What a recitation last night of the famous Burda poem composed by Imam al-Busiri, the brilliant poet and true lover of the Messenger of Allah. Habib Kadhim attended the gathering which is usually held weekly. A powerful rendition of a poem that is oozing with love of the Best of Creation.
Habib Kadhim spoke about the story behind its composition, including:
- the paralysis of half of the body of Imam al-Busiri
- al-Busiri’s seeking the intercession of the Messenger of Allah to be granted recovery from his paralysis
- how the Burda was written with love, and it has surpassed so many other poems in praise of the Prophet of Allah because of the poet’s connection with the Beloved
A recording of his talk at the Burda recitation will be made available here as well. Come back in a few hours time.