Is it true that there is “blatant shirk” in many parts of the Qasida Burda?

Answered by Sayyidi Shaykh Faraz Rabbani (Seekersdigest)


Some learned scholars say that there is “blatant shirk” in many parts of the Qasida Burda–that it goes against Allah’s Oneness of Lordship, His Oneness in Names & Attributes, and also His Oneness in Divinity…


In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon His Beloved Messenger Muhammad, his noble folk, righteous companions, and all followers

No, the Qasida Burda doesn’t contain “shirk” (associating partners with Allah) or other deviations from sound Islamic belief. Rather, it is a pure expression of deep and passionate love for the Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), whose love is a condition of faith. [Read full answer]



Filed under Fiqh/Law, Hadith, Tasawwuf, `Aqida

12 responses to “Is it true that there is “blatant shirk” in many parts of the Qasida Burda?

  1. Beautiful answers…

    JazakAllah for sharing.

  2. andalus

    Eid Mubarak, Sidi Salman.

  3. Asad From Baghdad

    Reminder to all that Yes this is attacking what Al-Maghrib said about this qasida… We hope all you sulafis see the lite and become good Sufis …lol.. Good work man these Sulufis got no base for what they say they make things up… i loved the post

  4. salamu `alaykum

    Mabruk to you as well Sidi Alex, and all.

  5. sunnilink

    Who’s Dr. Saleh?

  6. Asalamulikum,

    Similar question & answer on regarding Burda and it’s wording:

    Mujtaba Ali

  7. Please note that the answer has been updated and revised somewhat.

  8. salamu `alaykum

    sayyidi, the link has been updated.


  9. The Sufi Slayer

    Yasir Qadhi responded:
    An example of shirk in ruboobiyyah is the stanza:
    “And of your generosity is the (creation) of the Wolrd and its co-wife (meaning the Hereafter)…” Here it is as if the World and the Hereafter was created from the generosity of the Prophet (SAW).

    An example of Shirk in Asma wa sifaat:
    “And part of your knowledge is the knowlege of the Tablet and the Pen…” So PART of the knowledge of the Prophet (SAW) is the knoewledge that is encompassed in the LAwh al-Mahufdh – the tablet that has EVERYTHING written on it!! and that is only ‘part’ of his knowledge!! Compare this mystic poem with the authentic hadeeth in Bukhari where a young girl said “And we have a prophet who knows what will happen tommorrow.’ to which the Prophet (SAW) said, “Leave this (bit), and say the rest of it.”

    Example of shirk in uloohiyyah:
    ” And who else there, besides you, who I can call out, at times of distress and problems?” Umm… how about our Creator, the only one the Prophet (SAW) HIMSELF would turn to at times of distress??

  10. salamu `alaykum

    What Sufi Slayer posted was what this answer by Shaykh Faraz was *replying* to and was uttered by Yasir Qadhi *before* this response. I don’t see how it can be said “Yasir Qadhi responded” when what he is replying to here (supposedly) wasn’t even written at the time he stated the above!

    Looks like Mr. Sufi Slayer hasn’t been reading carefully… which shows why he is still adamantly propagating and believing in Shaykh Yasir’s flawed claims.


  11. working4islam

    i really like how br. farraz presented his explanations, esp the part where he made the following statement and gave absolutely no proof for it: “It is authentically established that Allah granted His Beloved Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) knowledge of the events of this worldly life.”

    this is actually a true statement, but incomplete. if you read the commentary by the authors that were mentioned in the references (i.e ibn hajar), they say that the prophet pbuh was given complete knowledge of the Tablet.
    ibn Hajar: “…on the night of Isra’, Allah Most High showed him everything that is in the Preserved Tablet and added to that other types of knowledge, such as the secrets which pertain to His Essence and Attributes, may He be exalted.”

    if the prophet pbuh didnt know what was going to happen tomorrow (as he instructed the girls to omit that part in their singing), then he sure didnt have knowledge of EVERYTHING in the Tablet!

    instead of doing the sufi-salafi thing all over again, maybe we should appreciate the criticism from each other and make a sincere effort to establish true tawheed.

    and for the sake of doing so, editting a few sentences from the burdah wont kill anyone!

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