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Canadian children performed the same nasheed ‘Tala a badru alaina ” for refugees that was sung to Mohammad (SAW)by the ansar when he sought refuge in Madina

The first plane of Syrian refugees landed in Toronto late on Thursday, and Canada has wasted no time in welcoming them.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was at the airport to personally welcome the 163 new arrivals from Beirut, helping distribute warm winter coats.

On Friday, a video of a children’s choir singing a beautiful song in Arabic to their new neighbors surfaced.The traditional song ‘Tala’ al-Badru ‘Alayna’ is one of the oldest in Islam. It was sung by the Ansar (Helpers) to the Prophet Mohamed when he sought refuge in their city of Medina and its message is one of welcome and hope.

The lyrics  of the nasheed are:

طلع البدر علينا

ṭala‘a ‘l-badru ‘alaynā

'Tala a badru Alaina' Nasheed by canadian children 8

Oh The full moon rose over us

من ثنيات الوداع

min thaniyyāti ‘l-wadā‘

'Tala a badru Alaina' Nasheed by canadian children 9

From the valley of Wada‘

وجب الشكر علينا

wajaba ‘l-shukru ‘alaynā

And we owe it to show gratefulness

ما دعى لله داع

mā da‘ā li-l-lāhi dā‘

For as long as anyone in existence calls out to Allah 

’ayyuha ‘l-mab‘ūthu fīnā

Oh our Messenger amongst us

جئت بالأمر المطاع

ji’ta bi-l-’amri ‘l-muṭā‘

Coming with a word to be obeyed

جئت شرفت المدينة

ji’ta sharrafta ‘l-madīnah

You have brought to this city nobleness,

مرحبا يا خير داع

marḥaban yā khayra dā‘

Welcome best caller to God’s way

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