IN PRAISE OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD: Reflections on Qasida Burda (Poem of the Cloak)
with Ustadh Hisham Mahmoud, Lecturer in the Near Eastern Studies Department
This course takes us on a journey through the celebrated Qasida Burda, a beautiful and marvelous poem in praise of God's beloved penned by Imam al-Busiri (d.1294). We will read the Burda in Arabic with English translation and commentary. You will gain a new appreciation of the Arabic language as well as a higher degree of love and admiration for God's messenger (s). You simply won't want to miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the greatest ode's ever written in human history.