Al Mu’allim

Date of release: 1 Jan, 2005

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Al-Mu'allim

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When Al Mu’allim was released in 2003 it became, quite literally, an instant HIT in and around the Muslim world spending 12 weeks at the top of the charts in both Egypt and Turkey.

With its release, Spiritique (Sami Yusuf’s self-coined musical genre) was also founded. Pop singers began implementing and in some cases copying the trend, comfortably incorporating religion and faith into their repertoire – which they would have otherwise never done had it not been for the immense success of Al Mu’allim.

Media, think tanks, scholars, philosophers and actors from all backgrounds could not help but acknowledge the great success Sami Yusuf’s music was enjoying in the Muslim world – particularly in the MENA region and Turkey.

Al Mu’allim was a ‘breath of fresh’ air in the music world; a groundbreaking debut album that redefined the interrelationship between music and spirituality, selling over three million copies and bringing much joy to the hearts and minds of many music lovers.

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  1. Al-Mu'allim

    We once had a Teacher
    The Teacher of teachers,
    He changed the world for the better
    And made us better creatures,
    Oh Allah we’ve shamed ourselves
    We’ve strayed from Al-Mu’allim,
    Surely we’ve wronged ourselves
    What will we say in front him?
    Oh Mu’allim…

    Chorus
    He was Muhammad salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,
    Muhammad, mercy upon Mankind,
    He was Muhammad salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,
    Muhammad, mercy upon Mankind,
    Teacher of all Mankind.
    Abal Qasim [one of the names of the Prophet]
    Ya Habibi ya Muhammad
    (My beloved O Muhammad)
    Ya Shafi’i ya Muhammad
    (My intercessor O Muhammad)
    Khayru khalqillahi Muhammad
    (The best of Allah’s creation is Muhammad)
    Ya Mustafa ya Imamal Mursalina
    (O Chosen One, O Imam of the Messengers)
    Ya Mustafa ya Shafi’al ‘Alamina
    (O Chosen One, O intercessor of the worlds)
    He prayed while others slept
    While others ate he’d fast,
    While they would laugh he wept
    Until he breathed his last,
    His only wish was for us to be
    Among the ones who prosper,
    Ya Mu’allim peace be upon you,
    Truly you are our Teacher,
    Oh Mu’allim..

    Chorus
    Ya Habibi ya Muhammad
    (My beloved O Muhammad)
    Ya Shafi’i ya Muhammad
    (My intercessor O Muhammad)
    Ya Rasuli ya Muhammad
    (O My Messenger O Muhammad)
    Ya Bashiri ya Muhammad
    (O bearer of good news O Muhammad)
    Ya Nadhiri ya Muhammad
    (O warner O Muhammad)
    ‘Ishqu Qalbi ya Muhammad
    (The love of my heart O Muhammad)
    Nuru ‘Ayni ya Muhammad
    (Light of my eye O Muhammad)
    He taught us to be just and kind
    And to feed the poor and hungry,
    Help the wayfarer and the orphan child
    And to not be cruel and miserly,
    His speech was soft and gentle,
    Like a mother stroking her child,
    His mercy and compassion,
    Were most radiant when he smiled

    Chorus
    Abal Qasim [one of the names of the Prophet]
    Ya Habibi ya Muhammad
    (My beloved O Muhammad)
    Ya Shafi’i ya Muhammad
    (My intercessor O Muhammad)
    Khayru khalqillahi Muhammad
    (The best of Allah’s creation is Muhammad)
    Ya Mustafa Ya Imamal Mursalina
    (O Chosen One O Imam of the Messengers)
    Ya Mustafa ya Shafi’al ‘Alamina
    (O Chosen One O intercessor of the worlds)

    Music & lyrics by Sami Yusuf
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

  2. Who Is the Loved One?

    Who is the Loved One? Allah
    Who is Ar-Rahman? Allah
    Who is al-Mannan?

    Chorus
    La ilaha illa Allah
    Muhammadun Rasulu Allah,
    Muhammad is the Messenger
    To Allah is our return
    La illaha illa Allah
    Muhammadun Rasulu Allah (2)
    Allah; Allah;
    Allahu Akbar (2)
    All praise is due to
    The One and the Only
    He is the Master
    Of all creation (2)
    He’s the Sustainer
    And the Maintainer
    Of the whole universe

    Chorus
    He gave us life
    He gave us light (2)
    He sent to guide us
    Rasula Allah
    Allah
    Rahmanun Jabbarun Mannanun Tawwabun Karim
    Allah
    Ghafurun Raufun Saburun Shakurun Halim
    [Some of the names of Allah]
    Who is the Loved One? Allah
    Who is al Basir? Allah
    Who is al Khabir?

    Chorus
    Any one who fails
    To see all the signs
    Of His existence
    That He has spread around

    Will be completely blind
    Walking in the desert sands
    Having no peace of mindWho is the Loved One? Allah
    Who is al-Majid? Allah
    Who is al-Hamid?

    Music by Sami Yusuf
    Lyrics: Sami Yusuf & Bara Kherigi
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

  3. The Cave of Hira

    Hayya ‘ibad Allah
    (Come O servants of Allah)
    Ahibba Allah
    (O you who love Allah)
    Sallu ‘ala an-Nabi
    (Send salutations to the Prophet)
    On a clear and moonlit night
    In the dark cave of Hira
    A man began to cry
    Oh Allah show me the light
    Tell me why I was created
    Where will I go after I die?
    What’s the purpose of this life
    Where people murder and lie?
    How can I stop their corruption?
    Oh Allah You’re my only Guide.
    Ya Habibi ya Mustafa
    (O my beloved O Chosen One)
    Ya Rasula Allah ya Habiba Allah ya Safiyya Allah
    (O Messenger of Allah, O Beloved of Allah,
    O Intimate of Allah)
    Ya Habibi ya Mustafa
    Anta gharami, dhikruk kalami, kulla ayyami
    (You are the object of my love,
    your remembrance are the only words I speak throughout my days)
    On that clear and blessed night
    Jibra’il came to Hira
    He hugged Prophet Muhammad
    Until he thought he would die
    Read O Muhammad read
    In the name of your Lord
    By Allah you’ve been chosen
    Over the whole of mankind
    You’ve been elevated high
    Like the moon up in the sky

    Chorus
    Ya Yasin Ya Khalil Allah
    Ya Amin Ya Najiyya Allah
    Ya Makin Ya Shahid Allah
    Ya Mukhtar Ya Hafiyya Allah
    Ya Taha Ya Habiba Allah
    [All names of the Prophet (pbuh) ]

    Chorus
    He’s a mercy for mankind
    His speech was gentle and kind
    He summoned people to Allah
    And led them on his path
    Mankind lived in the darkness
    Everyone alive was just blind
    His message brought the light
    To the hearts that had no sight
    In mercy he’s the ocean
    While others are drops of rain.
    Ya Habibi ya Mustafa
    Ya Rasula Allah ya habiba Allah ya Safiyya Allah
    Ya Habibi ya Mustafa
    Anta gharami, dhikruk kalami, kulla ayyami
    Forever we’ll be indebted
    To him for this Islam
    Our life for him we’ll give
    His message with us will live
    Our love for him knows no bounds
    It is loftier than the clouds
    Whenever his name is mentioned
    Our tears begin to flow
    Oh Allah send your blessings
    On al Mustafa
    Ya Habibi ya Mustafa
    Anta gharami, dhikruk kalami, kulla ayyami
    Ya Habibi ya Mustafa
    Ya Rasula Allah ya Habiba Allah ya Safiyya Allah
    Ya Habibi ya Mustafa
    Ya Nabiyya Allah, ya Waliyya Allah, ya Khalil Allah

    Music by Sami Yusuf
    Lyrics: Sami Yusuf & Bara Kherigi
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

  4. Allahu

    Allahu Allahu Allahu
    Allahu Allahu Allahu
    Truly He is the One
    He has no father or son
    Everything in creation was by Him begun
    With His infinite power anything could be done
    Ask Allah for His Pardon
    And you’ll enter the Garden

    Chorus
    Before Him there were none
    Of partners He has none
    He knows what is apparent and what is hidden
    All the fate of creation has already been written
    His Will is always done
    And can never be undone

    Chorus
    From amongst all humans
    Muhammad was chosen
    He was illiterate and he was an orphan
    Yet Allah sent him to those who were pagans
    Oh Allah let us drink
    From his hand in the fountain

    Chorus
    Ya Allah You’re the Sovereign
    You’re the Sultan of Sultans
    Please protect me from Shaytan and all of his treason
    Let him not with his whispers my iman ever weaken
    My only wish in this life
    Is to attain Your Pardon

    Music by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
    Lyrics by Bara Kherigi
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

  5. The Creator

    La ilaha illa Allah
    (There is no god but Allah)
    He created the plants and trees
    He created the birds and bees
    He created the oceans and seas
    Some of His many bounties
    He made us on earth trustees
    To obey all His decrees
    Oh Allah have mercy please,
    Clean away our hearts’ disease

    Chorus
    Jalla Allahu fi ‘oulah
    (Glorified is Allah in His loftiness)
    Ma lana rabbun siwah
    (We have no lord but He)
    La ilaha illa Allah
    Awwalun qablal wujud
    (He is the First before existence)
    Akhirun Ba’dal khulud
    (He is the Last after eternity)
    Mutlaqun ‘anil hudud
    (Absolute is He above any limits)
    Wajibun lahus sujud
    (Obligatory it is to prostrate to Him)
    Rabbun wahibul hayah
    (The Lord who bestows life)
    Mujrir rihi wal miyah
    (He makes the wind and water surge)
    Fadhat binnada yadah
    (His blessings are overflowing)
    Tuba lilladhi hadah
    (Successful is he whom He guides)

    Chorus
    He gave the day and night
    He gave us our sense sight
    He created the sun so bright
    And the moon so pure and white

    He saved from our plight
    He led us towards the light
    He led us to the straight path
    Through his mercy and his might

    Chorus
    Lord of the earth and the sky
    Lord the mountains so high
    Lord of the day and the night
    Lord of joy and delight

    Music by Jamal Salameh
    Lyrics by Ahmed Haykal
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

  6. Meditation

    Assalatu wa as-salamu ‘alayk
    ‘alayka ya Rasul Allah,
    Assalatu wa as-salamu ‘alayk
    ‘alayka ya Habib Allah;
    Assalatu wa as-salamu ‘alayk,
    ‘Alayka ya sayyidi, (3)
    ‘Alayka ya sayyidal awwalina wal akhirin.
    Peace and salutations upon you O Messenger of Allah,
    Peace and salutations upon you O Beloved of Allah;
    Peace and salutations upon you,
    Upon you O my Master, (3)
    Upon you O Master of the first (generations) and the last (generations).

    Music: Traditional Islamic Folklore
    Lyrics: Traditional Islamic Folklore
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

  7. Ya Mustafa

    Mustafa, Mustafa, Mustafa.
    Ya Mustafa ya Mustafa ya Mustafa
    Allahumma salli ‘alal Mustafa
    (O Allah send your blessings on the Chosen One)
    Mustafa Mustafa Mustafa

    Solo
    You’re our prophet,
    Our beloved,
    Truly you are,
    Most just and kind (3)

    Chorus
    Allahumma salli ‘alal Mustafa
    Mustafa Mustafa Mustafa
    Ya Mustafa ya Mustafa ya Mustafa
    You’re the Guide
    Sent by Allah
    To lead us
    Towards the light (3)

    Chorus
    In your manners
    And in your deeds
    All the Prophets
    You did exceed (3)

    Music by Sabri Brothers
    Lyrics by Bara Kherigi
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

  8. Supplication

    Allahumma salli ‘ala,
    Sayyidina,
    Muhammadin an-Nabiyyi al-ummiyyi,
    Wa ‘ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallim.
    (O Allah, send your peace and blessings upon our Master Muhammad, the Unlettered Prophet, and upon his family and companions.)
    O My Lord,
    My sins are like
    The highest mountain;
    My good deeds
    Are very few
    They’re like a small pebble.
    I turn to You
    My heart full of shame,
    My eyes full of tears.
    Bestow Your
    Forgiveness and Mercy
    Upon me.
    Ya Allah,
    Send your peace and blessings
    On the Final Prophet,
    And his family,
    And companions,
    And those who follow him.

    Music by Sami Yusuf
    Lyrics by Bara Kherigi
    Produced by Sami Yusuf