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If You Ask Me

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Released September, 1999

If You Ask Me

(Traditional, English lyrics by Yusuf Islam)

In Sa’altum an Ilaahi
Fa hua Rahman ar-Raheem
Anzala Shara’a Haneefa
Rahmatal il-‘Alameen
Rahmatal il-‘Alameen

In Sa’altum an Kitaabi
Fa hua Qur’an ul-Kareem
Damma Dustur al-Hayaathi
Wa hawa nur al-Mubeen
Wa hawa nur al-Mubeen

If you ask me who my God is
On whose name I call
If you ask me who my God is:
‘He’s the God of us all’
‘Allah, the Merciful’

If you ask me what my Book is
that I hold in my hand
If you ask me what my Book is:
‘It’s the Holy Qur’an
The Holy Qur’an’

In Sa’altum an Nabiyyi
Fa hua Isaan un-Adheem
Allaman ma Saluman
Jama’a dunya Wad-deen
Jama’a dunya Wad-deen

In Sa’altum an aduwwi
Fa hua Shaytaan ur-Rajeem
Khailun yad’u li Kufurin
Wa yu’id ul-Murtadeen
Wa yu’id ul-Murtadeen

If you ask me who my Prophet is
I will say, ‘Haven’t you heard?
His name is Muhammad, (Salla Allahu
‘alayhi wa sallam)
A Mercy to the worlds
A Mercy to the worlds

If you ask me who my enemy is
I will say, ‘Don’t you know?’
If you ask me who my enemy is:
‘He’s that same old Devil,
That same old Devil’

In Sa’altum an Ilaahi
Fa hua Rahman ar-Raheem
In Sa’altum an Kitaabi
Fa hua Qur’an ul-Kareem

In Sa’altum an Nabiyi
Fa hua Isaan un-Adheem
In Sa’altum an aduwwi
Fa hua Shaytaan ur-Rajeem