Alhumdulillah you’re home

I’ve always had a passion for writing poetry and songs and over the years I’ve written my share of both but lately I wanted to have a go at writing a nasheed.

What is a nasheed?

A nasheed is a work of vocal music that is either sung acapella or accompanied by percussion instruments such as the daf. In general, Islamic nasheeds do not contain lamellaphone instruments. The material and lyrics of a nasheed usually make reference to Islamic beliefs, history, and religion, as well as current events. With so much in the Islamic world to write about I wanted to write about something close to my heart. I decided to write about my late mum as I was extremely close to her. My mum was my best friend, my guide, my rock. I did everything with mum and where ever she went, I went. I loved her immensely and passed away 16 years ago it completely broke my heart. The actual nasheed is a cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Supermarket Flowers” and I’ve extended the second verse. I am still looking to get this recorded so any nasheed artists out there please feel free to get in touch.

Alhumdulillah (Praise be to Allah) you’re home

Waking up on Eid morning excited

Going in the shower to make ghusl

As I put my Jubbah on and drive back home

There’s still this emptiness I feel in my heart

Walking slowly to Namaz with Dad

Standing shoulder to shoulder in prayer

Greeting everybody as we come back into the house

But Mum Eid day ain’t the same with you not there

Every now and then it still gets to me and I know

How lucky I was that you got to watch me grow

So I say Alhumdulillah

You were my best friend in the shape of my Mum

When I fell you would pick me back up

Making me feel better as you go

And when Allah took you back

We said Alhumdulillah you’re  home

Sitting by your bench on a summer’s day

My hands raised up in dua

Mum I swear I’ll do a tawaf for you

In’Sha’Allah when I go for umrah

Thinking about the day you left this world

And where we have all come to be

There was a tear in my eye when Divock scored that goal

As I could feel your smile on me

Every now and then it still gets to me and I know

How lucky I was that you got to watch me grow

So I say Alhumdulillah

You were my best friend in the shape of my Mum

When I fell you would pick me back up

Making me feel better as you go

And when Allah took you back

We said Alhumdulillah you’re  home

So I say Alhumdulillah

You were my best friend in the shape of my Mum

If only you’d seen what I have achieved

I know it would have put your mind at ease

And when Allah took you back

You said Alhumdulillah I’m home

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