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Ramadan Song

Tala Albadru 'Alayna (O the White Moon Rose Over Us) is the story of Mohammed bringing the Koran into the city of Medina.  To learn more about why he was in Medina, click here.  If you want to know more about Islam and the month of Ramadan, click here for a series of videos.  It's enough to say that Ramadan, a month of fasting, concludes with the celebration of Mohammad coming into the city of Medina.  Children climbed into the palms to get a glimpse of Mohammad and his many followers arriving from Mecca.

The lyrics of the song are told by the children, clinging to the tops of the palms, waiting for Mohammed with anticipation.  Tradition holds that this is the actual song sung to The Prophet 1400 years ago! Here is the first verse.

Tala'al-Badru 'alayna, 
min thaniyyatil-Wada' 
wajaba al-shukru 'alayna, 
ma da'a lillahi da' 

O the White Moon rose over us 
From the Valley of Wada' 
And we owe it to show gratefulness 
Where the call is to Allah 

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