Mütercimi Meçhul Bir Kasîde-i Bürde Tercümesi


Cumhuriyet İlahiyat Dergisi, vol.24, no.1, pp.211-245, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.18505/cuid.704116
  • Title of Journal : Cumhuriyet İlahiyat Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.211-245
  • Keywords: Turkish-Islamic Literature, Imam-i Busiri, Qaseeda-i Burdah, Translator, Translation


Qaseeda-i Burdah written by Egyptian sufi poet Busiri (d. 695/1296) as an eulogy for Beloved Messenger Mohammed has received great attention in the Islamic world. This work has been recited both in cultural/social ceremonies such as weddings, holidays and funerals. On the other hand, it was also annotated, translated, and takhmis, tesdis, tesbi and tasitir were written to it by the pen of scholars and litterateurs in literary circles. These activities, which have been carried out over and over again, has been going on from the 15th century to the present day. Not only the reputed people, but also unknown ones or ones whose names were later forgotten have tried to translate it to their own language. The subject of the study is one of this type of poetic translations of the eulogy. Like its translator, date of this poetic translation is also unknown. This work was written in the remel bahr type of aruz in 162 verses using the spelling of the classical period. Although a significant portion of the rhyme words was adapted from the source text, it has a more understandable style than its counterpart. In terms of poetry, it is above the average. The translator decorated the meaning that he borrowed from the original text with his own poetic ability and tried to express it in a unique manner. For this aim, it is more literary, lyrical and successful than most other translations of Qaseeda-i Burdah. In the present study, text of the mentioned work was given with transcription along with mentioning of some of its features.