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Posted on August 4th, 2017

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Arranged and performed by Sami Yusuf
Words and Music: Traditional Islamic Qawwali
Raag: Bhairav
*Originally sung by the Sabri Brothers

This love poetry in praise of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), originally in Urdu, was performed and popularized by the legendary Qawali singers the Sabri Brothers. Sami Yusuf changed the lyrics to English with an Arabic chorus. His version, from his 2003 album, ‘Al Mu’allim’, is a favorite with his listeners.


O God, send Your blessings on The Chosen One
Mustafa, Mustafa, Mustafa

You’re our Prophet
Our beloved
Truly you are
Most just and kind

O Mustafa
In your manners
And in your deeds
All the Prophets
You did exceed

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

Qawwali Musicians:

Riaz Hussain
Abbas Ghayoor
Manoj Kumar Moothedath
Haider Ali Hussain Shah Sudheesh Kakkur
Syed Ali Mehdi Naqvi

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.

Buy the DVD+CD here