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The Power – Maher Zain

Maher Zain: The Power Download (UK |US)

The Power is indeed a powerful track, both in lyrics and production.

The song features a Zulu choir known as Amakhono We Sintu, adding an African theme to the track. The music video was actually filmed in South Africa, opening with Maher watching a Rhinoceros. After this there are many scenes featuring safari animals in their natural habitat.

Maher and Awakening Records have gone for an uplifting, inspirational feel with this one. The lyrics focus on the Shahada, reminding us of the power of Allah and that his remembrance will lead to success.

Let’s go through the lyrics to ‘The Power’, looking out for references to Quran and Hadith.


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Maher Zain – The Power Lyrics

Masisondele, masisondele haha phila nocolo yelele
(Let us draw nearer to perfect peace in life)

Subhan’Allah, walhamdu lillah
(Glory be to Allah, and all praise be to Allah
La ilaha illa Allah, wa’Allahu Akbar
There is no god but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest) – 1

You can say it once
Or a hundred times or more
You’ll feel at peace inside
And it’ll open every door

Chorus:
That’s the power of remembering Allah
It’s the best way to purify your heart – 2
And know you will be loved by the Merciful One – 3
‘Cause that’s the power of remembering Allah

Subhan’Allah, walhamdu lillah
(Glory be to Allah, and all praise be to Allah
La ilaha illa Allah, wa’Allahu Akbar
There is no god but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest)

So much you can gain
Just by saying those few words – 4
You can renew your faith – 5
And be showered in rewards – 6

CHORUS

La ilaha illa Allah (x3)
(There is no god but Allah)
Subhan’Allah, walhamdu lillah wa’Allahu Akbar
(Glory be to Allah, all praise be to Allah, and Allah is the Greatest)

Masisondele kuy’uAllah
(We obey You Allah)
Ngokukhulu ukuzithoba
(With submission, we humble ourselves before You)
Sizothol’ ukuphila Noxolo
(So we may find peace and happiness)

CHORUS

Subhan’Allah, walhamdu lillah
(Glory be to Allah, and all praise be to Allah
La ilaha illa Allah, wa’Allahu Akbar
There is no god but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest)

Links to Quran / Hadith

Links to the Quran and hadith have been numbered above (in purple) and presented below.

 

1 La ilaha illa Allah, wa’Allahu Akbar (There is no god but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest)

Its always positive to hear the shahada in a Nasheeds. The Shahada is the Islamic testimony of faith.

“Allah bears witness that there is no god but He, and (so do) the angels and those possessed of knowledge, maintaining His creation with justice; there is no god but He, the Mighty, the Wise” (Quran 3:18)

Muslims often say ‘and Muhammed is his messenger’ after this. These two parts are actually never mentioned besides each other in the Quran. They are however referred to in Hadith.

 

2 That’s the power of remembering Allah. It’s the best way to purify your heart

Only in remembrance of Allah (swt) will your heart find peace (Quran 13:28)

 

3 And know you will be loved by the Merciful One

“Certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him).” (Quran 3:159)

 

4  So much you can gain, just by saying those few words

“The Prophet — Allah bless and greet him — said: “Whoever says: there is no god but Allah enters Paradise.”” (Abu Dharr in the Kabir 7:55).

 

5 You can renew your faith

We are taught to constantly renew our faith.

“Faith wears out in your heart as clothes wear out, so ask Allah to renew the faith in your hearts.” (narrated by al-Haakim in his Mustadrak and al-Tabaraani in his Mu’jam with a saheeh isnaad)

 

6 And be showered in rewards

“And whoever does righteous deeds, whether male or female, while being a believer – those will enter Paradise and will not be wronged, [even as much as] the speck on a date seed” (Quran 4:124)

 

Final Thoughts

The Power is energising, uplifting, different and lyrically inspirational – certainly my favourite track from the album.

The song actually reminds me of the Lion King! Anyone agree? Leave a comment below.

I would love to hear more songs with Zulu choirs in the near future. Well done Maher Zain and Awakening Records, you have certainly helped us to reflect on the power of remembering of Allah.

Lyrics: 9/10
Vocals: 10/10
Production: 10/10
Uniqueness: 10/10
References & Reflection: 10/10

Overall IMH Rating: 49/50 

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