Friday, April 14, 2006

Evening of Inspiration

Last night was the evening of Inspiration 2006/ Glasgow… a charitable event held by the great people in Islamic Relief
The evening featured some good nasheed singers… like Native Deen from USA, Zain Bhikha from South Africa and Sami Yusuf from UK… with other performances by someone from Pakistan and “Tanoora” from Egypt…
The Evening was great… masha Allah… the idea of all these people gathering to celebrate and enjoy in a way they believe is [halal]…
Without going into so many details about this [for now]…
But there is some strength in the way… we all chant… “Allahu Allahu Allahu”… and “He was Mohammed… mercy to mankind…”
I’ve seen those young children… with their enthusiasm and love for fun… all chanting and singing… and I do believe that this a good alternative…
Native Deen… the rappers… their rap style… gets to the youth… and their lyrics are impressive with the same notion of how rappers sing about the street life… but those are discussing issues related to Muslim youth… who are living out there… trying to understand their identity… anyways… they are really good… masha Allah…
Zain Bhikha… well known for his sweet voice… his calm tone… and his spiritual lyrics… his style is more simple… and pure… but he never fails to uplift my spirits… masha Allah…
Sami yusuf… the new Muslim celeb… his voice and songs range between the spiritual and the pop… amazing lyrics… very up beats… I kindda like his style though sometimes I think it might be over-done…
But seeing his influence on the youth… insha Allah it is good…
Anyways… to feel the ceiling above you shaking from the sounds of the audience singing along is certainly empowering… masha Allah…

May Allah help those and the rest to make their intention pure and sincere for His sake… and may Allah bless those who try to make a good difference…



p.s. I have some videos but for the sake of helping people at Islamic Relief I’m not going to share it… but know that there is a coming DVD of this event so make sure to put your hands on it once out…
p.s. the tour is still on… make sure to check out the rest of the evenings in UK… Bradford… London… Birmingham, Manchester and Cardiff…

2 comments:

moi said...

Islamic Relief organizes the best benefit concerts. We have one coming up in the DC area on April 30th with Native Deen (they're our hometown boys), 786, and Dawud Wharnsby Ali. The concert will benefit the victims of the South Asia Earthquake, great cause.
Nice blog, I'll be back :)

super.devoika said...

moi... welcome and keep coming back =)