Thursday, December 01, 2005

Make a Prayer (Sami Yusuf)

Make A Prayer - Sami Yusuf

O people
In a hut made of tin and clay
A small boy dreams away
Of clean water and a meal a day
And not to fear mines as he plays each day

O people
Somewhere dark and out of the way
Aids has found yet another prey
To save his life he just couldn’t pay
Tell me what we’re going to do

For our brothers in Durban
For our sisters in Darfur
Show me what we’re going to do
Are we just going to sit there?
Nice and cosy on our armchairs
Will we not even make a prayer?

You might ask yourself
Why should I help these people?
They’ll tell you why
We’re not so different from you
We have dreams just like you
But they were buried with the
bodies of our loved ones

O people
Are we deaf, dumb, and blind?
What is going through our minds?
Don’t we care for the rest of mankind?

O people
We claim to love peace and justice
Why do we preach what we don’t practice?
Let’s help them out of this darkness

Tell me what we’re going to do
For our brothers in Ethiopia
For our sisters in Rwanda
Show me what we’re going to do
Are we just going to sit there?
Nice and cosy on our armchairs
Will we not even make a prayer?

lyrics: Sami Yusuf & Bara Kherigi
composition: Sami Yusuf
© 2005 Awakening

5 comments:

  1. I've never heard Sami Yusuf's music, but the lyrics to this song look very good. Oh, and lovely blog sister, keep up the good work:)

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  2. Assalamu'alaykum Br. Liam,

    So you've started a blog afterall! Masha'Allah, it's looking good -- I see you're in the Shadhili tariqa as well...under who, if you don't mind me asking?

    Sami Yusuf does use instruments in his songs...though he seems to be moving to an accomodation of different takes on music with his new album "My Ummah" being released in a 'musical version' and a 'percussion only version' (which I assume uses more than just duff). I like reading lyrics to songs, they can send a beautiful message in a poetic form.

    Nice hearing from you, do drop by again.

    Wassalam,
    Salikah

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  3. i am one of his fans.
    i really love this song. ;)
    thanx for publishing the lyric here.i enjoy it.
    keep up good work sis. :)

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  4. Jazakum Allahu khayran for dropping by :)

    The lyrics to this song serve as an important reminder to us all, insha'Allah.

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  5. Anonymous11:20 AM

    i love this song thanks for the lyrics. assalamwaalahkoom sister

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