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

Chapter three

Concerning the praises of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam



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


After CLAMING HIS, love in the first chapter, and how to attain it, in the second Allamah Busairi R.A. begins the praises of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. He openly declares his love and shows the great qualities and prefect character of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. While showing his love he also shows the unrestricted and unlimited love which Allah Ta’aala has ability Allamah Busairi R.A. has for Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. When Allah Ta’aala has praised the beloved Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, then why should he and all of us also not try to excel in our praises and love for Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam.

  1. I transgressed the sunnat of him (Nabi, Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) who passed the night (in ibaadat).
  2. Until his feet complained of injury due to being swollen.
  3. And he tied and folded, on account of hunger, around hi stomach.
  4. A stone beneath which is his delicate skin.
  5. And high mountains of gold (tried to) tempt him.
  6. Towards it, but he was (completely) disinclined due to his high courage.
  7. His piety increased inspite of his need.
  8. For verily need never prevails (overpowers) the infallible.
  9. How can the necessities of such a noble personality incline him towards this world.
  10. For had it not been for him this world would not have come out of non existence.
  11. Muhammad ( Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is the leader of both worlds and both creations (man and jinn).

    [verses 11- 18 are well known- always being recited, sometimes in jum’ah, also audio in naats, ]
  12. And of both groups, Arabs and non Arabs.
  13. Our Nabi, the one who commands (good), forbids (evil). There is non (parallel to him).
  14. More truthful than him in saying "No" or "Yes".
  15. He is (Allah’s) most beloved, whose intercession is hoped for.
  16. For every fear (and distress) that is going to come (on the day) of agony (and fears).
  17. He called (people) towards Allah, so those who cling to him.
  18. Clinging to a rope which will never snap.
  19. He transcends the Ambiyaa, physically and in (noble) character.
  20. And (the other Ambiyaa) cannot come near his in knowledge and noble nature kindness.
  21. They all obtained from Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)
  22. (Like a) handful (of water) from the ocean or (a few) sips from continuous rains.
  23. And they all stopped before him at their (assigned) limits.
  24. (Either) of a point of knowledge or to gain one wisdom from (his) wisdom.
  25. For he is the on e with whom, ended all outward and inward perfection.
  26. And then the creator of all creation chose his as (His) most beloved.
  27. He has no equal in his magnificence.
  28. The jewel of (excellence) in him is indivisible.
  29. Discard what the christians claim about their Nabi
  30. Then decide and say what you wish in praise of him (Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).
  31. And attribute towards his personality whatever you wish of excellence.
  32. And attribute to his dignified status as mush greatness as you wish.
  33. For verily excellence of the Messenger of Allah has no (limits)
  34. Bounds, that a speaker might (be able to ) express with his mouth.
  35. If his miracles were proportionate (according ) to his rank, in greatness,
  36. Then his name would have, when called out brought decaying bones back to life.
  37. He did not try to (test) us with that which would confound our minds.
  38. Out of keen interest (kindness) for us, neither were we suspicious about the truthfulness of his mission) nor were we confounded (by his doctrines).
  39. His perfect inner nature made people helpless from comprehending, so it was not understood.
  40. Those near and far, except according to their (helpless) imperfect understanding.
  41. Like how the sun is seen by the eyes from far.
  42. Verily small, yet hurts (dazzles) the eye (when you stare at it).
  43. And can the reality of him be comprehended in this world.
  44. A sleeping nation whose description of him are (like interpretations of) a dream.
  45. So the extreme depth of (our) knowledge concerning him, is that he is a man.
  46. And verily he is the best of all the creation of Allah.
  47. Every miracle which all the Nabi’s showed.
  48. Verily they have been derived from his NUR.
  49. For verily he is the sun of virtue (and ) they (Ambiyaa) are its stars.
  50. Which show their lights to people only in the dark.
  51. Until when the sun rose his light spread.
  52. Universally and gave life to all the nations.
  53. How noble are the physical qualities of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, adorned with good character.
  54. (Who) was vested with beauty and disguised by pleasant temperament.
  55. (He) is like a blooming flower in its freshness and the full moon in splendour.
  56. And the ocean in generosity and time its fearless courage.
  57. Even when alone, it appears sue to his grandeur.
  58. As though (he is) in the midst of a large army and its retinue.
  59. It is like pearls well preserved in oysters.
  60. From the two mines, of his speech and his smiles.
  61. No perfume equals the dust (earth) which is touching his (Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam’s mubarak ) body.
  62. Glad tidings be to the person who smells it (the dust) and kisses it.