The Hamziyya


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  • Author: Imam Sharaf ad-din al-Busiri
  • ISBN: 9780955089169

The Hamziyya – Selected Verses is a new translation from the works of
Imam al-Busiri, a poet of 13 th century Egypt, who wrote many poems in
praise of the Prophet Muhammad which have been sung throughout the
Muslim world through the centuries right up to the present day. The most
famous of these poems are the Burda, the Mudariyya and the
Muhammadiyya. The Hamziyya is a much longer poem and less well
known, but also tremendous in its power and beauty.

The selections in this volume have been chosen as an introduction to
the Hamziyya, representing the parts of the poem that are most often
sung, with the original Arabic, an English translation and transliteration
to make recitation easier for non-Arabic speakers.