Watch ‘Healing’ (Live) Now

Posted on June 24th, 2017

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Written, composed, arranged and performed by Sami Yusuf
Arabic lyrics by Dr. Walid Al-Fitaihi
Mode: Aeolian

This song was written in order to convey the traditional understanding of healing, which is not limited to the physical or to the medical sphere. A smile and the kindness it transmits can bring about healing. Our recognition of our common humanity and essential values even through the simple but profound sign of a smile can lift hearts and ease the burdens of life. ‘Healing’ was a hugely successful single released in 2010 and is featured on the album ‘Wherever You Are’ that was released the same year.


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 to

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


Hearts in the hand of another heart
And in God’s hand are all hearts
An eye takes care of another eye
And God’s eye takes care of all

A kind word is an act of charity
A smile to your brother is an act of charity
All goodness is a form of charity
O Lord, cure the illness and heal in a way that leaves behind no ailments

Let’s start healing

Performers (From right to left):

Seyyed Mohammad Jaberi: Daf, Bendir, Dayre & Vocals
Ömer Avci: Dohol, Bendir, Kudum & Vocals
Abbas Karacan: Bass Darabuka, Bendir & Tef
Mustafa Olgan: Qanun & Vocals
Selim Boyaci: Oud & Vocals
Seyed Ali Jaberi: Tanbour, Tar & Vocals
Türker Dinletir: Ney, Zourna & vocals
Adem Tosunoglu: Baglama, Tanbur, Kemançe & Vocals
Farshad Mohammadi: Santoor & Vocals
Jon Lawton: Classical Guitar, Tanbour & Vocals


Sami Yusuf: Vocal, Piano, Tar, Oud & Tonbak

Backing Vocalists (From the right):

Sami Mohammad Ahmad Alhaj: Bass
AbdulRazzak Barma: Baritone
Abeer El Sayed Ahmad: Mezzo-Soprano
Nancy Al Baltaji: Contra-Alto

Executive Producers: Ahmed Salim, Sami Yusuf, Christine Hoechstoetter

Recording Engineer: Peter Herrmann
Mixed and Mastered by Vishnu Rajan @ Andante Studios
Video Editing and Postproduction by Omar Habib @ Andante Studios
Colour Grading @ Elements Cine Productions
Filmed by 2Shoes (London, UK)

Graphic Design & Artwork: Kwame Busia
Additional Graphics & Design: Mahdi Jahangir

The DVD (+ Audio CD) includes 19 tracks, 4 Bonus tracks + Behind The Scenes, Exclusive Interview with Sami Yusuf as well as a beautifully designed comprehensive booklet with detailed descriptions for all songs.

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