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Nasheed Hub: Qasidah Muhammadiya

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of nasheed, or Islamic devotional songs. Qasidah Muhammadiya Qasida Muhammadiya (The Muhammadan Ode) is a wonderful example of both linguistic eloquence and heartfelt love. It was written by Imam Busiri, the same poet who wrote the famous “Qasida Burda,” or […]

Qad Kafani Ilmu Rabbi (Scottish style), by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Listen to this unusual rendition of Qad Kafani, by Imam al-Haddad, in Scottish style, sung by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad’s Harmonia Alcorani. Support the Cambridge New Mosque by downloading fantastic Islamic songs from around the world here. Translation: My Lord’s knowledge has sufficed me from asking or choosing For my du’a and my agonising supplication is […]

Diffused Congruence In Conversation With Nader Khan

Diffused Congruence’s latest podcast episode features one of our favourite Muslim singers/songwriters Nader Khan, who speaks about his life journey, how he ended up choosing the path that he did, and what new projects he has coming up. Also, hear co-host Zaki Hasan discuss his trip to Washington DC for the Eid-al-Fitr reception at the White House, […]

Farewell Ode to Ramadan, by Hafidh Abdullah Francis

Ramadan has come and gone in the blink of the eye. Our qari for this blessed month, who helped us complete the recitation of the Qur’an, sang this ode to Ramadan shortly after the last tarawih prayer at SeekersHub Toronto. May Allah reward Hafidh Abdullah Francis for all the beauty and youthful life he brought […]

Amjad Sabri’s death: Yearning for God till his Last Breath

The world is mourning the passing of one of Pakistan’s most beloved devotional (qawwali) singers. Amjad Sabri was gunned down in Karachi, allegedly by extremists who accused him of blasphemy. Shortly after his death, the video of his last televised performance went viral (watch above). Dr Bano Murtaja has kindly translated the lyrics: O one of the […]

25% off Songs of Presence for SeekersHub community

Do you remember that video of the Keighly Munshids singing alongside Habib Ali that we shared a few months ago? They were singing from a book called Songs of Presence and the team behind that book have just released an audio version. And if you love qasidas like we do, you’ll be excited to know that […]

A Beautiful Rendition of Na’t al-Baratina, by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

A beautiful rendition of this rare qasida, by Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad and Harmonia Alcorani. Recorded in Cambridge, United Kingdom in March, 2014. Consider expressing your enjoyment of this qasida by donating to the Cambridge Mosque Project. Lyrics: hal min mugheethi li min ba’ath  fi nafsin min huznin wa min asa qad awal al’umru fi sayil harami […]

Qasidah with Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad

Beautiful recording of a number of qasidas, with Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad.

The Vastness of the Prophet’s Knowledge and Light – from Mulla Ali al-Qari’s Commentary on Busiri’s Burda translated by Shaykh Gibril Haddad

Translated by Shaykh Gibril Haddad “The fact that ‘the knowledge of the Tablet and the Pen is but part of his sciences’ consists in that his sciences are multifarious, including universals and particulars, hidden matters and minutiae, subtle wisdoms and arcane sciences pertaining to the Essence and the Attributes, whereas the science of the Tablet […]

Qasida Unplugged with Nader Khan + Interview

Qasida Unplugged with Nader Khan + Interview Nader Khan explores the intersections of faith and art in a night filled with music and discussion. Sharing session: Qasidah session: Anybody who came to Al Wehdah expecting to sit down quietly and simply enjoy listening to Nader Khan singing was sadly mistaken. On his second visit to […]