Khaled Siddiq Festival

Festival – Khaled Siddiq

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Eid al-Adha is just around the corner – so let’s review an Eid Nasheed.

Many well-known artists have songs about the festival of Eid – examples include Sami Yusuf’s Eid Song, Zain Bhikha’s Eid Un-Sa’eid and Eid Mubarak by Safe Adam. The track by Khaled Siddiq, in my view, tops them all.

Eid is a time to celebrate and come together – this energetic track can certainly help in giving you that Eid spirit! The track is lively, up-beat and celebratory in nature.

One of the most interesting qualities of this track is that it contains no musical instruments.

Really? I’m sure I hear music?

Nope. All sounds are actually produced through the mouth alone, as stated at the beginning of his music (or non-music) video.

The use of musical instruments is a debated issue amongst Muslims around the world. Some believe there is nothing wrong with instruments, or make an exception for the duff; while others avoid it all together – by producing a high quality track with no music Khaled has ensured everyone is happy!

What’s the song about?


The lyrics express excitement and anticipation for the coming of Eid. It takes the listener to the last night of Ramadan, where many feel a sense of energy, but are also sad to see the blessed month depart.

With a balance of deep and comical lyrics, Khaled has produced a track that will surely be listened to by many for years to come.

 

Video

The video features a variety of people of different colours, ages and ethnicity.

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The singing is pretty fast.

The lyrics have been presented below, let’s go through them calling out any references to Quran and Hadith.

Khaled Siddiq – Festival Lyrics

30 days are over
The blessed day is here
So let’s get together
Yo, hey, whatmetelldem

Chorus:
My brother from Arabia, he saw the moon – 1
He said “Go and tell your family that’s it’s true”
So we gonna celebrate like how we do
Peace and blessings upon me and you

We’re all waiting for the answer
So can you find out a little faster
Make sure the biryani’s ready
Somebody grab the coke and the Fanta – 2
Everybody’s vibing cos life’s great
The fast is over, let’s celebrate
All praise to God, The One, Most High – 3
The one who keeps my faith alive

Pray, I Pray – 4
Try, I try
My faith in you will never die
So I smile – 5
Deep inside
Without no wings, I still will fly

CHORUS

Today is the day for some good vibes
No clouds gonna block out all the sunshine
You know I got my fresh clothes ready – 6
Lemme buss a spin for them one time
Everybody’s vibing cos life’s great
The fast is over let’s celebrate
All praise to God, The One, Most High
The one who keeps my faith alive

Pray, I Pray
Try, I try
My faith in you will never die
So I smile
Deep inside
Without no wings, I still will fly

CHORUS

The blessed month is done
I pray I’ll see you next year
By the will of God I will be back – 7
No need to shed tears
Come stop your crying, it’ll be alright
He’s right there in your heart, don’t matter day or not

Pray, I Pray
Try, I try
My faith in you will never die
So I smile
Deep inside
Without no wings, I still will fly

CHORUS

 

Links to Quran / Hadith

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

1 My brother from Arabia, he saw the moon

Another common debate in Islam is the sighting of the moon. Some believe we can use modern technology to calculate the arrival of the new moon, while others argue that it should be seen with the eye.

Allah’s Messenger (peace_be_upon_him) said: Observe fast on sighting it (the new moon) and break it on sighting it. But if (due to clouds) the actual position of the month is concealed from you, you should then count thirty (days). (Muslim 2380)

 

2 Make sure the biryani’s ready. Somebody grab the coke and the Fanta

Hilarious! Alcohol is a common way to celebrate in the west, but forbidden in Islam. This results in many Muslims coming up with innovative ways to celebrate.

Did you know that Alcohol was a common drink at the time of the prophet Muhammed (pbuh)?

Alcohol was not forbidden in one go, rather verses came down in stages in order to gradually reduce drinking before prohibition. Muslims were first asked not to offer prayers while drunk:

“O you who believe! do not go near prayer when you are Intoxicated until you know (well) what you say” (Quran 4:43)

Then a verse came down banning alcohol all together. It was said that there were rivers of Alcohol flowing through the street after this verse was revealed.

“O you who believe! intoxicants and games of chance and (sacrificing to) stones set up and (dividing by)arrows are only an uncleanness, the Shaitan’s work; shun it therefore that you may be successful. The Shaitan only desires to cause enmity and hatred to spring in your midst by means of intoxicants and games of chance, and to keep you off from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. Will you then desist?” (Surah Maida 5:90-91)

 

3 All praise to God, The One, Most High

Great lyrics. All three of the phrases appear in the Quran.

“All praises be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds (Quran 1:1)

“Say: He is Allah, the One and Only” (Quran 112:1)

“Glorify the name of your Lord, the Most High (Quran 87:1)

 

4 Pray, I Pray

Prayer is important. It’s one of the pillars of Islam.

“And to establish prayer and fear Him.” And it is He to whom you will be gathered” (Quran 6:72)

 

5 So I smile

Something as simple as a smile is of great importance in Islam. Did you know the prophet used to smile often?

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

 

6 You know I got my fresh clothes ready

There are narrations to suggest that one should wear their best clothes on Eid.

Al-Haafiz Ibn Jareer (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Ibn Abi’d-Dunya and al-Bayhaqi narrated with a saheeh isnaad going back to Ibn ‘Umar that he used to wear his best clothes on the two Eids. 

https://islamqa.info/en/144885

 

7 By the will of God I will be back

Ever wonder why many Muslims say InShaAllah at the end of every sentence? We are told to never make an intention unless we say the phrase after it.

“And never say of anything, “Indeed, I will do that tomorrow,”. Except [when adding], “If Allah wills.” And remember your Lord when you forget [it] and say, “Perhaps my Lord will guide me to what is nearer than this to right conduct.”” (Quran 18:23-24)

 

Final Thoughts

This track is amazing!

It’s rare to find a track that contains no music but still sounds good and full of energy.

I hope it helps people to celebrate Eid in a Halal way, favouring Islamic music over mainstream tracks in their celebration.

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

IMH Rating: 48/50 

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