Olivia Newton-John's song to welcome Prophet Muhammad

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Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer who became famous with her hit songs “Physical,” “Have You Never Been Mellow,” and “You’re the One That I Want,” has died at the age of 73.

Newton-John died Monday morning at her ranch in Southern California after she triumphed over breast cancer for 30 years.

She started Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In 2019, one year after Olivia Newton-John revealed her cancer had reemerged as stage 4 cancer, the singer sold most of her real estate portfolio in order to invest more into her foundation and wellness center.

She released the album "Grace and Gratitude" in 2010, dedicated to breast cancer awareness. The album is a delightful and inspiring meditation based on various eastern philosophies. One of the songs in this album is Tala‘al-Badru ‘Alaynā (Arabic: طلع البدر علينا) which is a traditional Islamic song.  The people of Madinah (known as Yathrib at that time) sang this to welcome Prophet Muhammad when he migrated to the city in 622 CE.

She’s being remembered as one of the kindest and most selfless stars in Hollywood.

Song Lyrics:

Tala‘ al-badru ‘alaynā

Oh the white moon rose over us

من ثنيات الوداع

Min thanīyātil-wadā‘

From the valley of al-Wadā‘

وجب الشكر علينا

Wajab al-shukru ‘alaynā

And we owe it to show gratefulness

ما دعى لله داع

Mā da‘á lillāhi dā‘

Where the call is to Allah.

أيها المبعوث فينا

Ayyuhal mab‘ūthu fīnā

Oh you who were raised among us

جئت بالأمر المطاع

Ji’ta bil-amri al-muṭā‘

Coming with a word to be obeyed

جئت شرفت المدينة

Ji’ta sharaft al-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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