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Qad Kafani Ilmu Rabbi (Scottish style), by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Listen to this unusual rendition of Qad Kafani, by Imam al-Haddad, in Scottish style, sung by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad’s Harmonia Alcorani. Support the Cambridge New Mosque by downloading fantastic Islamic songs from around the world here.

Translation:
My Lord’s knowledge has sufficed me
from asking or choosing
For my du’a and my agonising supplication
is a witness to my poverty.
For this secret (reason) I make supplication
in times of ease and times of difficulty
I am a slave whose pride
is in his poverty and obligation
O my Lord and my King
You know my state
And what has settled in my heart
of agonies and preoccupations
Save me with a gentleness
from You, O Lord of Lords
Oh save me, Most Generous
before I run out of patience (with myself)
My Lord’s knowledge has sufficed me
from asking or choosing
O One who is swift in sending aid
I ask for aid that will arrive to me swiftly
It will defeat all difficulty
and it will bring all that I hope for
O Near One Who answers
and All-Knowing and All-Hearing
I have attained realisation through my incapacity,
my submission and my brokenness
My Lord’s knowledge has sufficed me
from asking or choosing
I am still standing by the door, so please my Lord
have mercy on my standing
And in the valley of generosity, I am in i’tikaf (solitary retreat)
So, Allah, make my retreat here permanent
And I’m abiding by good opinion (of You)
For it is my friend and ally
And it is the one that sits by me and keeps me company
All day and night
My Lord’s knowledge has sufficed me
from asking or choosing
There is a need in my soul, O Allah
so please fulfil it, O Best of Fulfillers
And comfort my secret and my heart
from its burning and its shrapnel
In pleasure and in happiness
and as long as You are pleased with me
For joy and expansion is my state
and my motto and my cover
My Lord’s knowledge has sufficed me
from asking or choosing

A Beautiful Rendition of Na’t al-Baratina, by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

A beautiful rendition of this rare qasida, by Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad and Harmonia Alcorani. Recorded in Cambridge, United Kingdom in March, 2014. Consider expressing your enjoyment of this qasida by donating to the Cambridge Mosque Project.

Lyrics:

hal min mugheethi li min ba’ath  fi nafsin min huznin wa min asa
qad awal al’umru fi sayil harami fi al-subhi wa fi al-masaa’
fi tarki al awla maqtu al-mawla li al-qalbi alladhi qasa
laakin al-Bari li al-munadi mana
nooran fi al-qalbi rasa

Can anyone save me from my soul’s grieving and regret?
My life is past, spent on forbidden things from morning to night
Leaving what is right brings the Lord’s anger on the hard heart
But now the Creator has blessed the petitioner with a light in the soul

Ya Rabbana Ya Maulana Salli ‘Ala Muhammad Mustafa
Ya Rabbana Ya Maulana Salli ‘Ala Muhammad Mustafa
Ya Rabbana Ya Maulana Salli ‘Ala Al Mustafa
Ya Rabbana Ya Maulana Salli ‘Ala Muhammad Mustafa

Ya kashiha al-muhibbi kam talumuni ala hal al gharam
wal ishqu sirru al qalbi dhada li lanahu ila al-mustaham
man dhaqa khamra al-ashiqeena dhaqa a’3dhaba al-mudam
hadha sirati mustaqeeman laa yunalu bi fani al-kalam

O reproacher of the lover, you blame me much for this passion!
But passion is the heart’s secret, known only to lovers
Whoever tastes the lovers’ drink has tasted the sweetest wine
This is my path, straight, unreached by artful words

Ya Rabbana Ya Maulana Salli ‘Ala Muhammad Mustafa
Ya Rabbana Ya Maulana Salli ‘Ala Muhammad Mustafa
Ya Rabbana Ya Maulana Salli ‘Ala Al Mustafa
Ya Rabbana Ya Maulana Salli ‘Ala Muhammad Mustafa

sara fi laylati al-isra’ee dhahiran bi ‘alami al-khafa
Danaa min rabbi al-arshi hatana la min atayahu al-awfa
ma zarat aynu al mustafa fa kanat ‘ahdan wa wafa
hadha al-nabi adrik bihi nawaal man wa manazil al-safa

On the eve of ascension he rose, apparent in the hidden world
So near he drew to the throne’s Lord, that he gained His fullest gift
The Chosen One’s eye swerved not; it was both promise and fulfilment
This is the Prophet, by him attain to degrees of purity!

Ya Rabbana Ya Maulana Salli ‘Ala Muhammad Mustafa
Ya Rabbana Ya Maulana Salli ‘Ala Muhammad Mustafa
Ya Rabbana Ya Maulana Salli ‘Ala Al Mustafa
Ya Rabbana Ya Maulana Salli ‘Ala Muhammad Mustafa

Shafi’ee ‘inda hauli al-hashri rafi’an li ghayati al-amal
Tara al-baraya kubran shu’than khaufuhum min ru’yati al-amal
La ghautha ‘inda dhaqa al-khauf fi heena tanqadi al-ajal
ila bi man alayhi man al-maula bi qabooli wa al-kamal

The mediator at the temporal gathering, raised to the limit of hope
You will see creation in great disorder (out of) fear from the vision of (their) actions
No help from the taste of fear (will come) until the appointed examination
Except for the one who has been gifted by the Master with acceptance and perfection

Ya Rabbana Ya Maulana Salli ‘Ala Muhammad Mustafa
Ya Rabbana Ya Maulana Salli ‘Ala Muhammad Mustafa
Ya Rabbana Ya Maulana Salli ‘Ala Al Mustafa
Ya Rabbana Ya Maulana Salli ‘Ala Muhammad Mustafa

لَانَا صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدْ مُصْطَفَى يَا رَبَّنَا يَا مَوْلَانَا صَلِّ عَلى مُصْطَفَى يَا رَبَّنَا يَا مَوْلَانَا صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدْ مُصْطَفَى هَلْ مِنْ مُغِيثٍ لِي مِمَا فِي النَّفْسِ مِنْ حُزْنٍ وَ مِنْ أسَى قَدْ وَلَّى الْعُمْرُ فِي السَّعْيِ الْحَرَامِ فِي الصُبْحِ وَ فِي الْمَسَا فِي تَرْكِ الْاوْلَى مَقْتُ الْمَولَى لِلْقَلْبِ الَّذِي قَسَى لَكِنِ الْبَارِي لِلْمُنَادِي مَنْ نُوْراً فِي الْقَلْبِ رَسَا يَا كَاشِحَ الْمُحِّبِ كَمْ تَلُومُنِي عَلى هَذَا الْغَرَامْ والْعِشْقُ سِرُّ الْقَلْبِ لَا دَلِيلَ لَهُ اِلَّا الْمُسْتَهَامْ مَنْ ذَاقَ خَمْرً الْعَاشِقِينَ ذَاقَ أطْيَبَ الْمُدَامْ هَذَا صِرَاطِي مُسْتَقِيْمًا لَا يُنَالُ بِفَنِ الْكَلَامْ سَرَى فِي لَيْلَةِ الْاِسْرَاءِ ظَاهِرَاً بِعَالَمِ الْخَفَاء دَنَا مِنْ رَبِّ الْعَرْشِ حَتَّى نَالَ مِنْ عَطَايَاهٌ الْأَوْفَى مَا زَاغَتْ عَينُ الْمُصْطَفَىْ فَكَانَتْ عَهْدَاً وَوَفَا هَذَا النَّبِي أدْرِكْ بِهِ نَوَالًا وَ مَنَازَلِ الصَّفَا شَفِيعِي عِنْدَ هَوْلِ الْحَشْرِ رَافِعَاً لِرَايَةِ الْآمَالْ تَرَى الْبَرَايَا غُبْرًا شُغْثًا خَوْفَهُم مِنْ رُؤيَةِ الْأعْمَالْ لَا غَوْثَ عِنْدَ ذَاكَ الْخَوْفِ حِيْنَ تَنْقَضِي الْآجَالْ أِلَا بِمَنْ عَلَيْهِ مَنَّ الْمَوْلَى بِالْقَبُولِ وَالْكَمَالْ

Qasidah with Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad

Beautiful recording of a number of qasidas, with Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad.