All in the Quran


After listening to Taylor’s beautiful song from the other day, I was totally inspired to have a go at getting back into doing a bit of singing! Thank you Taylor if you are reading this! Alhamdulillah it’s been a fun experience! 馃檪 It’s been a long time since I used to sing, and not at all in a professional capacity, but I used to really enjoy it and thought I’d like to try to use the backing track from one of my recent favourite tunes “Just a dream” (the version by Sam Tsui and Christina Grimmie) and adapt the lyrics with my own words… well this is how my humble effort 聽turned out LOL – the lyrics are below and the mp3 is here – you have to right click and press “save link as” to download – I don’t know how to make it play online. It’s on youtube as well but the audio quality on there is quite muffled.

All in the Quran (lyrics)

Thinking ’bout life,
Thinking ’bout love,
Thinking ’bout God
All of the above
Opened my eyes
It’s all in the Quran

So I come back
To the Word of God
His Noble Words
Are all I’ve got
I realized
It’s all in the Quran

When I’m working I swear
I get reminded all the time
I’m trying to concentrate
I hear these words that rhyme
God knows I’m thinking and I’m hearing Him loud and clear

I been doubting in myself
And wondering where this path will take me
Now I got no doubt cos I feel it all just lately
Here in my heart
It was easy once I tried
But Why
Did I wait this long to try?

People tell me sister don’t give up hadith
And don’t reject the sunnah cos we got these set beliefs
But I tried and I know that somethin just ain’t right
And I feel that I’m living in a double life, A lie

(Thinking ’bout) life,
Thinking ’bout love
Thinking ’bout God
All of the above
Opened my eyes
It’s all in the Quran
So I come back
To the Word of God
His Noble Words
Are all I’ve got
All this time
It’s all in the Quran

When I’m praying I beg for a double dose of patience
Guidance and strength and forgiveness for my conscience
Mmmm
It’s peaceful to my soul
I know
I got no other way to go

The people that I know from my past are gonna hate me
Maybe not all of them
And some of them gonn’ pray for me
But wait,聽
I gotta do this thing
It’s my life, it’s my struggle
So I’ll strive

Prophetic examples needn’t be so hard to find
If you know just where to look
It’s easy to combine
Your reason and your logic and
To ponder and reflect
And please don’t tell me
That it’s just another sect!

Thinking ’bout life,
Thinking ’bout love,
Thinking ’bout God
All of the above
Open your eyes
It’s all in the Quran!
So come back
To the Word of God!
His Noble Words
Are all we’ve got
All this time
it’s all in the Quran!

If you’ve ever been confused put your hands up
If you’ve ever been bemused put your hands up
Now it’s clear and you feel you wanna start over again

If you’ve ever been confused put your hands up
If you’ve ever been bemused put your hands up
Now it’s clear and you feel you wanna start ALL over again

(Thinking bout life,) thinking bout love, thinking bout God
All of the above
Open your eyes
It’s all in the Quran!
So come back
To the Word of God!
His Noble Words
Are all we’ve got
All this time
It’s all in the Quran!

If you can relate to these lyrics, please join QRAC – Quranists Reverts and Converts Support Network on Facebook

Original backing music info for copyright purposes: (from Wikipedia) “Just a Dream” is a song performed by American recording artist Nelly, taken from his sixth studio album 5.0 (2010). The song was written by Nelly, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin and Frank Romano with Jonsin and Love producing the song.[1] No copyright infringement intended.

“All in the Quran” lyrics adapted by Asfora Safarina based on the rhythm and style as per the version by Sam Tsui and Christina Grimmie.

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I was so excited and moved to hear this song today from our brother, Taylor Stevenson who shared this in the QD group:

“Peace!

If you are interested in hearing my ‘first take’ recording of one of my slower Qur’an-only songs, click the link!

It’s not at all ‘up to par yet’ needs quite a bit of re-recording and such..but the message is there and….it might be fun to share my progress 馃檪

PLEASE BE KIND

lol 馃檪 ”

http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/3433404

There’s a message for everyone who’s here
knowledge eternal, complete and clear
a book of guidance, indeed a light
serves as a warning, defines wrong and right

Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete

So tell me
What do you follow?
Where does it lead to?
What makes one honor words they don’t need to?
What do you follow?
Where does it lead you?
What makes you honor words you don’t need to?

A book of reason, a faultless work of God
it is a Mercy, a guide for us
Global reminder of what is right
each word is guarded by the Most High

Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete

So tell me
What do you follow?
Where does it lead to?
What makes one honor words they don’t need to?
What do you follow?
Where does it lead you?
What makes you honor words you don’t need to?
We can tell your shape, cast by your shadow
is that what you follow?

No contradictions
no man can touch
the book of which there is no doubt
is a faultless work of God

Dua


Oh dear God,
Give me patience and strength!
And the fuse of my temper,
Please increase in length!

If my thoughts are sarcastic,
Or spiteful or rude,
Please cleanse me of hatred,
And make cheerful my mood.

If I am troubled,
Or weary or blue,
Make me more thankful,
And repentant to You!

If I am angry,
Forgive me this sin.
Bestow on me blessings,
Of calm from within.

You know my struggles.
You know I am weak.
But You know my intentions,
From the oaths that I speak.

Protect me from Shaytan,
I beg this from You.
Without You I’m nothing.
I seek refuge with You.

Some Du’as from the Quran


by Asfora in QRAC today. To me, these are more like mindsets you need to adopt:

A suggestion for a Quranist’s Dua – suggestions for adding to it or other versions would be most welcome, if you like… no compulsion 馃檪

Please note – the Quran refs are in brackets for reference and to aid self study but the words in this “dua” are not translations of the verses

A oodu billahi minash shaytany rajeem (I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed Satan)
bismillah arrahmaan arraheem (In the name of God the most merciful the most gracious)

O Rabbilalameen
Please make me ever more grateful for the blessings you bestowed on me, (46:15 ) because if I were to try to count all the blessings I never could do it (14:34) (16:18).

La illaha illallah. (37:35) Please guide me on the straight path (40:38), guide me the straight way (1:6), keep me away from the fire (3:185). Please grant us good in this life and good in the next (2:201). Please have mercy on my parents for they raised me when I was young (17:24), and grant me righteousness in my offspring (46:15)

Please forgive me, forgive my sins (11:90) and help me to forgive other people (2:109) (45:14). Please forgive all the believers and grant us access into paradise. (24:62) Please increase me in knowledge (20:114) and help me to use my logic and reason (12:2). Please purify my heart (8:11) and take away the things that make me sin (7:161). Please fill my heart with love, faith (49:7) hope (26:51) charity, kindness (2:263), strength (8:2) determination (31:17) purity (56:79) and honesty (6:152).

Rabbana! You have no partners or offspring (112:3). You guide (24:46) and protect whoever you wish (10:103) to be blessed (4:69).
You are the best of all planners (8:30), the best of all judges (10:109). I have complete trust in you (3:173) and I serve you, and you alone (39:11).
I end my prayer by saying “La illaha illa huwa, alhamdulillahi rabbilalameen” (10:10)

Never give up!


Above – Video from Youtube is Paul Potts singing the italian version of Everybody hurts – “Ognuno Soffre”

REM – Everybody hurts 聽(taken from Lyrics007)

(Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe)

When the day is long and the night, the night is yours alone,
When you’re sure you’ve had enough of this life, well hang on
Don’t let yourself go, ’cause everybody cries and everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong. Now it’s time to sing along
When your day is night alone, (hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go, (hold on)
When you think you’ve had too much of this life, well hang on

‘Cause everybody hurts. Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts. Don’t throw your hand. Oh, no. Don’t throw your hand
If you feel like you’re alone, no, no, no, you are not alone

If you’re on your own in this life, the days and nights are long,
When you think you’ve had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes,
Everybody cries. And everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes. So, hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts. You are not alone

taken from聽QuranAddict :

Noble Quran:

76:22 “This is the reward for you, and your struggle (sa士yukum)聽is appreciated.”88:8 Faces on that day are joyful.
88:9 For their pursuit (lisa士yih膩聽)they are content.92:4 Your works (sa士yakum聽)聽are various.
92:5 As for he who gives and is righteous.
92:6 Trusts in goodness.
92:7 We will make the easy path for him.53:38 None can carry the burdens of another.
53:39 The human being will have what he sought (sa士膩).
53:40 His works (sa士yahu)聽will be shown.
53:41 Then he will be paid fully for such works.

21:94 So whosoever does good work (l-峁D乴i岣ツ乼i)聽and he is an acknowledger, then his efforts (lisa士yihi)聽will not be rejected and We will record it for him.

17:19 Whoever seeks the Hereafter and strives for it as it deserves (wasa士膩聽laha聽sa士yah膩), and is an acknowledging person, then their effort is appreciated.

12:110 Then, when the messengers gave up (is’tayasa), and they thought that they have been denied, Our victory came to them. We then save whom We wish, and Our punishment cannot be swayed from the wicked people.

12:87 “My sons, go and inquire about Joseph and his brother, and do not give up (t膩y’as奴)聽from God’s Spirit. The only people who would give up from God’s Spirit are the ingrates of acknowledgment.”17

29:23 Those who rejected God’s signs and in meeting Him, they have forsaken (ya-is奴) My mercy, and they will have a painful retribution.
29:24 But the only response from his people was their saying: “Kill him, or burn him.” But God saved him from the fire. In this are signs for a people who acknowledge.

And this always helps put things into perspective for me:
I like what it says at the top too: “Let us not be stopped by that which divides us but look for that which unites us”聽http://users.gazinter.net/melan/Warn/Warnenu.htm

This is a really inspiring article too:聽http://www.quranists.net/2011/04/29/prophetic-examples-from-the-quran/

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