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Qasida of Praise (Lakal Hamd) – Recited by Ustadth Usama Canon

“What’s that?” I asked my Irish-American Muslim retired hippie convert mentor as he hummed “Allah,Allah, Allah.” in that unforgettably celticmaghribi melody. “It’s called a Qasida” all i thought was “Word! Ima learn that”. Singing Arabic poetry became a major part of my journey…..glad i heard him humming! (sometime in 1996) Having lost the ability to […]

Video: The Third Place – Usama Canon

REFLECTIONS with Usama Canon | “The Third Place” REFLECTIONS with Usama Canon | “The Third Place” from Mustafa Davis on Vimeo. Ta’leef Collective presents a new video series titled “REFLECTIONS.” These videos are short vignettes featuring people from the Ta’leef community on topics that range from religion, culture, lifestyle, knowledge, arts, sciences, community, family, etc. […]

Video: Having a Good Opinion with Usama Canon (Part 1) – Risala Foundation

Having a Good Opinion with Usama Canon (Part 1) Usama Canon discusses the importance of having a good opinion of others in the Islamic tradition. Part 1. Hosted by the Risala Foundation in Houston, TX Having a Good Opinion with Usama Canon Part 1 from Risala Foundation on Vimeo. Born and raised in California, Usama […]