Monday, November 27, 2006

Classic Songs Islamic Style


Assalam alykom

My middle daughter who is four loves to sing songs. With growing up in America, I know many songs and rhymes that are part of my American culture. As an adult, these songs still remain imprinted in my memory, and I can recall them quickly. Eventhough, I have not heard most of these songs in over 30 years, I am still able to remember all the words. Many of these songs are quite catchy, and this could be one reason they remain with me. One of my favorites is Old Mcdonald Had A Farm. While singing this to my four year old daughter, I was inspired to change it around a little and make it more Islamic. This way in fits better with our life style as Muslims. Here is my version of this famous song:

Old Abdullah had a farm
Al hamdolilah, Al hamdolilah, Al hamdolilah,
And on that farm he had a sheep
Al hamdolilah, Al hamdolilah, Al hamdolilah
With a baaa here and a baaa there.
Here a baaa there a baaa everywhere a baa baa.
Old Abdullaha had a farm
Al hamdolilah, Al hamdolilah, Al hamdolilah

Old Abdullah had a farm
Subhannallah, Subhannallah, Subhannallah
And on that farm he had a duck
Subhannahallah, Subhannallah, Subhannallah
With a quack here and a quack there.
Here a quack there a quack everywhere a quack quack.
Old Abdullah had a farm
Subhannallah, Subhannallah, Subhannallah.

Old Abdullah had a farm
Allaho Akbar, Allaho Akbar, Allaho Akbar
And on that farm he had a cat.
Allaho Akbar, Allaho Akbar, Allaho Akbar.
With a meow here and a meow there.
Here a meow there a meow everywhere a meow meow.
Old Abdullah had a farm
Allaho Akbar, Allho Akbar, Allho Akbar

I hope you enjoy this song as much as my daughter and I have liked it. I have a few more, I have rewrote. I will save them for future posts, Inshallah.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Asalamu alaikum Um Nour,
MashAllah that was great. Send the others soon so we can enjoy them too.
Jazk Allah Kheir,

ummukatheer said...

As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatuAllahi wa barakaatuh,
I went to your blog from the crafting muslimahs group I'm on to see what new pics you have of your projects. I dont participate much I feel everything is iver my head, I get afraid trying to make stuff even though iu desperately want to, how pitiful lol alhamdulilah I love this song, Im going to sing it to my children, add some please inshaAllah. Sister you really should think about putting together a book for our muslim craft deprived children lol. Anyway, I will send u a pm about this idea lol inshaAllah jazakAllah khairan

Anonymous said...

Alhamdudillah I love it!

Anonymous said...

Salaam,
I love the song too..we have the arabic version here:)

Um Nour said...

Assalam alykom to all:

I was surprised at all the responses to the song. I thought the song might be to typical. I have added another one, I hope you enjoy it too.

Um Nour

Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum to everyone,

I'm really impressed by ur blog. Seriously... i never actually tought that American Muslims are really comited to Islam, sorry if i hurt ur feelings but, a few or my friends just think tat the religion is just a game... u know,no big deal. So, u really turn my perspection on American Muslims. keep it up!