Monday, July 30, 2012

Every heart melts in the rapture of the Beloved

The Sufi inspired vocal group, the Burdah Ensemble (founded in 2009 in Montreal) produced some of the most beautiful sacred Sufi music in contemporary time. Their music is a journey, for each listener to travel along the different caravan trails that lead to the presence of the beloved. To kneel at the beloved’s threshold and inhale the sweet fragrance of the exalted Rawda (paradisal garden).

The center of this sacred music is the chanting in different Maqamat (music levels), for it is this that expresses the richness and nuance of Arabo Andalus and Near Eastern music. Each Maqam is a semi improvised recitation of poetry experienced within a ritualized structure that oversees the application of melodies, structure, rhythm and the type of poetry.

There are dozens of Maqams, and countless numbers lost in the sands of time. Each Maqam has a different spiritual character which conveys a mood, and the reciter must enter a state of deep spiritual exaltation, distilling the spiritual essence of the maqam, leading the listeners to states of joy and ecstasy and enraptured in a deep web of connection with the Musical Ensemble.

Qari Sidi Anwar Barrada,
group leader of The Burdah Ensemble
The Burdah Ensemble's first studio album is "Pearls & Coral Vol 1," featuring 8 full-length songs that are made up of multiple ascending maqams. The album is a beautiful journey to the spiritual world of enlightnment and Divine praises. From this album one song became very popular thanks to its full length sharing on Youtube titled "Madad Madad (Maqam 13)."

The lyrics of the song is exquisite and if you follow its lyrics while watching on youtube and if you know about whom this song is sung, you cant help but feel in your heart its beauty and if you're lucky something else may move within that very heart, if Allah moves by His Will.

I have shared its lyrics along with part of the song's original Arabic lyrics (thanks to J. M. and her friends to collect it, Allah reward them all) at the end of this post. Click on the image below to watch and listen to this song on Youtube. The Music Video is made with scenes from Naqshbandi Sufi Centre, Montreal, Canada.



Click the image above to Watch and Listen on Youtube

Here is the lyrics of the song along with approximate Arabic transliteration. The end part needs further work as I could not collect the original words unfortunately.

Qullul qulub

Qullul qulubi
ilal habibi tamilu

wa ma'ibi zalika shaahidun,
shaahidun wa dalilu

ammad dalilu iza zakhartu
Muhammadan

sarath dumu'ul ashikin
at-tasilu

Haza Rasulullah,
Haza Rasulullah,
Hazal-Mustafa
Haza li Rabbil-alamina khalilu

al-Madad, al-Madad, al-Madad
al-Madad! Ya Rasul Allah!
al-Madad, al-Madad, al-Madad
al-Madad! Ya Habib Allah!

Rabbi wa j'al moujtama'na,
ghayatouh housnou al khitam
Wa akrimi alarwaha mina,
bilka khayri alanam

al-Madad, al-Madad
al-Madad Ya Rasul Allah!
al-Madad, al-Madad
al-Madad! Ya Habib Allah!

Rabbi inna kad da'awna,
i'atina ma kad rajawna
Hab lana fi dini 'awna,
bis swalat 'ala Muhammad

al-Madad, al-Madad
al-Madad Ya Rasul Allah!
al-Madad, al-Madad
al-Madad! Ya Habib Allah!

Sidi Sahiba al-hadra
'akrima minka bi nazra
Sidi ya aba az-Zahra
wa al-Qasim wa 'Abdi-Llah

Sidi Anta al-habib
bi zikrik qalbi yatib

Sidi hasha yakhib
man laza bi Rasul'Llah

Madad, Madad, Madad
Madad! Ya Rasul Allah!
Madad, Madad, Madad
Madad! Ya Habib Allah!

Sidi Anta al-Mukhtar
bi-majik tujla l-qadar
Sidi ajirna min 'n-nar
bi jahik ya Rasul Allah

Ya Rabbi bi im (?)
wa li alihi
ash shilbin nasri wa bil farazhi

Warhami ya Akrama
man Rahima
abadan an thabika
lam ya uji

Wakahtim amalik
bi khawa timia
li akuna khatan
fil hashri najhi (?)

Ya Rabbi bi im (?)
wa li alihi
ash shilbin nasri wa bil farazhi

la kinni bi shudika
mu'tharifun
faqadal bi ma atihi
ya hujazi (?)

Wa iza bika
dafal amru fakhu
ishtaghdi
asmatu tal fariji (?)

Ya Rabbi bi im (?)
wa li alihi
ash shilbin nasri wa bil farazhi
Every heart

Every heart melts
in the rapture of the beloved

And for that love I have a witness,
a witness and a proof:

Regarding that proof, if I mention
the name of Muhammad

the eyes of the lovers
will be overrun with tears

He is the Messenger of  God
He is the Messenger of  God
He is the Chosen One,
He is, to the Lord, a most trusted friend

Aid us, Help us
Support us oh God's Messenger!
Aid us, Help us
Support us oh Most Beloved of God!

Oh Lord, grant our gathering
a joyous purpose and conclusion
and bless all souls among us
to meet the Pearl of Your Creation

Aid us, Help us
Assist us oh Messenger of God!
Aid us, Help us
Support us oh Most Beloved of God!

Oh our Lord, we're calling upon You
and we seek that which pleases You
Grant us for our journey Your aid
by the blessings upon Muhammad

Aid us, Help us
Assist us Oh Messenger of God!
Aid us, Help us
Support us oh Most Beloved of God!

Oh, Treasured friend of the Divine,
Honor us by looking once upon us!
Our Master, father of  Fatima Zahra!
and Qasim and Abd-Allah!

Our Master, you are the Beloved,
with your remembrance my Heart is healed!

Oh my Master! One who takes refuge
will never lose with the Messenger of God!

Aid us, Help us
Assist us Oh Messenger of God!
Aid us, Help us
Support us oh Most Beloved of God!

Oh Master, you are the Chosen one
in praising you our destinies become clear.
Oh Master, save us from the fire,
for your sake, Oh God's Messenger.

Oh Lord, we ask You
by the beloved and his family,
grant us a speedy victory and spiritual openings!

Oh Most Merciful One
Who is generous with His mercy,
a poor servant at Your Door
will never be refused!

And make my life's deeds
to be of virtuous result
so on that Day I come before You
my soul may be in peace!

Oh Lord, we ask You
by the beloved and his family,
grant us a speedy victory and spiritual openings!

Therefore by Your grace
grant me forgiveness
and bestow upon me that
for which You know I'm in dire need!

Oh friends, if you ever feel hopeless
in your life's situation
say, "with every burden
comes a divine opening!"

Oh Lord, we ask You
by the beloved and his family,
grant us a speedy victory and spiritual openings!


[+] Download mp3 version for private listening only: Visit Facebook page of Technology of the Heart to download this song as mp3 file.

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