The Mantle Adorned

The Mantle Adorned: Imam al-Busiri’s Burda

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad’s translation of the Burda by Imam al-Busiri.

by Imam Muhammad ibn Sa’id al-Busiri (1211-1294).
Translated, with further poetic ornaments, by Abdal Hakim Murad

ISBN 978 1 872038 15 5
180 pages
First published 2009
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A new translation of the best-known of all Islamic poems, the Burda (‘Mantle’) by al-Busiri. Each page features calligraphy by Betül Kırkan, followed by the English translation, and a fragment of a further poem on a related theme by another Muslim poet. The book is richly illuminated in gold and full colour by Ersan Perçem.