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The White Moon

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Released December, 2006

The White Moon

(English Words and melody: Yusuf Islam
Arabic Words: Traditional /* Ben ammi Mohamed)

Tala’al-badru ‘alayna
Min thaniyyatil-wada’
Wajaba al-shukru ‘alayna
Ma da’a lillahi da’

O the white moon rose over us
from the valley of Wada
And we owe it to show gratefulness
Where the call is to Allah

Ayyuha al-mab’uthu fina
Ji’ta bi-al-amri al-muta’
Ji’ta sharrafta al-madinah
Marhaban ya khayra da’

O you who were raised amongst us
Coming with a word to be obeyed
You have brought to this city nobleness
Welcome! Best caller to God’s way

Anta shamsun, anta badrun
anta nurun fawqa noor

*Mushtaqun ana li-rasuul-Allah
Hawahu fi ruuhi kullu maali fidah
Taaba wa buurika mam-shaaka
Yaa khaira ‘l-anaam
Sawfa nalqaaka mahma
taalati ‘l-ayaam