‘Araftul Hawa Lyrics

By: Sami Yusuf


I only knew love when I knew love of Thee,
I sealed up my heart against Thy enemy.

I stood long in converse with Thee, who doth see
My heart’s inner secrets, but Thou I don’t see.

My love is twin loves, yet the twain are for Thee,
The first’s for Thy love, and the other’s for Thee.

And as for the first, which is love of Thy love:
Remembrance complete, not distracted from Thee.

‘Araftul-hawā mudh ‘araftu hawāk
Wa-’aghlaqtu qalbī ‘alā man ‘ādāk
(I only knew love when I knew love of Thee,
I sealed up my heart against Thy enemy.)

And as for the second: my true love of Thee,
I see Thou as present in all that I see.

All praise to Thy name, and no praises for me,
For Thine is the glory in all unity.

‘Araftul-hawā mudh ‘araftu hawāk
Wa-’aghlaqtu qalbī ‘alā man ‘ādāk
(I only knew love when I knew love of Thee,
I sealed up my heart against Thy enemy.)

’Uḥibbuka ḥubbayni, ḥubba l-hawā
Wa-ḥubban li-’annaka ’ahlu l-lidhāk

(My love is twin loves, yet the twain are for Thee,
The first’s for Thy love, and the other’s for Thee.)

Fa-’amma l-ladhī huwa ḥubbul-hawā
Fa-shughlī bi-dhikrika ‘an man siwāk

(And as for the first, which is love of Thy love:
Remembrance complete, not distracted from Thee.)

Wa-’amma l-ladhī ’anta ’ahlu l-lahu
Fa-lastu ’ara l-kawna ḥattā ’arāk

(And as for the second: my true love of Thee,
I see Thou as present in all that I see.)

Fa-la l-ḥamdu fī dhā wa-lā dhāka lī
Wa-lākin laka l-ḥamdu fī dhā wa-dhāk

(All praise to Thy name, and no praises for me,
For Thine is the glory in all unity.)

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Credits:
Words Rabi‘a al-‘Adawiyyah
Music: Traditional Islamic (Andalusian)
Performed and arranged by Sami Yusuf
Recorded at Andante Studios
Mixed & Mastered by Vishnu Rajan @ Andante Studios
Video editing and post production @ Andante Studios

Published by Resonance Music FZE Administered by Fairwood Music (UK) Ltd for the World

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