Video goes viral: Ottawa student choir sings traditional Arabic song Tala' al-Badru 'Alayna

Video goes viral: Ottawa student choir sings traditional Arabic song Tala' al-Badru 'Alayna
Posted on December 13, 2015 | Unpublished Admin | Written on December 13, 2015
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The video of an Ottawa-area students choir singing the traditional Arabic song Tala' al-Badru 'Alayna at their Christmas concert, has gone viral with over 600,000 people viewing it online since it was posted over. The video, which was posted to YouTube, features mostly Grade 4 to 6 students from French public schools from around the region. 

The song Tala' al-Badru 'Alayna was purportedly sung to the Prophet Muhammad upon his arrival in Medina after the 7th century Battle of Tabuk.

"I am an Arab and this video made me cry. I haven't cried like that in really long," wrote one commenter.

Another commenter called the decision to sing a traditional Arabic song "genuinely amazing" while a third said the video showed "there is still hope in this world."

 

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