Created on Tuesday, 04 May 2010 19:36
Written by Bakhtiyaar Hashmi
Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948) commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British musician.
Stevens converted to Islam at the height of his fame, in December 1977 and adopted his Muslim name, Yusuf Islam, the following year. In 1979, he auctioned all his guitars away for charity and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. He has been given several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including 2003's World Award, the 2004 Man for Peace Award, and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace.
An anthology of exquisite nasheeds based entirely on Hadith, that will inspire the soul to contemplation of Allah and love of Islam. This album is an invaluable educational resource, introducing children to the sayings of the blessed Prophet (saws) through song.
Labbayk is a nasheed group based in London, UK. The group started singing officially in Islamic events from the year 2003 and have been doing live performances around the UK. The group consist of 3 brothers, Masum, Ehsaan and Imran. The nasheeds composed have no musical instruments and no musical instruments were utilised in composing the vocal harmonies. The lyrics and content have been verified by scholars in order to maintain the limits and boundaries of Shari’ah.
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Songs of Innocence (Album)
Songs of Innocence is a collection of eight original English-language songs from Talib al-Habib, a student of the sacred sciences and Medical Doctor. Its subject matter has been aptly described as, ‘love of Allah, love of his Prophet, love of teacher, love of family, and love of mankind.’ Adapted from a series of poems composed over ten years, they were set to music in a six month period following Ramadhan 1425, in response to the encouragement of several nasheed artists. Talib drew on his childhood experiences of choral singing in arranging the songs, and utilized the daff for percussion after consultation with recognized scholars of traditional Islam.
Najumul Layl (by Children)
Shaheed Alkawn was born Shane Conning in September 1978 in Durban, South Africa. Coming from a musical background he realised the addictive force of control that music has over the masses, and thus honed his talents to deliver the Message in an optimal manner. Shaheed has performed across South Africa with his unique brand of music, and released this his first, much awaited album in October 2002 in that country. The album was met with much acclaim and created an unprecedented furore around his style of Islamic rap. Shaheed chose rap as it is infectious, trendy and an effective tool in getting a message across through music. In a recent interview, he reflected that, ‘My rapping is actually a sermon, but accompanied with rhythm and sound, young people are drawn to hear what they otherwise would not.’
Another unique feature of Shaheed’s music is that it is unaccompanied by any musical instruments. His versatility as an artist enables him to accompany his vocals with a complex system of beat-boxing and harmony that has marvelled many.
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No Beats Necessary (NBN) consists of 3 brothers who live in Melbourne, Australia.
They have just released their first album called “Open Your Eyes”, which is mix of tracks about the day to day lives of Muslims.
The album contain no music or beats.
You can also purchase the album online at www.nobeatsnecessary.com
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