Qasida al-Burda (hymn of the mantle) is a poem that was composed by poet, scholar and spiritual master Imam al-Busiri in the 11th century. It has been a mainstay of Muslim choral tradition across the globe.
The Burda (as it’s often called) is the quintessence of devotional praise and expression of love for Prophet Muhammad. Traditionally it has been memorised and recited in gatherings, adapted uniquely in tune and rhythm to the different cultures that sing it in gatherings – often special occasions of celebration and healing for the sick. The poem has been translated into more than 13 languages, has had over 90 commentaries written on it, and is thus known to be one of the most recited poems in the world.
Though it was originally written in Arabic, Ustadha Siddiqa Sarwar will takes us through its 10 chapters in English and Urdu translations as well as Arabic in an uplifting gathering for women.
Please note, this event is for women only.