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When one thinks of Alexandria, Sufism might not immediately come to mind. Yet within its history lies the birthplace of the renowned Burda poem, a work whose fame surpassed that of its author, thirteenth-century Sufi scholar Imam Al-Busiri. Regarded as the most treasured eulogy and expression of love and reverence for Prophet Muhammad throughout the Islamic sphere, the poem's verses, particularly the famous lines “Mawlāya şalli wa sallim dā-iman abadan/ 'Alā Ĥabībika Khayril khalqi kullihimi” (O my Master, send your…