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I’ve Seen August 1, 2008

Filed under: General — nwarshad @ 9:54 pm

Ketika kami ke London beberapa minggu yang lalu, terasa sangat seronok sekalai kerana pada waktu yang sama, diadakan Islam Expo 2008. Teruja rasanya untuk pergi melihat umat Islam dari pelbagai negara & budaya. Namun tak sempat untuk meluangkan masa yang panjang di sana kerana kekangan waktu yang ada. Sempat bersembang-sembang dan berkenalan dengan petugas-petugas gerai dari Human Relief Foundation. Katanya mereka mencari-cari peluang untuk membuka cawangan di Malaysia. Antara aktiviti mereka adalah mengutip zakat dan sedekah daripada umat Islam dan dislaurkan kepada negara-negara yang memerlukan. Juga menjalankan ibadah korban dan daging tersebut diagihkan kepada umat Islam di negara yang susah atau dalam krisis. Di sini kami mendengar sedikit kisah tentang Dr Jamilah, Mercy Malaysia. Katanya Dr Jamilah sangat terkenal dan mereka sangat kagum dengan Dr jamilah, terutamanya selepas peristiwa Dr Jamilah terkena tembakan semasa sedang menjalankan misinya. Dr Jamilah dan Mercy Malaysia diceritakan sangat disegani oleh mereka.

Pada malamnya pula sempat melihat konsert Expo Islam 2008, walaupun kami hanya sampai disana pada jam 10.00mlm dan konsert habis pada jam 11.00mlm. Agak terkejut, tak sama dengan budaya di Malaysia apabila kita melihat konsert yang Islamik, hingga tak jelas apa lagu-lagu yang dinyanyikan oleh penyanyi jemputan. Sorakan dan teriakan mengiringi lagu-lagu tersebut. Apabila pulang, saya cuba mendengar semula antara lagu-lagu yang dinyanyikan, wahh…sungguh bagus isinya. Tapi kenapa lagak sesetengah penonton pada malam itu ada yang tidak mencerminkan lagu tersebut. Di sini saya mahu kongsikan sebuah lagu yang dinyanyikan pada konsert tersebut oleh kumpulan Outlandish (Sami Yusuf tak datang malam tu).

I’ve Seen feat. Sami Yusuf

I wish you were here
Here next to me
Been missing you so
So desperately
But lately I feel
Like you feel and
I see what you see
How I’m missing you

What happened to the ummah
Once known so well…

I wish you were here
Here next to me
Been missing you so
So desperately
But lately I feel
Like you feel and
I see what you see
How I’m missing you

What happened to the ummah
Once known so well
Greatness was known
But now can u tell
Used to inspire others with our way of thinking and speech
People came from afar just to hear us teach
Yo what happened to the ummah
Once known so well
Greatness was known
But now can u tell
Mosques are empty, refrigerators are stocked
We lost our deen we feel secure
‘Cause our mansions are locked
In my teen years Sallah wasn’t really that tight
Now I gotta pray each one of them twice
What happened to the ummah
Once known so well
Greatness was known
But now can u tell
Brother we prefer light skinned women
While righteously maintaining our deen against racism
What happened to the ummah
Once known so well
Greatness was known
But now can u tell

I wish you were here
Here next to me
Been missing you so
So desperately
But lately I feel
Like you feel and
I see what you see
How I’m missing you

What happened to the ummah once known so well
Greatness was known, but now can u tell
Kids in Africa are starving – can’t afford to cry
I’ll pay THE BANK interest for a car I can’t afford to buy
What happened to the ummah once known so well
Greatness was known, but now can u tell?
We used to smile at each other, with faces full of light
Now we frown at each other, we bicker and we fight
Pops in the mosque praying, kids in the streets hating
Kids on the corner selling, pops in the mosque preachin’
What happened to the ummah once known so well
Greatness was known but now can u tell?
The Quran has left out hearts stranded, hanging on out walls
6232verses, so strong
9 out of 10 of us can’t even read or write
1924 feels distant like way before Christ

I wish you were here
Here next to me
Been missing you so
So desperately
But lately I feel
Like you feel and
I see what you see
How I’m missing you

Que le pasó a la maza
Como puede ser
La grandeza conocida
No la puedo ver
He visto como mi figura cae en tentación
A pesar de que la vida a sido buena con luz e ilusion
He pedido perdón por mis pecados
Tengo la cruz sobre mi cama y el diablo a mi lado
Que le pasó a la maza
Como puede ser
La belleza conocida
No la puedo ver
He sentido incompetencia buscando la verdad
Todos dicen conocerla solo veo la maldad
Que le pasó a la maza
Como puede ser
La pureza conocida
No la puedo ver

[Translation:]
What happened to the people
How can it be
Greatness was known
But now can you tell
I’ve watched myself fall from grace
Even though life has been good, filled with hopes and dreams
I’ve asked forgiveness for my sins
I have the cross above my bed and the devil by my side
What happened to the people
How can it be
Beauty was known
But now can you tell

If I was to fall on my knees and ask you to forgive everything for the Lord, out of Love, for the One,
oh oh oh… I’ve seen
And if u were to fall on ya knees and ask me the same
Brother, don’t even think about it, lets just break out of the darkness of ignorance

I wish you were here
Here next to me
Been missing you so
So desperately
But lately I feel
Like you feel and
I see what you see
How I’m missing you …

 

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