About Imam Al-Busiri
Hazrat Imam Salih Sharaf-ud-Deen Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Hasan Al-Busiri had become paralysed. His doctors and physicians gave up all hope of his recovery. Eventually in this state of complete helplessness and despair he composed this poem expressing the grandeur and excellence of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam.
Using this as his sole means of asking Allah Ta'aala to cure him from his illness. He isolated himself in a quiet place one Thursday night and with complete devotion, concentration and sincerity began reciting this poem. While reciting it sleep overcame him. He had a vision of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He told Prophet of his illness whereupon the Prophet passed his blessed hand over Imaam Busiri's body. Through the barakah and blessing of Sayyidina Rasulullah (PBUH), Allah Ta'aala granted him complete cure from his paralysis. When he awoke he found a scarf or shawl on his body which he had seen the Prophet placed on his paralysed limbs in his dream.
This resulted in the poem being named "Qasidah Burdah" (The Poem of the Scarf).