THE OFFICIAL VIDEO
This song was penned by Abdullah Quilliam, a British Muslim who founded a community in Liverpool UK, shortly after converting to Islam in 1887. This song can be found among many other devotional songs that he composed during his lifetime.
It has been said that one of the signs of the men of God, is how their works bring people together. This song, this anthem, and this specific rendering, has brought so many worlds together, in a manner that could have only happened in a place like Toronto Canada. I pray that you enjoy listening to it, even more than I enjoy singing it every single time.
Please recite the Fatiha** and send prayers on the Beloved Messenger (ﷺ) on behalf of everyone who has worked to bring this song to you.
__________________________ * An act of continuous, ongoing charity ** The first chapter of the Holy Qur’an
|BACKGROUND VOCALS||NADER KHAN, THE BLACKSMITHS (DR. FAISAL HAQ SHAHEEN, ABUBAKER AL-KAFF))|
|MELODY||MEDIEVAL MANX TUNE, TIMOTHY WINTER, NADER KHAN|
|PERCUSSION||NADER KHAN, NORM SABOURIN|
|PRODUCER, SOUND ENGINEER||NORM SABOURIN|
|RECORDING, MIXING, MASTERING||FIRST SPRING STUDIOS, AQUASOUND STUDIOS|
|ARTWORK||FIRST SPRING RECORDS DESIGN TEAM|
|EXECUTIVE PRODUCER||DR. BANO MURTUJA, NADER KHAN|
SHARE THE PROPHET
Nader is committed to #ShareTheProphet (ﷺ) in word and deed. In a world with an increasing frequency of ugly representations of the Prophet’s pure and beautiful message, it is all the more important to openly exemplify The Prophet’s mercy (ﷺ), concern and generosity for all creation.
You can help Nader #ShareTheProphet by contributing to the production of his upcoming albums. Just click below and follow the instructions.
Usually production and distribution of independent albums is financed by investors who recoup their principal (plus a profit) via album sales. The album is in debt even before it’s recorded, and the entire sales and marketing strategy is governed by their return on investment.
In a radical departure from this model, in 2013 Nader embarked on a daring new endeavour bringing together service and devotion, by channeling 100% of his sales revenue from future albums into humanitarian causes. Seed funding for the album’s production is raised through individual sponsors, crowdsourcing and donations, which then allows Nader the freedom to channel 100% of sales revenue towards designated humanitarian causes. This way, Nader makes devotional art a powerful means of service for generations to come. In fact, by now songs from the recently release album WATER have helped raise over CAD$2 million for various charitable causes in the first 2 years after its release.
“My work has always been about bringing together devotional music and positive change – both in people’s hearts and in the world around us. We just hadn’t found a model that did both things justice … until now”.