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..The Veil..

Do you remember DWA or mostly known as Dawud Wharnsby Ali?? I posted about a lyrics from his  song  “What Did I Do Today?” couple months ago and now, I’d like to post another lyrics of  his song called “The Veil”

I found this song while I’m searching for religious song (nasyid) because it’s Ramadhan. During Ramadhan, it’s better to listen a good thing like murottal (Al Qur’an) or nasyid  so we can always keep Alloh in our heart and mind.

This song is quiet nice.. Hope it could inspire you.. ^^

The Veil by Dawud Wharnsby Ali

They say, ‘Oh, poor girl, you’re so beautiful you know
It’s a shame that you cover up your beauty so.’
She just smiles and graciously responds reassuringly,
‘This beauty that I have is just one simple part of me.
This body that I have, no stranger has the right to see.
These long clothes, this shawl I wear, ensure my modesty.
Faith is more essential than fashion, wouldn’t you agree?’
This hijab,
This mark of piety,
Is an act of faith, a symbol,
For all the world to see.
A simple cloth, to protect her dignity.
So lift the veil from your heart to see the heart of purity.
They tell her, ‘Girl, don’t you know this is the West and you are free?
You don’t need to be oppressed, ashamed of your femininity.’
She just shakes her head and she speaks so assuredly,
‘See the bill-boards and the magazines that line the check-out isles,
with their phony painted faces and their air-brushed smiles?
Well their sheer clothes and low cut gowns they are really not for me.
You call it freedom, I call it anarchy.’
This hijab,
This mark of piety,
Is an act of faith, a symbol,
For all the world to see.
A simple cloth, to protect her dignity.
So lift the veil from your heart to see the heart of purity.
Lift the veil from your heart and seek the heart of purity.

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What Did I Do Today?

Akhir-akhir ini lagi suka denger lagu dari DWA (Dawud Wharnsby Ali) yang judulnya “What Did I Do Today”. Lagu ini bergenre acapela, tapi begitu enak didengar. Tak sekadar itu, liriknya pun menjadi bahan renungan bagi kita, sebagai bahan evaluasi harian apa saja yang sudah dilakukan. Hmm…

What Did I Do Today by DWA

taken from album Road To Madinah (1998)

Oh the moon has come, the day is done,
the night has covered up the sun,
I have stood so often before you to pray,
but I wonder Allah, tell me, what did I do today?
Did I remember the words of Al-Fatihah?
Did I take time to thank you for all that I have?
Did I call on you to guide my way?
Tell me what did I do today?

I have whispered to you as I made Ruku
Subhana Robbiyal ‘adzim.
But was my faith bright or grey?
Oh Allah, tell me, what did I do today?
Did I smile at my brother?
Was I kind to my Mother?
Did I teach another something that I know?
Or did my love of this world lead me astray?
Tell me what did I do today? Continue reading “What Did I Do Today?”