Keeping in line with the theme of posting a video in honor of the Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa sallam) every Thursday, the following is a 30 minute special documentary produced by the Zaytuna Institute on the celebrated poem in praise of the Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa sallam), the Burda (“The Poem of the Cloak”) of al-Busiri. The video contains interviews of Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, and others who explain the significance of the poem and provide a brief history of the author. Recitations of the poem by the Fez Singers are interspersed throughout the video.
Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad has recently authored an excellent translation of the poem which can be purchased here.
If you would like to listen to the audio, a recording by the world-renown Fez Signers can be purchased here.
For a modern rendition of the Burda, see the following video by Mesut Kurtis of Macedonia:
Allahuma salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad.