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mariam.
02-10-2007, 01:08 PM
The poem joins a vast body of literature in praise of the Prophet (peace be upon him) that emerged from an Islamic culture where seeking knowledge of him was encouraged. Imam Al-Busiri both acknowledges this and the shortcomings of describing the Prophet (peace be upon him) in the poem itself.

He is like the sun, small to the eye when seen from afar,
But when glimpsed close up. It dazzles and overwhelms.

The famous Mamluke minister Ibn Hinna, who served under the legendry sultan, Barbys, took Imam al-Busiri under his patronage and freed him to write his poems in material security. However, art often suffers when the artist is freed from suffering, and comes to life when calamities call. His greatest poem would result from a powerful tribulation: he woke up to find he was paralysed; half his body without movement. Suddenly, this man, whose erudition and art had elevated him to the status of prince of poets of his time, was reduced to an invalid unable to rise from his bed. This state of affliction stirred him to write the Burda. Centuries later the poem is still able to move listeners to tears. Imam al-Busiri himself related the experience.

'... I began to contemplate writing a poem in the qasida form, and soon after, I did so as a way of interceding by it with the Messenger of God to God, the Exalted, hoping that he might heal me.

'I was repeating it often, singing it, calling upon God through it, and seeking intercession with it. During that time, while sleepling, I saw the Prophet, upon him and his family be prayers and peace. He wiped over my face with his blessed hand and thrust upon me his cloak. I immediately got up and left my house. I had told no one of my poem nor of anything I had been doing prior to that.

'On the road, I met a fellow spiritual wayfarer, who said to me, "I want you to give me a copy of the poem you wrote in praise of the Prophet, upon him be prayers and peace."

'I responded, "which one?"

'He said, "The one you wrote during your illness."

'He then recited its opening lines saying, "By God, I heard it in a vision last night recited in the presence of God's messenger, upon him and his family blessing and peace. It greatly pleased the prophet, and I saw him thrust his cloak on the one who wrote it!"

'I provided him with a copy, and he began telling others of his vision. Thus its news spread far and wide.'

Imam al-Busiri died in Alexandria, Egypt in the year 1295 CE. His grave is well known and is connected to a large mosque. His poem embellishes its walls. The Burda was also engraved on the Prophet's mosque in Madina, upon its inhabitant be the best of prayers and peace. There it adorned its walls and reminded believers for centuries before being erased by people who could not comprehend it. There is still one line left that has not been removed:


He is the beloved whose intercession is hoped for
As arms against a host of relentless calamities.

By:Hamza yusuf
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mariam.
02-10-2007, 01:12 PM
Is it because of your remembrance of the neighbours of Dhi-salam.

That tears mixed with blood are flowing (from your eyes).

Or is it because of the breeze blowing from Kaazimah.

Or it is the lightning struck in the darkness of the night Idam

What has happened to your eyes, (the more) you tell them to stop, the more they continue flowing.

What is the matter with your heart, (the more) you tell it to come to its senses, (the more it is distracted).

Does the lover think that his love can be concealed.

While his eyes are shedding tears and his heart is glowing.

Had it not been for the love, you would not have shed tears at the ruins (of your beloved).

Nor would you become restless at the remembrance of the cypress (tree) the high mountain.

How do you deny love after the testimony.

Borne against you by (such) reliable witnesses as your yours and your illness.

Love has ingrained two lines of fear, and withered your face.

On your cheeks like yellow rose and the reddish tree.

Yes! Thoughts of the beloved came to me at night and kept me awake.

And love transforms pleasure into pain.

O you who reproach me, regarding my love, excuse me.

From me to you if you do justice, you would not reproach me.

My state (of love) has been expressed to you, (now) my secret is no longer concealed.

From those who malign (me), nor is there (something to) check my agony.

You have sincerely advised me , I did not heed it.

For verily a lover is deaf to those who advise him.

I regarded with suspicion the advice of the elders in reproaching me.

(Wisdom) in the advice of the elders is above suspicion.



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Verily my soul which is laden evil did not heed the advice.

And I have not prepared, for good deeds, a feast,

Due to its ignorance, from the warning by grey hair and old age.

For a guest (that) has lodged on (my) head nor did I honour (him).

Had I known that I would not be able to honour him (it).

I would have concealed my secret, which is exposed, by dyeing.

Who is there that can restrain my wayward-self from its waywardness.

Just as unmanageable horses are restrained by resins.

Do not try, through sinning, to subdue sensual desires.

For verily food, only increases sensual desires.

Your self (desires) is like when breastfed.

Loves suckling but when you wean it, will stop.

Then stop its inclinations and beware that it does not overpower you.

Verily lust whenever it overpowers (it will) kill or maim (your character).

And guard it while it is grazing in (the field of) actions

If it enjoys pasture, do not let it roam (graze) freely.

How often has pleasure been considered good, whereas it turned out to be deadly.

Because he does not know that there is poison in the fat.

And fear the evil of (both) hunger and satiation.

For most times hungers (poverty) is more evil that overeating.

And shed tears from those eyes which have become full.

Of forbidden sights and regard it as obligatory (upon yourself) to guard your eyes from forbidden things.

And oppose (your) self (nafs) and shaytaan and disobey them both.

And if both of them give you sincere advice regard it as lies.

And do not obey them both (nafs and shaytaan) as an enemy or as a wise (person).

For you know well the deception of (such) an enemy or a wise (person).

I seek forgiveness from Allah from such sayings (preachings) which I do practice upon.

For verily I have attributed (claimed), through this, offspring from a barren woman.

I command you to do good but I do not command myself to do the same.

And I was not steadfast (on deen) so then of what use (value) is my saying to you: "Be steadfast!" (on deen).

And I made no provisions before death of voluntary (nafl) worship.

And I did not perform salaat nor did I fast except what was obligatory.



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I transgressed the sunnat of him (Rasulullah) who passed the night (in ibaadat).

Until his feet complained of injury due to being swollen.

And he tied and folded, on account of hunger, around hi stomach.

A stone beneath which is his delicate skin.

And high mountains of gold (tried to) tempt him.

Towards it, but he was (completely) disinclined due to his high courage.

His piety increased inspite of his need.

For verily need never prevails (overpowers) the infallible.

How can the necessities of such a noble personality incline him towards this world.

For had it not been for him this world would not have come out of non existence.

And of both groups, Arabs and non Arabs.

Our Nabi, the one who commands (good), forbids (evil). There is non (parallel to him).

More truthful than him in saying "No" or "Yes".

He is (Allah's) most beloved, whose intercession is hoped for.

For every fear (and distress) that is going to come (on the day) of agony (and fears).

He called (people) towards Allah, so those who cling to him.

Clinging to a rope which will never snap.

He transcends the Ambiyaa, physically and in (noble) character.

And (the other Ambiyaa) cannot come near his in knowledge and noble nature kindness.

They all obtained from Rasulullah (s)

(Like a) handful (of water) from the ocean or (a few) sips from continuous rains.

And they all stopped before him at their (assigned) limits.

(Either) of a point of knowledge or to gain one wisdom from (his) wisdom.

For he is the on e with whom, ended all outward and inward perfection.

And then the creator of all creation chose his as (His) most beloved.

He has no equal in his magnificence.

The jewel of (excellence) in him is indivisible.

Discard what the christians claim about their Nabi

Then decide and say what you wish in praise of him (Rasulullah).

And attribute towards his personality whatever you wish of excellence.

And attribute to his dignified status as mush greatness as you wish.

For verily excellence of the Messenger of Allah has no (limits)

Bounds, that a speaker might (be able to) express with his mouth.

If his miracles were proportionate (according) to his rank, in greatness,

Then his name would have, when called out brought decaying bones back to life.

He did not try to (test) us with that which would confound our minds.

Out of keen interest (kindness) for us, neither were we suspicious 9about the truthfulness of his mission) nor were we confounded (by his doctrines).

His perfect inner nature made people helpless from comprehending, so it was not understood.

Those near and far, except according to their (helpless) imperfect understanding.

Like how the sun is seen by the eyes from far.

Verily small, yet hurts (dazzles) the eye (when you stare at it).

And can the reality of him be comprehended in this world.

A sleeping nation whose description of him are (like interpretations of) a dream.

So the extreme depth of (our) knowledge concerning him, is that he is a man.

And verily he is the best of all the creation of Allah.

Every miracle which all the Nabi?s showed.

Verily they have been derived from his noor.

For verily he is the sun of virtue (and) they (Ambiyaa) are its stars.

Which show their lights to people only in the dark.

Until when the sun rose his light spread.

Universally and gave life to all the nations.

How noble are the physical qualities of Nabi (s), adorned with good character.

(Who) was vested with beauty and disguised by pleasant temperament.

(He) is like a blooming flower in its freshness and the full moon in splendour.

And the ocean in generosity and time its fearless courage.

Even when alone, it appears sue to his grandeur.

As though (he is) in the midst of a large army and its retinue.

It is like pearls well preserved in oysters.

From the two mines, of his speech and his smiles.

No perfume equals the dust (earth) which is touching his (Rasulullah's mubarak) body.

Glad tidings be to the person who smells it (the dust) and kisses it.



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His birth distinctly showed his pure origin.

O the excellence! Of his beginning and his end.

On that day the Persians discovered that they (were going face misfortune)

Were warned with the approach of misfortune and punishment.

And the walls of the palace of Kisra trembled and crumbled.

Like how the army of Kisra was scattered never to be untied again.

And the fire (of the Persians) took a cool breath (subsided and died out), out of regret.

While the rivers (of Persia) had sleepless eyes (dries up) from excessive sorrow.

Saawah (village in Persia) became grief stricken with the drying up of its lake.

And the (thirsty) water bearer returned in anger with disappointment.

It is as though fire became wet like water.

Due to grief, while water was (affected by) the blazing fire.

And the jinn was shouting (at the appearance of Rasulullah) and the NUR was glistening.

And the truth (nubuwaat) appeared with these anwaar, and with their voices.

(The kaafir) became blind and deaf, to the announcements of glad tidings.

Nor did they hear and the lighting of warning was nor seen by them.

After their fortune tellers had informed the people.

That their false religions would not stand.

And even after they witnessed shooting stars on the horizon.

Falling, just as (their) idols were (falling) on earth.

So much so that they kept running from the path of wahi

The devils (shaytaan), one after the other.

As though in running away the shaytaan were the army of Abrahah.

Or like that army (put to flight) upon whom (Rasulullah) threw pebbles.

Which he threw after their making tasbih in his (mubarak hands).

Like how (Prophet Yunus, p) when he made tasbih (of Allah) was thrown out from the stomach of the swallowing (fish).



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The trees answered his call, prostrating.

Walking towards him on shins (truck) without feet.

It is though writing lines that were written.

With their branches, calligraphically writing of his perfection.

Like the cloud following him wherever he went.

Sheltering him from the intense heat, (as that) of an oven in the blazing summer.

I take an oath (of truth) by the moon that was split, it bears.

A connection with his heart (which shows) the truth of my oath.

What excellence qualities and noble deeds the cave contained (in it).

While every eye (of the disbelievers) was blind him.

The truth (sidq) and the true(siddique) in the cave were not seen (by the disbelievers).

And they were satiny "There is no one in the cave".

They thought a wild dove and a spider would not

Lay an egg, or spin a web for the best of creation.

The protection of Allah (made him) dispensed with double.

From armours and high forts.

Whenever time caused me any distress and I took refuge in him.

I receive shelter from him which was not misused.

I did not ask for the wealth of the two worlds from his hand.

But I received a great gift the best hand that was ever kissed.

Do not deny that his dreams are revelations (wahi), for verily his

Heart does not sleep , when eyes sleep.

And this was at (the period of) puberty of his prophethood.

At that time dreams cannot be denied.

Great are the blessings of Allah that wahi is nor earned.

Nor was any Nabi accused (of lying when) giving knowledge of the unseen.

His miracles are (completely) clear, not hidden from anyone.

Without it justice cannot be established amongst people.

How often has his hand granted freedom (cure) from disease by (his) touch.

And set free the insane from the chains (fetters) of insanity.

He revived the starving year (of famine) through his dua.

Until it resembled a white spot on black times.

By means of a cloud which rained so abundantly, you would think large rivers

Gushing forth from the sea or like the torrential flood of Arim.



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Allow me to describe the miracles of him (Rasuluallah) exposed (performed).

Like the lighting of fires on the hillside at night for guests.

The beauty of a pearl is further enhanced in a necklace.

But its value does not diminish)in the least when not strung on a necklace).

So why should the ambitions of those who praise not increase towards

That which him (Rasuluallah) ha of noble character and good habits.

Verses of truth from the Most Merciful (Allah) newly heard.

(As well as being) eternal which is quality (of Allah) Who is described with eternity.

It is not connected with any period of time, while it informs us.

About the hereafter as well as of Ad and Iram.

Which remains with us forever, therefore it is superior to every miracle.

Of the other Nabi?s (for) when (their miracles) came but did not remain.

Absolutely clear (as evidence) so it did not leave (room for any) doubts.

By the enemies nor so they require any judge.

No one opposed it ever except for the vehement enemy.

(Due to) the enmity of the enemy towards it,(but that he) refrained from it seeking a truce.

Its eloquence refuted the accusations of its objectors.

Just as a respectable man keeps off the hand of a transgressor from his harem.

Its meaning is like the waves of the ocean in helping (one another)

And the (Qur?an) transcends the jewels of the sea in beauty and value.

Its wonders cannot be counted nor comprehended.

Nor would you (be) satiated by its constant repetition (recitation).

It cools the eye of its reciter, so I said to him

You have succeeded with the hope of Allah, therefore hold steadfast onto it.

If you recite it due to fear of the heat of blazing fire.

Then you have doused the blazing fire with its cool water.

It is the Houze-e-Kauthar with which faces are illuminated.

Of the sinners even though they came to it (with faces) black as coal.

It is like the straight bridge like the scales in equilibrium.

Justice, without which, amongst man cannot be established.

Do not be astonished if the jealous person rejects it.

(Feigning) ignorance while they are shrewd.

Verily the eye rejects the ray of the sun due to dust.

The mouth rejects the (sweet) taste of water due to sickness.



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You the best of those to whose court seekers of bounties resort.

Running the (mounted) on the backs of fast camels.

And O you is the greatest sign for he who takes a lesson.

And O you who is the greatest bounty for a person who avails himself of it.

You travelled by night from one sacred place to another.

As the full moon travels trough intense darkness.

And you continued ascending until you attained a position.

At the distance of two cubits length, as has never been attained nor sought.

And you preferred due to your position by all the Ambiyaa.

And Rasuls just as a servant gives preference to his master.

You passed the seven heavens with them.

In a procession in which you were the standard bearer.

Until you left no gaol (for) any competitor to strive for.

In closeness, nor any (room for ascent for any one to advance.

You made inferior every position by (your) advance, when.

You were invited to his majestic and unique position.

So that you may be successful in a reaching the most concealed.

From all eyes, and secrets well concealed.

So you acquired every (status) worthy of pride unrivalled.

And you surpassed every position which none other passed.

And extremely excellent are the ranks that were granted to you.

And uncomprehensible are those bounties which conferred upon you.

Glad tiding be to us o people of Islam. We have.

By the Grace of Allah a pillar which is indestructible.

When Allah called, the one who invited us (Rasuluallah, s) to His worship.

Because of the noblest of messengers , we are the noblest of ummats.



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The hearts of his enemies were struck with terror at the news of his advent.

Just as a heedless goat that has strayed the heard becomes scared to a sudden alarm.

He never ceased to encounter them at every battle.

Until, by the effects of lances they were like meat on a chopping block.

They loved fleeing that they would envy.

The corpses which were carried away by vultures and eagles.

Nights would pass without them knowing number.

As long as it was not nights of the sacred months.

It is as though the religion of Islam was a guest that visited their house.

With every brave warrior, greedy for the flesh of the enemy.

He used to lead an ocean of an army on galloping horses.

They would strike (the enemy) with a massive wave of brave warriors.

Of every volunteer, having hope of reward from Allah.

Fighting to exterminate the roots of kufr and to destroy it.

Until the religion of Islam became of them.

Reunited after her estrangement, with her family.

Always taken care of by an affectionate father

And a loving husband, so she did not suffer from orphanhood nor widowhood.

They were mountains, so ask about them from him who fought them.

What was his experience with them in each contest (battle).

Ask (them about the condition of) Hunain, Badr, Uhad.

The verdict death for them was more severe than an epidemic.

(They made their) white (shinning) swords red (with blood) after they were plunged.

Into every black lock of (hair) of their enemies.

And they write (with arrows) in calligraphic writing (on those of the bodies), which was left out.

By their pens (lances). Like undotted letters,

Completely clad with weapons they had characteristic marks to distinguish them.

Like arose is distinguished by (characteristic) marks from a thorn tree.

The winds of help (from Allah) would guide you to their fragrance.

So you would think every brave man to be a flower in the bud.

As though they were, when on horse back like the plants on hills.

On account of the strength and bravery, not because of the tightness of their saddles.

The hearts of the enemies flew into terror (due to their) prowess.

So they could not make distinction between a lamb and a mighty warrior.

And the person who has the help of Rasuluallah (s) with him.

Even if a lion meets him in its den it begins to fear.

And you would never see a friend not assisted.

By him, nor would you find any enemy, but in pieces.

He lodged his ummat in the fort of his religion.

Like a lion which lodges with its cubs in a jungle.

How many queries did the words of Allah have with defiers.

Concerning him, and the clear evidence (of Allah), disputed many a plaintiff.

It is sufficient for you as a miracle (to have so vast) knowledge in an unlettered person.

In the period of ignorance, and such noble etiquettes in an orphan.



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I served him with praise, by means of which I ask to be pardoned.

The sins of a life passed in poetry and serving (other)

As these two have garlanded me with that consequences which I fear.

As though I am due to it (poetry and serving others) a sacrificial animal.

I obeyed the misleading passions of youth in both conditions and I did not

I achieved but sin and remorse.

O the great regret of my soul in its transaction.

It did not purchase Deen with the world, nor had I negotiated for it.

The person who sells his future for his present.

His being defrauded in the sale and its negotiation.

If I had committed any sin my covenant is not (likely to be) violated.

With my Nabi Rasuluallah (s) and nor is my rope broken.

For verily I have a security from him due to my name.

(Being) Muhammad, while he is the most faithful of mankind in fulfilling his promise.

If at my resurrection, he should not take me by my hand

Out of kindness, then say O the slipping of my foot.

I seek the sanctuary (in Allah) that he should deprive one who is hopeful of his graces.

Or that his neighbour (follower) returned from him dishonoured.

And since I have devoted my thoughts to his praises.

I have found him to be best sanctuary for my salvation.

His bounty will never escape from (my) hand which has been soiled.

For verily rain causes flowers to bloom on rocks

And I did seek the flowers (wealth) of the world which were plucked.

By the hands of Zuhair through his praises of Haram.



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Most generous of mankind, I have no one to take refuge in

Except you at occurrence of widespread calamity.

And O messenger of Allah, your exalted status will not diminish, because of me (intercession on my behalf)

When most Bountiful (Allah Ta?alaa) will manifest (Himself) by the name of the punisher.

For verily amongst your bounties is this world, and the hereafter.

And part of your knowledge is knowledge of the Preserved Tablet (Lowh), and the Pen.

O my soul do not become despondent due to your grievous sins.

Verily major sins when pardoned are minor.

Perhaps the mercy of my Lord when distributed.,

Would be distributed in proportion to the sins.

O my Lord (Sustainer)! Make my hopes, not unfulfilled.

By you, and make my reckoning (of deeds) not destructive.

Be kind to Your Servant in both the worlds, for verily his

Patience, when called upon by hardships (calamities), runs away.

So order clouds of blessings (salutations) from you perpetually.

Upon Nabi (s) abundantly and gently

And upon his family, his Sahabah, then upon those who follow them.

The people of piety, knowledge, clemency and generosity.

(Then) be pleased with Abu-bakr and Omar.

And Ali and Uthman, the people of nobility.

As long as the easterly breeze makes the branches of cypress rustle.

And (as long as) the camel riders make their camels march with the enchanting songs.

Forgive its writer and its reader

I ask of you all goodness O You the Most Generous and Most Munificent
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MinAhlilHadeeth
02-12-2007, 12:05 PM
:salamext:

The Burda was also engraved on the Prophet's mosque in Madina, upon its inhabitant be the best of prayers and peace. There it adorned its walls and reminded believers for centuries before being erased by people who could not comprehend it. There is still one line left that has not been removed.
Can you provide some evidence for this ukhtee?:)

Question: Please kindly explain the background of the poem entitled Qasîdah al-Burdâ which is gaining prominence in some parts of the UK, mainly among youngsters. What is your opinion on the content, recitation and memorization of this poem?

Answered by the Permanent Committee of Saudi Arabia for Fatwâ and Research

Reading the poem entitled Qasîdah al-Burdâ in a course of worship is an innovation. Our Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever comes with something new in our religion will be rejected.”

There is no reward to be gained whatsoever from reading it.

This poem, in fact, contains outright polytheism. The following, which all discuss the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), are examples of this polytheism:

The author says, referring to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): “You, who are the glorious among all creation, I have no one else to seek refuge with except you whenever I face a great calamity.”

Another clear example of polytheism is the following: “If you will not be with me there (in the Hereafter) taking me by my hand, as a favor from you, otherwise, someone should say: it is the wrong step.”

He also says: “Part of your generosity is this life and its companion (the Hereafter), and some of your knowledge is the knowledge of the tablet and the pen.”

In fact this poem should not be read at all, and, obviously, it has nothing in it to please Allah. However, it is alright to read it purely to show the falsehood of its contents.

May Allah guide us all.
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IbnAbdulHakim
02-12-2007, 12:07 PM
^ jazakAllah khair, i was unaware of this... i use to like it aswell audhubillah...
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MinAhlilHadeeth
02-12-2007, 12:14 PM
Wa iyakkum.
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Sunni Student
02-12-2007, 12:15 PM
It is ignorance to label the following as shirk:

“You, who are the glorious among all creation, I have no one else to seek refuge with except you whenever I face a great calamity.”

He is refering to within creation.

It is poetry my dear brothers and sisters, unless you know what the one who wrote it meant by it refrain from making such accusations.
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S_87
02-12-2007, 12:30 PM
:sl:

Qasidah al Burdah, cloak of love or ignorance?
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IbnAbdulHakim
02-12-2007, 12:35 PM
Originally Posted by Sunni Student
It is ignorance to label the following as shirk:

“You, who are the glorious among all creation, I have no one else to seek refuge with except you whenever I face a great calamity.”

He is refering to within creation.

It is poetry my dear brothers and sisters, unless you know what the one who wrote it meant by it refrain from making such accusations.
bro its still scary words to utter... dont you agree?
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Sunni Student
02-12-2007, 12:54 PM
Originally Posted by IbnAbdulHakim
bro its still scary words to utter... dont you agree?
No not if i know whats in my heart when I am uttering such words, infact i have used similer words in my own poetry:

"O Master! please help me fulfill my need,
On that day when I will come to you with my plead.

That day when all others shall reject me,
I will have no where to go so I will search for you."

http://www.islamicboard.com/islamic-...o-beloved.html
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MinAhlilHadeeth
02-12-2007, 01:36 PM
Originally Posted by Sunni Student
It is ignorance to label the following as shirk:

“You, who are the glorious among all creation, I have no one else to seek refuge with except you whenever I face a great calamity.”

He is refering to within creation.

It is poetry my dear brothers and sisters, unless you know what the one who wrote it meant by it refrain from making such accusations.
:salamext:

I didn't make the accusation, a qualified committee of shuyookh did.

The line mentioned does not specify whether it is directed only at Mankind or not. The Prophet (SAW) taught us to have tawakkul upon Allah, not in him. Besides, when the man wrote this the Prophet (SAW) had passed away! How is he going to seek refuge in him? Rather Allah is The Ever-Living, so we should seek refuge in Him.

There are other things mentioned in the poem which are nonsense.

Example:

The mere mention of his name would revive decaying bones.
Allah is the only One who can bring life and take it away!

All of the signs brought by the noble prophets before him
Came to them through his light alone.
Verily We have sent down revelations and explained them. Allah guides whom He will unto a straight path.
[An-Noor 26:46]

High above all is Allah, the King, the Truth! Be not in haste (O Mohammed) with the Qur'an before its revelation to thee is completed, but say, "O my Lord! advance me in knowledge.
[Taha 20:114]

Thus We reveal it as plain revelations, and verily Allah guideth whom He will.
[Al-Hajj 22:6]

The revelation of this Book is from Allah, Exalted in Power, Full of Knowledge,-
[Al-Ghafir 40:2]

(Here is) a Book which We have sent down unto thee, full of blessings, that they may mediate on its Signs, and that men of understanding may receive admonition.
[Saad 38:29]

(This is) the Revelation of the Book in which there is no doubt,- from the Lord of the Worlds.
[As-Sajdah 32:2]
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- Qatada -
02-12-2007, 01:40 PM
:salamext:


Akhi are there saheeh narrations from the times of the sahabah radhiAllaahu anhum to ask the Messenger of Allaah (sal Allaahu alayhi waSalam) for help when he (peace be upon him) passed away?
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Ibn Abi Ahmed
02-12-2007, 02:54 PM
:sl:

Changing the name of a thing does not change the nature of the thing itself. Riba by any other name is still riba.

Shaykh Abu Ammar Yasir Qadhi said regarding this poem:

Salaam Alaikum

Yes, there is much in the poem that is praiseworhty and beautiful. In fact, certain sections will even move you to tears.

However, that doesn't change the fact that there is blatant shirk in all three categories of tahweed in that poem: shrik in ruboobiyyah, uloohiyyah and asma wa sifaat.
Therefore, the poem should not and cannot be read except to correct these exceses.
As for the alleged story of how the poem was written, the Prophet (saw) would not appear to anyone and praise him had he written soemthing of shirk. It is only the mystics who base their religion on dreams and fairy-tales; as for the true Muslm, he has the Quran and authentic Sunnah as his only true guides.

BTW, just so no one things I haven't read the poem or am passing judgments w/o any knoweldge:
An example of shirk in ruboobiyyah is the stanza:
"And of your generosity is the (creation) of the Wolrd and its co-wife (meaning the Hereafter)..." Here it is as if the World and the Hereafter was created from the generosity of the Prophet (SAW).

An example of Shirk in Asma wa sifaat:
"And part of your knowledge is the knowlege of the Tablet and the Pen..." So PART of the knowledge of the Prophet (SAW) is the knoewledge that is encompassed in the LAwh al-Mahufdh - the tablet that has EVERYTHING written on it!! and that is only 'part' of his knowledge!! Compare this mystic poem with the authentic hadeeth in Bukhari where a young girl said "And we have a prophet who knows what will happen tommorrow.' to which the Prophet (SAW) said, "Leave this (bit), and say the rest of it."

Example of shirk in uloohiyyah:
" And who else there, besides you, who I can call out, at times of distress and problems?" Umm... how about our Creator, the only one the Prophet (SAW) HIMSELF would turn to at times of distress??

The poem is a prime example of over-praising the Prophet (SAW) and putting him ina place where even he himself would not like. We will discuss it more in Aqeedah 101 insha Allah.

Yasir
http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?p=55463

No doubt we should praise the Messenger as much as we can and sending our salams upon him. However, though QasidahBurda has very beautiful lines and has many great things in it, there are some examples where it attributes to the Prophet saws things that have no basis. For example, claiming that the universe was created for him, etc.

However it is better for us to busy ourselves with the Qur'an and then the Ahadith. What can show more love for Allaah and His Messenger then by reading the Qur'an and the Hadith of the Messenger?
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Re.TiReD
02-12-2007, 02:58 PM
Question: Please kindly explain the background of the poem entitled Qasîdah al-Burdâ which is gaining prominence in some parts of the UK, mainly among youngsters. What is your opinion on the content, recitation and memorization of this poem?

Answered by the Permanent Committee of Saudi Arabia for Fatwâ and Research

Reading the poem entitled Qasîdah al-Burdâ in a course of worship is an innovation. Our Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever comes with something new in our religion will be rejected.”

There is no reward to be gained whatsoever from reading it.

This poem, in fact, contains outright polytheism. The following, which all discuss the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), are examples of this polytheism:

The author says, referring to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): “You, who are the glorious among all creation, I have no one else to seek refuge with except you whenever I face a great calamity.”

Another clear example of polytheism is the following: “If you will not be with me there (in the Hereafter) taking me by my hand, as a favor from you, otherwise, someone should say: it is the wrong step.”

He also says: “Part of your generosity is this life and its companion (the Hereafter), and some of your knowledge is the knowledge of the tablet and the pen.”

In fact this poem should not be read at all, and, obviously, it has nothing in it to please Allah. However, it is alright to read it purely to show the falsehood of its contents.

May Allah guide us all.

^^^^ oh SubhanAllah Umm_Abdullah..you beat me to it! ^^^^ :)
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MinAhlilHadeeth
02-12-2007, 02:58 PM
Originally Posted by Al Madani

No doubt we should praise the Messenger as much as we can and sending our salams upon him. However, though QasidahBurda has very beautiful lines and has many great things in it, there are some examples where it attributes to the Prophet saws things that have no basis. For example, claiming that the universe was created for him, etc.
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Well said. Actually that contradicts the Qur'an.

"I have only created Jinns and men, that they may worship Me."
[Surah Adh-Dhariyaat 51:56]

"...Glory be to Him: He has no needs!: His is what is in the heavens and what is in the earth; you have no authority for this; do you say against Allah what you do not know? ..."
[Surah Yunus 10:68]
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Sunni Student
02-13-2007, 12:37 AM
Originally Posted by Fi_Sabilillah
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Akhi are there saheeh narrations from the times of the sahabah radhiAllaahu anhum to ask the Messenger of Allaah (sal Allaahu alayhi waSalam) for help when he (peace be upon him) passed away?
Yes but you would debate over there authenticity, many Muhaditheen have regarded the Narrators of those hadiths as reliable, an example is the Hadith of Malik ad Dhar.
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Sunni Student
02-13-2007, 12:40 AM
"The mere mention of his name would revive decaying bones."

Amazing line!
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mariam.
02-13-2007, 11:02 AM
PEACE BE UPON EVERY ONE HERE:
I read all the reply .. thank you for this illustration
some time it's from ignorance to look to the literate script with mechanical look ..
like this line: The mere mention of his name would revive decaying bones.
If you look to it with material look of course you will refuse it ..
Reading the poem entitled Qasîdah al-Burdâ in a course of worship is an innovation
of course it's an innovation.

finally .. you can delete the thread if you find it unsafe to post it here.
peace
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MinAhlilHadeeth
02-14-2007, 10:24 AM
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I'm sure you're aware every innovation is a misguidance ukhtee.:) We really should not ascribe attributes that belong to Allah to any human-being, even the prophet (SAW), and we cannot use 'metaphors' as an excuse. The sahaba did not ascribe divine attributes to him (SAW) so why do we? May Allah guide this ummah. Every day we see that we are straying from the path.

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