Category Archives: Prophet

Qasidah Al-Burdah – On His Heavenly Ascension

Imam Al-Busiri’s qasidatu-l burdah is an ode in praise of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) that has found universal fame. To commemorate the al-isra’ wa-l mi’raj season, we present here the English translation of the poem’s seventh section which is dedicated to the journey to a place where no creation has stepped foot. […]


bismi Llah wa-l hamdu li-Llah, wa-s salatu wa-s salamu ‘ala rasuli Llah, wa ‘ala alihi wa sahbihi wa man wala, wa ba’d: Ziyārah or Ziyarat lexically means “visitation”, and is used to refer to travel to sacred and significant sites associated with Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, the righteous, and even the general Muslims. It is a term […]

Ziyarat al-Nabi ﷺ

The following is the third in a series of 3 articles on the subject of Ziyarat or “Visitation”. The previous 2 articles can be accessed from here: Ziyarat al-Qubur – Visiting the Graves Ziyarat al-Salihin – Visiting the Righteous Ziyarat al-Nabi ﷺ – Visiting the Prophet ﷺ And success is from Allah and He is the Guide! Contents  Introduction Sheikh Nur […]

Correct Understanding of the Mawlid – 2

In response to the question, “Is there any basis for the Mawlid within the Prophetic Sunna?” the foremost Shafi’i jurist of this age and scion of the Prophetic household in Madinah, Al-Habib Al-‘Allamah Zayn b. Sumayt al-Shafi’i al-Husayni (may Allah protect him and keep him well) said: Yes! The Imām and Hadīth master, Ahmad Ibn […]

Correct Understanding of the Mawlid – 1

Amongst the traditional practices that generate heated arguments is the Mawlid celebration. We quote here the words of the late bastion of the ahlu-s sunnah wa-l jama’a in the Hijaz and reviver [mujaddid] of the 20th century, Al-Sayyid Al-Shaikh Muhammad b. ‘Alawi al-Maliki al-Hasani (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: Many people err […]