Category Archives: al-Ahsa

Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Mulla


God have mercy on Sh Abd al-Rahman al-Mulla, (pictured here in the centre in a blue garment) who passed away on this day (27 Shawwal) in 2001 aged 98 years old. I believe there is a biography of his on this website, but to summarise he studied in his native Ahsa, Mecca and Madinah in his youth.

We are fortunate to narrate some musalsal hadith from him via his nephew Shaykh Yahya al-Mulla.


Qasida Iqd al-Thamin

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Please find below a link to the poem entitled Iqd al-Thamin in praise of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) authored by Shaykh Abu Bakr al-Mulla from al-Ahsa in present day Saudi Arabia.

The poem appears to be on the same meter as the famous Qasida al-Burda (i.e. the same tunes used for the Burda can also be used for this poem) and consists of words of: praise of Allah (Most High); lofty attributes and qualities of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and supplication.

We received this poem from a scholarly descendant of the author in a gathering the month of Rabi al-Awwal a couple of years ago.  He in turn had received it from the scholars of his family going back to the author himself.

The audio recording is of a small group of Saudi Munshids reciting the poem and may be useful to those who would like to review the wording of the poem.



Qasida Iqd al-Thamin PDF