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Qasidat Al Burda

Author : Sharaf Al-Din Al-Busiri
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The ode al-Kawakib al-Durriyya fi Madh Khayr al-Bariyya ('Celestial Lights in Praise of the Best of Creation') - more famously known as the 'qasidat al-burda' ('Ode of the Prophetic Mantle') by the famed 13th century Mamluk satirical poet turned Sufi Sharaf al-Din al-Busiri (d.695/1296) - is perhaps the most exceptional poem in Islamic history. It inspired hundreds of commentaries, is translated into dozens of languages and is held in extreme reverence by Muslims all over the world. One commentary that is broad, lucid and early is that of the Damascene Shafi'ite jurist and social critic Abu Shama (d.665/1268). Major portions of Section 3 which is the madih (eulogy) segment of that commentary is translated here for the first time with an extensive introduction to the Burda, the lives of both author and commentator as well as additional notes to help guide the reader. It is hoped this small work will add to the growing literature in English on the emerging genre of 'Burda Studies'.

The Mantle Adorned

Author : Sharaf al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Saʻīd Būṣīrī
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A new English translation of the celebrated Poem of the Cloak (Qasidat al-Burda) by Imam Busiri (may Allah be pleased with him) is now available. With calligraphy by Betul Krkan and illumination by Ersan Percem, the beautiful production of this edition reflects the esteem in which the poem is held, as well of course as its high purpose, the remembrance and honouring of God's Beloved and Final Messenger, Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.Sheikh Abdal Hakim's translation renders the poem in beautiful and moving English in a parallel text alongside the original Arabic. In addition, each verse is followed by lines from other poets - classical and modern, and from many parts of the world - echoing and amplifying its theme, encouraging the reader to reflect on its meanings more fully."

Variance in Arabic Manuscripts

Author : Florian Sobieroj
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In Arabic and Islamic studies, the subject of variance in general and that of textual variation in particular has not been investigated exhaustively so far. In the present book the variation in texts of the “closed transmission” will be studied, focusing on a small corpus of didactic and model poems, with a view to establishing what degree of text stability and change was allowed by the medium manuscript. Categories of variance (relating to work-titles, text, number of verses and their sequence, page-layout, context) and the means of controlling them in the manuscripts of the poems are identified and detailed descriptions of the copies are given. The monograph also includes a presentation of some major traits of the cultural background to the study of Arabic didactic poetry and of its dissemination in which memorization has played a crucial role. The intended readers,editors and other users of manuscripts, are helped to acquaint themselves with the methods employed in the manuscripts to control variation and they are given an overview of the large spectrum of Arabic didactic poetry and of its place in the traditional culture of learning in Islamicate societies.

The Trans Saharan Book Trade

Author : Graziano Krätli
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Concerned with the history of scholarly production, book markets and trans-Saharan exchanges in Muslim African (primarily western and northern Africa), as well as the creation of manuscript libraries, this book consists of a collection of twelve essays that examine these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Al Ibadiyya A Bibliography

Author : Martin H. Custers
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Für eine beträchtliche Zeit war der Ibadismus ein vernachlässigtes Forschungsobjekt, sowohl im Westen, als auch in der arabischen Welt und darüber hinaus. Seit ungefähr einem Jahrzehnt ändert sich dies jedoch schnell. Immer mehr Studenten, Forscher und Wissenschaftler schenken dem Ibadismus und seiner reichen Geschichte im Maghreb, Mashriq und in der Region des Indischen Ozeans, insbesondere bei Sansibar und Ostafrika, Beachtung. Internationale Konferenzen mit allen Aspekten der al-Ibadiyya, die nicht selten durch das omanische Ministerium für Stiftungen und religiöse Angelegenheiten angeregt werden, etablieren sich zu einem wiederkehrenden Phänomen. Die Ibaditen werden nicht länger mit den Kharijis und den negativen Konnotationen, die dieser Bewegung anhaften, gleichgesetzt. Weitere Studien könnten sogar zu dem Verständnis führen, dass al-Ibadiyya als die älteste aller islamischen Madhahib angesehen werden kann. Die drei Bände Al-Ibadiyya, a Bibliography bieten ein komfortables Werkzeug im Studium des Ibadismus. Die ersten beiden Bände Ibadis of the Mashriq and Ibadis of the Maghrib, incl. Egypt, enthalten Werke von Ibadi Autoren, darunter druckfertige Werke sowie Manuskripte, die vor allem dem Ibadi Turath angehören. Neben Informationen zu den Autoren und ihren Werken finden sich sekundäre Quellen und Verweise auf verwandte Elemente in den beiden anderen Bänden; Details zu den Manuskripten werden nebst ihrer Standorte angegeben. Ein Namensindex erleichtert die Suche nach einem bestimmten Autor. Dem dritten Band dieser Bibliographie, der Sekundärliteratur, sind nicht nur Veröffentlichungen zuzuordnen, die unmittelbar und ausschließlich auf Ibadismus -Bücher, Artikel, Dissertationen und noch nicht veröffentlichte Vorträge zurückzuführen sind, es werden auch Titel berücksichtigt, die oft über indirekten Zusammenhang zum Ibadismus verfügen, wie beispielsweise Ibadi-bezogene Themen zu Djerba, dem Jabal Nafusa, Mizab, der modernen Geschichte des Oman, Sansibar usw. Diese werden noch ergänzt um zahlreiche Querverweise und verwandte Elemente innerhalb dieses Bandes wie auch der beiden anderen Bände. Ausgewählte Sachregister am Ende erleichtern die gezielte Suche. Die drei Bände dieser zweiten, überarbeiteten und erweiterten Auflage der Al-Ibadiyya Bibliographie sind das Ergebnis von Reisen nach Mizab, Djerba, Tripolitanien sowie Kairo in den frühen 1970er Jahren, auch kommen neuere Abschnitte, basierend auf der Arbeit von insgesamt sechs Monaten in den verschiedenen gut ausgestatteten Bibliotheken des Sultanats Oman, sowie dem Studium möglichst vieler Publikationen über den Ibadismus und nicht zuletzt der ausgiebigen Recherche im Internet hinzu. Al-Ibadiyya, a Bibliography sollte daher eher als ein Handbuch über den Ibadismus betrachtet werden, denn als eine bloße Bibliographie. Studienanfänger sowie erfahrene Forscher werden in diesen Bänden ein unverzichtbares Instrument für ihre Studien finden.****************For a considerable time Ibadism has been a neglected field of studies, in the West as well as in the Arab world and beyond. Since a decennium or so this is changing fast. More and more students, researchers and scholars are paying attention to Ibadism and its rich history in the Maghrib, in the Mashriq and in the region of the Indian Ocean, especially Zanzibar and East Africa. International conferences on all kinds of aspects of al-Ibadiyya, more often than not stimulated by the Omani Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, are becoming a recurring phenomenon. No longer the Ibadis are simply equated with the Kharijis and the negative connotation attached to that movement. Further studying might very well even lead to the understanding that al-Ibadiyya is the oldest of all Islamic Madhahib. The three volumes of Al-Ibadiyya, a Bibliography offer a comfortable tool in studying Ibadism. The first two volumes, Ibadis of the Mashriq and Ibadis of the Maghrib, incl. Egypt, contain works by Ibadi authors, printed works and manuscripts, mostly works which can be considered to belong to the Ibadi Turath. Information is given on the authors and on their works, with secondary sources and references to related items in the other two volumes; of manuscripts details are given as well as their locations. An index of names facilitates finding a particular author. As for the third volume of this bibliography, Secondary Literature, it does not only contain publications directly and strictly related to Ibadism -books, articles, dissertations, not yet published conference lectures, but also titles often not directly related to Ibadi works or Ibadi subjects, such as books and articles on Jerba, the Jabal Nafusa, Mizab, the modern history of Oman, Zanzibar etc., with as much cross-references as possible to related items within this volume and in the other two volumes. Selected subject indexes at the end facilitate searching. The three volumes of this second, revised and enlarged edition of Al-Ibadiyya, a Bibliography are the results of visits to Mizab, Jerba, Tripolitania and Cairo in the early 1970s, more recent work of, in all, six months in several rich libraries in the Sultanate of Oman, as well as the studying of as much as possible publications on Ibadism, and searching on the world wide web. Al-Ibadiyya, a Bibliography is to be considered a handbook on Ibadism rather than a mere bibliography. Beginning students of Ibadism as well as seasoned researchers will find this work an indispensable instrument for their studies.

Muhammad in History Thought and Culture An Encyclopedia of the Prophet of God 2 volumes

Author : Coeli Fitzpatrick Ph.D.
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This in-depth examination of the life, history, and influence of Muhammad as discussed by leading scholars provides a wide-ranging look at the prophet's legacy unlike any other in the field of Islamic and culture studies. • Documents Muhammad's broad impact on history, culture, and society • Shares viewpoints from more than 100 scholars in the field of Islamic studies to provide different perspectives on how Muhammad's life and beliefs have changed the course of history • Explores Muhammad's changing image—and controversies over his depiction and the communication of his ideas—in art, music, and literature • Provides an in-depth overview of Muhammad's influences on secular life and culture

Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilization and Religion

Author : Ian Richard Netton
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The Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilization and Religion provides scholarly coverage of the religion, culture and history of the Islamic world, at a time when that world is undergoing considerable change and is a focus of international study and debate. The non-Muslim world's perceptions of Islam have often tended to be dominated by unrepresentative radical extremist movements and media interpretations of events involving such movements, to the extent that many people are unaware of the depth and variety of Islamic thought. At the same time, many who have had a formal training in Islamic studies have tended to concentrate on the traditional, to the exclusion of the contemporary. The Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilization and Religion covers the full range of Islamic thought, in historical depth, but it also provides substantial coverage of contemporary trends across the Muslim world. With well over a thousand entries on Islamic theology, history, arts, science, law and institutions, and coverage of Islam in individual countries and cities around the world, the Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilization and Religion provides an extremely rich resource for students and researchers in religious studies and Middle Eastern studies. Entries are cross-referenced and bibliographies are provided. There is a full index. Routledge published The Qura'n: An Encyclopedia in 2005, an excellent companion to the Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilization and Religion.

The Chester Beatty Library

Author : Sir Alfred Chester Beatty
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The Chester Beatty Library Indexes by U Lyons

Author : Arthur John Arberry
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Qasida Burdah

Author : Imam Salih Sharif-Ud-Din Al-Busuri
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The author had suffered a stroke. After losing hope in his recovery after prolonged treatment by doctors, he in a state of dispair composed this poem in praise of Sayidna Rasulullah (SAW). How he got cured from the disease is explained in "The reason for writing the Poem" which was written in 660 H.

Islamic Poetry

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Naat Khawans, Poetry by Muhammad Iqbal, Swahili poetry, The Philosophy of Supplication, Qa da al-Burda, Gift from Hijaz, Muhammad Farooq, Saare Jahan Se Achcha, The Secrets of the Self, Gabriel's Wing, Karbala Ta Karbala, Message from the East, Mushtaq Qadri, Javid Nama, The Secrets of Selflessness, Nizari Quhistani, Khursheed Ahmad, Muhammad Owais Raza Qadri, Shah Jo Risalo, Marsia, What should then be done O people of the East, Tarana-e-Milli, The Call of the Marching Bell, Farhan Ali Qadri, Utenzi, Persian Psalms, Sufi poetry, Shikwa, Kulliyyat-e-Hasrat, Hamd, The Rod of Moses, Qat'aa, List of Pakistani Naat Khawans, Gulshan-i Raz-i Jadid, Khizr-i-Rah, Bandagi Nama, Tulu'i Islam. Excerpt: Qa dat al-Burda (Arabic:, "Poem of the Mantle") is an ode of praise for the Islamic prophet Muhammad(S.A.W) composed by the eminent Sufi, Imam al-Busiri (Mu ammad b. Sa d b. amm d b. Mu sin b. Ab Sur r b. ibb n b. Abdullah b. Mallak al-Sanhaj ) of Egypt. The poem, whose actual title is al-Kaw kib ad-Durr ya f Mad Khayr al-Bar ya ("Celestial Lights in Praise of the Best of Creation"), is famous mainly in the Sunni Muslim world. It is entirely in praise of Muhammad (S.A.W), who cured the poet of paralysis by appearing to him in a dream and wrapping him in a mantle or scarf. Al-B r 's full name is Mu ammad b. Sa d b. amm d b. Mu sin b. Ab Sur r b. ibb n b. Abdullah b. Mallak al-Sanhaj . Different biographers present slightly different versions of his life although certain facts are agreed upon by all. He descended from the North African Berber Sanhaja tribe of Morocco. The famous historian al-Maqr z, claimed that al-B r 's family was from the Hamm d Citadel in Morocco and was a part of the Ban abn n tribe. Little is known about his childhood although scholars surmise that he received the usual education for...

Classical Traditions and Modern Meanings

Author : Stefan Sperl
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Pages of Perfection

Author : Musée du Petit Palais (Paris, France)
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Self Purification and the State of Excellence

Author : Muhammad Hisham Kabbani
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Qasidah Burdah

Author : Ka'b Ibn Zuhair
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QASIDAH BURDAHTHE THREE POEMS OF THE PROPHET'S MANTLETranslations & Introduction by Paul SmithKa'b ibn Zuhair (died 7th century A.D.) was a famous poet who at first opposed Prophet Muhammad. Finally, he secretly went to Medina and approached the Prophet to ask if one who repented and embraced the faith would be forgiven. Mohammed answered yes and the poet asked, “Even Ka'b ibn Zuhair?” When he affirmed this, Ka'b revealed his identity and read a poem, his Banat Suad (of 55 couplets), which would become his most famous poem. As a reward Prophet Mohammed took off his mantle (cloak) and put it on Ka'b's shoulders. The second for Mohammed was composed by the eminent Sufi, Imam al-Busiri (1210-1297). The poem (161 couplets) is famous mainly in the Sunni Muslim world. It is entirely in praise of Prophet Mohammed, who is said to have cured the poet of paralysis by appearing to him in a dream and wrapping him in a mantle. The third poet of the 'Mantle' was Ahmed Shawqi (1869 - 1932) the great Arabic Poet-Laureate, an Egyptian poet and dramatist who pioneered the modern Egyptian literary movement, introducing poetic epics to the Arabic literary tradition. His 'Mantle' qasida is 190 couplets. The correct rhyme-structure has been kept and the meaning of these beautiful, powerful, spiritual poems. Pages 116COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH'S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ'S 'DIVAN'.“It is not a joke... the English version of ALL the ghazals of Hafiz is a great feat and of paramount importance. I am astonished. If he comes to Iran I will kiss the fingertips that wrote such a masterpiece inspired by the Creator of all.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran. “Superb translations. 99% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator into Persian and knower of Hafiz's Divan off by heart.“Smith has probably put together the greatest collection of literary facts and history concerning Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author). Paul Smith is a poet, author and translator of over 80 books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Mu'in, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Bulleh Shah and others, and poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children's books and screenplays.

Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the Daiber Collection Institute of Oriental Culture University of Tokyo

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A Handlist of the Manuscripts in the Institute of Ethiopian Studies Volume Two

Author : Alessandro Gori
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This book provides a handlist of the Islamic codices hosted in the library of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at the University of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). Theirs is one of the most important collections of Islamic manuscripts in the horn of Africa. Almost totally unexplored, the collection contains many valuable examples of the rich and variegated manuscript tradition of the Ethiopian Muslims. Each entry describes the main physical features and the most important texts contained in the codex. The catalogue includes a detailed analysis of a selection of watermarked papers and bindings--richly illustrated with pictures from the manuscripts. An extensive appendix contains over eighty plates of paleographical samples of dated manuscripts. Several indices (titles of the works, personal and place names, etc.) facilitate the usage of the handlist for further research.

Advice for the Wahhabi

Author : Hüseyin Hilmi Işık
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The Berber Literary Tradition of the Souls

Author : Nico van den Boogert
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Reflections on Reflections

Author : Angelika Neuwirth
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This volume assembles the papers read at a symposium on the diverse forms of literature reception and intertextuality in Middle Eastern literatures and Arabic literature in particular. Arabic studies are continuously confronted with powerful traditions and notions of canon. Yet questions of intertextuality have only rarely been systematically pursued and a comprehensive study in the various modes of literary reception is equally missed. This book intends to alert to a desideratum in that subject.