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 […]

Nasheed Hub: Ataynak Bil Faqr

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of nasheed, or Islamic devotional songs. Ataynak Bil Faqr (We Have Come to You In Need) Ataynak Bil Faqr is a classic nasheed that sung all over the Muslim world. It comes in the form of an intimate expression of […]

Is It Wrong to Ask Others Not to Praise Me?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum People frequently praise me for my works. I feel uncomfortable due to the fear of haughtiness and arrogance rising within me. I have asked them to stop. One of my colleagues told me that it’s my problem if I don’t feel well when being praised, and that […]

You’re Wildly Successful, but Do Your Friends Trust You?

You might have written bestsellers, but do your friends trust you? You might have a PhD but do your children hate you? You might have millions of fans but are you incapable of having a loving relationship? You might earn a ton of money, but is it all sitting in high-interest accounts or shares in […]

‪Al Madha – Spanish Nasheed praising the Holy Prophet‬‏ – Shaykh Abdal hakim Murad & Sidi Ali Keeler

‪Al Madha – Spanish Nasheed praising the Holy Prophet‬‏ – YouTube Spanish Nasheed sung by Shaykh Abdal hakim Murad & Sidi Ali Keeler      

Qasidah An-Nabi – An Nabi Sallu `Alayh – Singapore Haqqani Ensemble at Al-Ghazzali Center SeekersRetreat 2011 (Australia)

YouTube – Qasidah An-Nabi The Singapore Haqqani Ensemble performed this qasidah (Islamic poetry & song) at the 2011 Seekers Retreat organised by the Al-Ghazzali Centre for Islamic Sciences and Human Development. The event was held in Melbourne, Australia. Sunday 24 April 2011.”  

Excellent Traditional Islamic Singing (nasheed) – Hassan Haffar of Aleppo (Halab)

YouTube – كروان حلب حسن الحفار . Hassan Haffar 1995     My days of rejoicing Are when I attain Unto Your closeness… Lend my eyes A glance upon Your Beauty… And praise of the Messenger of Allah Is a door of salvation On the Day of Reckoning…

A Reminder for Teachers: The Need for Sincerity, and the Dangers of Seeking Prestige and the Praise of Others – Imam Dhahabi

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Imam Shams al-Din al-Dhahabi writes, “It is incumbent upon the scholar to speak with intention and high purpose. If they become impressed by their own speech, they should become silent; and if impressed by their own silence, they should speak. And they should never tire of taking […]

Shaykh Idris Watts “Praise Him!” // June 2010 // Radical Middle Way

Hamd – praise – is the cornerstone of our faith. We praise God for the gift of life, for guidance and for the opportunity to do good and spread mercy. Every breath we take and every step we make should be an occasion for joy and praise. Nobody praised God better than the most praiseworthy […]

Excessive Praise of the Prophet? Understanding the Meaning of Praise

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: My question is in regards to the difference between praise and worship. I understand that there is nothing wrong with praising the Beloved of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) since this praise does not imply worship. My question then is how is this reconciled with “Alhamdulillah”? […]