We begin by praising Allah and sending choicest blessings and peace upon His last and beloved Messenger, Muhammad. Rasuluallah Sallallhu Alayhi Wasallam. All praise be to Allah through whose Grace all righteousness is completed. May mercy and peace be upon the most virtuous of all creation, Sayyidina Muhammadur Rasuluallah Sallallhu Alayhi Wasallam and mercy also be upon his family, his companions and followers until the Day of reckoning.
"Rasuluallah Sallallhu Alayhi Wasallam has said in a Hadith: "None of you has (perfect) lman until I am more beloved to him than his parents and his children" and in another Hadith::
"than all mankind.".
Love for Rasuluallah Sallallhu Alayhi Wasallam is the perfection of our lman. This love can only be achieved if we know and understand of the perfections and exalted status of Sayidina Rasuluallah Sallallhu Alayhi Wasallam in the sight of Allah Ta'alaa. This translation and commentary of the Qasida Burdah, highlights the lofty status and perfections of Sayidina Rasuluallah Sallallhu Alayhi Wasallam.
The infinite value and greatness of the Qasida Burdah in creating an attachment with Rasuluallah Sallallhu Alayhi Wasallam may best be described in the words of Hazrat Maulana Muhammad IIyaas Rahmatullah Alayhi in his parting advice to Hazratjee Maulana Yusuf Rahmatullah Alayh at the time of his death
"Ulema should read the Qasida Burdah and the Shiyamul-Habeeb with respect and honour, otherwise without respect and longing, it will be of no use. From reading..... the Qasida Burdah attachment (with Rasuluallah Sallallhu Alayhi Wasallam ) is established."
A word of advice to the honoured reader. We are admittedly aware of our shortcomings and humbly beg that you overlook all errors, which are certainly unintentional
Amy Allah Ta’alaa accept the effort and grant abundant reward to all who have assisted in the publication of this book, whether by personal effort, financially or in any other way. Mat Allah make this a means granting us true love for His Beloved Rasul Sallallhu Alayhi Wasallam and his Sunnat, and bless with His Divine Love and Nearness.
Jamaadul-Oola 1415\October 1995