Ilahana (Live)

Date of release: 28 Jul, 2020

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  1. Ilahana

    إلهنا.. ما أعدلك
    O our God, how just You are,

    مليكَ كل من ملك
    You are the King of all kings [or Owner of all who own].

    لبيك قد لبيتُ لك
    Here I am, I answer Your call,

    لبيك إن الحمدَ لك
    Here I am, verily all thanks are due to You,

    والملكُ لك، يا مولاي
    And all sovereignty, O Master.

    الله يا الله، يا مولانا
    Allah, Allah, O our Master.

    سبحانه ما أعظمه
    How great is His glory,

    والملك له، لا شريك له
    And there is no partner in His sovereignty.

    لبيك إن الحمدَ لك
    Here I am, verily all thanks are due to You,

    والعز، لا شريك لك
    And You have no partner in glory.

    الله وحده.. لا شريك له
    Allah is One, He has no partners.

    الله الله الله
    Allah, Allah, Allah,

    لا إله إلا هو
    There is no god but Him.

    الله الله الله
    Allah, Allah, Allah,

    لا إله إلا هو
    There is no god but Him.

    إلهنا.. ما أعدلك
    O our God, how just You are,

    مليكَ كل من ملك
    You are the King of all kings [or Owner of all who own].

    لبيك قد لبيتُ لك
    Here I am, I answer Your call,

    لبيك إن الحمدَ لك
    Here I am, verily all thanks are due to You,

    و هو أول و هو آخر، الظاهر والباطن
    He is First, and He is Last, the Outer and the Inner,

    و الوالي ما أعظمه
    And how great is the Friend and Protector,

    والملك له، لا شريك له
    And He has no partners is His sovereignty.

    لبيك إن الحمد لك
    Here I am, verily all thanks are due to You,

    والعز، لا شريك لك
    And You have no partner in glory.

    الوكيل، القوي، المتين، الغني،
    The Guardian, the Possessor of all Strength, the Impassible, the Rich One,

    اللطيف، الخبير، الحليم
    The most Subtle and Gracious, the All-Aware, the Forbearing,

    سبحانه، ما أعدله
    How just He is,

    مليكَ كل من ملك
    You are the King of all kings [or Owner of all who own].

    لبيك قد لبيتُ لك
    Here I am, I answer Your call,

    لبيك إن الحمدَ لك
    Here I am, verily all thanks are due to You,

    ارحمنا، واسترنا، واحفظنا من كل بلوى، الرحيم، يا مولانا
    Have mercy on us, and help us, and save us from every calamity, O our Master.

    إلهنا.. ما أعدلك
    O our God, how just You are,

    مليكَ كل من ملك
    You are the King of all kings [or Owner of all who own].

    لبيك قد لبيتُ لك
    Here I am, I answer Your call,

    لبيك إن الحمدَ لك
    Here I am, verily all thanks are due to You,

    سبحانه
    Glory be to Him.

    CREDITS

    Composed and Arranged by Sami Yusuf
    Words by Abū Nuwās

    FOH & Recording Engineer: Sachin Savio
    Monitor Engineer: Diego Biagioni

    Mixed & Mastered by Vishnu Rajan @ Andante Studios
    Video Editing & Postproduction by Omar Al-Balushi @ Andante Studios

    PERFORMERS (From right to left):

    Seyyed Mohammad Jaberi: daf, bendir & vocals
    Ömer Avci: bendir, tef, kudum & vocals
    Onur Cicin: qanun
    Sezgin Yaman: oud
    Emre Kayacan: kemanche
    Hasan Kirkisoglu: ney
    Mahyar Toreihi: santoor
    Hüseyin Can Pala: bağlama

    AND

    Sami Yusuf

    Special thanks to Ismail Boujia & his group for joining as guest vocalists (From right to left):

    Mostafa El Lachkar
    Ismail Boujia
    Elouafi Mohammed
    Hamza Idrissi
    Mohammed El Alami
    Abderrazak Idrissi

Description

Sami Yusuf’s new arrangement of ‘Ilahana’ is performed here live at the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music (2019). The opening vocal solo sets a mood of intense longing and divine separation. The percussive, energetic melody and sparse instrumentation of the piece underscore its ecstatic vocals, leading the listener to a trance-like state. A sophisticated work, composed in Maqam Sīkah with allusions Rahat al-Arwah and Shad ‘Araban, this stands as a tribute to the enduring legacy of traditional music with its many nuances. The lyrics are by the much-loved poet Abu Nuwas (8th/9th c.). The renowned Moroccan singer Ismail Boujiya joins in this powerful piece, which will be included in Sami Yusuf’s forthcoming album, ‘Ecstasy’.

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