his father’s paternal uncle, and then under other scholars of Madina. He was a polymath who mastered various disciplines, including: the memorisation of the Qur'an, its canonical readings, Qur'an exegesis, Prophetic tradition, Jurisprudence, morphology, syntax, rhetoric, logic, inheritance, calligraphy, arithmetic, law, metaphysics, philosophy, geometry, astronomy, literature, scholastic theology, lexicography, and biography.
He excelled in oratory and composition, and quickly became well known as a Wa’iz, Imam, and Mu’allim in the Mosque of the Prophet Muhammad, in Madina, beginning in the Islamic month of Ramadan in the year 1159 AH/1746 CE. He lectured in the law of the four Sunni schools of Jurisprudence [Madhahib], and was qualified to provide legal opinions [Fatwa] according to them all. He later assumed the post of Highest Juridical Authority [Mufti] of the Shifites in Madina, serving therein until his passing. He died in Madina in 1177H/1763CE.
Dr. Muhammad Isa Waley : Curator for Persian & Turkish, Asian and African Studies at the British Library, his expertise is in: Persian, Turkish and Arabic manuscripts: palaeography, codicology, illumination, illustration, cataloguing etc.
Dr Waley is a Member of the Islamic Manuscript Association. Dr Waley co-authored a recent (2014) publication The Mughals: Life, Art and Culture: Mughal Manuscripts and Paintings in the British Library. The publication showcases an extensive collection of illustrated manuscripts and paintings that depict the splendour and vibrant colour of Mughal life. From scenes of country life, including lively hunting parties and formal portraits of emperors, to illustrations of works of literature which manage to convey complex storylines in a single image, many of these works have never been published.
---The Life and Works of Imam Barzanji, may Allah have mercy upon him,
---The Lineage of the Prophet,
---Events preceding the Birth,
---His Nativity, continued,
---His Childhood, continued,
---Abd al-Muttalib and Abu Talib,
---The Dispute over the Black Stone,
---The First Revelation,
---The First Believers,
---The Ritual Prayer,
---The Year of Sadness,
---The Night of Ascension,
---Umm Ma'bad and Abu Ma'bad,
---His Entry into Madina,
---His Perfections, Outward and Inward,
---The Arabic Text.
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*Dimensions : 18.8 x 12.5cm.