English Samaa from the USA retreat May  18-21, 2017


Sufi Reza came to town

by Diego.S

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Allahu Allah (3x), la ilaha ila Allah

Sufi Reza came to town

He was looking for some peace

He found people loving God

And was invited to sit down

 

He found them kinda strange

But something called his name

He decided to reply

And was never quite the same

 

Allahu Allah (3x), la ilaha ila Allah

 

Then he took a look inside

And found a little tree

It had not been there before

And its soil was very dry

 

But he knew it had to grow

So that it could reach the sky

And his eyes started to cry

With tears nobody could see

 

Allahu Allah (3x), la ilaha ila Allah

 

Now he had to go to sleep

And try to catch some rest

His mind just couldn’t grasp

What his heart could easily see

 

Something strong had taken hold

And then something he was told

If you want to be close to Me

Serve people with humility!

 

Allahu Allah (3x), la ilaha ila Allah

 

In a wondrous conversation

Sidi Reza asked Allah

What Seyyed kept inside

What it was that he could hide

 

The Muntaha is what he was told

The tree that everything holds

He asked Seyyed: is that your core

He said: that and so much more!

 

It's Allahu Allah (3x), la ilaha ila Allah


The King of Hearts

by Diego.S

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La ilaha ila Allah, la ilaha ila Allah, la ilaha ila Allah

Allah ya Mawlana

 

You sidi! The King of Hearts, you knew us right from the Start

Under you we thrived and knew - that your love would pull us through.

 

La ilaha ila Allah, la ilaha ila Allah, la ilaha ila Allah

Allah ya Mawlana

 

We were like the barren soil, and you were like the sun and rain

You ensured our earth was toiled - we grew up under your reign.

 

La ilaha ila Allah, la ilaha ila Allah, la ilaha ila Allah

Allah ya Mawlana

 

You never seeked to amaze, shifting through our dusty haze

Saving every bit of gold - from the fate of the eternal blaze

 

La ilaha ila Allah, la ilaha ila Allah, la ilaha ila Allah

Allah ya Mawlana

 

How could this flesh covered frame, stand up tall and then lay claim

That you and I are one and the same - You sidi! Of eternal fame.

 

La ilaha ila Allah, la ilaha ila Allah, la ilaha ila Allah

Allah ya Mawlana

 

We sidi! Are the flowers that you planted upon this earth

We must beautify this life - with the love that’s in our hearts.

 

La ilaha ila Allah, la ilaha ila Allah, la ilaha ila Allah

Allah ya Mawlana

 

We will never let you down, on us you will never frown

We will work to make you smile - while we toil just for a while

 

La ilaha ila Allah, la ilaha ila Allah, la ilaha ila Allah

Allah ya Mawlana (2x)


To praise the chosen one is sweet

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To praise the Chosen one is sweet   

His light- beyond all light that’s seen

My hope- for him I set my sight

by endless blessings may we meet

 

Your Glance- O Father of Zahra

Help me O Keeper of God’s hearth

My life and spirit’s his recall

from his love I would never fall

 

Of nature perfect praise to show      

from his light all lights made to flow

His love’s the healing of my soul            

all else but him I would let go

 

Ta Ha is from the greatest tree              

in him the noblest family

The best of human sympathy        

whoever seeks him finds safety

 

You are the beloved most great        

all honour’s gathered in your state

In God by your name we partake          

Invoke the truth that we recite

 

O first light make us realize              

O leader of God’s messengers

The people miss the pass of peace       

but you reveal how errors cease

 

O Guide- preserver of this way        

Help one who trusts to reach its gate

On you- O beauty’s essence clear         

A thousand blessings we recite

 

And on your perfect family              

Companions, people of delight

So much as pure hearts ever cry            

To praise the Chosen One is sweet


We gather in the presence of Allah

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We gather in the Presence of Allah, Allah Allah

Sheikh your wine's a strange wine.

 

Every person that drinks is healed, Allah Allah

All troubles disappear

 

One gone into a breathing ecstasy, Allah Allah

says this world could be me

 

Another round my friend fill our cups, Allah Allah

cheers and then drink

 

Drink from the source of purity, Allah Allah,

unveiled will be mysteries

 

With people of divine knowledge, Allah Allah

The wine is so very fine

 

One day present at the Hadra, Allah Allah

oh friends, the Hadra

 

I found them people of love, Allah Allah

gone into presence

 

I asked to enter their protection, Allah Allah

Oh people of dignity

 

They said you must accept our condition, Allah Allah

and it will cost you dearly

 

You must show steadfastness in the state, Allah Allah

all night and every night

 

Now drink cups of the bitter medicine, Allah Allah

and bitter becomes sweet

 

And you become a masterpiece of Gold, allah allah

Oh you who come to know us.


We stood in the Haqiqa

by Diego.S

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We stood in the haqiqa Hamzawiya

Allah Allah Allah Allah

We stand in the haqiqa Jamaliya

Allah Allah Allah Allah

 

We stand in the haqiqa Boudchichiya

Allah Allah Allah Allah

We stand in the haqiqa Jamaliya

Allah Allah Allah Allah

 

We pledged the commitment Hamzawiya

Allah Allah Allah Allah

We pledge the commitment Jamaliya

Allah Allah Allah Allah

 

We say the statement Boudchichiya

Allah Allah Allah Allah

We say the statement Jamaliya

Allah Allah Allah Allah

 

We live in the mahabba ilahiya

Allah Allah Allah Allah

We live in the mahabba Boudchichiya

Allah Allah Allah Allah

We live in the mahabba Hamzawiya

Allah Allah Allah Allah

We live in the mahabba Jamaliya

Allah Allah Allah Allah

 


Drink with the beloved

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Drink the wine down, tip the glass

           Drink with the Beloved

Take this breath, like it’s your last

           Drink with the Beloved

We’re a caravan you see

Moving towards our destiny

You must find the eyes to see

           Drink with the Beloved

La illaha illallah                   La illaha illallah

La illaha illallah                   La illaha illallah

 

Go to the East, go to the West

           Drink with the Beloved

You can’t escape this birth and death

           Drink with the Beloved

Drink the cup of loving down

This is truly drink and drown

What is lost, it shall be found

           Drink with the Beloved

La illaha illallah                   La illaha illallah

La illaha illallah                   La illaha illallah

 

So listen to the inner call

           Drink with the Beloved

The tavern masters rise and fall

           Drink with the Beloved

Watch the dancers reel and spin

Feel the presence from within

Toasting to the dearest friends

           Drink with the Beloved

La illaha illallah                   La illaha illallah

La illaha illallah                   La illaha illallah