Jaliyat al-Kadr Author





We were honoured to host Shaykh Khalid Turkestani from Mecca in the last few days of Ramadan.  An event he attended was a reading of the Jaliyat al-Kadr poem which he narrates from his teachers back to the author.  Alhumdulillah Manaqib productions have beautifully put together the translation of the text undertaken by Shaykh Abd al-Aziz Fredericks.

Before Shaykh Turkestani’s arrival he undertook some research on the authorship of the poem and was unable to locate a manuscript of the commentary on the text in the Bayt al-Mawlid al-Sharif due to refurbishments.

Shaykh Turkestani was finally able to locate the manuscript and sent me the following scans which indicate that the author of the poem is Imam Jafar bin Hasan al-Barzanji, the brother of the author of the original text.

The author of the commentary from which the scan is taken is Imam Jafar bin Ismail al-Barzanji.

Shaykh Turkestani requested that this information be conveyed to those interested, may God reward him for his efforts to locate this information.



  1. Salam alaykum sidi

    Do you have access to the full text in electronic form?
    If so, is there any chance you can share it with me?

    Jazakallah khayr


  2. Is there any verification of the exact names of the one who put it in metered form and the one who authored the original (prose) work?

    The translated edition seems to indicate that it was put into metre by Al-Ḥabīb ʿAbd Allāh b. Muṣṭafā al-ʿAydarūs, and that the original work was that of Jaʿfar b. Ḥusayn b. ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Barzanjī al-Shāfiʿī; this post seems to indicate otherwise.

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