#Canadian Choir Sings Ancient #Islamic Song!

People Are Incredibly Moved By This Video Of Canadian Kids Singing An Ancient Islamic Song ~ , BuzzFeed Social News Editor, Canada, Dec. 13, 2015.

An Ottawa-area school board featured “Tala’ al-Badru ‘Alayna” in its annual holiday show.

This video of a Canadian children’s choir singing an ancient Islamic song during a Christmas pageant is giving people all the feels.

The kids are singing “Tala’ al-Badru ‘Alayna” — an Arabic song that holds deep meaning for many Muslims around the world. Its message is one of hope and finding refuge.

The performance took place at the École secondaire publique De La Salle in Ottawa in early December. Schools in the region put on an annual holiday show that includes songs from many different cultural and religious backgrounds.

Choir director Robert Filion told BuzzFeed Canada that he’s thrilled so many people have been moved by the song. However, he said he did not have refugees in mind when including it in the program.

Choir director Robert Filion told BuzzFeed Canada that he’s thrilled so many people have been moved by the song. However, he said he did not have refugees in mind when including it in the program.

Courtesy of Mohammad Al-Zu’bi

He said he’s been trying to include an Islamic song in the show for years, and did so this year after finding a composer who could write the piece.

“It had nothing to do, for us, with the Syrian refugee crisis or anything else going on in the world right now,” Filion said. (A school board spokesperson initially told BuzzFeed Canada the song was performed as a welcome to refugees.)

Canada is accepting 25,000 Syrian refugees, about 2,000 of whom will be settled in the Ottawa region.

People around the world are sharing the video and bawling their eyes out. Many are interpreting it as a symbol of welcome to Syrian refugees coming to Canada.

Filion said he’s happy people are drawing extra meaning from the performance in light of the refugee crisis. “It’s just tremendous and we could not ask for anything more.”

Mohammad Al-Zu’bi’s 8-year-old daughter Lana performed in the choir. He says the whole room was moved by the song. “I was in tears, as many [others were],” Al-Zu’bi told BuzzFeed Canada.

Mohammad Al-Zu'bi's 8-year-old daughter Lana performed in the choir. He says the whole room was moved by the song. "I was in tears, as many [others were]," Al-Zu'bi told BuzzFeed Canada.

Courtesy of Mohammad Al-Zu’bi

The performance “reflected solidarity and inclusivity in Canadian society,” Al-Zu’bi said. “We celebrated our differences in that Christmas choir.”

The reaction online has been just as strong.

The reaction online has been just as strong.

The Facebook video has been shared tens of thousands of times already.

Many are thanking Canada for its kindness in the face of the refugee crisis.

And others just can’t stop watching.

if u think ive stopped playin that video of the canadian children, ur wrong

— riquisha (@supitsrikki)

CORRECTION

The song “Tala’ al-Badru ‘Alayna” was included in the holiday concert to reflect Islamic culture, not to welcome Syrian refugees to Canada. Citing an interview with a school board spokesperson, this post originally reported that the song was dedicated to refugees. Dec. 13, 2015, at 8:41 p.m.

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ALSO SEE:

Internet in tears over video of kids singing apparent welcome to Syrian refugees ~ 

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Tala’ al Badru ‘Alayna ~ From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Tala‘ al-Badru ‘Alaynā (Arabic: طلع البدر علينا) is a traditional Islamic song known asnasheed that the Ansar (residents of Madinah) sang to the Islamic prophet Muhammadupon his arrival at Madinah to welcome him as he sought refuge there after being forced to leave his hometown of Mecca. The song is currently over 1400 years old, and one of the oldest in the Islamic culture.

Lyrics

[1]

طلع البدر علينا
ṭala‘a ‘l-badru ‘alaynā
The full moon rose over us

من ثنيات الوداع
min thaniyyāti ‘l-wadā‘
From the valley of Wada’‘
وجب الشكر علينا
wajaba ‘l-shukru ‘alaynā
And it is incumbent upon us to show gratitude

ما دعى لله داع
mā da‘ā li-l-lāhi dā‘
For as long as anyone in existence calls out to God
أيها المبعوث فينا
’ayyuha ‘l-mab‘ūthu fīnā
Oh our Messenger (Emissary) amongst us

جئت بالأمر المطاع
ji’ta bi-l-’amri ‘l-muṭā‘
Who comes with the exhortations (good advices/commandments) to be heeded

جئت شرفت المدينة
ji’ta sharrafta ‘l-madīnah
You have brought to this city nobility

مرحبا يا خير داع
marḥaban yā khayra dā‘
Welcome you who call us to a good way

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Yusuf Islam – Tala Al Badru Alayna (+ Lyrics) ~ YouTube.

 

 

Tala’al-Badru ‘alayna,
min thaniyyatil-Wada’
wajaba al-shukru ‘alayna,
ma da’a lillahi da’

O the White Moon rose over us
From the Valley of Wada’
And we owe it to show gratefulness
Where the call is to Allah

Ayyuha al-mab’uthu fina
ji’ta bi-al-amri al-muta’
Ji’ta sharrafta al-Madinah
marhaban ya khayra da’

O you who were raised amongst us
coming with a work to be obeyed
You have brought to this city nobleness
Welcome! best call to God’s way

Tala’al-Badru ‘alayna,
min thaniyyatil-Wada’
wajaba al-shukru ‘alayna,
ma da’a lillahi da’

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