Imam Al-Busiri On Revering the ahl al-kitab

For the love of the Mujaddid, Imam Rabbani

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum

A famous quatrain by Imam Al-Busiri, the author of the famous Burdah, and a celebrated real Sufi:

ما لِلنَّصَارَى إليَّ ذَنْبٌ

وإنَّما الذنبُ لِلْيَهودِ

وكيفَ تَفْضِيلُهُمْ وفيهمْ

سِرُّ الْخَنازِيرِ وَالقُرُودِ

Translation of meaning: The christians do not have unto me a sin;

But indeed the sin is with the yahuud!

And how can they be revered, while

Among them is the secret of the pigs and monkeys?!

Footnote: Meaning to say that our friendships and enmities are not about something committed for/against our own selves, but rather our disavowal and antipathy is for the sake of Allah and His Beloved ﷺ and due to the ahl al-kitab’s plotting and planning against our deen. That some of the Bani Israiil were morphed into pigs and apes as a punishment from Allah, was a closely guarded secret amongst them. However, Allah exposed their secret by revealing this fact in the Quran…

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