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

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub 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 […]

Nasheed Hub: Qasida Burda Part 9 – On Seeking Intercession

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub 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 […]

Nasheed Hub: Qasida Burda Part 8 – On His Struggle

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub 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 […]

Nasheed Hub: Qasida Burda Part 7–On The Ascension

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub 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 […]

Nasheed Hub: Qasida Burda Part 6–On The Qur’an

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of nasheed, or Islamic devotional songs. Qasida Burda, Chapter 6 After alluding to the plethora of miracles granted to the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace), Imam al-Busiri now proceeds to praise him through his beautiful description […]

Nasheed Hub: Qasida Burda Part 5–On His Miracles

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of nasheed, or Islamic devotional songs. Qasida Burda, Chapter 5 After looking at the specific miracles manifested at the birth of the Messenger of Allah, Imam al-Buṣayrī now discusses how his beloved was honoured with many other miracles. From trees […]

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 […]

The Believer’s Strange Rejoicing – and an Exclusive Eid Gift

Eid Message from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Eid al-Adha, 1439 / 2018 “Say: In Allah’s grace and mercy let them rejoice. That is far better than whatever they amass.” [Qur’an, 10.58]  Allah, the Lord of Grace and Mercy, has made rejoicing (farah) a religious duty. Gratitude for God’s blessings doesn’t come easily to humans. Rather, we’re given […]

Nasheed Hub: Qasida Burda Part 3–On Praise of the Prophet

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of nasheed, or Islamic devotional songs. Qasida Burda, Chapter 3 After having his love discovered, and after having poured his heart out in expressing his deficiencies, the poet now juxtaposes his flaws with the perfections of his beloved. He starts […]

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 […]