In this season of Ramadan, holiness and consciousness of Allah are more paramount than ever. The Ramadan is even more significant in Islam because it was during this period that the Holy Quran was revealed to the prophet.
As such, the words, All Praises to Allah is more effective and graceful. Praise in itself is thanksgiving and an expression of a heart of gratitude. Music, one of the means of thanksgiving that is broadly appealing to man, is a medium that is used to praise Allah.
Although a subject of debate, there is no doubt that in accordance with the maintaining a high level of spirituality. As such, some have used their musical talents to help the needy in remarkable ways.
Below are some of the musicians who have used their talents to ignite hope in the lives of fellow Muslims :
Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens
Born to a Greek Orthodox father and Baptist mother as Georgiou Steven. He attended Catholic primary schools. It was here that he became interested in playing the piano. Despite influences from the Beatles, he is the musician behind the highly successful 1967 single “The first cut is the deepest”. After he nearly drowned and was saved by Allah, he converted to Islam and has served since then.
The Pakistani Canadian songwriter is signed to Awakening Records and Sony Music. His album titled I Believe with 13 tracks features Maher Zain.
He is known to use his talent alongside other artistes to generate over £175,000 pounds for the “Send A Little Hope” charity concert.
Originally born into a Christian home as Tom Robertson, he has been writing music from an early age. With a history in Performing Arts and Popular Music, he has performed at the Global Peace and Unity Event and has an album titled Something About Life.
Zain is a Lebanese based in Sweden. His debut album Thank You Allah sprang him to fame. Since then, he has released captivating singles that influence the lives of people. He is also behind the popular My Mum Is Amazing single. His albums have been certified 4x platinum in Malaysia and 2x platinum in Indonesia.
Is a spoken word artiste who uses his poems to preach on humanity, love and tragedy. He is also a Harvard Fellow who has featured in Def Poetry Jam and has a trilogy: The Opening, The Meccan Openings and The Medinan Openings.
The 28-year-old is behind the 2017 hit song Hijabi. The song which trended on social media is a song which got the attention of the world and even had a hashtag # HijabiXMona. The song was written by a Nigerian Tunde Olaniran.