Published on 30 Apr 2011 | over 6 years ago
Qaṣīdat al-Burda is an ode of praise for the Islamic prophet Muhammad(S.A.W) composed by the eminent Sufi, Imam al-Busiri (Muḥammad b. Saʿīd b. Ḥammād b. Muḥsin b. Abū Surūr b. Ḥibbān b. ʿAbdullah b. Mallak al-Sanhajī) of Egypt. The poem, whose actual title is al-Kawākib ad-Durrīya fī Madḥ Khayr al-Barīya ("Celestial Lights in Praise of the Best of Creation"), is famous mainly in the Sunni Muslim world. It is entirely in praise of Muhammad (S.A.W), who cured the poet of paralysis by appearing to him in a dream and wrapping him in a mantle or scarf.