‘Shine’ is a dedication to the legacy of the 11th century scientist Ibn Al-Haytham. ‘Shine' features on Sami Yusuf’s music score for Ahmed Salim's short film “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” starring Omar Sharif, his final lead performance before his death in July 2015.
'Shine' supports a global Ibn Al-Haytham awareness campaign from 1001 Inventions in partnership with UNESCO that is part of United Nations proclaimed 'International Year of Light'.
Performed, composed and arranged by Sami Yusuf Featuring Omar Sharif ‘Shine' Words by Sana Al-Yemen & Will Knox Based on film footage released under license from 1001 Inventions Ltd Recorded at Andante Studios Mixed by Vishnu Rajan & Barron @ Andante Studios Mastered by Vishnu Rajan @ Andante Studios Video editing by Omar Habib @ Andante Studios
Published by Andante Records Administered by Fairwood Music (UK) Ltd for the World
They filled my path full of doubt And wouldn’t hear me out But still I chased my dreams They told me to quit But my heart could not resist And from the darkness came a light
I will shine on tomorrow Light the way for all to follow From the darkness I will shine
Learning from the past I tried To stare the world in the eyes Find strength to pull me through I saw through my tests and trials A road that ran a thousand miles At the end was only truth
I will shine on tomorrow Light the way for all to follow In the darkness I will shine I will shine on forever Take my chance now or never In the darkness I will shine
I know I can if I believe And I will choose my destiny We’ll make the change we want to see I know we can if we believe And we will choose our destiny I know I can if I believe
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