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Save Me From Myself by Harris J – Broken Voice

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New video, new sound, new voice – Harris is back in action!

Save Me From Myself is the first single released by Awakening Records after his album Salam. The single was released before Ramadan earlier this year – and the video launched today!

Harris J started singing at a young age, and naturally acquired a number of young fans as a result. It is fantastic to see Harris growing as an artist, and staying contemporary with his fans who are growing with him.

How does this single compare to previous tracks?

Save Me From Myself has a deep and meaningful tone when compared to his previous tracks. The song admits that not everyone is perfect, and we should turn to Allah in order to ask for forgiveness.

This kind of attitude is perfectly in-line with the teachings of the Quran. We are taught that success is not about being perfect, but seeking forgiveness when you do make mistakes. We will explore the link between the lyrics and Quran, but let us watch the brand new video first.


New Video

Awakening Records have now released the official Save Me From Myself video on their Youtube channel.

As a video producer myself, I feel the urge to give it a min-review.

The video is filmed in black and white, which helps give the impression that Harris is alone with his thoughts, reflecting (as the Quran encourages).

Harris wears two outfits in the video – all black and all white outfit – both can be seen in the same shot. This possibly represents his ideal self and actual self. He is trying to move towards a life of good, but finds it difficult due to the challenges that this world presents.

At 2:36 he can be seen looking into the light before running, showing his determination and can-do attitude to succeed.

At 2:58 he smashes a mirror which could be seen as breaking free from his former self, and moving forward with a new start.

At 3:16 he is standing in the rain, with a smile. Many in the west may consider the rain to be a pest, however the Quran teaches us that rain is a blessing from Allah:

“It is He who sends down rain from the sky; from it is drink and from it (grows) vegetation on which you send your cattle to pasture. He causes to grow for you thereby the crops, olives, palm trees, grapevines, and from all the fruits. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought.” (Quran 16:10-11)

Trivia – At 3:29 the mirror appears to be back together? Despite Harris smashing it a few scenes before. Do you think this was deliberate or an error? Comment below.

Overall the video is fantastic, making use of appropriate iconography and mis-en-scene to convey the message of the track.

Harris J – Save Me From Myself Lyrics

Le’ts go through the lyrics, calling out references to Quran and Hadith.

I want it all
I want it now
Forget about the consequences
I know that it’s bad, it’s better to wait – 1 
But sometimes I can be selfish
And the only sound I hear is right now
And all my patience gets locked out
I know that it’s wrong
And I want to change
I need You here with me

Chorus:
Allah, Allah, Allah
Save me from myself
Allah, Allah, Allah
Lord I need Your help – 2
Allah, Allah, Allah
Save me from myself – 3
Allah, Allah, Allah

Big lights pull me in every time
And it’s so hard to break a pattern
But I see it clear, what’s deep inside
Is the only thing that really matters
So tell me how, how to turn it around
Before my senses hit the ground
‘Coz I know that’s it’s wrong
And I want to change
I need You here with me

CHORUS

Save me from myself
‘Coz I tripped and fell
And there is nothing, nothing
that I won’t do
Oh, save me from myself
‘Coz I need Your help
And now I’m running, running
Back to You

 

Links to Quran / Hadith

Links to the Quran and hadith have been numbered above (in purple) and presented below.

 

1 I know that it’s bad, it’s better to wait

Indeed the Quran places emphasis on being patient. In fact it teaches that guiding towards patience is one of the requirements for being successful, and not at a loss.

“By time, Indeed mankind is in loss, Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience”  (Quran 103:1-3)

 

2 Lord I need Your help

One of the most beautiful things about Islam is that we can obtain help by simply asking Allah directly. There is no person or object between us and him. Calling on anyone or anything else is known as ‘Shirk’ and is the worst sin one can commit in Islam. In fact, it’s the only unforgivable sin in the religion.

Do not call onto any beings other than Allah. These are capable of neither benefit nor harm. To do so is therefore guilty of wrongdoing. When Allah inverts you with an affliction, none can remove it except Him.” (Quran 10:106-107)

“Verily, Allah forgives not the sin of setting up partners in worship with Him, but He forgives whom He wills sins other than that. And whoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, has indeed strayed far from the path.” (Quran 4:116)

 

3 Save me from myself

The title of the track, and a powerful line indeed. Sometimes we are our own enemy. Human beings were not designed to be sinless, and success is not defined by the one who does not sin. Rather it is defined by the one who asks for forgiveness after they sin, and make an effort to stop that sin.

“And those who, when they have committed fahishah or wronged themselves with evil, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their sins; — and none can forgive sins but Allah — and do not persist in what (wrong) they have done, while they know. For such, the reward is forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens with rivers flowing underneath (Paradise), wherein they shall abide forever. How excellent is this reward for the doers (who do righteous deeds according to Allah’s orders)” (Quran 3:135-136)

 

Final Thoughts

It’s fantastic to hear a track of this nature. I feel many can relate to the topic and the links to Islam are strong.

…but what did you think of the track? Leave a comment and rate the track using the star system below.

Lyrics: 9/10
Vocals: 10/10
Production: 10/10
Uniqueness: 9/10
References & Reflection: 9/10

IMH Rating: 47/50 

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Harris J Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak by Harris J – Eid 2018 is just around the corner

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This is a brilliant Eid song!

The track is taken from Harris’ debut album Salam, and features Pakistani singer Shujat Ali Khan.

Having such a strong track in position 8 on the album gives us an indication of the quality of Harris’ music. I’m sure we have all purchased an album due to a hit, only to find the rest of the disc filled with below average tracks – Harris has done extremely well to keep up the consistency.

Many well-known Nasheed artists have released songs about Eid – examples include Festival by Khaled Siddiq, Eid Mubarak by Safe Adam and Eid Song by Sami Yusuf.

The Eid track by Harris J is certainly one of the best.

It stands out from the others by having it’s chorus in Urdu, with the vocals of Shujat Ali Khan – and the melody is fantastic!

Not only does this track have a good melody but the lyrics are positive, focusing on the joys of Eid and how we should come together on this special day.

An analysis of the lyrics can be found below, but let’s have a listen to the song first.

Video

Official lyrics video from the Awakening Records Youtube channel:

Harris J – Eid Mubarak Lyrics

Le’ts go through the lyrics, calling out references to Quran and Hadith.

Yeah today when we all come together
Having fun making beautiful memories
Alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah (praise be to God) – 1
Such a great day for everybody
Around the world, ooh
It’s time to celebrate, oh yeah! – 2

Chorus:
Chalo chalo sab Eid manayain
Jashan manayain khushion se
Ik dujay ko galay lagayain
Har ik ka dil jeet lain
Eid Mubarak bole sabko
Khushian mil ker baant lain
(Let’s all celebrate Eid with lots of happiness)
(Embrace each other and win each other’s heart) – 3
(Let’s wish everyone a blessed Eid)
(Let’s spread all the joy together)

Feeling joy on this wonderful occasion
Sending peace and salutation
Alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah (praise be to God)
Such a great day for everybody
Around the world, ooh
It’s time to celebrate, oh yeah!

CHORUS

Friends and families all joined together
Smiles and laughter all around us shining through
Let’s make this day a day to remember
Let the peace of Allah shower you

CHORUS

 

Links to Quran / Hadith

Links to the Quran and hadith have been numbered above (in purple) and presented below.

 

1 Alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah (praise be to God)

The prophet Muhammed (pbuh) would say ‘Praise be to Allah’ on a number of occasions.

Narrated from A’ishah radi Allahu anha, “When the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam saw something that pleased him, he would say: Alhamdulillahil lathee bi ni’matihi tatimmus saalihaat, and when he saw something that displeased him, he would say: Alhamdulillah ‘alaa kuli haal(Narrated in Sunan Ibn Maajah, 265)

 

2 It’s time to celebrate, oh yeah!

The following Hadith refers to the day of Eid, the prophet encouraged celebration on this day.

It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) came in and there were with me two young girls who were singing the songs of Bu‘aath. He lay down on the bed and turned his face away. Then Abu Bakr came in and rebuked me, saying: Singing of the Shaytaan in the presence of the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him)? The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) turned to him and said: “Let them be.” When he turned away I signalled to them and they left. And on the day of Eid, the black men were playing with shields and spears. Either I asked the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) (to let me watch) or he said, “Do you want to watch?” and I said: Yes. So he made me stand behind him, with my cheek against his, and he was saying, “Carry on, O Banu Arfidah!” until I had had enough, then he said, “Have you had enough?” and I said yes, so he said, “Go then.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari (907) and Muslim (892))

 

3 Embrace each other and win each other’s heart

Embracing one another is another important act for the day of Eid.

“It was narrated that Jubayr ibn Nufayr said: When the Companions of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) met one another on the day of Eid, they would say to one another: “Taqabbal Allahu minna wa minkum (May Allah accept it from us and from you).”” (Al-Haafiz classed its isnaad as hasan in Fath al-Baari (2/517))

 

Final Thoughts

This track is well-produced and has a great melody – the perfect Eid Nasheed!

Please leave your own rating using the star system below.

Lyrics: 8/10
Vocals: 10/10
Production: 10/10
Uniqueness: 8/10
References & Reflection: 5/10

IMH Rating: 41/50 

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Harris J woth it ft safe adam

Worth It – Harris J Ft. Safe Adam

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Track number 6 off the album, and what a track!

Islamic music is certainly moving forward. Artists and labels such as Harris J, Maher Zain and Awakening Records have all played a major role in the change.

This track is up-beat, positive and well-produced.

Harris is extremely popular amongst the younger generation in the UK and abroad. He has a huge fan base in countries like Indonesia and has performed around the globe.

The track features Safe Adam (previously Saif Adam), a well-known British nasheed artist of Iraqi decent. Safe was previously writing songs for mainstream singer Ed Sheeran, but decided to focus on faith inspired music after returning from Hajj. He features as a rapper in this track, which helps appeal to Harris’ young fan base.

Worth It is all about staying positive and keeping faith – one day it will pay off

It’s not easy to stay positive at all times. How can we achieve this?

In my review of Good Day by Maher Zain, I went into detail about an example of patience given to us in the Quran – Surah Yusuf.

Surah Yusuf

Yusuf (PBUH) faced many hardships during the first half of his life, after which things significantly improved. Below you will find a summary of the plot.

1. Yusuf’s dream (vv. 4-6) – Neutral
2. The brothers’ plot against Joseph and throw him down a well (vv. 7-22) – Negative
3. Potiphar’s wife’s attempt to seduce Joseph (vv. 23-29) – Negative
4 . A similar attempt by Egyptian ladies (vv. 30-34) – Negative
5. Yusuf’s imprisonment (vv. 35-42) – Negative
6. The king has a dream (vv. 43-44) – Neutral
7. The king’s dream interpreted by Yusuf (vv. 45-49) – Neutral
8. Yusuf’s release from prison (v. 50) – Positive
9. Confession of the Egyptian ladies (v. 51a) – Positive
10. Confession of Potiphar’s wife, clearing his name (vv. 51b-57) – Positive
11. Yusuf given power and reunited with his brothers, who learn their lesson (vv. 58-99) – Positive
12. Fulfilment of his dream: Father, mother & brothers bow down (vv. 100-101) – Positive

From this we learn that patience pays. Harris’ track certainly has strong meaning.

But is it really worth it?

We all know the reward is Jannah (Paradise). Let’s take a look at some it’s features.

Features of Jannah

  • A place of gardens:

“These are the limits [set by] Allah , and whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger will be admitted by Him to gardens [in Paradise] under which rivers flow, abiding eternally therein; and that is the great attainment” (Quran 4:13)

  • A place with many rivers and fruit:

“A similitude of the Garden which those who keep their duty (to Allah) are promised: Therein are rivers of water unpolluted, and rivers of milk whereof the flavour changeth not, and rivers of wine delicious to the drinkers, and rivers of clear-run honey; therein for them is every kind of fruit, with pardon from their Lord…” (Quran 47:15)

  • A place allowing things which are forbidden on earth – such as wine, gold (for men) and silk (for men):

“As for such, theirs will be Gardens of Eden, wherein rivers flow beneath them; therein they will be given armlets of gold and will wear green robes of finest silk and gold embroidery, reclining upon thrones therein. Blest the reward, and fair the resting place!” (Quran 18:31)

“…and rivers of wine delicious to the drinkers…” (Quran 47:15)

  • A place where we can have anything we desire:

“… there will be there all that the souls could desire, all that the eyes could delight in …” (Quran 43:71)

From the above I think it’s safe to say that it is most certainly worth it!

Music Video

Please support Harris and Safe by purchasing this track. I’ve found Amazon to be the best way as you can purchase individual MP3s for download to your PC, and also listen to them via the Amazon App (similar to Spotify).

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Let’s look at the song verse by verse, picking out key points with reference to Quran and Hadith.

Harris J – Worth It (ft. Safe Adam) Lyrics

It’s way too late, but I’m still wide-awake
‘Cause I can’t sleep yet, I can’t sleep yet
Got a thousand words
That won’t stop running circles
Around in my head, around in my head
Sometimes I feel just like these days and nights will never end
But will I ever get this chance again? – 1

CHORUS
So I pray, yes I pray – 2
‘Cause I know the life I want
When it’s hard I keep working – 3
I‘ll never give this up
Because I know it’s worth it in the end
I know it’s worth, worth, worth
Worth it in the, in the end

Yeah I know sometimes I should relax my mind
And take it easy, take it easy
If I fight my way through every single page
Then I’m a winner, I’m not a quitter, no!
Sometimes I feel just like these days and nights will never end
But will I ever get this chance again?

CHORUS

It’s way too late, but I’m still wide-awake
‘Cause I can’t sleep yet, I can’t sleep yet

My father said to me
Plant one seed and you can grow a tree – 4
That tree will grow in your field of dreams
If you just believe then one day you’ll see, yeah!
When I’m on the case I know it’s worth it
I’m on the path now I’m running like a circuit
Got my dreams in sight and I’m ready for the fight
Now it’s time to put all of the work in, yeah!
One chance, one shot, no I won’t give up – 5
All my faith in God that will keep me strong
As I’m sitting here thinking about this world that we’re living in
Some wasting all their time – 6
When others aim for the sky
I sacrifice some time for my success
I know it’s worth it in the end

CHORUS

I know it’s worth it in the end

 

Links to Quran / Hadith

Links to the Quran and hadith have been numbered above (in purple) and presented below.

 

1 But will I ever get this chance again?

We only get one chance at life. people will be wishing for a second:

“And those who followed will say: “If only we had one more chance to return (to the worldly life), we would disown (declare ourselves as innocent from) them as they have disowned (declared themselves as innocent from) us.” Thus Allah will show them their deeds as regrets for them. And they will never get out of the Fire” (Quran 2:167)

 

2 So I pray, yes I pray

Praying is one of the core pillars of Islam. We are told to pray in a number of verses:

“Verily I am God; there is no god but I; therefore serve Me, and perform the prayer of My remembrance” (Quran 20:14)

 

3 When it’s hard I keep working

We shouldn’t be disheartened if we are finding it hard to stay on the right path. We are told it will be difficult except for those who are humbly submissive:

“And seek help through patience and prayer, and indeed, it is difficult except for the humbly submissive [to Allah]” (Quran 2:45)

 

4 Plant one seed and you can grow a tree

Safe is speaking about small ideas/deed turning big. This line of the song reminded me of Allah’s comments on the water cycle, and how the trees and plants bring benefits.

“We sent down a measured amount of water from heaven and lodged it firmly in the earth; and We are well able to remove it. By means of it We produce gardens of dates and grapes for you, in which there are many fruits for you and from which you eat. And a tree springing forth from Mount Sinai yielding oil and a seasoning to those who eat” (Qur’an, 23:18-20)

 

5 One chance, one shot, no I won’t give up

Another reference to the one chance we have in life. See point one

 

6 Some wasting all their time

Most people would agree that wasting time is not good. Islam teaches that we shouldn’t waste time on things that will divert our attention from Allah. One example is the verse related to Idle talk, which was revealed back in the days when people used to purchase singing slave girls – who sang on topics that were not Islamic or meaningful.

“But there are, among men, those who purchase idle tales, without knowledge (or meaning), to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah and throw ridicule (on the Path): for such there will be a Humiliating Penalty (Quran 31:6)

Many people argue that the majority of mainstream music falls under this category and should therefore be avoided. Why not switch to meaningful songs/nasheeds – it’s worth it!

 

Final Thoughts

I love this track.

Not only is it well-produced with good meaning, but it features my favourite artist Safe Adam.

There are many nasheeds out there with deep meaning. I try to show the link between the lyrics and Quran in all my reviews.

Finally please buy the song – It’s worth it!

Worth It MP3: UK | USA

Lyrics: 10/10
Vocals: 10/10
Production: 10/10
Uniqueness: 8/10
References & Reflection: 9/10

Overall IMH Rating: 47/50 

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Harris J The One lyrics

The One – Harris J

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Positive message, but I feel it’s lacking that special something…

As with all Harris’ tracks, The One is well produced and gives out a good message. Maher Zain was actually one of the writers for this one, a well-known artist.

The track places importance on the oneness of God, and how we should put our trust and faith in him.

As usual I have presented the lyrics below and picked out key verses to discuss, in reference to Quran and Hadith.

Before continuing I strongly suggest supporting Harris by buying the track, as opposed to a free download. I’ve found the easiest way is through Amazon. The app is just like Spotify but cheaper. Go for the trial:


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Harris J – The One Lyrics

When I learnt for the first time
I know my heart wasn’t prepared
For just how much You’d mean to me
But Allah, how I know now
That a life without You there
Is like a bird without its wings

Chorus:
You are The One – 1
In my life
Always right there beside me – 2
I’m so blessed
You’re The One
In my life
Always right there to guide me – 3
Giving me strength
You’re The One
Oh, oh, oh, oh

I’m not saying I’m perfect
I haven’t read all the pages – 4
But I know that You’re The One
It’s the way that You turn mess
Into a beautiful message
It’s You I place my trust upon

CHORUS

Forever I won’t be afraid – 5
With You right here I’ll be OK
‘Cause everything about You is the truth
Whenever I call out Your Name
Lift up my hands, bow down to pray
I feel so good, it’s all because of You

CHORUS

 

Links to Quran / Hadith

Links to the Quran and hadith have been numbered above (in purple) and presented below.

 

1 You are The One

One of the most commonly recited chapters of the Quran is Surah Ikhlas, which many recite during the prayer. This is a four line definition of Allah, and includes his most important attribute – that he is one:

“Say: He is Allah, the One! (1) Allah, the eternally Besought of all! (2) He begetteth not nor was begotten. (3) And there is none comparable unto Him. (4)” (Quran 112:1-4)

 

2 Always right there beside me

Allah is close to us, as mentioned in the Quran:

“And When My Slaves Ask You (O Muhammad) Concerning Me, Then (Answer Them), I Am Indeed Near (To Them By My Knowledge). I Respond To The Invocations Of The Supplicant When He Calls On Me (Without Any Mediator Or Intercessor). So Let Them Obey Me And Believe In Me, So That They May Be Led Aright” (Qur’an 2:186)

 

3 Always right there to guide me

“Verily, you guide not whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills. And He knows best those who are the guided” (Quran 28:56)

 

4 I haven’t read all the pages

Interesting one. While it’s important to read the scripture it’s also a reality that many Muslims have not read the entire book. I feel this line is beneficial as it helps people relate to the singer. We are not perfect but should strive towards knowledge, as mentioned in the Quran:

“And say: My Lord increase me in knowledge (Qur’an, Ta-Ha 20:114)

 

5 Forever I won’t be afraid

I partly agree. We are taught not to fear anyone in the Quran, except Allah:

“And believe in what I reveal, confirming the revelation which is with you, and be not the first to reject Faith therein, nor sell My Signs for a small price; and fear Me, and Me alone” (Quran 2:41)

 

Final Thoughts

The One is well produced and has a positive message, but loses points on originality.

Tracks like this help draw closer to Allah, and that can only be a good thing.

If you enjoyed this analysis please check out my other reviews.

Lyrics: 8/10
Vocals: 10/10
Production: 9/10
Uniqueness: 4/10
References & Reflection: 8/10

Overall IMH Rating: 39/50 

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Harris J - I Promise

I Promise – Harris J

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I Promise is all about having love and respect for your parents. At a concert in Indonesia, Harris stated that this was currently his favourite track on the album.

There are many nasheeds that talk about the importance of parents, particularly the mother. Examples include Mothers Love by Safe Adam; and My Mother by Sami Yusuf.

Let’s go through the lyrics, as usual we will look out for any references to Quran and Hadith.


Harris J – I Promise Lyrics

I promise anytime you call me
It don’t matter where I am
I’ll always be there, like you’ve been there – 1
If you need me closer, I’ll be right over
I swear, I swear

Every time that I need you by my side
Every time I lose my way in life
You’re my circle of life, compass and guide
There behind me
And one day when the tables finally turn
And it’s me you’re depending on
I’ll put you first, hold you close
Like you taught me
Know that I’ll be there for you, for you

Chorus:
I promise anytime you call me
It don’t matter where I am
I’ll always be there, like you’ve been there
If you need me closer, I’ll be right over
I swear, I swear
I promise anytime you call me
It don’t matter where I am
I’ll always care for you, go anywhere for you
If you need me closer, I’ll be right over
I swear, ooh

There are days when I just don’t want to talk
And your feelings hit a wall
But that won’t change
The love you’ve raised inside this family
Everything that I do is to make you proud
I just want to say it, and say it loud
You’re my heat when I’m cold
The place I call home, and always will be
Know that I’ll be there for you, for you

CHORUS

Having someone to go to
Having someone to love
Having both is a blessing
That was sent from above
Oh I know that wherever I’ll go
You’ll be forever in my heart

CHORUS

Links to Quran / Hadith

Links to the Quran and hadith have been numbered above (in purple) and presented below.

1 I’ll always be there, like you’ve been there

There is great importance placed on looking after your parents in Islam:

“And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour.” (Quran 17:23)

“And We have enjoined on man (to be dutiful and good) to his parents. His mother bore him in weakness and hardship upon weakness and hardship, and his weaning is in two years give thanks to Me and to your parents, unto Me is the final destination.” (Quran 31:14)

Respect towards the mother is strongly emphasised in hadith:

“A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet said: Your mother. The man said, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man asked again, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your father” (Bukhari, Muslim).

 

Final Thoughts

While the message is not unique, I feel many young people can benefit from songs of this nature.

Once again Awakening records have produced a good sounding, positive track – I like it

Now I have a question for you… who tends to enjoy this song more in your household – the parents or kids?

Leave your comments below, I will read them… I promise

Lyrics: 8/10
Vocals: 10/10
Production: 10/10
Uniqueness: 6/10
References & Reflection: 6/10

IMH Rating: 40/50 

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Rasool’Allah – Harris J

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Rasool’Allah has a unique style and sound.

The track is upbeat, happy and full of energy – it’s no surprise so many young people love this one.

As the title suggests it’s about the prophet Muhammed (PBUH). Harris sings about the prophet’s life, qualities and loving the messenger.

This kind of music is, in my view, perfect for kids and the younger generation. It has a mainstream sound and contains meaningful lyrics that encourage reflection and a thirst for learning more. Harris being young allows for children to see him as a role model – someone they can inspire to be like when they reach his age.

There are a number of references to the Quran and Hadith in this track. Let’s go through them!


Harris J – Rasool’Allah Lyrics

Oh, you came into this life
Brought up as an orphan child – 1
Through a time of deep despair, O Muhammad!
Your days at work began
As a fair and honest man – 2
You showed just how much you cared – 3
And one night in that cave
When the Archangel came – 4
And your life in this world
Would never be the same

Chorus:
Rasool’Allah habib’Allah
(O Messenger of Allah, O beloved of Allah)
Your light is always showing me the way
Rasool’Allah habib’Allah
I’m longing for the day I see your face
You brighten up my day
And in my heart you’ll stay
With every breath I take
I’ll never leave your way

Eyes that could light up any soul
You became the Chosen One – 5
To proclaim the word of God, O Muhammad!
In the brightness of the sun
Or the stillness of the night
You would never ever stop
Being kind, giving hope
And serenity and love
To a divided world – 6
That didn’t have enough

CHORUS

Rasool’Allah habib’Allah
(O Messenger of Allah, O beloved of Allah)
Peace be upon you
Rasool’Allah habib’Allah
I really love you
Rasool’Allah habib’Allah
Peace be upon you
Rasool’Allah habib’Allah

CHORUS

Links to Quran / Hadith

Links to the Quran and hadith have been numbered above (in purple) and presented below.

1 Brought up as an orphan child

“Did He not find you (O Muhammad) an orphan and gave you a refuge?” (Quran 93:6)

 

2 As a fair and honest man

The prophet was always fair and honest. Both the Quran and Hadith emphasis the importance of being honest:

“Allah doth command you to render back your trust, to those to whom they are due.” (Quran 4:58)

“Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You must be truthful. Verily, truthfulness leads to righteousness and righteousness leads to Paradise. A man continues to be truthful and encourages honesty until he is recorded with Allah as truthful. And beware of falsehood. Verily, falsehood leads to wickedness and wickedness leads to the Hellfire. A man continues tell lies and encourages falsehood until he is recorded with Allah as a liar.”” (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5743, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2607)

 

3 You showed just how much you cared

In more ways that one! The caring nature of the prophet has actually been called out by Allah in the Quran:

“O Messenger of Allah! It is a great Mercy of God that you are gentle and kind towards them; for, had you been harsh and hard-hearted, they would all have broken away from you” (Quran 3:159)

 

4 And one night in that cave. When the Archangel came

The first words of the Quran were revealed to the prophet Muhammed (PBUH) in the Cave of Hira. These were:

“Read! In the Name of your Lord Who has created (all that exists). He has created man from a clot. Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous. Who has taught (the writing) by the pen. He has taught man that which he knew not.’” (Quran 96:1-5)

An interesting point about the above is the reference to the clot. The first verses describe the human Embryo, and how it has been formed from an Alaq (translated Clot above). The word Alaq actually has three meanings:

  1. A Clot
  2. Something that clings
  3. A leech like substance

All three translations accurately describe the human embryo in it’s first stage, according to modern Scientific research.

  • A Clot – There is no blood circulation and therefore the embryo resembles a clot of blood.
  • Something that clings – The embryo is attached to the uterus at this stage
  • A leech like substance – A leech would cling onto a human in order to draw blood. In the same way the embryo clings onto the uterus in order to draw nutrients.

Other verses of the Quran also refer to the Alaq but go one step further by describing the next stages in the embryo’s development.

“[We] then formed the drop into a clot and formed the clot into a lump and formed the lump into bones and clothed the bones in flesh; and then brought him into being as another creature. Blessed be Allah, the Best of Creators!” (Qur’an, 23:14)

The above verse is strongly in-line with the findings of modern Science.

The Arabic word translated to ‘Lump’ (Mudghah) refers to the shape of chewed meat. Under a microscope the embryo does indeed resemble this at stage 2. Science has also discovered that the bones and flesh are formed simultaneously, however the bones take their shape before the flesh is wrapped around.

It’s amazing to think such verses were revealed over 1,400 years ago, and that this was the first revelation from Allah.

5 You became the Chosen One

“Thus, We have revealed a Spirit to you, (Muhammad), by Our command. Before, you did not even know what a Book or Faith was, but We have made the Quran as a light by which We guide whichever of Our servants We want. You certainly guide (people) to the right path” (Quran 42:52)

6 To a divided world

Indeed the world was divided, and still is. We are taught not to divide into sects but find many today.

Those who divide themselves into sects do not belong with you. Their judgement rests with GOD, then He will inform them of everything they had done” (Quran 6:159)

 

Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed reviewing this track. The references to key moments in the prophet’s life has helped me to reflect and ponder over much more than I intended.

Music of this nature is brilliant as it inspires towards knowledge while still sounding great – this helps to draw in a younger audience who may have been brought up on mainstream music.

My rating’s below. As usual feel free to leave your own using the star and comment system.

Lyrics: 9/10
Vocals: 10/10
Production: 10/10
Uniqueness: 7/10
References & Reflection: 10/10

IMH Rating: 46/50 

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Harris J - Good life

Good Life – Harris J

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Good life is all about being thankful to Allah. This song has a happy feel, positive message and a fairly unique video too.

The Quran constantly tells us to be grateful to Allah for everything he has given us… Harris J is singing about just that.

This is the kind of song you would listen to if you wanted something light and cheery to aid your positive mood – a real summer track. If you’re looking for deep lyrics and meaning, then this track might not be for you.

The video is different – it features famous London landmarks, Harris J and a selfie stick. Harris travels to locations such as Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus and Regents Park; while singing with a smile. The video ends with Harris walking through Regents Park towards the London Central Masjid (commonly known as Regents Park Mosque) – this is my favourite place in London, and therefore a perfect finale in my view.

Let’s analyse the Good Life lyrics, paying close attention to references to Quran and Hadith.

Harris J – Good Life Lyrics

Good life, good life
Allah I want to thank You for the good life – 1

I want to wake up in the morning with the sun
Wear a smile, go out and have some fun – 2
Going to take away the worries on my mind, oh
Put them to one side
‘Cause everyday is like a brand new story
With unwritten lines
And no matter the weather
It’s going, going to be alright

Chorus:
I know my life ain’t perfect – 3
But I don’t have to worry
‘Cause I’ve got all that I need
Right here in my, in my life
I know my life ain’t perfect
But I like the way it’s going
‘Cause I’ve got all that I need
Right here in my, in my life
Thank You for the good life, good life
Allah I want to thank You for the good life
I leave it all in Your hands, oh
Thank You for the good life, good life
Allah I want to thank You for the good life

Hey, listen!
There are things in life that money just can’t buy
Happiness and love don’t have a price
All good people that surround me everyday, oh
I just appreciate
I love living in a brand new story with unwritten lines
And no matter the weather
It’s going, going to be alright

CHORUS

It’s about being thankful and trying to understand
That the more I learn I want to leave it all in Your hands
‘Cause I know You’ll always take good of care of me
You’ve given me a good life, a good life each day

Good life, good life
Allah I want to thank You for the good life
Yes I want to thank You O Allah!
Thank You for the good life, good life
Allah I want to thank You for the good life
I leave it all in Your hands

CHORUS

Links to Quran / Hadith

Links to the Quran and hadith have been numbered above (in purple) and presented below.

1 Allah I want to thank You for the good life

We are taught to praise Allah in the Quran:

“… and be grateful to Allah, if it is Him you worship” (Al-Baqarah 2:172)

 

2 Wear a smile, go out and have some fun

We are indeed encouraged to smile in Islam:

“Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Harith ibn Jazz narrated. I did not see anyone smiling more than Allah’s Messenger (Jami’ Tirmidhi, The Book on Merits)

 

3 I know my life ain’t perfect

This is a really important point. We are not required to be perfect in Islam, rather when we make mistakes we should ask for forgiveness and try to not repeat the action.

“Those who, when they act indecently or wrong themselves, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their bad actions (and who can forgive bad actions except Allah?) and do not knowingly persist in what they were doing” (Quran 3:135)

 

Final Thoughts

This is a positive track with a happy summer feel, it works really well as track two of the album.

I rate the production but would have preferred deeper meaning, as I like to reflect.

An IMH rating has been provided below. To all the JJ’s reading please feel free to leave your own comments and rating using the star system below mine. Don’t forget to share this post.

Thank you to Harris and Awakening Records for a good track!

Lyrics: 8/10
Vocals: 10/10
Production: 10/10
Uniqueness: 8/10
References & Reflection: 6/10

IMH Rating: 42/50 

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Harris J

Salam Alaikum – Harris J

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Huge track! Salam Alaikum picked up over 50 million Youtube views in one year.

This is the title track from Harris’ debut album, Salam. The song has one clear message; to spread Salam (peace) around the world.

Not only is the message strong, but the vocals and production are fantastic. The catchy nature of this tune has helped Harris to increase his fan base around the world. He has fans in countries such as the UK, US and Indonesia.

Do people really listen to him in Indeonesia?

Harris is extremely popular in Indonesia; so popular that he had a 30 episode Indonesian drama created about him. The drama was named after his debut album and featured Harris as the lead star. Clips are available on Youtube and it’s a slightly funny one to watch. Harris speaks in English while the rest of the cast speak in their native language. In an interview on the BBC Harris said that he didn’t understand what they were saying and often had to guess when to say his lines.

Harris is no stranger to being on the set

A music video has been created for Salam Alaikum. The video is set in a cafe with Harris as the waiter. Through spreading Salam he is able to put a smile on the faces of his customers, I really enjoyed watching it.

Let’s look at the track in more detail

For first time visitors to my site the format is simple. I analyse the lyrics to various Islamic songs, looking for references to Quran and Hadith.

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Let’s analyse the lyrics for Salam Alaikum by Harris J

Song Preview (Amazon).

Harris J – Salam Alaikum Lyrics

You can try and turn off the sun – 1
I’m still going to shine away, yeah
And tell everyone
We’re having some fun today
We can go wherever you want to
And do whatever you like
Let’s just have a real good time

CHORUS:
Assalamu Alaikum, Alaikum yeah!
(Peace be upon you)

I just want to spread love and peace – 2
And all of my happiness, yeah
To everyone I that meet
‘Cause I’m feeling spectacular
I love it when we love one another
Give thanks everyday – 3
For this life, living with a smile on our face – 4

CHORUS:
Assalamu Alaikum, Alaikum yeah!
(Peace be upon you)

Spread peace on the earth
Cherish the love that is around us
Spread peace on the earth
Treasure the love, let it surround us
Always be kind, always remind one another
Peace on the earth everyday

CHORUS:
Assalamu Alaikum, Alaikum yeah!
(Peace be upon you)

Assalamu Alaikum, hey!
Assalamu Alaikum, hey!
Assalamu Alaikum
Wa Alaikum Assalam

Spread peace on the earth
Cherish the love that is around us
Spread peace on the earth every day

Links to Quran / Hadith

Links to the Quran and hadith have been numbered above (in purple) and presented below.

 

1 You can try and turn off the sun

Although not a specific reference to this verse, this line reminds me of the reference to the sun in the Quran. Allah informs us that the sun will eventually expire, a notion confirmed by Science in a documentary titled “The Death of the Sun” (National Geographic TV).

“And the Sun runs to its resting place. That is the decree of the Almighty, the All-Knowing” (Quran Ya Sin:38)

 

“When the sun is compacted in blackness (Quran At-Takwir:1)

 

2 Assalamu Alaikum, Alaikum yeah! I just want to spread love and peace

The meaning of Salam is ‘Peace be upon you’. We are taught to spread Salam when meeting one another:

“And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet [in return] with one better than it or [at least] return it [in a like manner]. Indeed, Allah is ever, over all things, an Accountant” (Quran 4:86)

“A man asked the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “What is the best thing in Islam?” He said, “Feeding others and giving the greeting of salaam to those whom you know and those whom you do not know.”” (Bukhari 12, 28 and 6236 ; Muslim 39)

 

3 Give thanks everyday

It’s important to thank Allah for everything:

“… and be grateful to Allah, if it is Him you worship” (Al-Baqarah 2:172)

Furthermore we are taught that being thankful to Allah is for our benefit, and will not benefit Allah:

“And whoever is grateful, he is only grateful for the benefit of his own self” (Luqman 31:12)

 

4living with a smile on our face

We are encouraged to smile in Islam:

“Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Harith ibn Jazz narrated. I did not see anyone smiling more than Allah’s Messenger (Jami’ Tirmidhi, The Book on Merits)

“Charity is prescribed for each descendant of Adam every day the sun rises.” He was then asked: “From what do we give charity every day?” The Prophet answered: “The doors of goodness are many…enjoining good, forbidding evil, removing harm from the road, listening to the deaf, leading the blind, guiding one to the object of his need, hurrying with the strength of one’s legs to one in sorrow who is asking for help, and supporting the feeble with the strength of one’s arms–all of these are charity prescribed for you.” He also said: “Your smile for your brother is charity.”“(Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 98)

This is not to be confused with laughter, which is permissible in moderation:

“Prophet Muhammad said: “…do not laugh much for much laughter causes the heart to die”” (Jami’ Tirmidhi, The Book on Zuhd (Piety))

“Narrated ‘Aisha [prophet Mohammed’s wife] -may Allah be pleased with her- : “I never saw the Prophet laughing to an extent that one could see his palate, but he always used to smile”” (Sahih al-Bukhari, The book of Prophetic Commentary on Qur’an)

5 …always remind one another

We are taught to remind one another in Surah Al-Asr. Allah informs us that all of mankind are at loss, except those who call each other to the truth and guide each other towards patience:

“By time, Indeed, mankind is in loss, Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience (Quran 103:1-3)

 

Final Thoughts

Salam Alaikum is a catchy tune, one that has clearly had a positive impact on many people around the world.

Not only is the song produced and sang to a high standard, but the lyrics are also inspiring. With a debut track as strong as this, it’s no wonder Harris has so many fans across the globe.

Being young, Harris’ fans have the opportunity to grow alongside the artist. I look forward to hearing more from him in the coming years as his talent reaches new heights.

A rating for this track can be found below. I would love to hear your views on this Nasheed, please add your rating using the star system below mine.

Finally, if you enjoyed this analysis please check out my other reviews… as Harris would say, Salam Alaikum!

Lyrics: 9/10
Vocals: 10/10
Production: 10/10
Uniqueness: 9/10
References & Reflection: 8/10

Overall IMH Rating: 46/50 

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