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Sami Yusuf – MY SONG (The Journey of a Thousand Years)


Mine is a story that spans centuries. My place is the Placeless, my track is like that of a bird across the endless sky. I am the music that echoes from the unseen world. At the dawn of Islam, the rich poetry that marked the Arabian heartland mingled with the melodies of the oud, the rhythms of the duff, and the art of the human voice. I carried these outward, journeying along with the message of the new revelation. That message travelled west, and I travelled, too. In each new landscape people added their voices, their words, their instruments – to my song. Across the lands of North Africa, all the way to Andalusia, my song was heard. It carried the ethos, the spirit, of Islam. I was welcomed. My sound awakened something deep within the soul, a memory beyond words. For the wise ones have said: “These melodies are the sounds of the revolving spheres of heaven. We were all part of Adam, we heard these melodies in Paradise. Water and clay may have clouded our sight, but an echo of their sound lingers in our memory.” In Moorish Spain’s Golden Age, I was reborn as the music of Andalusia. So powerful was my grip on the imagination, that even today this music awakens the noblest aspirations in its listeners. And when the Moors left the Iberian Peninsula, my voice was not silenced. My echo is heard across Europe and beyond, in the song of the troubadour, and in the sounds of the instruments I brought with me: the lute, the guitar, and the violin Now my Andalusian music flourishes in the Maghreb, where I live on in sacred ceremonies and songs “Music will show you the path beyond Heaven. Immerse yourself in its sound, and the veils that hide your Light will fall in a heap on the floor. And from those early days of Islam in Arabia’s heartland, I also travelled north and east. In Turkey, the ney, the reed flute, added its achingly sweet sound of Divine longing to my song. “Listen to the lament of the reed, telling its tale of longing, Ever since it was cut from its reed-bed,
All who hear it weep at its sorrow. I moved on to Persia. I was welcomed in that land, where poets and musicians of exquisite skill joined me in their quest to touch the Divine. I was recognized. I was loved. One poet said: “In music there are a hundred thousand joys, and any one of these will shorten by a thousand years the path to attain knowledge of the Divine mysteries.” While I travelled and grew, the greatest Muslim thinkers – Al-Kindi, Al-Farabi Ibn Sina – wrote of my qualities for healing body and soul. And they gave me a structure that would always define my homeland as the heart of Islam. No matter what embellishment each people add to me, still my essence shines through. My home is everywhere, but my heart is one. I journeyed farther east, with the trade caravans and the mystics, until my song reached the great Indian subcontinent. Harmoniums and rababs and tablas joined singers in ecstatic praise of the Divine. The qawwali was born. And now as I continue to travel across time and lands and waters, I grow and change and still my essence remains the same. When the sound of my song is heard, revealing that truth and beauty that lie beyond words, you will always know me.

Yvette Parker

100 Comments

  1. الي يحب سامي يوسف
    لايك لاتروح قبل ماتضغط
    لايك 😊

  2. sami yusuf, i am sure that you will be remembered as the earth lives . You are a great voice as farabi ibn sina are great teachers in the history. Your works are undoubtly masterpieces. you are loved by Turks and all muslims. Thanks to you for this mesmerising and amazing video . Regards. And Peaces .

  3. mashallah wonderful amazing when I hear you I fill like I am flying as a fan i have a request to you sami sir I want to hear adhan in your voice so please accept my request 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  4. Türkiye'ye tekrar gelmeni bekliyoruz. Ankarada konser vermeni istiyoruz 💙 sesin insanın kalbine dokunuyor 👍

  5. سبحان الله خالق كل شيء سبحانك يا ذا جلالي واكرام .ربي يوفقك على كل شيء.

  6. Ommmgggg wonderful sami Yusuf İ Love this sonnnng from Algeria ❤ الله

  7. Lots of love from pakistan❤…its amazing and SY nobody can do it like uuu……

  8. مقطعٌ خيالي وساحر…
    شكراً لكَ لتقديمكَ كل هذا الجمال.

  9. صوتك خيالي ورائع ويأخدنا لعالم آخر انت انسان لامثيل لك احببتنا بالإسلام بطريقة تلامس الروح

  10. Please make a film with this theme. It is so beautiful.
    Also In other languages like german turkish

  11. Every time I’m hear your voice and songs! I’m proud! About the face that modern Muslims have a brother! Like Sami Yusuf! Thanks for the songs again dear Brother!!!

  12. That's amazing! This combination made a beautiful harmony. I appreciate both you and the lady.

  13. EN MI IDIOMA. BELLAS IMAGENES DE UNA INFINITA JORNADA DE ESPACIO_TIEMPO. ♥♥♥)))

  14. This is the most inspiring heart warming 6:43 mins video! Soo beautiful and deep

  15. Its so calm and relaxing most people love this its like a meditation well done sami yusuf

  16. اهم شيء انك تفهم ما تقول. والله لم أفهم من كلامك شيء!

  17. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🇵🇰

  18. 3:31–3:36…listen sami's voice… it takes another world… can't explain sami… u r always a blessing for us… love u…😍

  19. Salam Aleykoum, Sami merci beaucoup pour toutes ces belles chansons que tu nous donne l’occasion d’écouter avec une si belle voix qui apaise le coeur Mash’Allah , 😍😍💙💛💙😘

  20. اروع سرد سمعته في حياتي مؤثر للغاية
    شكرا سامي يوسف دائما الأفضل و الأروع على الإطلاق
    دائما تعطي صورة رائعة عن الإسلام
    أفضل منشد و قدوة للشباب المسلم

  21. La musique andalouse est un art florissant en Algérie, un art algérien qui est Esbni et non marocain.

  22. Andalusian music is an art that flourished in Algeria, an Algerian art that is Esbni and not Moroccan

  23. SAMI YUSUF 2O18. _ VOICES INSIDE ( THE JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND YEARS. ) UNA HISTORIA HERMOSA . SAGRADA PARA EL PUEBLO DEL PROFETA. …THANK YOU VERY MUCH. VERY , POR ESE VIAJE FASCINANTE…POR TODA LA TRAVESÍA. .. GEOGRÁFICA. ..DONDE HASTA ESTOS DÍAS PERDURA LA PROMESA. FÁTIMA LORIA FRON COSTA RICA. ♥♥♥))))

  24. I can't explain💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖 oooh Allah!!!!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭 how I can explain this I can't stop my tears 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭…. its like My soul is in another world

  25. Allah sevilen kulunun herzaman yanındadır ne istersen ona yönlendirir kalbi temiz kalbi güzel insan sen iyi kullsun rabbim o güzel kalbine göre versin işlerin rast gitsin herzaman Dua herşeyin anahtarıdır 🤲🗝️ LA İLAHE İLLA ENTE SÜBHANEKE İNNİ KÜNTÜ MİNEZZALİMİN amin 🌹

  26. Sen alemlerin sahibi sen kudret sahibi sen bağışlayan sen yol gösteren sen var olan sen yoktan var eden benim de dualarımı kabul et sen hayırlı olan kapını benim için sonuna kadar aç ya Rahman isminle bizleri mükafaatlandır
    AMİN !!!

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  27. لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله.اللهم صل على محمد النبي الأمي. اللهم صل على محمد وعلى آل محمد كما صليت على إبراهيم وعلى آل إبراهيم. اللهم صل على محمد ماذكره الذاكرين وصل وسلم عليه ما غفل عنه الغافلين

  28. يارب ما هذا الصوت الذي يهز أعماق الروح يا سامي يا مبدع الله يحفظك و يحميك من كل شر أمين يا رب العالمين

  29. Naats with new music are truly Amazing ..from 🇮🇳

  30. No words!! Perfect~!! An amazing and fabulous song, just listen and feel~~ <3 #Love #SamiYusuf

  31. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  32. Superb completion of 10, by the ONE who holds the planets without physical pillars and support, but with vibrations. 💫🌃🕵️🕳️🏹⚡⚖️⚖️⚖️⚖️⚖️⚖️⚖️⚖️💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

  33. Rabbime kurban olduğum ne güzel bir ses bahsetmiş size masaAllah Kendi sesiniz ile söylemiş olsaydınız daha güzel olurdu.

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