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

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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 for kids, but adults are likely to love it just as much as the children.

So why is this song so popular?

Let’s explore three key reasons:

  • Omar Regan
  • Drums
  • Purity of the song

The Energy Of Omar Regan

The video features Omar Regan, a US based comedian.

Omar Regan is well-known in the Islamic entertainment scene as he has been involved with a variety of projects.

He’s hosted Islamic concerts, performed comedy at various events (including the GPU in London) and even started a film industry known as Halalywood Entertainment.

Omar Regan is well-known for having an abundance of energy, and being able to make people of all ages laugh.

He has acted as the stunt double for Chris Tucker in Rush Hour two, and can do fantastic impersonations of Chris Tucker as well as Elmo from Seaseme St.

He is also great with children!

His ability with children might be the reason he was selected to play the role. His character sings, dances and plays with the kids throughout the 5 minute video.

The Only Instruments Are Drums

This track only uses drums and human voice to create music.

This is fantastic as there are many different views about instruments in Islam. One common suggestion is that musical instruments are not allowed, apart from the duff (drum). By using only drums, Zain Bhikha ensures everyone is happy – reaching a wider audience.

There are many Islamic songs that stick to this idea. Mountains of Makkah is a prime example of a track by Zain Bhikha himself. Artists such as Maher Zain produce a non-instrumental version of every track. Learn more.

A Pure Song, With A Simple Message

Another reason I feel this song has done so well is due to the purity of the track.

The song is not over-populated with deep meaningful lyrics, rather it contains a simple message that is portrayed through examples taken from the animal kingdom – kids love this!

The message is simple: Allah created everything, therefore he is the only one to worship.

Allah Made Everything Video

The video is filmed at an Islamic college in Cape Town, opening with Omar Regan (the teacher) teaching the kids in-depth science.

This is a relatable scenario for children, as they are likely to have been in similar situations before (i.e. a boring lesson).

The teacher then bursts into song, and the kids jump up and join in.

Take a look at the official video below.

Allah Made Everything Lyrics

Le’ts go through the lyrics to Allah Made Everything. Lines that relate to Quran and Hadith have been numbered (in purple), and discussed below.

Hey little fish in the bottom of the ocean
Moving along in a really cool motion
Did you ever wonder where you came from
Who is the lord of all creation
The little fish said “That’s my Lord”
“Allah the Creator of us all” – 1
Hey little bird so way up high
Light up the sky with your color design
Tell me who made you and I
Me to walk and you to fly
The little bird said “That’s my Lord”
“Allah the Creator of us all”
Chorus:
Allahu Akbar
Our Creator
There’s no one greater – 2
Than Allah
So why do we stand tall
Too proud to recognize – 3
What’s right before our eyes
Signs from our Lord – 4
Hey alligator laying so still
Who’s your maker, by who’s will
Do you crawl and do you swim
Who controls everything
The alligator said “That’s my Lord”
“Allah the Creator of us all”
Hey king of the jungle the mighty lion
Top of the food chain, no denying
But who is the one that you rely on
Life or death who is deciding
The Lion said “That’s my Lord”
“Allah the Creator of us all”

Chorus
Hey my brother hey my sister
See yourself as self sustainer
Don’t you see what will come later
We all return to the Creator
Then we’ll say “That’s our Lord”
“Oh Allah forgive us all”
I travelled the world, north to the south
East to the west and there ain’t no doubt
Whoever I see, whatever I’ve found
I can hear them sing out loud
Alḥamdullillāh Praise my Lord
Allah the Creator of us all
Chorus
Additional Chorus:
Allah made everything
You and I
Allah made everything
The earth and the blue sky
But do we remember him
Thank him for everything
Surrender to only Him
With all our lives

 

Links to Quran & Hadith

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

1 He created all things

Allah the Creator of us all

There are many places in the Quran where Allah tells us that he is the creator of everything.

“That is Allah, your Lord; there is no deity except Him, the Creator of all things, so worship Him. And He is Disposer of all things.” (Quran 6:102)

Other Verses include: 13:16, 6:1, 35:3, 39:62 

2 Allah is the Greatest

There’s no one greater, than Allah

We say Allah-hu-Akhbar before the prayer, and between every movement. This translates to ‘Allah is the greatest.

3 Controlling Pride

Too proud to recognize

Being proud of an achievement is one thing, but being arrogant is another. Islam discourages one from thinking they’re above others. One example is with regards to trouser length…

Where do trousers fit in?

The prophet discouraged people from allowing their lower garment to reach below the ankles. Back in those days, people used to wear long garments that dragged along the floor out of pride.

The idea was this: If you’re rich, you can afford to get your clothes dirty and buy new ones. This was a way for them to show they were better than others.

You could argue it still applies today via expensive designer clothing, or buying a new outfit for every occasion. We should see ourselves as equals with others, regardless of status.

“The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Isbaal (wearing one’s garment below the ankles) may apply to the izaar (lower garment), the shirt or the turban. Whoever allows any part of these to trail on the ground out of arrogance, Allaah will not look at him on the Day of Judgement.” (reported by Abu Dawud, no. 4085, and al-Nisaa’i, no. 5334, with a saheeh isnaad).

4 Signs through science, language and prophecies

Signs from our Lord

The Quran contains many signs that the book is from Allah, and not the work of man. Let’s look at three of them:

  • Scientific
  • Language
  • Prophecies

Scientific signs of Islam

Many verses in the Quran may not have been fully understood at the time they were revealed. For example Allah speaks about the two seas and how they do not mix. Science has now found that in places where two seas meet, there is a barrier between them. Each sea has it’s own temperature, salinity, and density. (Principles of Oceanography, Davis, pp. 92-93). This fact could not have been known at the time of the Quran.

“He has set free the two seas meeting together. There is a barrier between them. They do not transgress.” (Quran 55:19-20)

This is just one example. There are many verses like this in relation to a variety of topics such as the water-cycle, embryology, bees, honey, humans and space. I recommend the following book:

Language of Quran

There are signs in the way Allah revealed the Quran and it’s language. When the Quran was revealed, the Arabs were proud of their language, and would recite poetry often.

When the Quran was revealed many people became Muslim due to the poetic nature of it alone.

One example of a linguistic miracle is the volume of palindromes. Paragraphs that mean the same when read forwards and backwards. Example: Ayat-ul-kursi.

In fact the Quran challenges people to create one word, line or chapter like it.

“Say: “If the mankind and the jinns were together to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another.” (Quran 17:88)

Prophecies in Islam

The Quran reveals a number of events, before they actually happen. One example is the preservation of Pharaoh. His body was discovered in Egypt and given to Christian scientist Maurice Bucaille. After examination he found that the person had drowned, and that this could be the same Pharaoh as the one in the Quran and Bible. Read More

“This day shall We save thee in the body, that thou mayest be a sign to those who come after thee! but verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Signs!” (Quran 10:92)

 

Final Thoughts

This song is great for kids! It has a simple, but important message.

If you liked this review then you may also enjoy Mountains of Makkah, The Power and Praise.

You can find my rating below and leave your own.

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

IMH Rating: 49/50

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Mountains of Makkah by Zain Bhikha – A Classic

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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 music, focusing on use of the drum and human voice. The issue of musical instruments is debated among Muslims, with some suggesting that only the duff should be used – by sticking to drums Zain Bhikha has ensured everyone stays happy.

What is the track about?

The song is about key events that have taken place in Makkah.

Zain Bhikha made pilgrimage to Makkah in 2014, and wrote this track (along with the others on the album) in order to share his experience of the trip.

The lyrics are rather clever in nature.

Throughout history many people and prophets have had an impact on the holy city, from the building of the Ka’ba to the army of Elephants who wanted to destroy it. New structures have been built in recent years (clock tower) and interesting events have also taken place (people claiming to be Imam Mahdi)  – the mountains have not changed and therefore witnessed it all.

Zain Bhikha sings about a number of these events, constantly making reference to the mountains.

Video

I was lucky enough to meet Zain Bhikha for the filming of an interview. Zain was asked to sing live and gave us a sample of Mountains of Makkah. His voice is so good it sounded just like his album version:

Zain Bhikha – Mountains Of Makkah Lyrics

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

Oh Mountains of Makkah, what can you say
Of the day that Abraham passed your way
And He was instructed by God to build
A House of peace where people will pray – 1

And they will come on every lean camel and out of every ravine
For the purpose of praising Allah, to glorify Allah

Oh Mountains of Makkah, what can you tell
Of the day when stones from the sky fell
Destroying an army determined to break
The House of Allah that Abraham built – 2

Oh Mountains of Mecca, how was the dawn
On the day that my Prophet Muhammad was born
How did it feel knowing he was to be, the last and most beloved of all – 3
Rasul of Allah, Nabi of Allah

Oh Mountains of Mecca, you were there
When the Prophet Muhammad climbed down in despair
Engraved in his heart were the words of his Lord – 4
To all of mankind this was his call

La illaha illAllah, Muhammad-u-Rasullullah – 5
Oh people praise only Allah, Glorify Allah

Oh Mountains of Mecca, how did you mourn
On the day that the beloved returned to his Lord
And up till the last breath escaped from his lips
He prayed that his Ummah would find success

Oh Mountains of Mecca how will it feel
When the earth shall quake and tremble with fear – 6
And we shall be gathered together to stand
In the court of Allah with our deeds at hand

Oh how we pray that on that day, we’ll be with those to whom Allah will say
Peace be with you, I am pleased with you

Oh Mountains of Mecca, Bear witness that I
To the oneness of Allah do I testify
For all that He’s given me, How can I deny
My purpose in life should be only to cry

La illaha illAllah, Muhammad-u-Rasullullah
There is no god but Allah, Muhammad’s His Messenger
Allahumma Salli Alla, Muhammad Rasullillah
Allahumma Salli Alla, Muhammad Nabi Allah
Allahumma Salli Alla, Muhammad Rasullillah

 

Links to Quran / Hadith

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

 

1 And He was instructed by God to build. A House of peace where people will pray

Prophet Abraham (pbuh) was the one who built the Ka’ba that we circulate around in Makkah. He asked Allah to make it a city of peace.

“And remember Ibrahim said: “My Lord, make this a City of Peace, and feed its people with fruits,-such of them as believe in God and the Last Day.” (Quran 2:126)

 

2 Of the day when stones from the sky fell. Destroying an army determined to break. The House of Allah that Abraham built

This refers to the story of the army who sent their Elephants to destroy the Ka’ba. As the Elephants were marching Allah sent a flock of birds to throw stones on them, bringing their plan to a halt. There is an entire chapter on this story in the Quran:

1. “Have you not seen how your Lord dealt with the companions of the elephant?”
2. “Did He not make their stratagem go awry?”
3. “And He sent upon them birds in flocks,”
4. “Pelting them with stones of petrified clay,”
5. “Thus He made them like straw eaten up.”

(Quran 105:1-5)

 

3 On the day that my Prophet Muhammad was born. How did it feel knowing he was to be, the last and most beloved of all

We are told that the prophet Muhammed (pbuh) is the seal of the prophets i.e. the last.

“Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but he is the messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets; and Allah is ever Aware of all things.” (Quran 33:40)

 

4 When the Prophet Muhammad climbed down in despair. Engraved in his heart were the words of his Lord

Reference to the first revelation given to Muhammed (pbuh). This was actually revealed in cave Hira, on one of the mountains in Makkah. The first revelation was:

“Read [O Muhammad!] in the name of your Lord who created. He created man from a clot.” (Quran 96:1-2)

This verse and others have been analysed with reference to science by professor Keith Moore, who claimed that the description of embryological development in the Quran is scientifically accurate. Learn more.

 

5 La illaha illAllah…

Known as the shahada, this translates to ‘There is no God but Allah’. We are taught to only worship Allah alone. Associating others with Allah is known as shirk – the only unforgivable sin in Islam.

“Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin.” (Quran 4:48)

Did you know that the idea of worshipping only one God is also taught in the Bible, in both old and new testament:

“Hear, O’ Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is One” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)

“Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The LORD our God is the one and only LORD.” (Mark 12:29)

 

6 When the earth shall quake and tremble with fear

Prophet Mohamed (peace be upon him) said: “Day of resurrection will not come until the earthquakes happen frequently (Narrated by Al-Bukhari).

 

Final Thoughts

Fantastic song!

Not only does Zain Bhikha sing with a soothing voice but the lyrics are genius.

Furthermore he has created a viral, timeless track with limited use of music – a real talented individual.

You can find my rating below and leave your own using the star system. What do you think?

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

IMH Rating: 50/50 – Full Marks!

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