Sami Yusuf - The Praised One ﷺ
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 Published On Jan 02, 2021

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Inspired by the evocative sound of flamenco ‘The Praised One’ is Sami Yusuf’s ethereal rendition of Qasidah Muhammadiyyah, a love poem for the Prophet by the 13th century Sufi poet Imam Busiri, author of one of the world’s most famous poems ‘The Burda’. It has been said from his day to ours that the writings of Imam Busiri have a healing power, and their recitation is widespread across many regions.
From its intensely emotional intro to the sustained energy of the outro, the composer fuses traditional instruments of the Silk Road with contemporary sounds. Sami Yusuf plays tar, rabab and frame drums for this fully acoustic performance that moves from meditative vocals to the complexity of flamenco rhythms with classical guitar performed by Jon Lawton. The music is both intimate and exhilarating, reflecting the multi-faceted and luminous spirit of the Prophet expressed in this beautiful poem.


Performed, Composed & Arranged by Sami Yusuf
Words: Imam Al-Busiri
Classical guitar performed by Jon Lawton
English Translation by Dr Yousef Casewit
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Vishnu Rajan @ Andante Studios
Additional Recording Studios:
Crosstown Studio (Liverpool, UK)

Executive Producer: Sami Yusuf
DOP: Binu Pallickal
Video Editing & Post Production by Omar Al-Balushi @ Andante Studios
Colour Grading @ Elements Cine Productions

Special thanks to:
Saleh Nass
Elouafi Mohammed
Dr. Yousef Casewit
RIS Convention

Published by Andante Records & Administered by Fairwood Music (UK) Ltd for the World

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