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The Reality of Qaseedah Burdah (Poem of the Scarf)
What is the reality of the famous Qaseedah Burdah (Poem of the Scarf) by Imam Busayree and which is shown on T.V? Who is this Imam Busayree?
There are two(2) people famously known as Busayree:
Qaseedah Burdah is filled up with exaggeration and has poems against Qur’an & Sunnah. For e.g: it is written in الفصل العاشر فی ذکر المناجات و عرض الحاجات
To say that the only place of refuge in times of widespread calamity is the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) is in complete opposition to the Qur’an and the saheeh ahadeeth.
Allah says in the Qur’an:
Hence, it is understood that to help without any other medium is a characteristic Attribute of Allah. Thus, to ask for such a help from the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) is incorrect.
A man who said or will say to the Prophet: “O Messenger of Allah! Help me!”, so the Messenger of Allah(sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said : “I do not own anything to give you”.(Saheeh Bukhari 3073, Saheeh Muslim 1831)
This hadeeth is also supported by Surah al-A’raaf v. 188
Also, it should be kept in mind that a saheeh hadeeth is evidence in itself, be it Beliefs or Jurisprudence or Rewards(for action) or Virtues even if it has a clear verse of Qur’an supporting it or not. In all the cases, a saheeh hadeeth is evidence. All praise is due to Allah.
It has been written in Qaseedah Burdah
In this poem, Busayri has described the the Prophet and the light of guidance, the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) as Human and the Best of all the humans. However, a few people get irritated with the word human (when describing the Prophet)
Author: Hafiz Zubair Alizai Rahimahullah
Translated by: taalibeilm via (sheikhzubairalizai dot wordpress dot com)
Reference: Sheikh Zubair Alizai`s book Azwah Fataawa Ilmiyyah (vol:01 Page:101-103)
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