The encounter with the Transcendent inspires an unspeakable awe, in the face of which our worldly existence appears as a source of separation and sorrow. Lament meditates on lines written by Ibn 'Arabi (1165-1240) communicating the terror and wonder of an experience of the Infinitely Beyond. The poet uses visceral language that associates the desolation of the lover with the desolation of the desert to evoke the meeting of overwhelming attraction and overwhelming fear in a heart that trembles in the face of the Absolute.
Performed, Arranged and Produced by Sami Yusuf Words by Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi (1165-1240) Music: Sami Yusuf Classical guitars performed by Jon Lawton
Recorded by Barron, Sayyed Hesham & Vishnu Rajan @ Andante Studios Mixed & Mastered by Barron @ Andante Studios Published by Andante Records Administered by Fairwood Music (UK) Ltd for the World