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Nasheed Hub: Qasida Burda Part 2–On Admonition About The Caprices Of The Self

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of nasheed, or Islamic devotional songs.

Qasida Burda, Part 2

After having his secret love discovered in the first chapter due to the toll hiding it took on his appearance, the poet now admits his faults. He recognises that he should have listened to the advice his whitening hair was giving him, but his recalcitrant ego was would pay no heed. He compares it to an obstinate steed and yearns for someone to bring it back under his control.
The poet then proceeds to advise this reader on how to best protect himself from the ego, and its vain desires. He speaks from experience as someone who has seen the pitfalls and is now well versed in how to avoid them. His advice also extends to the subtle plots of the Devil, and how to avoid them.
After this sincere counsel, he returns to his own regrets and then asks God’s pardon for imparting advice not acted upon. His recognition of his deficiency is sincere enough for him to admit all the lost opportunities in drawing closer to God through voluntary worship. This sets the scene for the him to actually admit who his beloved is in the third chapter.
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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.


Resources for Seekers

https://seekersguidance.org/articles/video/nasheed-hub-qasidah-burda-part-1-lyrical-loveyearning/
https://seekersguidance.org/articles/audio/nasheed-hub-talaal-badru-alayna/
https://seekersguidance.org/articles/video/shaykh-ibrahim-osi-efa-sura-luqman-listening-spiritual-poetry/

Nasheed Hub: Qasida Burda Part 1–On Lyrical Loveyearning

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of nasheed, or Islamic devotional songs.

Qasida Burda

The Qasida Burda (Poem of the Cloak) is one of the most famous poems of Islamic history. The writer, Imam al-Busiri was inspired to write it after he became paralysed. When he went to sleep, he saw the Prophet, Allah bless him and in a dream, laying his cloak over him. When he woke up, he was completely healed.

The first chapter of this poem speaks of the writer’s love and longing. Rather than directly mentioning the object of his love, he hints at it in true poetic fashion, mentioning Dhi-salam, Kadhima, and Iram, the cities surrounding the Prophet’s city. He further mentions that excessive crying has caused marks on his face, which causes him to admit his love towards the end of the chapter.

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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.


Resources for Seekers

Nasheed Hub: Qasidah Muhammadiya

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersGuidance Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of nasheed, or Islamic devotional songs.

Qasidah Muhammadiya

Qasida Muhammadiya (The Muhammadan Ode) is a wonderful example of both linguistic eloquence and heartfelt love. It was written by Imam Busiri, the same poet who wrote the famous “Qasida Burda,” or the Poem of the Cloak. This poem is written in a very formal verse style that does not take away from the sincerity of the meaning.

Each verse praised the Prophet in a different way, in a very standardized way. Each verse begins with the name “Muhammad” and continues praising his various virtues. The word after the name, begins with the first letter of the Arabic letter. In the same way, the rest of the poem continues, first beginning with the blessed name of the Prophet, and then the next letter of the Arabic alphabet.

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About Nasheed Hub

Throughout the decades and civilizations 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.

Resources for Seekers