Guardian of the Cloak
Guardian of the Cloak -
In defence of Imam Busiris Ode al Burda,
[A5] Paperback - 144 pages, New,
by Shaykh Dawud ibn Sulayman al-Baghdadi,
Transl. Notes & Appendices by Amjad Mahmood,
Published by Heritage Press, UK.
Loving and praising the Messenger Muhammad, may Allah bless him and give him peace, is an essential cornerstone of every believer’s faith. This core facet of the faith has manifested itself in the form of beautiful poetic eulogy from his own time until today.
For centuries, the Qas?dah al-Burdah [The ode of the cloak] of Imam al-B?s?r?, may Allah be pleased with him, (d. ca. 696 AH) has been arguably the most popular eulogising ode of this kind. As such, it has been passed down ever since by successive and countless Muslim communities, by both layperson and authoritative scholar alike. Recent history, however, has witnessed grave accusations emerge against the poem, with claims that some of its lines contain polytheism (shirk) and disbelief (kufr). This treatise, Guardian of the Cloak, is a thorough and scholarly response to such charges.
The author : He is Shaykh D?w?d ibn Sulaym?n al-Baghd?d? al-Naqshaband? al-Kh?lid? al-Sh?fi?? (1815–1882), may Allah have mercy upon him. He was originally from Baghdad, but travelled extensively throughout the Muslim world, including the Hejaz, Syro-Palestine, and Egypt. He authored numerous works, in addition to this treatise, including a defence of the four Sunni schools of Islamic law, and a refutation of the Wahhabis and Mahm?d al-?l?s?.
Table of Contents :
------Biography of the Author of the Burdah : Ibn Hajar al-Haytami,
------Point of Benefit,
------Ibn Taymiyyah and Takfir,
---Chapter . Objections to the Burdah,
---Chapter . The Prophet's Intercession, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam,
---Rejoinder to Objection One,
---The various types of Intercession,
---Chapter . The World and the Afterlife Being from the Prophet's Generosity,
---Rejoinder to Objection Two,
---Chapter . The Prophet's Knowledge of the Unseen,
---Rejoinder to Objection Three,
---Chapter . Taking Refuge in the Prophet, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam,
---The Difference between Supplication (Du'a) and Calling on Someone (Nida),
------The First Proof,
------The Second Proof,
------The Third Proof,
------The Fourth Proof,
------The Fifth Proof,
------The Sixth Proof,
------The Seventh Proof,
------The Eighth Proof,
------The Ninth Proof,
------The Tenth Proof,
------The Eleventh Proof,
------The Twelfth Proof,
------The Thirteenth Proof,
------The Fourteenth Proof.
---Chapter . Scholarly Opinions Regarding the Legality of Calling on the Prophet (Nida) and Seeking His Intercession,
---The Hanbali Jurists,
---The Hanafi Jurists,
---The Shafi'i Jurists,
---The Maliki Jurists,
---Appendix I: On Creation only Being Brought into Existence for the Prophet's Sake,
------The Authenticity of the Hadith of Adam's tawassul through the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,
---Appendix II: The Light of the Prophet, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam,
---Appendix III: Eulogising the Prophet, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam.