Archive for the ‘Nasheed’ Category
How many words she’s read before, she’s consumed two thousand books or more.
Musty pulp and glue soundproof her tiny room.
She cannot understand why this book in her hand
fascinates her now so much that she’s almost shy to touch.
“Don’t think about the words it’s just a book – paper and ink”
She reaffirms, remind herself, “a book can’t dictate what to think.”
It invites, intrigues her more than others on her shelf
“Is it just another book?” – she sits questioning herself.
Oh Allah, she’s so afraid to read,
the wisdom that’s revealed may burrow in her mind
She’ll be obliged to admit,
She’ll be obliged to submit
But will she be strong enough to live the truth she finds?
Oh Allah, she’s so afraid to read.
The hall light is always on every night that he is gone.
He hears his mother toss in bed when he slips in at dawn.
In the book case by the stair, he can see it sitting there
like a waiting watchful wise-man scolding him with care.
In the morning will they fight about him being out all night?
Will he resent their gift of love and not admit that they are right?
All he wants is to fit in some place, but must he compromise his faith?
He can’t look himself or his parents in the face.
He takes the book upstairs unread and sets it closed next to his head
then counts the prayers he’s missed and lays so hopelessly in bed.
Oh Allah, he’s so afraid to read,
the wisdom that’s revealed may burrow in his mind
He’ll be obliged to admit,
He’ll be obliged to submit
But will he be strong enough to live the truth he finds?
Oh Allah, he’s so afraid to read.
I sent an email to my loved one, just the other day
It’s sad communication has evolved this way.
We use so many words but have so little to relay
as angels scribble down every letter that we say.
All the viral attachments sent and passionate insults we vent
It’s easy to be arrogant behind user passwords we invent.
But on the day the scrolls are laid, with every word and deed displayed,
when we read our accounts, I know, for one, I’ll be afraid.
That day I’ll be so afraid to read,
every harsh word that I’ve spoken – and every time I have lied.
I’ll be obliged to admit,
I’ll be obliged to submit
Will I have strength owning up to each deed I’ve tried to hide?
Oh Allah, I’m so afraid to read.
With this Nasheed my unforgettable memories of hajj are attached.
After offering Isha prayers on daily basis, when we comeback from Haram , in way back to Masfilah area, where our residence was located, one of the bookshop person used to play that nasheed on speakers.
That nasheed attracts all of us very much, I want to share it with you, hope u like it.
From the album Our World by Zain Bhikha.
A song that asks us to question our intention
look at ways to better our lives for ourselves and others. Listen & enjoy
This is another wonderful duet of Zain Bikha & Dawud Warns By Ali. The video is little bit different from the previous one in presentation style. The theme of the video is hilarious & “a little bit” hiphop (which may be objectionable for few sections) but the message & presentation is tremendously touchy & effective.
The video is reminding us all that one day we will have to move on and we can’t take all the material possessions that we hold on to.
The song is about materialistic people who give no thoughts to the afterlife. The main message is to tell you that there is no point in being obsessed by expensive materials because you can’t take them to the grave.
You will not be able to feel the expensive diamonds on your neck, musical entertainment equipment, computers, mobile phones and household products when you’re 6 feet underground, because you’re dead.
Keep in mind that the production of the video had taken place in South Africa
This thought provoking, wonderful Nasheed is a duet of Zain Bhikha & Dawud Wharnsby Ali.
For new listeners of Nasheeds it will be good to know who these guys are. Here I am giving their brief intro.
Zain Bhikha, born August 9, 1974, is a South African Muslim singer-songwriter, who has achieved fame as a performer of nasheed songs. Bhikha may best be known outside of the Muslim community by his performance with a drummer and several backup vocalists who are most famous for being the African singers in the famous Disneycartoonmovie The Lion King
Bhikha’s music almost exclusively follows Islamic themes, with only voice and drums being used. His voice is unmistakable; it is high and sweet, with an overall feeling of gentleness. He has mastered the art of harmony, and is proficient as both a lead vocalist and as a singer of backing vocals.
As his visibility as an artist in South Africa grew, other artists seeking to reach Muslim youth with music came to be familiar with his work, including world-renowned musician and prominent convert to Islam, Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens).
Dawud Wharnsby Ali : Dawud Wharnsby Ali (former David Howard Wharnsby -born June 27, 1972) is a Canadiansinger-songwriter, poet, performer, educator and television personality. He is best known for his pioneering efforts in the musical/poetic genre of English Language nasheed.
Wharnsby makes a strong differentiation between the application of Qur’anic teachings to his life-style and what he perceives as a general misconception that he “converted” from the “religion” of “Christianity” to the “religion” of “Islam” in 1993.
Wharnsby-Ali currently resides in Canada, where in addition to his work with Sound Vision.Com, he also oversees an Islamic Information Service, directing several study groups and youth discussion circles in Southern Ontario. Wharnsby-Ali travels extensively throughout the world and, although he still shuns public concerts and live performances of his songs, he is frequently called upon to address gatherings of all ages with his motivational lectures and social activism
Source : Wikipedia