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A Ramadan Playlist: 7 Beautiful Nasheeds To Listen To

The blessings of learning from, understanding, and appreciating all of the intricacies of Islam is something we should all strive for – and in an effort to help us all better love Allah and His faithful, here are just 7 of some of the most beautiful nasheeds to listen to.

The blessings of learning from, understanding, and appreciating all of the intricacies of Islam is something we should all strive for – and in an effort to help us all better love Allah and His faithful, here are just 7 of some of the most beautiful nasheeds to listen to.

The beautiful month of Ramadan can be a special time for worship, and one unique and spiritual way many express their love for Allah is by listening to nasheeds.

Popular throughout the Muslim world, nasheeds are mostly a collection of vocal music, with some instruments, that praise and focus on either Allah, faith and worship through dhikr, or celebrating the Prophets and Messengers of Allah.

The blessings of learning from, understanding, and appreciating all of the intricacies of Islam is something we should all strive for – and in an effort to help us all better love Allah and His faithful, here are just 7 of some of the most beautiful nasheeds to listen to.

1. Maher Zain, ‘Ya Nabi Salam Alayka’

Swedish-Lebanese nasheed artist Maher Zain is one of the Muslim world’s most popular – and in his ‘Ya Nabi Salam Alayka’ song from his album “Thank You Allah”, he takes the listener on a beautiful journey of greeting and remembering our beloved Prophet Muhammed.

2. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, ‘Allah Hoo Allah Hoo’

Considered to be one of the greatest qawwali singers the world has ever seen (qawwali is a form of nasheed/religious music mainly from the Indian Subcontinent), Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was blessed with the ability to transport the listener into a spiritual world of worship, dhikr, and heightened love for Allah.

3. Sami Yusuf, ‘Mawlana’

A British nasheed artist, Sami Yusuf is one of the leading figures in bridging together the art of spirituality with devotional dhikr. Singing in English, Arabic, Turkish, Farsi, Urdu, and his native Azeri, Sami Yusuf’s nasheeds continue to bring together the Muslim ummah across borders.

4. Yusuf Islam, ‘A Is For Allah’

A classic when it comes to devotional worship and learning through nasheed and music, Yusuf Islam’s (formally known as Cat Stevens) ‘A Is For Allah’ became an instant classic and is still beloved by Muslims and Muslim families across the world.

5. Zain Zohaib, ‘Khazan e Rehmat’

A qawwali group led by two brothers, Zain and Zohaib produce some of the most beautiful nasheeds about faith, Allah, and Prophet Muhammed and his family. In ‘Khazan e Rehmat’, they heartfully sing on the beauty and greatness of Prophet Muhammed, in a spiritual ode to Islam’s greatest messenger.

6. Mesut Kurtis, ‘Burdah’

Another classic in the world of nasheeds, Turkey’s Mesut Kurtis was a huge influence in popularizing nasheeds as a form of dhikr with his song ‘Burdah’. ‘Burdah’ beautifully takes its lyrics from the 13th-century Egyptian poet Imam Al-Busiri, in an ode to faith and dhikr that spans across generations.

7. Abida Parveen, ‘Balaghal Ula Be Kamalihi’

A Pakistani singer, composer, and Sufi nasheed artist, Abida Parveen is considered to be one of the best qawwali artists, second only to the beloved Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Her musical forms of dhikr takes the listener on a journey that reminds us all of the power of spirituality through music.

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