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  • Qasida Muhammadiya
    Attributed to Imam al-Busiri

    Arabic

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      Qasida Muhammadiya (Arabic: قصيدة المضرية) is a poem written by the eminent poet Imam al-Busiri, author of the famous Qasida Burda. It is a short poem, consisting of 16 couplets in which each line begins with the blessed name of Muhammad ﷺ.

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      مُحَمَّدٌ أَشْرَفُ الْأَعْرَابِ وَالْعَجَمِ
      مُحَمَّدٌ خَيْرُ مَنْ يَمْشِي عَلَى قَدَمِ
      Muḥammadun ashrafu l-aʿrābi wa l-ʿajami
      Muḥammadun khayru man yamshī ʿalā qadami
      1. Muhammad - noblest of the Arabs and the non-Arabs
      Muhammad - best of all those who walk upon two feet
      مُحَمَّدٌ بَاسِطُ الْمَعْرُوفِ جَامِعُهُ
      مُحَمَّدٌ صَاحِبُ الْإِحْسَــانِ وَالْكَرَمِ
      Muḥammadun bāsiṭu l-maʿrūfi jāmiʿuhu
      Muḥammadun ṣāḥibu l-iḥsāni wa l-karami
      2. Muhammad - most expansive giver of all good things
      Muhammad - the master of excellence and generosity
      مُحَمَّدٌ تَاجُ رُسْلِ اللهِ قَاطِبَةً
      مُحَمَّدٌ صَادِقُ الْأَقْوَالِ وَالْكَلِمِ
      Muḥammadun tāju rusli Llāhi qāṭibatan
      Muḥammadun ṣādiqu l-aqwāli wa l-kalimi
      3. Muhammad - crown of the Messengers of God without exception
      Muhammad - in speech and word the one most true
      مُحَمَّدٌ ثَابِتُ الْمِيثَاقِ حَافِظُهُ
      مُحَمَّدٌ طَيِّبُ الْأَخْلَاقِ وَالشِّيَمِ
      Muḥammadun thābitu l-mīthāqi hāfiẓuhu
      Muḥammadun ṭayyibu l-akhlāqi wa sh-shiyami
      4. Muhammad - utterly reliable in keeping trusts
      Muhammad - whose character and qualities are excellent indeed
      مُحَمَّدٌ رُوِيَتْ بِالنُّورِ طِينَتُهُ
      مُحَمَّدٌ لَمْ يَزَلْ نُورًا مِنَ الْقِدَمِ
      Muḥammadun ruwiyat bi n-nūri ṭīnatuhu
      Muḥammadun lam yazal nūran mina l-qidami
      5. Muhammad - his substance watered by light
      Muhammad - a light still shining from before eternity
      مُحَمَّدٌ حَاكِمٌ بِالْعَدْلِ ذُو شَرَفٍ
      مُحَمَّدٌ مَعْدِنُ الْإِنْعَامِ وَالْحِكَمِ
      Muḥammadun ḥākimun bi l-ʿadli dhū sharafin
      Muḥammadun maʿdinu l-inʿāmi wa l-ḥikami
      6. Muhammad - fair and wise in judgement, the noble one,
      Muhammad - source of kindness and wisdom
      مُحَمَّدٌ خَيْرُ خَلْقِ اللهِ مِنْ مُضَرٍ
      مُحَمَّدٌ خَيْرُ رُسْلِ اللهِ كُلِّهِمِ
      Muḥammadun khayru khalqi Llāhi min Muḍarin
      Muḥammadun khayru rusli Llāhi kullihimi
      7. Muhammad - finest of God’s creation, who came from Mudar
      Muhammad - of all God’s Messengers the best
      مُحَمَّدٌ دِينُهُ حَقٌّ نَدِينُ بِهِ
      مُحَمَّدٌ مُجْمِلًا حَقًا عَلَى عَلَمِ
      Muḥammadun dīnuhu ḥaqqun nadīnu bihi
      Muḥammadun mujmilan ḥaqqan ʿalā ʿalami
      8. Muhammad - his creed is true, by it we profess our faith
      Muhammad - eminent, the embodiment of truth
      مُحَمَّدٌ ذِكْرُهُ رَوْحٌ لِأَنْفُسِنَا
      مُحَمَّدٌ شُكْرُهُ فَرْضٌ عَلَى الْأُمَمِ
      Muḥammadun dhikruhu rawḥun li anfusinā
      Muḥammadun shukruhu farḍun ʿala l-umami
      9. Muhammad - to mention him brings refreshment to our souls
      Muhammad - praising him is a duty upon all peoples
      مُحَمَّدٌ زِينَةُ الدُّنْيَا وَبَهْجَتُهَا
      مُحَمَّدٌ كَاشِفُ الْغُمَّاتِ وَالْظُلَمِ
      Muḥammadun zīnatu d-dunya wa bahjatuha
      Muḥammadun kāshifu l-ghummāti wa ẓ-ẓulami
      10. Muhammad - the beauty of the world and its splendour
      Muhammad - who lifts the veils of darkness and distress
      مُحَمَّدٌ سَيِّدٌ طَابَتْ مَنَاقِبُهُ
      مُحَمَّدٌ صَاغَهُ الرَّحْمٰنُ بِالنِّعَمِ
      Muḥammadun sayyidun ṭābat manāqibuhu
      Muḥammadun ṣāghahu r-raḥmānu bi-n-niʿami
      11. Muhammad - a master, whose virtues bring delight
      Muhammad - the Most Merciful fashioned him from grace
      مُحَمَّدٌ صَفْوَةُ الْبَارِي وَخِيرَتُهُ
      مُحَمَّدٌ طَاهِرٌ مِنْ سَائِرِ التُّهَمِ
      Muḥammadun ṣafwatu l-bārī wa khīratuhu
      Muḥammadun ṭāhirun min sai'ri t-tuhami
      12. Muhammad - the flower of the Creator and His elect
      Muhammad - pure beyond all suspicion
      مُحَمَّدٌ ضَاحِكٌ لِلضَّيْفِ مُكْرِمُهُ
      مُحَمَّدٌ جَارُهُ وَاللهِ لَمْ يُضَمِ
      Muḥammadun ḍāḥikun li-ḍ-ḍayfi mukrimuhu
      Muḥammadun jāruhu wa Llāhi lam yuḍami
      13. Muhammad - smiling and cheerful with his guest to honour him,
      Muhammad - by God, no neighbour of his was ever wronged!
      مُحَمَّدٌ طَابَتِ الدُّنْيَا بِبِعْثَتِهِ
      مُحَمَّدٌ جَاءَ بِالْآيَاتِ وَالْحِكَمِ
      Muḥammadun ṭābati-d-dunyā bi biʿthatihi
      Muḥammadun jā'a bi l-āyāti wa l-ḥikami
      14. Muhammad - this world was made delightful by his being sent
      Muhammad - he came with signs and with wisdom
      مُحَمَّدٌ يَوْمَ بَعْثِ النَّاسِ شَافِعُنَا
      مُحَمَّدٌ نُورُهُ الْهَادِي مِنَ الظُّلَمِ
      Muḥammadun yawma baʿthi n-nāsi shāfiʿuna
      Muḥammadun nūruhu l-hādī mina-ẓ-ẓulami
      15. Muhammad - our intercessor on the Day mankind is resurrected
      Muhammad - whose light is the guide out of darkness
      مُحَمَّدٌ قَائِمٌ لِلّٰهِ ذُو هِمَمٍ
      مُحَمَّدٌ خَاتَمٌ لِلرُّسْلِ كُلِّهِمِ
      Muḥammadun qā'imun li-Llāhi dhū himamin
      Muḥammadun khātamun li-r-rusli kullihimi
      16. Muhammad - dedicated to God, he of the highest aspiration
      Muhammad - the Seal of the Messengers, every one of them.

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