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Qasidah Burdah, Qasidah Burdah shareef, bordah shareef, Qasida burda shareef

Chapter Eight

Concerning the Jihad of Rasuluallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam


Qasidah Burdah, Qasidah Burdah shareef, bordah shareef, Qasida burda shareef

Up to the time of Mi'raj Rasuluallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam and the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum were living in Makkah. In the thirteenth year of nubuwwat they were commanded by Allah Ta'aala to make hijrat to Madinah. After establishing an Islamic state in Madinah Rasuluallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam was given permission to make Jihad against the kuffar. By means of jihad and tabligh, Islam became the dominant religion. Allamah Busairi in this chapter discusses the jihad of Rasuluallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam , as well as his unflinching faith and trust in Allah Ta'aala. He also discusses his unparalleled bravery, heroic feats and spirit of sacrifice for the Deen of Islam by both Rasuluallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam as well as the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum.


  1. The hearts of his enemies were struck with terror at the news of his advent.
  2. Just as a heedless goat that has strayed the heard becomes scared to a sudden alarm.
  3. He never ceased to encounter them at every battle.
  4. Until, by the effects of lances they were like meat on a chopping block.
  5. They loved fleeing that they would envy.
  6. The corpses which were carried away by vultures and eagles.
  7. Nights would pass without them knowing number.
  8. As long as it was not nights of the sacred months (Ashur-e-Horum).
  9. It is as though the religion of Islam was a guest that visited their house.
  10. With every brave warrior, greedy for the flesh of the enemy.
  11. He used to lead an ocean of an army on galloping horses.
  12. They would strike ( the enemy) with a massive wave of brave warriors.
  13. Of every volunteer, having hope of reward from Allah.
  14. Fighting to exterminate the roots of kufr and to destroy it.
  15. Until the religion of Islam became of them.
  16. Reunited after her estrangement, with her family.
  17. Always taken care of by an affectionate father
  18. And a loving husband, so she did not suffer from orphanhood nor widowhood.
  19. They were mountains, so ask about them from him who fought them.
  20. What was his experience with them in each contest (battle).
  21. Ask (them about the condition of ) Hunain, Badr, Uhad.
  22. The verdict death for them was more severe than an epidemic.
  23. (They made their) white (shinning) swords red (with blood) after they were plunged.
  24. Into every black lock of (hair) of their enemies.
  25. And they write (with arrows) in calligraphic writing (on those of the bodies), which was left out.
  26. By their pens (lances). Like undotted letters,
  27. Completely clad with weapons they had characteristic marks to distinguish them.
  28. Like arose is distinguished by (characteristic) marks from a thorn tree.
  29. The winds of help (from Allah) would guide you to their fragrance.
  30. So you would think every brave man to be a flower in the bud.
  31. As though they were, when on horse back like the plants on hills.
  32. On account of the strength and bravery, not because of the tightness of their saddles.
  33. The hearts of the enemies flew into terror (due to their) prowess.
  34. So they could not make distinction between a lamb and a mighty warrior.
  35. And the person who has the help of Rasuluallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam with him.
  36. Even if a lion meets him in its den it begins to fear.
  37. And you would never see a friend not assisted.
  38. By him, nor would you find any enemy, but in pieces.
  39. He lodged his ummat in the fort of his religion.
  40. Like a lion which lodges with its cubs in a jungle.
  41. How many queries did the words of Allah have with defiers.
  42. Concerning him, and the clear evidence (of Allah), disputed many a plaintiff.
  43. It is sufficient for you as a miracle (to have so vast) knowledge in an unlettered person.
  44. In the period of ignorance, and such noble etiquettes in an orphan.