The Gift of Love – Single

Date of release: 1 Feb, 2015

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  1. The Gift of Love

    Diliges proximum tuum tamquam te ipsum
    [Translation: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself’. (Mark 12:31)]

    Love to give!
    To give is love,
    And love the gift,
    The gift of love.

    No belief!
    Without the love,
    Believe in love!
    The belief of love.

    None of you truly believes until you love for your neighbour what you love for yourself.

    [A saying of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)]

    Love to give!
    The gift of love,
    Give the other,
    All your love.

    What a relief!
    To give my love,
    I am now you,

    And you are my love!

    Composed, arranged and performed by Sami Yusuf
    Written and composed by Ghazi bin Muhammad
    Mixed & Mastered by Vishnu Rajan @ Andante Studios
    All Choirs (including Gregorian) recorded at Futura Productions (Boston, USA) and conducted by Clayton Mathews.

Description

The Gift of Love” is the world’s first ever world interfaith anthem and was composed and performed by Sami Yusuf for UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.

The music video was filmed in Jordan across various locations including Petra (the seventh wonder of the world), the Baptism Site where Jesus Christ was officially baptized, Wadi Rum—which is home to some of the most extraordinary desert scenery you can see—and of course, at the Holy sites in Jerusalem.

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