Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Try Not To Cry



Sami Yusuf
You, you’re not aware
That we’re aware
Of your despair
Don’t show your tears
To your oppressor
Don’t show your tears
Try not to cry little one
You’re not alone
I’ll stand by you
Try not to cry little one
My heart is your stone
I’ll throw with you
Isam
‘Ayn Jalut where David slew Goliath
This very same place that we be at
Passing through the sands of times
This land’s been the victim of countless crimes
From Crusaders and Mongols
To the present aggression
Then the Franks, now even a crueler oppression
If these walls could speak,
Imagine what would they say!!
For me in this path that I walk on
There's only one way
Bullets may kill, bones may break
Still I throw stones
like David before me and I say,

Lenny
No llores, no pierdas la fe
(Don’t cry, don’t lose faith)
La sed la calma el que haze
(The one who made water come out of the sand)
Agua de la arena
(Is the one who quenches the thirst)
Y tu que te levantas con orgullo entre las piedras
(And you who rise proud from between the stones)
Haz hecho mares de este polvo
(Have made oceans from this dust)
Waqas

I throw stones at my eyes
Cause for way too long they’ve been dry
Plus they see what they shouldn’t from oppressed babies to thighs
I throw stones at my tongue
Cause it should really keep its peace
I throw stones at my feet
Cause they stray and lead to defeat
A couple of big ones at my heart
Cause the thing is freezing cold
But my Nafs is still alive
and kicking unstoppable and on a roll
I throw bricks at the devil
So I’ll be sure to hit him
But first at the man in the mirror
So I can chase out the venom

Isam
Hmm, a little boy shot in the head
Just another kid sent out to get some bread
Not the first murder nor the last
Again and again a repetition of the past
Since the very first day same story
Young ones, old ones, some glory
How can it be, has the whole world turned blind?
Or is it just cause it’s only affecting my kind?!
If these walls could speak,
Imagine what would they say
For me in this path that I walk on
There’s only one way
Bullets may kill, bones may break
Still I throw stones like David before me and I say ..



Song for: Sami Yusuf & Outlandish
Lyrics: Omar Shah, Isam Bachiri, Waqas Qadri, R. Lenny Martinez, Sami Yusuf & Bara Kherigi
Composition: Sami Yusuf
Album: My Ummah (2005)

What Ever Happend .. Just Never Submit



Artist: Sami Yusuf
Album: My Ummah

How Long Is Your Neck !!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

I've Seen

I know that I've already posted this song before, but it's so inspiring and powerful ...







Sami Yusuf
I wish you were here
here next to me
I'm missing you so … so desperately

But lately I feel ... like you feel
And I see ... what you see
How I'm missing you..
Waqas
What happened to the Ummah once known so well?
We used to inspire others with our way of thinking and speech
People came from afar just to hear us teach

What happened to the Ummah once known so well?
Greatness was known but now can you tell

Mosques are empty,
Refrigerators are stocked
We lost our deen,
We feel secure because our mansions are locked

In my teen years salat really wasn't that tight
Now I gotta pray each one of them twice.

What happened to the Ummah once known so well?
Greatness was known but now can you tell

Brother we prefer light skinned women
While righteously maintain our deen against raicism (and tribalism)…

What happened to the Ummah once known so well?
Greatness was known but now can you tell
Can you
Isam
What happened to the Ummah once known so well?
Greatness was known but now can you tell

Kids in Africa starving cant afford to cry
I’ll pay the bank interest on a car I cant afford to buy

What happened to the Ummah once known so well?
Greatness was known but now can you tell
We used to smile at each other
With faces full of light
Now we frown on each other,
We bicker, and we fight

Pops in the mosque praying,
kids in the streets haitin
kids on the corner selling pot and in the mosque preaching…

What happened to the Ummah once known so well?
Greatness was known but now can you tell

The Quran has left our hearts
Stranded hanging on our walls
6,232 verses so strong
9 out of 10 of us cant even read it or write
1924 seems distand like way before Christ
Lenny
que le paso a la masa como puede ser
la grandesa conosida no la puedo ber
he bisto como mi figura cahe en tentation
al pesar que la vida ha esido buena con luce e ilusion
he bebido! perdon por mis pecados
tengo la cruce sobre mi cama
e il diablo a mi lado
que le paso a la masa como puede ser
la bellesa conosida no la puedo ber
e sentido incompetentia buscando la verdad
todos disen conoserla solo beo la maldad
que le paso a la masa como puede ser
la puressa conosida no la puedo ber
>> Translation << { What happened to the Ummah? how can that be? The greatness known once I can’t see it no more I have seen my eyes falling in temptation Although life has given me light and ilussions I have drinked ! forgiveness for my sins I have the cross on the wall over my bed And the devil at my side What happened to the Ummah how can that be? The beauty I known I can’t see it no more I have felt the incompetence in my way to truth Everybody pretends to know it, but all I see is evil What happened to the Ummah how can that be? The purity I known I can’t see it no more }
Isam
If I was to fall on my knees
And ask you to forgive ...
Everything and anyone out of love
For the one … oh oh oh

I’ve seen ...

And if you were to fall on your knees
And ask me the same

But I don't even think about it …
lets just break out of the darkness of ignorance.

Artist: Outlandish & Sami Yusuf
Album: Closer Than Veins (2005)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

دع الأيام تفعل ما تشاءُ



دعِ الأَيام تفعل ما تشاء
وطب نفسا إذا حكم القضاء
ولا تجزع لحادثة الليالي
فما لحوادث الدنيا بقاء
وكن رجلا على الأَهوال جلداً
وشيمتك السماحة والوفاء
وإن كثرت عيوبك في البرايا
وسَركَ أَن يكون لها غطاء
تستر بالسخاء فكل عيب
يُغطِّيهِ ـ كما قِيلَ ـ السخاء
ولا تُر للأَعَادِي قط ذلا
فإِن شماتة الأعدا بَلاَءُ
ولا تَرْجُ السماحة من بخيل
فما في النارِ للظمآنِ مَاء
ورِزْقُكَ ليس يُنقِصُهُ التأَني
وليس يزِيد في الرِّزقِ العَنَاء
ولا حزن يدوم ولا سرور
ولا بؤس عليك ولا رخاء
إذا ما كنت ذا قلبٍ قنوع
فأَنت ومَالِكُ الدنيا سواء
ومن نزلت بساحته المنايا
فلا أَرضٌ تقيه ولا سماء
وأَرض اللَّهِ واسعة ولكن
إذا نزل القضا ضاق الفضاء
دعِ الأَيام تغدر كل حينٍ
فما يغني عن الموت الدواء



من شعر الإمام الشافعي

Monday, January 7, 2008

مملكة الأعداء الخفية

الفيلم دا كنت بشوف إعلان عنه على موقع أ.عمرو خالد بيقول انه أول فيلم صوتي !! كنت مستغربه قوي ... ازاي "فيلم" ... و "صوتي"؟!!!!! تجي ازاي دي؟!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! وجتلي حالة فضول من اللي بتجيلي كل ماشوف إعلان عن فيلم جديد نازل بحس انه جامد... عايزا اعرف الفليم دا بيتكلم عن ايه !!!

النهارده ... بالصدفة البحته ... وأنا ببروز اليوتيوب ... لاقيته طلعلي كدا مره واحده ... مع اني كنت بعمل سيرش على حاجه تانيه خاااالص !!! عامة، الفيلم طلع جامد جدا ... مع إن القصة مش جديدة ... كل الناس عارفاها، بس فيه معاني جديدة وجامدة جدا ... استمتعوا بيه بقى