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
(O Messenger of Allah, O beloved of Allah)
Your light is always showing me the way
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
(O Messenger of Allah, O beloved of Allah)
Peace be upon you
I really love you
Peace be upon you
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:
- A Clot
- Something that clings
- 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)
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.
References & Reflection: 10/10
IMH Rating: 46/50