Hamd: Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) -- Morning Has Broken

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by naqshbandijamaati, Apr 29, 2007.

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  1. Morning has broken, like the first morning
    Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
    Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
    Praise for the springing fresh from the word

    Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
    Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
    Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
    Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

    Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
    Born of the one light, Eden saw play
    Praise with elation, praise every morning
    God's recreation of the new day
    .



    The above are the lyrics to one of brother Yusuf's most famous songs
    back when he was Cat Stevens. Actually the song is a hymn to God the Creator.
    Thus, it is not objectionable from an Islamic perspective either but
    a beautiful hamd.
    Those who went to school in England will recall singing this in morning
    assemblies!

    nb: some brothers may object to his use of the words 'feet' since, as
    we all know, Allah is pure from all these things. But it is metaphorical
    just as the words, 'hands of Allah' are metaphoric in the Koran.

    anyway, i felt it is a lovely hamd and poem and thus put it on here.
     

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