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Ahmed Ya Habibi
(Ahmed, My Beloved)

 

This page contains the translation to the song lyrics of "Ahmad Ya Habibi" which was sung by the 1980's Malaysian ensemble Nada Murni, and it appeared on their album titled Untukmu Rasulullah. The group was together approximately 10 years and released 44 Nasyid albums. Nasyid (pronounced "na-SHEED") is a genre of Islamic religious music, often performed a capella (vocals only) in keeping with some of the stricter interpretations of Islam that eschew the use of melodic instruments.

Rhythm: Maqsoum (Masmoudi Saghir) 4/4

Important note to dancers: Please do not use this song for any dance performances! It is a religious song, and Muslims would be very offended if you were to use it for dance! I have included this translation here on my web site as a warning for dancers who may encounter it somewhere and feel tempted to use it without knowing what the lyrics are about. Please be respectful of Islam, and don't dance to religious songs like this one.

Song lyrics are provided for educational purposes. If you like the song, please purchase either the album or a download from an authorized source.

 

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Sung by Nada Murni

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Lyrics

Arabic Lyrics

English Translation

Chorus 1:

Chorus 1:

Ahmad ya habib ya habibi, Ahmad, my beloved,
Salam 'alek Greetings upon you,
Ya 'awn el-gharibi, Salam 'alek (2 times) O helper of the lost soul, Greetings upon you (2 times)
   

Chorus 2:

Chorus 2:

Ya 'awn el-gharibi O helper of the lost soul,
Ahmad ya habibi (2 times) O Ahmad my beloved (2 times)
Salam 'alek (2 times) Greetings upon you (2 times)
   

Verse 1:

Verse 1:

Nebda bit-tawhidi, We start proclaiming the oneness of God,
Salam 'alek. Greetings upon you.
Nebda bil-tamjidi, Salam 'alek (2 times) We start glorifying God, Greetings upon you (2 times)
Nebda bil-Qur'ani, We start with the Koran,
Salam 'alek. Greetings upon you.
Min andir-rahmani, Sent to us by the Merciful God,
Salem 'alek. Greetings upon you.
   

Chorus 2

Chorus 2

Chorus 1

Chorus 1

Chorus 2

Chorus 2

   

Verse 2:

Verse 2:

Amnun wa salamun, Safety and peace,
Salam 'alek. Greetings upon you.
Dinukal-Islamu, Salam 'alek (2 times) Your religion is Islam, Greetings upon you (2 times)
Min Rabbin Rahimin, From a compassionate God,
Salam 'alek. Greetings upon you.
Min Rabbin Karimin, From a generous God,
Salam 'alek. Greetings upon you.
   

Chorus 2

Chorus 2

Chorus 1

Chorus 1

Chorus 2

Chorus 2

 

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About the Translator

This translation was done by Dr. George Sawa for Yasmina Ramzy of Arabesque Academy of Toronto, Canada. I'd like to thank Yasmina for permission to share these song lyrics with you via my web site.

Dr. George Sawa was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1947, where he completed his undergraduate studies in Western music and Classical Arabic music. In 1970, after immigrating to Canada, he completed graduate work at the University of Toronto, obtaining an MA in musicology and ethnomusicology at the Faculty of Music, and a PhD in Arabic historical musicology at the department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. Since 1972, when he founded the Traditional Arabic Music Ensemble with Ebrahim Eleish, he has directed and performed with the ensemble all over North America, in both concert venues and in lecture demonstrations at universities and colleges. As a soloist, Dr. Sawa has also performed in Europe, in concerts and radio broadcasts. As well, he is frequently invited to international conferences for presentations and lectures on various aspects of medieval and modern Arabic music. At present he is directing the Centre For Studies in Middle Eastern Music.

Yasmina Ramzy has been performing, teaching, and choreographing Middle Eastern dance since 1981. She has toured extensively throughout Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Greece, England, Mexico, the United States, and Canada as a soloist and with her company, sometimes performing for royalty and heads of state in many of these countries. She is the Artistic Director of Arabesque Academy, School of Culture-Specific Dance and the Arabesque Dance Company. Although Yasmina has dedicated her life to Middle Eastern dance, she also produces Gypsy and Dancenet which are culture-specific dance and music events with an educational slant. She is also a member of Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists and serves on the board of directors for Dance Ontario.

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