The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersGuidance Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of nasheed, or Islamic devotional songs.
Qasida Burda, Chapter 8
Imam al-Būṣīrī continues, in this chapter, to mention honours the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) was granted. Allah aided him with such might and bravery that he was the best protector of Islam. Enemies only had to hear of him before being immediately immersed in paralysing fear. His companions, eager to support him in all situations, are described as being the true mountains, due to their strength and fortitude. Those in doubt can go ask Ḥunayn, Badr, and Uḥud what bravery and resolve really are.
Indeed, even lions in their own den’s would retreat on facing a person whose aid is from the Messenger of Allah. Yet, his knowledge – despite being unable to read – and his excellent character – despite growing up an orphan in era of decadence – are more than enough to prove his greatness and prophethood.
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About Nasheed Hub
Throughout the decades and civilisations of Islam, the vocal tradition, sometimes known as nasheed or devotional songs, were penned as a way of celebrating and giving thanks to Allah for the message of Islam, as well as for the Messenger himself.
These nasheeds were a way for people to turn towards their Lord in joyful celebration, rather than stringent routine. They were also tools to spread the message of Islam in a non-confrontational way. These nasheeds were able to reach out to those who were alienated or indifferent to the religion and the Muslim community, as well as to teach children who were too young for academic study.
These nasheeds originating from all corners of the Muslim world – from West Africa to Malaysia, from Turkey to Great Britian – mirror their own culture but all carry a common thread: love of Allah and His Messenger.
This series will explore the different nasheeds, penned by some of the great historical Muslim figures, poets, and scholars.
With gratitude to The Winterspring Mawlid and Dr. Asim Yusuf.