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Friday, December 17, 2004

Qasidah Burdah

The Poem of the Scarf
By Imam al-Busairi (Rahmatullah Alayhi)

The writer IMAAM AL-BUSAIRI 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 paralyzed limbs. This resulted in the poem being named "Qasidah Burdah" (The Poem of the Scarf).

1 Comments:

Anonymous Wan said...

Assalamu Elaykum,
Discovered your blogsite just today. Alhamdulillah I enjoyed it greatly; shared your love for tasawwuf and the Qasidah. Not met Sheikh Mohamed Alwi Makki in person, but know several of his students, and mourned his loss from us. Dreamt of him a long time ago and wished several times to meet him in person but Allah SWT plans best for us.

May Allah SWT give you the strength to continue your good contribution. To popularise the Qasidah and make known its beautiful existence to those being make ignorant by the Wahhabis.

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