Ummah Wake Up (Album Ummah Wake Up)

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Ani
2005-11-07
Written/produced by Ani

Story

This song is for both Muslims and non-Muslims. For the Muslim community it is obvious we have some major issues to sort out. How have we deviated from the spirit of Islam of peace, forgiveness, love and compassion. What happened? To non-Muslims it is a way to explain that Jihad isn't equivalent to Holy War (a word the Crusaders used to justify their killings of non-Christians). Jihad is that very struggle to be more God-like, i.e. merciful, loving, caring, etc., a challenge in our daily human struggle, a jihad.

Lyrics

UMMAH WAKE UP ALLAH WILL HELP THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES DON’T WASTE TIME AND WONDER WHY THE SUFFERINGS WE HAVE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE LOOK BEYOND OUR DIFFERENCES THAT WAY WE’LL GO FAR WE NEED TO LIVE AND WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE OUR LIVES THAT MUCH BETTER WE CAN AGREE TO DISAGREE BUT PLEASE DO SO RESPECTFULLY COME MY UMMAH WAKE UP OUR JIHAD IS LONG OVERDUE LET’S GO UMMAH WAKE UP COZ YOU AND I HAVE MUCH TO DO REPEAT CHORUS NURTURE AND WE’LL GROW ZAKAT EVERYDAY COZ EVERY KIND WORD THAT YOU GIVE GOES A LONG WAY GIVING IN TO HATE WILL ONLY EAT YOUR FAITH IF ALLAH IS FORGIVING THEN WE SHOULD DO THE SAME WE NEED TO BURY OLD TRADITIONS THAT CONTRADICT KORANIC TEACHINGS LET US BE JUST IN THIS UNJUST WORLD THE MIDDLE PATH IS WHAT WE’VE BEEN TOLD REPEAT CHORUS

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I'm really excited about this new collection of songs in a new genre "Islamic Hymns". I'm co-writing & co-producing it with George Landress with backing vocal arrangement by Michael Mishaw. The music borrows from classical music with lots of choral arrangements. The lyrics is in English and Islamic in content. 

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