Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Fajr Namaaz

This is an adaptation of a Cat Stevens song, if he had to make the lyrics more Islam-friendly. Listening to Matthew and Son, it tells an all too familiar tale to the working class people. It could easily be Mohammed and Son or Moonsamy and Son. Check MJ's blog for more Cat Stevens adaptations.

Adapted from Matthew and Son

Get up mate, you can't be late

for Fajr Namaaz, it can't wait.

Watch them run down to saff one
And the five-thirty Azaan for Fajr Namaaz.

Chorus:
Fajr Namaaz, the mosque's never full, there's no-one ever new.
The Surahs in your head, you take them to bed, and the blessings with you.
And there'll be blessing all day, all day, all day!

There's a five minute break and that's all you take,
for your Sunnah, or it will be too late.

Chorus:
Fajr Namaaz, the mosque's never full, there's no-one ever new.
The Surahs in your head, you take them to bed, and the blessings with you.
And there'll be blessing all day, all day, all day!

There's people who haven't read in fifty years
No one worries about it cos nobody cares
Even though they're pretty low and their Qaza's in arrears

Fajr Namaaz, Fajr Namaaz, Fajr Namaaz, Fajr Namaaz,
And there'll be blessing all day, all day, all day!

Till next time in Waseem world

1 comment:

Noorjehaan said...

ah just like the poster you will never enjoy a parody without the original. the original reminds me of the first song in taare zameen par where they're getting ready in the morning. wonderful alchemy- taking a song abt something material and turning spiritual- my current philosophy:)

altho i dont think it's only the working class that this song refers to. no matter how much people have they're always chasing more