The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of Nasheed or Islamic devotional songs.
Bushra Lana (Good News)
We don’t know what good news inspired the author to write this nasheed. However, Bushra Lana described attainting “our highest wish,” whereby all troubles end and wellbeing and joy comes forth.
We can only wonder what the author experienced. The safe return of a loved one thought to be lost for good? Some knowledge that was implemented allowed the author to be propelled to new heights? A vision of the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace? A spiritual connection to Allah, a lifting of veils?
We may assume that the author saw the Prophet in a vision. The song continues, telling the soul about the enjoyment of meeting, and telling the eye that it will seek comfort soon, all through the beauty of the Chosen One.
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About Nasheed Hub
Throughout the decades and civilizations of Islam, the vocal tradition, sometimes known as nasheed or devotional songs, were penned as a way of celebrating and giving thanks to Allah for the message of Islam, as well as for the Messenger himself.
These nasheeds were a way for people to turn towards their Lord in joyful celebration, rather than stringent routine. They were also tools to spread the message of Islam in a non-confrontational way. These nasheeds were able to reach out to those who were alienated or indifferent to the religion and the Muslim community, as well as to teach children who were too young for academic study.
These nasheeds originating from all corners of the Muslim world – from West Africa to Malaysia, from Turkey to Great Britian – mirror their own culture but all carry a common thread: love of Allah and His Messenger.
This series will explore the different nasheeds, penned by some of the great historical Muslim figures, poets, and scholars.