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The Mantle Adorned



The Mantle Adorned is a completely new translation of the Burda (æMantle PoemÆ) of Imam Sharaf al-Din al-Busiri (d.1297).

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EAN 13 / ISBN 9781872038155
Binding Hardback
Author Abu 'Abdallah Muhammad ibn Sa'id al-Busiri
Translator Timothy J. Winter
Publisher Quilliam Press
Pages 180

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Būsīrī (Abū 'Abdallāh Muhammad ibn Sa'īd ul-Būsīrī)
Abdal Hakim Murad  (T. J. Winter), Translator

The Mantle Adorned is a completely new translation of the Burda (‘Mantle Poem’) of Imam Sharaf al-Din al-Busiri (d.1297). Abdal Hakim Murad has consulted the classical commentaries to produce this clear and careful English version.
The translation includes a foreword by Professor Recep Sentürk of the Centre for Islamic Studies (ISAM), Istanbul.

‘The Burda is the favourite poem of Muslims everywhere’ 
(Annemarie Schimmel)

Murad has added to each verse a further verse of poetry by another poet, which expresses a similar sentiment of love for the Blessed Prophet. The book therefore serves as the best collection currently available in English of poems in praise of the Seal of the Messengers, may Allah bless him and give him peace. Poets represented include Rumi, Attar, Ibn Hazm, Nanotvi, Yahya Parkinson, Rilke, and many more.

‘Not one of you has faith until I am dearer to him than his father, his child, and all mankind’ 


About the Author

Būsīrī (Abū 'Abdallāh Muhammad ibn Sa'īd ul-Būsīrī) (1211–1294) was an Egyptian poet who wrote under the patronage of Ibn Hinna, the vizier. The most famous of his poems is the present work "Poem of the Mantle". It is entirely in praise of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, who cured the poet of paralysis by appearing to him in a dream and wrapping him in a mantle. The poem is considered sacred, even in the poet's lifetime. Up to the present time its verses are used as amulets; recited at births and other joyous occasions; it has been frequently edited and made the basis for other poems.

About the Translator

Abdal Hakim Murad was born in London in 1960. He is the author of several translations from Arabic, including volumes of the classic Revival of the Religious Sciences by Imam al-Ghazali.