الزبدة في شرح البردة
This is an Arabic poem honouring the Prophet Muḥammad (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him). The name means 'poem of the mantle' or 'of the cloak'. The poem is divided into 10 chapters and 160 ve
rses all rhyming with each other. The 10 chapters of the Burda comprise: on Lyrical love yearnly, warnings about the caprices of the self, the praise of the Prophet, his birth, his miracles, the exalted stature and miraculous merits of the Qurʾān, the ascension of the Prophet, the struggle of Allāh's Messenger, seeking Intercession through the Prophet, intimate discourse and the petition of one's state.
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