Qasidah Al-Burdah: The Cloak of Love or Ignorance?


In the past few years, there is a particular piece of Arabic poetry that has reached the Muslims in the west and has been translated into English. This poem is called Qasidah Al-Burdah by Muhammad Al-Busairi. It is also known as the most famous if not the most famous poem that supposedly praises the Prophet (peace be upon him).
The poem has been widespread in Arabic for nearly eight centuries and many scholars have replied to it in Arabic.