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Nasheed Hub: Qasida Burda Part 10 – On Petition of One’s State

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

Qasida Burda, Chapter 10

In this final section of this great poem, Imam al-Buṣīrī directly presents his abjectness and need before the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace). He entreats him for an intercession stating that rank of the Messenger of Allah will not diminish by interceding for him, yet he has much to lose, and no one else to turn to on the Day of Judgement.

We them see him console himself with the knowledge of Allah’s great mercy, and then turn to Him directly admitting his flaws, and pleading to Allah to not let his hopes in His forgiveness be dashed. The poem is concluded with prayers for the Messenger of Allah, his companions, and the Muslims.

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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.nasheed hub
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.


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Nasheed Hub: Qasida Burda Part 9 – On Seeking Intercession

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

Qasida Burda, Chapter 9

In this chapter, Imam al-Buṣirī expresses what he hopes to attain through the exquisite praise of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) which he has adorned this poem with: redemption. We learn of his deep remorse over the many wasted days, months, and years spent following his whims; and of the deceit experienced by those who exchange the permanent afterlife to gain the fleeting pleasures of the life of this world.

Imam al-Buṣīrī is full of confidence in the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) who never let anyone down. Never did someone hoping for his favour have his hopes dashed, nor did any of his neighbours leave without being honoured. How can he be let down, then, by the Messenger of Allah?

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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: Qasida Burda Part 8 – On His Struggle

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.nasheed hub
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: Qasida Burda Part 7–On The Ascension

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

Qasida Burda, Chapter 7

Having praised the Qur’an, and thereby, indirectly, the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless and him give him peace), Imam al-Busiri now addresses his beloved and eloquently praises him for the the Night Journey and the Ascension. These two events were of the greatest honours Allah granted His beloved Messenger.

Here he is praised for being the best of all creation who seekers turn to when in need; and why would this not be the case? Is he not the one who was singled out for the Night Journey and Ascension? Is he not the one who was raised to such a rank that none before or after him will reach?

Is he not the one whom all the prophets honoured and followed on that night? Is he not the one who – unparalleled – attained such favours that cannot even be described? Of course he is. And what good news there is for us – his umma – who through his virtues have become the best of nations. May Allah bless him with the best of what He gives to His beloved servants.

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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: Qasida Burda Part 4–On His Blessed Birth

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

Qasida Burda, Chapter 4

No longer caring about criticism, and completely unable to contain his praise for the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace), the poet now proceeds to share his lovestruck eulogies regarding some of the greatest blessings the Messenger of Allah  was given by Allah. He starts with the blessed birth.

Having stated at the end of the last chapter that his fragrant body had infused the soil of his grave with an unmatched scent, he now tells us that his miraculous, fragrant purity was even attested to by his birth. Just like perfumes eliminates odours, and light eliminates darkness, his birth was infused with great signs that he would eliminate all misguidance.

Fires, worshipped and lit incessantly for centuries, were put out; meteors chased devils away from the sky; false religious were made aware that their days were numbered; disbelievers were in panic…

The signs, foretold for millennia, were clear: his manifest light would efface the darkness of disbelief. There was no changing that.

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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: 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: Biha Tathbut al-Iman

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

Biha Yathbut al-Iman (It Strengthens Faith)

There are many hadiths that speak about why repeating the Testification of Faith is beneficial, such as this one.

“Belief is seventy and some branches. Its lowest branch is the removal of harm from the road while its highest is to say: There is no god but Allah.” (Muslim, Tirmidhi, Nasa’i, Ibn Majah, and Ahmad). 

Sometimes, repetition can become dry, and that’s when this beautiful nasheed comes in, which literally sings the praises of singing praise. Whenever you feel like you’re losing focus, this poem, authored by ShaykhʿAbdul-Qadir al-Lubni, will come to your rescue.

With it faith is strengthened, with it security is obtained

Repeat it, whoever you are, “there is no God but Allah!”

The poem lists the benefits of saying this blessed phrase, including reaching success, healing from illnesses, and lifting of tribulations.

It cures all maladies, it rectifies all defects,

Mention it without fear of boredom, “there is no God but Allah!”

It’s pleasant tune and encouraging theme makes it a nice song to sing alone, in a group, or with children.

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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.

Resources for Seekers

Nasheed Hub: Talama Ashku Gharami

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

Talama Ashku Gharami

Talama Ashku Gharami, or “How Long Will My Heart Ache,” is a heartfelt Nasheed that may can relate to. One of the less-appreciated poems, it speaks directly to the soul.

The author is experiencing heartache. However, it is not a wordly or romantic pain. Rather than wishing for a loved one, he is longing for the ultimate goal; to attain unto Allah, and see the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace.

He asks when his pain will stop, saying, “How long will my heart ache for my Beloved?” He addresses the Prophet as the one from Tiham (an area that includes the cities of Mecca and Medina). He goes on, speaking about his utmost desire to attain the vision, and see the door of Paradise. He concludes by asking Allah, to grant goodness with goodness.
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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

 

Nasheed Hub: Bushra Lana

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

Bushra Lana (Good News)

We don’t know what good news inspired the author to write this nasheed. However, Bushra Lana described attainting “our highest wish,” whereby all troubles end and wellbeing and joy comes forth.

We can only wonder what the author experienced. The safe return of a loved one thought to be lost for good? Some knowledge that was implemented allowed the author to be propelled to new heights? A vision of the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace? A spiritual connection to Allah, a lifting of veils?

We may assume that the author saw the Prophet in a vision. The song continues, telling the soul about the enjoyment of meeting, and telling the eye that it will seek comfort soon, all through the beauty of the Chosen One.

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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

Nasheed Hub: Ya Arham al-Rahimeen

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

Ya Arham al-Rahimeen

Ya Arham al-Rahimeen (O Most Merciful of Those Who Show Mercy) is a very unique nasheed. It is in the form of a long, beautifully complex prayer, and it calls on Allah to help the believers in their time of need.

It begins by calling on Allah through His Blessed Names: The Generous, the Merciful, the Clement, The Powerful, and Mighty. The singers recognize that they have no one but Allah, and no salvation except for their Lord. They then ask Allah to send them a righteous leader that they can follow, rather than being forced to follow a corrupt one. They hope for a leader who abolishes evil, enjoins the good, and removes distress.

The singers would then go on to ask for other things to alleviate their suffering. They ask for beneficial rainfalls that continue throughout the years, forgiveness from sins and a good ending.

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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