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Deen Over Dunya – Safe Adam

Safe Adam: Deen Over Dunya Download | MP3 (Amazon)

This is the first track from the album, and what a start!

Deen over Dunya presents an important message in an upbeat, energetic way. Buy the song on Amazon.

When listening to this song, I couldn’t help notice the similarities between it’s message and Safe Adam’s story.

Safe was once part of the mainstream music industry, writing songs for stars such as Ed Sheeran and N-Dubz. Safe was even invited to parties held in the homes of high-profile celebrities, such as Jaime Fox.  Stardom of this nature can present a challenge for Muslims living in the west.

Safe Adam found it extremely difficult being in an environment where parties and Alcohol were the norm, and decided to focus on Islamic music instead – you could say he turned to the deen, and moved away from Dunya.

But what does deen and dunya mean?

Deen is the Arabic word for religion while Dunya refers to the world.

Huge emphasis has been placed on choosing the deen over the dunya in the Quran. The term ‘dunya’ refers to worldly things such as money, fame and even family. While these things are not forbidden, we should try to ensure we do not get too caught up in chasing them over remembrance of Allah.

Here is a quote from the Quran on the subject:

‘Beautified for people is the love of that which they desire – of women and sons, heaped-up sums of gold and silver, fine branded horses, and cattle and tilled land. That is the enjoyment of worldly life, but Allah has with Him the best return.’ (Quran 3:14)

Let’s analyse the lyrics for Deen Over Dunya. As usual I will be calling out any links to Quran and Hadith.

Safe Adam – Deen Over Dunya Lyrics

As I follow the footsteps of the prophet
And I walk on this blessed land
We must remember that life is short
And I need to focus on my deen and Iman

When we do good deeds and follow
The sunnah you can ask for a helping hand
So you can share the load and share the deed
With another in the name of Islam

And as I walk with my best foot forward
I was told to always love – 1
Walking on a stairway straight to heaven
Keeping a balance of what’s good enough

Deen over Dunya – 2
Deen over Dunya
Deen over Dunya
We follow the sunnah – 3
And reach our goal

Deen over Dunya
Deen over Dunya
Deen over Dunya
We follow the sunnah
And reach our goal

La Illaha Il Allah, Allah
I give all to Allah
La Illaha Il Allah

I was walking with a heavy heart
And the rain would never end
As soon as I looked up to the stars
I knew that something was there
All along I was holding out
I can feel it in the air
As soon as I found Allah I knew
I was part of a bigger plan

And as I walk with my best foot forward
I was told to always love
Walking on a stairway straight to heaven
Keeping a balance of whats good enough

Deen over Dunya
Deen over Dunya
Deen over Dunya
we follow the sunnah
and reach our goal

Deen over Dunya
Deen over Dunya
Deen over Dunya
We follow the sunnah
And reach our goal

La Illaha Il Allah, Allah
I give all to Allah
La Illaha Il Allah

La Illaha Il Allah, Allah
I give all to Allah
La Illaha Il Allah

Deen over Dunya
Deen over Dunya
Deen over Dunya
We follow the sunnah
And reach our goal

Links to Quran / Hadith

1 I was told to always love

It was narrated that al-Miqdaam ibn Ma’di Yakrib (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If one of you loves his brother, let him tell him.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (2392) and classed as hasan by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah (417).

 

2 Deen over Dunya

Those who prefer the life of this world instead of the Hereafter, and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah (i.e.Islam) and seek crookedness therein – They are far astray (Quran 14:3)

 

3 We follow the sunnah

You should accept whatever the Messenger gives you and abandon whatever he tells you to abandon. Have taqwa of Allah…’ (Quran, Surat al-Hashr: 7)

 

Final Thoughts

Fantastic!

Upbeat and well-produced nasheeds are not too common. Safe Adam has hit the nail on the head with this song. It’s got the same positive vibe as track number 2 on the album: ‘By my side’.

The track puts us in the correct mindset. We learn to appreciate Allah, and put him before worldly things… Deen over dunya.

Lyrics: 10/10
Vocals: 10/10
Production: 10/10
Uniqueness: 8/10
References & Reflection: 9/10

IMH Rating: 47/50 

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