Top positive review
An absolute gem! Highly recommended.
6 May 2013
This is a treasure for all those who love the Prophet ﷺ, and those who love beautiful poetry in general. Imam Busiri's 'Burdah' needs no introduction, but this is the best translation I've read out of the many versions out there. It successfully lifts some of the language barrier often lost in translation. This version also includes the original Arabic verse, with transliteration AND translation in English, which is useful especially if Arabic is not your native tongue. The layout is aesthetically pleasing too; ivory pages, a beautiful Arabic script and a crisp typeface throughout all the text (I can't help but appreciate these fine details!) Also, the inclusion of the 'Mudariyya' and 'al-Muhammadiya' is a wealth in itself. These are stunning, albeit lesser known, poetic masterpieces by the great Imam Busiri and 'al-Muhammadiya' in particular is a personal favourite. Peace and blessings be upon you, o Beloved Messenger of Allah ﷺ!