This album has been a long time coming. It showcases a very specific form of Islamic devotional singing from South Asia / The Indian Subcontinent, commonly referred to as “Na’at”, literally “description” in the Arabic origin of the word, and specifically in praise of The Prophet (ﷺ). Most of the more commonly spoken languages in this region have a na’at tradition – Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, and others. For this album, I’ve selected a few from my most favourite Urdu ones that I’ve heard and sung growing up. (There’s more than a few that I’ve deferred for future releases.)
This is a release with the least social media prep I’ve ever done, so it’s reach width may well be limited, but I really hope that for those whom it reaches, it really hits home and take their hearts to Madinah, wherever they may physically be. If you like what you hear, please do post a review about it on social media with the hashtags #DayareMustafa #ShareTheProphet and #NaderKhan.Click HERE for credits, acknowledgements, dedications, track clips, lyrics, and translations.