FREE Shipping over $75!
HomeNew on our Shelves1The Mainstay: A Commentary on Qasida Al-Burda (Imam Al-Busiri ; Ibn Ajiba)
The Mainstay: A Commentary on Qasida Al-Burda (Imam Al-Busiri ; Ibn Ajiba)

The Mainstay: A Commentary on Qasida Al-Burda (Imam Al-Busiri ; Ibn Ajiba)

Item #13084
Availability:Usually ships the next business day
Sale Price$44.95 You Save 10%
Stock Status:

ISBN: 9780992806514
Author: Imam Al-Busiri ; Ibn Ajiba ( author ) Abdul Aziz Suraqah ( translator )
Publisher: Abu Zahra Press 2015
Pages: 313 Binding: Hardback

Description from the publisher:

Ever since its composition in the seventh Islamic century; by the poet; scholar and spiritual master Muhammad b. Sa id al-Bu iri; al-Kawakib al-durriyya f mad Khayr al-Bariyya ( The Celestial Lights in Praise of the Best of Creation ); more commonly known as the Burda; has been a mainstay of the Muslim choral tradition from East to West. It is the quintessence of devotional praise and expression of passionate love for the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace); for both the expert and layman. It adorns architecture throughout the Muslim lands and also found a place on the walls of the Prophet s Mosque in Medina. Dozens of commentaries and glosses on the poem have been written; by such luminaries as Ibn ajar al-Haytami; Ali al-Qari; al-Bajuri and Shaykh-Zadah. This indicates its widespread acceptance within the mainstream Muslim scholarly tradition and unquestionably dispels the doubts that some have raised about the poem s content. While a plethora of material exists in Arabic; Urdu and Persian; no complete commentary on the Burda has hitherto been written in or translated into English. Inspired by this rich heritage of his predecessors; Shaykh Ibn Ajiba d.1224 AH [1809 CE] in al- Umda f Shar al-Burda ( The Mainstay: a Commentary on Qa ida al-Burda ) beautifully elaborates on the poem taking the reader to the heart of the author. He comprehensively explains the meanings of each couplet and gleans beneficial spiritual lessons from it. For every reference in the Burda to events in the Prophet s life; the author cites the primary texts that mention them and offers valuable details and enlightening clarifications of areas of possible confusion. It further offers the reader beautiful imagery and aesthetic refinement that perfectly complement al-Bu iri s ode.

Product Reviews for The Mainstay: A Commentary on Qasida Al-Burda (Imam Al-Busiri ; Ibn Ajiba)

Always ship fast, and great books! ... read more

- Mukarram S, CA

we accept visa, mastercard, american express, paypal, discoverecommerce provided by Yahoo! Small Businesssecure 256bit encryption
Get exclusive offers and notices of new products sent directly to your inbox.
© 2015 Islamic, All rights reserved.