The Journey

Words and melody by Zain Bhikha.
Performed by Zain Bhikha

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All across, ocean and land
Incumbent on all man
Is the pilgrimage to Makkah
Fifth pillar of Islam
In the footsteps of Muhammad
The last prophet of Allah (God)

Bow Down, Bow down and praise Allah
First sight of the Ka’bah
Break down, break down and Praise Allah

The path, this journey from afar
To the city of Makkah
To strengthen what we believe in
The voyage we undertake
Hear the echo in the wind
Labaik, Allah Humma Labbaik

Ismaiel, son of Ibrahim
Lay on the burning sand
With his mother running frantically
Between Safa and Marwa
From the sky came Angel Jibraeel
Brought a blessing from Allah…Allah

It isn’t always easy
there is so much we don’t know
So many people in this world
just don’t know which way to go
But if our faith prevails
We’ll always do our very best
To have the strongest conviction
And survive the greatest test

Here we are, leaving Mina
Conviction in our hearts
Crying out to the heavens
On the plains of Arafat
Standing proud beside my brother
Silent at Muzdalifah