Live At the Katara Amphitheatre

Date of release: 25 May, 2015

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Tracklist + Liner Notes

  1. Salaam (Live)

    I dream for a day
    When there’ll be
    No more misery

    When there’s no more hunger
    No need for shelter
    Isn’t there enough to share
    Or is that we just don’t care?

    We’re here for a day or two…

    Let me show my way…

    Salaamu alaik, Salaamu alaik, Salaamu alaikum

    I pray for a day
    When there’ll be
    Justice and unity

    Where we put aside our differences
    Fighting makes no sense
    Just a little faith
    To make it a better place

    We’re here for a day or two…

    Let me show my way…

    Salaamu alaik, Salaamu alaik, Salaamu alaikum

    Salaamu alaikum Ya ahlas-salaam, Salamu alaikum
    Salaamu alaikum Sayyid al-Kiram, Salaamu alaikum

    Let me show my way…

    Salaamu alaikum, alaikum, alaikum

    Words: Sami Yusuf
    Music: Sami Yusuf
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

  2. You Came to Me (Live)

    You came to me
    In that hour of need
    When I was so lost
    So lonely
    You came to me
    Took my breath away
    Showed me the right way
    The way to lead

    You filled my heart with love
    Showed me the light above
    Now all I want
    Is to be with you
    You are my one true love
    Taught me to never judge
    Now all I want
    Is to be with you

    Allahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Mustafa, ‘ala Habibeeka, Nabi’eeka, Mustafa

    You came to me
    In a time of despair
    I called on you
    You were there
    Without you
    What would my life mean?
    To not know the unseen
    The worlds between

    For you I’d sacrifice
    For you I’d give my life
    Anything…
    Just to be with you
    I feel so lost at times
    By all the hurt and lies
    Now all I want
    Is to be with you

    Allahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Mustafa, ‘ala Habibeeka, Nabi’eeka, Mustafa

    Showed right from wrong
    Taught me to be strong
    Need you more than ever
    Ya Rasul Allah
    You came to me
    In that hour of need
    Need you more than ever
    Ya Rasul Allah

    You filled my heart with love
    Showed me the light above
    Now all I want
    Is to be with you
    You are my One True love
    Taught me to never judge
    Now all I want
    Is to be with you

    Words: Sami Yusuf
    Music: Sami Yusuf
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

  3. My Ummah (Live)

    My ummah, my ummah
    He will say
    Rasulullah on that day
    Even though we’ve strayed from him and his way

    My brothers, my sisters, in Islam
    Let’s struggle, work, and pray
    If we are to
    Bring back the glory of his way

    CHORUS:
    Ya Allah ya rabbal ‘alamin
    Ya rahmanu ya rahim
    Ya rabbi
    O Allah Lord of the Worlds
    O Merciful and Beneficent
    O my Lord

    Let the Ummah rise again
    Let us see daylight again
    Once again

    Let’s become whole again
    Proud again
    ’Cause I swear with firm belief in our hearts
    We can bring back the glory of our past

    My ummah, my ummah
    He will say
    Rasulullah on that day
    Even though we strayed from him and his way

    Look at where we were
    And look at where we are
    And tell me
    Is this how he’d want it to be?
    Oh no! Let us bring back our glory

    Music & lyrics by Sami Yusuf
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

  4. Smile (Live)

    To see you smile
    give it all away

    Sight of your smile
    so pure and wide
    just like the moon in the sky
    shining so bright
    you give me strength
    you give me life
    give everything do anything
    whatever it’ll take, to see your smile

    I know that i don’t deserve you
    and my life has meaning ’cause of you
    give it all away to see your smile
    i know that i don’t deserve you
    every song i sing has always been for you
    give it all away, to see your smile

    Sight of your smile
    so pure and wide
    as you welcome me back into your arms
    tell me i’ve wronged but it’s alright, it’s alright

    The only thing i need in life is you
    so lost and frustrated far from you
    your love is what makes it all worthwhile
    give everything away, anything for your smile

    When i’m away
    far from your side
    i watch the clouds
    come and go in the cold night sky
    they start to play
    they come to life
    and from the dark the moon appears
    just like your smile she shines her light

    I know that i don’t deserve you
    and my life has meaning ’cause of you
    give it all away to see your smile
    i know that i don’t deserve you
    every song i sing has always been for you
    give it all away, to see your smile

    To see you smile
    give it all away

    Music by Sami Yusuf
    Words by Sami Yusuf & Will Knox
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

  5. Oud Instrumental (Live)
  6. Chant and Percussion Ensemble (Live)
  7. Healing (Live)

    It’s so hard to explain
    What I’m feeling
    But I guess it’s ok
    Cause I’ll keep believing
    There’s something deep inside
    Something that’s calling
    It’s calling you and I
    It’s taking us up high

    Healing, a simple act of kindness bring such meaning
    A smile can change a life let’s start believing
    And feeling, let’s start healing

    Heal and you will be healed
    Break every border
    Give and you will receive
    It’s nature’s order
    There is a hidden force
    Pulling us closer
    It’s pulling you and I
    It’s pulling us up high to…

    Healing, a simple act of kindness brings such meaning
    A smile can change a life lets start believing
    And feeling, let’s start healing

    Hearts in the hand of another heart and in God’s hand are all hearts
    An eye takes care of another eye and from God’s eye nothing hides
    Seek only to give and you’ll receive
    So, heal and you will be healed

    Lyrics co-written: Dr. Walid Fataihi
    Music: Sami Yusuf
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

  8. Ala Bi Dhikrika (Live)

    ألا بِذكرِكَ قلبي يطمئن
    (Ala bidhikrika qalbi yatma’inu)
    Without doubt, it is in your remembrance that my heart finds tranquility

    وهل بغيرِ ذِكركَ قلبُ المرءِ يرتاح
    (Wa hal bighaiyyri dhikrika qalbul-mari’ yartahu?)
    And does a person’s heart find rest except in your rememberance?

    فأنت مُبدِعُ هذا الكونِ أجمَعِه
    (Fa anta mubdi’u hadhal-kawni ajmai’hi)
    For you are the creator of the entire universe

    وأنتَ خالقُ من جاءوا ومن راحوا
    (Wa anta khaliqu man jaa’u wa man raaho)
    And you are the creator of all those who have been here and all those who departed

    وأنت نور على نور
    (Wa anta noorun ala noor)
    You are light upon light

    في سجدةِ الحبِ أجسادٌ وأرواح تخِرُ لهُ
    (Takhiru lahu fi sajdati-lhubbi ajsaadun wa arwahu)
    To whom go down in their prostration of love bodies and souls

    وأولٌ أنتَ قبلَ القبل من أزلٍ
    بالكافِ والنونِ يا رباهُ فتاح
    (Wa awalun anta qabla-lqabli min azalin , bil-kaafi wa-nnooni ya rabbahu, fataah)
    For you are the first, before all befores, in the whole creation; the opener of all with the kaf and noon letters

    ونورُ وجهِكَ بعدَ البعدِ في أبد
    يبقى جليلاً كريمًا وهو وضاح
    (Wa nooru wajhika ba’da-lba’di fi abadin yabqa jaleelan, kareeman wa howa wadhaahu)
    And the light of your face, after all afters, till eternity, forever remains sublime and generous, whilst always brilliant

    رحمن رحيم منان كريم سلام عليم مجيد
    (Rahmanun, raheemum, mannanun, kareemum, salaamun, aleemun, majeed)
    Most compassionate, merciful, bestower of blessings, generous, the source of peace, all-knowing, most glorious

    لا اله الا هو
    (La illah illa hu)
    There is no god except him

    غفار جميل الوهاب لطيف تواب سميع البصير
    (Ghaffarun, jameelun, wahaabun, lateefun, tawaabun, samee’un, baseer)
    Forgiver, most beautiful, the giver of all, gentle, accepter of repentance, all-hearing, all-seeing

    لا اله الا هو
    (La illah illa hu)
    There is no god except him

    وحيد قدير محي المميت الظاهر الباطن الغنی
    (Waheedun, qadeerun, muhiyy, al-mumeet, al-dhahiru wa l-batin, al-ghany)
    Unique, the omnipotent, the giver of life, the taker of life, the manifest one, the hidden one, the all-rich

    لا اله الا هو، لا اله الا هو
    (La illah illa hu, la illah illa hu)
    There is no god except him, there is no god except him

    Music by Sami Yusuf
    Words by Dr. Shihab Ghanem
    Produced by Sami Yusuf
    *Special thanks to Dr. Shihab Ghanem for the Arabic words.

  9. No Word Is Worthy (Live)

    (ENGLISH)
    Searched for the words
    To describe your beauty
    No matter how I tried
    No word seemed worthy
    Struggled to find
    The right words for You
    Words just fail to describe
    What’s deep inside

    Subhan Allah, Wa alhamdulillah, la illaha il Allah, wa Allahu Akbar

    (URDU)
    Zemmeen Aseman, Jinn-o-Insaa bhi
    (Earth and the Heavens, Jinn and Mankind)

    Teri taa’reefein, Kartey bayan sabhi
    (All praise Thee)

    Bekhud huey, Dono jahan hi
    (So both worlds become intoxicated)

    Ruh se nikley, Jab ye kalma…Subhan Allah…
    (When the soul recites this one word…Subhan Allah)

    Subhan Allah, Wa alhamdulillah, la illaha il Allah, Wa Allahu Akbar

    (FARSI)
    Dar havaye To
    (In Your remembrance)

    Par migoshaayam
    (I spread my wings)

    Be omidi ke roozi
    (In hope for the day)

    Sooye To ayam
    (I come to You)

    Dar vasfe To
    (In describing You)

    Jomleha ra gashtam
    (I searched sentences)

    Kalameyi najostam
    (I found no word)

    Joz inke gooyam
    (Except to say)

    Subhan Allah, Wa alhamdulillah, la illaha il Allah, Wa Allahu Akbar
    (MALAY)
    Ku mencari kata puji
    (I searched for words to praise You with)

    Buat menemani zikir hati
    (Words to instill Your remembrance in my heart)

    Namun tiada kalam yang pasti
    (But no words are assuring enough)

    Yang sesuci kalam ini
    (As sacred as these)

    Subhan Allah, Wa alhamdulillah, la illaha il Allah, Wa Allahu Akbar

    Music & Words: Sami Yusuf
    Urdu Words: Mehboob
    Farsi Words: Ustad Firooz
    Malay Words: Yasin Sulaiman
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

  10. To Guide You Home (Live) [feat. Jana Hajj Ali]

    Thirsty as a desert’s pain
    I miss your touch like pouring rain
    When clouds come in they cry all night
    And give me tears to fill my eyes
    The footprints that you left have stayed
    Above the sand beneath the waves
    Long after time has let them go
    I’ll wait for tides to guide you home

    Dizzy as the tea i brew
    My mind stirs round with thoughts of you
    And like the melting sugar cubes
    You disappeared and left me to
    Your face and form is all i see
    In silhouettes of scolding steam
    At night the kitchen candles glow
    And shine a light to guide you home

    (Azeri)
    Küçələrə su səpmişəm
    I have thrown water into the street

    Yar gələndə toz olmasin
    My beloved is coming, so there must not be dust

    Elə gəlsin, elə getsin
    Let her come, let her go

    Aramizda söz olmasin
    But let there not be words between us

    Far away and all alone
    I trust in stars to guide you home

    English words by Will Knox
    Original Music & Words: Azeri Traditional Folklore
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

  11. Forgotten Promises (Live)

    Tonight the world will sleep
    But hunger will not wait
    For promises we made
    We share one soul
    We share one land
    We have one time to understand

    We are one humankind
    Brothers side by side
    We’ll have no regret
    We will not forget
    We are one humankind
    Sisters side by side
    We’ll have no regret
    We will not forget

    (Arabic)
    سامحنا يا الله
    (Samihna ya allah)
    Forgive us o lord

    وارحمنا يا رباه
    (Wa irrhamna ya rabbah)
    Have mercy on us o lord

    وامنح رزقك للأفواه
    (Wa imnah rizqaka lil-afwah)
    Give your bounty to the mouths

    وابعد عنها كل الــ آه
    (Wa abi’d anha kul al-aah)
    And keep away from them all the moans and groans

    Our words must count
    Hunger will not wait
    For promises we made
    We share one soul
    We share one land
    We have one time to understand

    We are one humankind
    Brothers side by side
    We’ll have no regret
    We will not forget
    We are one humankind
    Sisters side by side
    We’ll have no regret
    We will not forget

    (Arabic)
    سامحنا يا الله
    (Samihna ya allah)
    Forgive us o lord

    وارحمنا يا رباه
    (Wa irrhamna ya rabbah)
    Have mercy on us o lord

    وامنح رزقك للأفواه
    (Wa imnah rizqaka lil-afwah)
    Give your bounty to the mouths

    وابعد عنها كل الــ آه
    (Wa abi’d anha kul al-aah)
    And keep away from them all the moans and groans

    (Swalihi)
    Sisi binadamu
    We are humankind

    Wa roho moja sisi binadamu
    With the same spirit as one humankind

    Wa nchi moja sisi binadamu
    With the same land as one humankind

    Wa nisa moja kwaroho moja, nchi moja
    With one spirit as all, the same land

    Sisi binadamu
    We are humankind

    Wa roho moja sisi binadamu
    With the same spirit as one humankind

    Wa nchi moja sisi binadamu
    With the same land as one humankind

    Wa nisa moja kwaroho moja, nisa moja
    With one spirit as all, the same as all

    Our words must count
    Hunger will not wait
    For promises we made

    Music by Sami Yusuf
    English words by Will Knox
    Arabic words by Dr. Shihab Ghanem
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

  12. Happiness (Live)

    Ya allahu, ya rahman
    O god, o merciful,

    Haqiq amanina
    Fulfill our wishes,

    Wafiqna fi kulli aan
    Grant us success each and every time,

    Fi masa’ina
    In all our quests.

    Ya allahu, ya mannan
    O god, o bestower of blessings

    Haqiq amanina
    Fulfill our wishes,

    Wafiqna fi kulli aan
    Grant us success each and every time,

    Fi masa’ina
    In all our quests.

    Grateful today
    For difference and change
    For all colours and shades,
    ‘Cause you made it this way.
    Wahbatana-nnibraas
    You granted us light
    Bihubbi kulli-nnas
    By loving people
    Aghdiq lannal-ihsaas
    Shower us with good feelings
    Anta hadina
    You are our guide.
    Ya allahu, ya rahman
    O god, o merciful,

    Haqiq amanina
    Fulfill our wishes,

    Wafiqna fi kulli aan
    Grant us success each and every time,

    Fi masa’ina
    In all our quests.

    Ya allahu, ya mannan
    O god, o bestower of blessings

    Haqiq amanina
    Fulfill our wishes,

    Wafiqna fi kulli aan
    Grant us success each and every time,

    Fi masa’ina
    In all our quests.

    Let’s celebrate and give thanks for difference and change
    One world united, undivided by our different ways.

    Ya allahu, ya rahman
    O god, o merciful,

    Haqiq amanina
    Fulfill our wishes,

    Wafiqna fi kulli aan
    Grant us success each and every time,

    Fi masa’ina
    In all our quests.

    Ya allahu, ya mannan
    O god, o bestower of blessings

    Haqiq amanina
    Fulfill our wishes,

    Wafiqna fi kulli aan
    Grant us success each and every time,

    Fi masa’ina
    In all our quests.

    Ya kashifal-asraar
    O revealer of all secrets,

    Wa munzilal-amtaar
    And the provider of rains,

    Uqooluna tahtaar
    Our minds are puzzled

    Fi masa’ina
    In our quests

    Let’s give you our praise
    For this world that you shaped
    Of all cultures and faiths
    ‘Cause you made it this way

    Ya allahu, ya rahman
    O god, o merciful,

    Haqiq amanina
    Fulfill our wishes,

    Wafiqna fi kulli aan
    Grant us success each and every time,

    Fi masa’ina
    In all our quests.

    Ya allahu, ya mannan
    O god, o bestower of blessings

    Haqiq amanina
    Fulfill our wishes,

    Wafiqna fi kulli aan
    Grant us success each and every time,

    Fi masa’ina
    In all our quests.

    Ajib dua’i ya rajaa’i, bi-rreda wal-khair
    O my hope, answer my prayer with contentment and good.

    Anir tareeqi, ma’ sadiqi, bi-htiramil-ghaiyyr
    Brighten us, my friends and i,with [the light of] showing respect to one another.

    Ya allahu, ya rahman
    O god, o merciful,

    Haqiq amanina
    Fulfill our wishes,

    Wafiqna fi kulli aan
    Grant us success each and every time,

    Fi masa’ina
    In all our quests.

    Ya allahu, ya mannan
    O god, o bestower of blessings

    Haqiq amanina
    Fulfill our wishes,

    Wafiqna fi kulli aan
    Grant us success each and every time,

    Fi masa’ina
    In all our quests.

    Music by Sami Yusuf & inspired by Indian Folklore
    English Words by Will Knox
    Arabic words by Abdul Rahman Yusuf
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

Album Description

With 34 million albums sold worldwide, British singer-songwriter Sami Yusuf is a global sensation whose message of love and peace unites fans of all creeds. Indeed, as a United Nations Ambassador, Sami’s calling stretches far beyond music.

In December 2012, on a memorable night in Doha, Sami became the world’s first artist to sell out the Katara Amphitheatre. The concert was a spectacular success, showcasing Sami’s unique musical style, Spiritique, a fusion of Middle Eastern and Western harmonics underpinned by spirituality and perennial wisdom.

Live at the Katara Amphitheatre captures the event in full. Listen again to classics such as Healing and Forgotten Promises. Be charmed by 11-year-old Jana Hajj-Ali, who won the chance to duet with Sami in open auditions. And let the soaring spirituality of Sami’s music infuse your soul.

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