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Discourses on the Qaseeda Burdah

By: Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb  


Qaseedah Burdah 'The poem of the scarf' is a poem in praise and love for Rasulullah (Salallahu alayhi wasallam) composed by the famous Imam al - Busairi (Rahimahullah) of Egypt. The poem's actual title 'The celestial lights in praise of the best of creation' is famous throughout the world. It is the most recited poem and the most popular poem in any language. It is recited as a token of love for Rasulullah (Salallahu alayhi wasallam).

The Qaseeda Burdah is divided into 10 chapters and 160 couplets. There are many virtues of reading the Qaseeda Burdah but the ultimate aim for one who recites it and understands it is to generate the love for Rasulullah (Salallahu alayhi wasallam) in the heart and mind. Loving Rasulullah (Salallahu alayhi wasallam) is the pathway to open the heart and a sign towards the divine love of Allah. It is through these poems we learn how to express our love for Rasulullah (Salallahu alayhi wasallam) and how to translate that love in practical life.

The discourses of this powerful poem will be conducted by Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb during the last ten days of Ramadhaan in which he will simplify the high level of Arabic and eloquence and mine the hidden pearls of spirituality contained in the Qaseeda Burdah.


Daily programmes will be conducted at Masjidus Saliheen, Sherwood at the following times:

Morning:           10:30 am

After Dhuhr:     1:30 pm

After Tarawih:  10:30 pm

Assalāmu `alaikum Warahmatullāhi Wabrakatuh,

Respected Brother/Sister

We make Du’aa you are well. The Darul Iftaa was established in the year 2011. The fundamental objective of the Darul Iftaa is to train Ulama from various parts of the world to become Muftis. In this world of scientific calculations and technological advancements, economic confusion and political disarray, a Mufti is trained to understand and analyze current situations and provide leadership for the Ummah. There is a vacuum  of competent Muftis in various parts of the world. The Ummah lacks leadership. Alhamdulillah 21 students from different parts of the World including Canada, Belgium, USA, UK and Russia graduated this year as Mufti’s. The Darul Iftaa attended to hundreds of Fatawa from across the Globe and also attended to various large mediations and commercial arbitrations.

The Darul Iftaa requests your generous contributions during this auspicious month of Ramadhaan for running and general expenses of the Institute. This is indeed a great opportunity for you to earn Sawab e Jariyah in the Aakhirah. This is a tree with many branches bearing sweet fruits for your Aakhirah. Insha’Allah.

The Darul Iftaa banking details are as follows:

1. Type: Lillah

Bank: FNB

Branch: 223726

Account Number: 62292858910

2. Type: Zakaat

Bank: FNB

Branch: 220629

Account Number: 62315858136

The Darul Iftaa has set up an account with Payfast for foreign donors. Kindly click on the link below to contribute: 

Jazakallah Khayr.

Admin - Darul Iftaa (On behalf of Mufti Ebrahim Desai)


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