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Seerah Song by Zain Bhikha – a song About The Entire Seerah

Zain Bhikha: Seerah Song Download | Full Lyrics Wow! An entire song dedicated to the Seerah. The Seerah Song is educational, emotional and soothing. Before the song’s release, Zain Bhikha posted the following statement on his Instagram page, giving us a clue as to how big the Seerah song would be: It’s been many years …

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top 10 Songs About Palestine – from old classics to really new songs you haven’t heard yet

Everyone is talking about Palestine, but some are doing more than that… they’re singing songs about Palestine! When thinking of Pro Palestine songs a number of singers come to mind, including Low Key, Michael Heart and Maher Zain. However there are others. In light of recent events, a number of professional and amateur singers have …

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Living Life By Harris J – Reasons To Love This Song

Harris J: Living Life Legal Download | Lyrics The long wait is finally over! On March 12th 2021, Harris J released his long awaited single & music video ‘Living Life’. With Ramadan around the corner, i’ve been on the lookout for faith inspired music artists to interview on my radio show on www.ramadanfm.com (The Faisal …

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We Shall Rise by Muad – Michael Heart Remake

Muad: We Shall Rise. Download the Debut Album | Lyrics Remember the classic Gaza song by Michael Heart? Well Muad has just released a remake! Those familiar with the original song will have emotional memories racing back to them. The original was released in 2009 and obtained over 1 million views within the first year. …

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Back to You by Siedd – It’s All Over Tiktok

Siedd: Back To You Download | Lyrics I challenge you to scroll through Muslim Tiktok and NOT hear ‘Back to You’ by Siedd – you probably can’t, the song is everywhere! Why? Because it’s a well-produced, catchy Nasheed loved by Muslims all over the world. Furthermore, there are hidden meanings contained within it, a truly …

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Love Always Works by Nader Khan – Valentines Release

Nader Khan: Love Always Works Legal Download | Lyrics Islamic love songs are rare, but Nader Khan has done it! Love Always Works is a 2021 Valentines Day release expressing love for none other than the prophet Muhammed (PBUH). In addition to Nader Khan, the song features the Blacksmiths as backing vocalists and on percussion. …

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Believe by Iman Farrar – The Female Nasheed Artist

Iman Farrar: Believe Download | Lyrics The first female artist to break into the Nasheed industry. Iman Farrar has just released her brand new song believe, and it’s a breath of fresh air! The song was written back in 2018 and a demo version released in Jan 2021. Demo Version? Is the song not finished? …

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Kick Down The Door by Harris J – The Hidden Meanings

Harris J + AJ Jung: Kick down the door Legal Download | Lyrics Harris J is Dajjal… No he’s doing Dawah in his own way… But he’s bare Haram now… Just another conversation in the comments section of Harris J’s latest music video ‘Kick Down The Door’. It seems the internet is divided over his …

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Believe by Muad – Cover of Popular Song by Indonesian Artist Andmesh

Muad: Believe Download Muad’s Debut Album | Lyrics Hanya Rindu is a popular track by Indonesian artist Andmesh. Muad has just released his own English/Arabic cover version of the song, with slight changes to the lyrics. Firstly, let’s discuss the original artist – Andmesh. Who is Andmesh? Andmesh first appeared on a reality TV show …

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Jummah Mubarak by Omar Esa – Music Free Kids Nasheed

Omar Esa Jummah Mubarak Legal Download | Lyrics Kids love songs and Omar Esa has released a catchy one – Jummah Mubarak. One of the best things about Omar Esa’s Nasheeds is that they are free from any type of musical instruments, including the Daff. Omar himself admits the Daff is Halal but chooses to …

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Buyoot Elfarh By Ali Magrebi – Uplifting Arabic Nasheed

Ali Magrebi: Buyoot Elfarh Download | Lyrics A brand new Arabic Nasheed from Awakening Music, Buyoot Elfarh is an uplifting one. There is no need to understand Arabic to enjoy this Nasheed because English translation subtitled are shown in the official video. However, those who speak Arabic might enjoy it that little bit more. Who …

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That’s Haram by Karter Zaher – Former Deen Squad Member

Perhaps titled as a backlash to those who hold the opinion that music is Haram, ‘Thats Haram’ is a fast paced song with a hip-hop beat. Is he still part of Deen Squad?

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Nabi TaHa by Ahmad Ikhlas – A Reggae Nasheed

Ahmad Ikhlas: Nabi Taha Download | Lyrics Ever heard of a Reggae Nasheed? You have now! Ahmad Ikhlas is an international Dub Poet, reggae and garage musician. He combines his Jamaican heritage and British upbringing to form a unique style of Islamic music and poetry. He’s a revert. Before converting to Islam, Ahmad Ikhlas (Marlon …

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Hopeful by Waqas & Safe Adam – A much needed song during this pandemic

Waqas & Safe Adam: Hopeful Download | Lyrics Waqas from Outlandish has once again teamed up with Safe Adam to bring us another brilliant faith inspired song – Hopeful. Much of the world is under lockdown, the virus is spreading faster than ever. Here in the UK we have a nation wide lockdown with no …

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99 Names Of Allah By Ilyas Mao – Makes It Easier to Memorise

Ilyas Mao: 99 Names of Allah Download | Lyrics The easiest way to memorise the 99 Names of Allah is with a melody, at least that’s the case for Ilyas Mao, who has released a new melody listing the names. Reward for Memorising the 99 Names of Allah A hadith gives us a clear indication …

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Ya Ilahi by Muad – That Christmas Feeling

Muas: Ya Ilahi Download Debut Album | Lyrics Muslims don’t celebrate Christmas, but those of us living in the UK tend to spend the holidays with friends and family – this year has been a little different. With all the restrictions the Muslim world needs a soothing, festive song to help us relax and reflect. …

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Still On Deen by Khaled Siddiq – Stormzy Like

Khaled Siddique: Still On Deen Download | Lyrics “I am not a Nasheed Artist” was the title of Khaled Siddiq recent YouTube video. He has separated himself from typical Nasheed artists such as Sami Yusuf, but that doesn’t mean his songs do not contain Islamic meaning. Still On Deen fits into the hip-hop/rap genre of …

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Salam by Muad – Why isn’t this track more popular?

Muad: Salam Download | Lyrics Muad’s 2020 album Home features one of the most catchy Nasheeds of all time – Salam (mp3 available on Amazon). Brimero Entertainment released the track back in 2018, but it seems to have gone unnoticed with only 85k Youtube hits over the past two years. Contrast that with Harris J’s …

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Tala’a Al-Badru ‘Alayna by Yusuf / Cat Stevens

Yusuf / Cat Stevens: Tala’a Al-Badru ‘Alayna Lyrics It’s been a while since Yusuf / Cat Stevens released an Islamic song. A live version of Tala’a Al-Badru ‘Alayna is a perfect end to 2020 Does Yusuf still sing? Yusuf / Cat Stevens has recently made a comeback with his mainstream music, many of his old …

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Jannah by Muad ft Zain Bhikha – Socially Distant Music Video

Muad ft Zain Bhikha: Jannah Download | Lyrics 2020 kicked off in a unique way. So unique that you would be forgiven for overlooking developments in the Nasheed industry. So what’s new? Nasheed artist Muad released his debut album back in February 2020 titled ‘Home‘. For those who are not familiar with Muad, the artist is …

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American Sharia Finally Makes It To Amazon Prime

Omar Regan: American Sharia Watch Now On Amazon Prime American Sharia is a thing! Well not exactly. The movie, which premiered in the UK back in 2015, has now been released on Amazon Prime (5 years later). Prime customers are able to watch the move as part of their subscription – ‘Included in Prime’. What is …

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Shadowless By Sami Yusuf – The Meaning Behind The Song

Sami Yusuf: Shadowless Download | Lyrics Sami Yusuf was one of the first Nasheed artists to enter the world of modern Islamic music. Al-Mu’allim, Allah-Hu and Hasbi-Rabi are just some of his greatest hits. These were fantastic songs, but there’s one problem… they were released years ago. What about new music? It’s good news for Sami Yusuf fans. …

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Rise Up by Ilyas Mao ft Muslim Belal & Boonaa Mohammed

Ilyas Mao: Rise Up Download | Lyrics Rise Up is a powerful track from the album Maktoob by Ilyas Mao, and it features rapper Muslim Belal and spoken word poet Boonaa Mohammed. Each artist has a unique style and thus the track spans three generes. There are no musical instruments used yet the song has a mainstream feel. …

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Might Not Be Right by Waqas ft Safe Adam & Lenny

Waqas: Might Not Be Right Download Outlandish were a band you could catch on both Islam Channel and MTV – an odd combination that was unheard of back when they formed in 1997. The group were best known for tracks such as ‘Aisha’, ‘Walou’ and ‘Callin’ You’. ‘Kom Igen’ was used in a Fifa video game, …

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Be Curious (كن فضولياً) by Humood – Super Arabic Track

Humood (حمود الخضر): Be Curious (كن فضولياً) Download ‘Be Curious’ reached over 700,000 YouTube views within 4 days of going live. That’s huge! Humood has seen success like this before. His previous track Kun Anta was the most popular track by Awakening Records after Ya Nabi Salam Alayka by Maher Zain. The song is in Arabic but …

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Meaning Of Life By Talk Islam – Proof That The Quran Was Not Man-Made

Talk Islam: The Meaning Of Life | Get the App I’ve always wanted to create a short video summarizing Islam. Something that shows evidence for Islam, leaving viewers stunned and keen to learn more. However that is no longer an aim of mine… Why? Because Talk Islam have produced something far superior than I could have ever …

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Allah Made Everything by Zain Bhikha – A Kids Track That Adults Will Love

Zain Bhikha: Allah Made Everything Download | MP3 Almost 8 million YouTube views – Zain Bhikha has done really well with this one! Allah Made Everything is track number 7 from Zain Bhikha’s album ‘The Passing Traveller’. The tracks in this album are similar to his earlier songs, featuring soothing vocals and drums. It’s an Islamic song …

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Ya Nabi Salam Alayka by Maher Zain – Best Song?

Maher Zain: Ya Nabi Salam Alayka Download | MP3 Perhaps the most popular modern Islamic song to date. The Arabic version of Ya Nabi Salam Alayka has obtained over 128 million YouTube views since releasing back in 2011. To put this into perspective, that’s more views that U2’s Beautiful Day despite being released two years later. Exactly …

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Freedom Ain’t Free by Raef ft Nano Omar – Lively!

Raef: Freedom Ain’t Free ft. Nano Omar Download | MP3 A number of huge artists spring to mind when thinking of Awakening Records: Maher Zain, Harris J and Humood. Among the talent is an American-Egyptian named Raef. Raef has had huge success in countries such as Indonesia, and recently performed as part of Maher Zain’s UK tour. …

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True Love by Maher Zain – Love songs can be Islamic

Maher Zain: True Love Download | MP3 Love songs are popular – from Bollywood to Hollywood and everything between, but how do you link love songs and Islam? The answer: True Love by Maher Zain The track focuses on the benefits of having love for each other, and Allah. It’s a joyful one and the vision is …

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One Foot In The Sink by Waqas – DIY track & album

Waqas: One Foot In The Sink Download | MP3 (Amazon) Fresh, innovative & personal. There are many techniques associated with writing new songs and albums. Personalisation is one key method that, when done correctly, can have a huge impact. Waqas has been in the music industry for over 20 years, topping mainstream music charts in groups …

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Save Me From Myself by Harris J – Broken Voice

Harris J: Save Me From Myself Download | MP3 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 …

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I’m Alive by Maher Zain (ft Atif Aslam) – Much Needed Colaboration

Maher Zain: I’m Alive Download | MP3 It’s fantastic to see these two collaborate. Atif Aslam is extremely popular in Pakistan and after entering Bollywood, his popularity increased around the world. Having him enter the Islamic music scene is a real step forward for Islamic music, helping it reach new people. The track has been produced by …

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Ya Mustafa by Sami Yusuf – A Classic Live At The Dubai Opera

Sami Yusuf: Ya Mustafa Download | MP3 Sami Yusuf has released a live version of one of his classics – Ya Mustafa. The track was featured on an early album from Sami Yusuf, and is still going strong. The idea of live music is something that has been fading away over the years. The introduction of technology, …

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Peace Train by Yusuf / Cat Stevens – Released In 1971 & Still Going Strong

Yusuf / Cat Stevens: Peace Train Download | MP3 This track is huge! Peace Train is technically not a nasheed (Islamic song), as it was written before Cat Stevens converted to Islam. The lyrics are however positive and the song was later re-sang as a nasheed by Zain Bhikha, and Yusuf himself. Yusuf is still touring with this …

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Mountains of Makkah by Zain Bhikha – A Classic

Zain Bhikha: Mountains Of Makkah Download | MP3 Hajj 2018 is upon us and what better track to review than Mountains Of Makkah – a timeless classic! This is the title track from Zain Bhikha‘s third album, and arguably his most popular song. One of the unique points about this track is that it contains very little …

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

Harris J: Eid Mubarak Download | MP3 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 …

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Fajr by Deen Squad – It’s easy to wake for Fajr right?

Deen Squad: Fajr Download (UK |US) Why is it so hard to wake up for Fajr? How can I keep this up for the rest of my life? If you find yourself asking these questions you’re not alone. Like all prayers Fajr is extremely important, but perhaps one of the most difficult to pray on time – …

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Kun Anta by Humood – I don’t speak Arabic but love it!

Hamood: Kun Anta Download (UK |US) I don’t understand Arabic, however this track plays in my head all day! Awakening Records produce for a number of well-known artists such as Maher Zain, Harris J and Mesut Kurtis. At the time of writing this review, Kun Anta is one of the most viewed tracks on their Youtube channel …

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Festival – Khaled Siddiq

Khaled Siddique: Festival Download (UK |US) 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 …

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