Monday, April 10, 2006

[upon islamic culture] 786!!

The Islamic nasheed is getting more and more popular... and alot of the youth finds it as a good alternative for harmful music...
and some people are actually making good business out of it...
personally I like it... I really do feel that it is a good thing... and can help youth to form a sense of identity to something they are proud of...
one of the lovely new [bands] is 786... and this is one of thier videos...
good videoclip... soul touching lyrics... and a good melody... enjoy... and don't forget to make dua'a....



if you like to know more about other nasheed artists go to meem...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder what 786 stands for, i am guessing its a block number for where the band rehearses!

Anyways that doesnt have to do with my comment. Actually I see that contemporary anasheed have a snag to them. So if they have heavy music thats suitable for dancing but the lyrics are spiritual then there ok just cause they are called "anasheed"? The legitmacy of the lyrics doesnt necessarily make the music acceptable.

uh ah, I guess its a mistake thats tracing back to the lessons and music combinations these performers are learning from "western" music. Some lessons maybe valid but others dont fit. And a quick publicity among youth of these clips could be deceiving, but at least its an indicator of their aspirations, that have to be yet better fulfilled.

and the adjective "harmful" you used in describing other music well naive of a description.

I liked the shoot of this clip in general with the majority to black and white scenes cause its resides the effect of alot of elements in the scene. I guess there was a bit overdone music beat, and some performers movements in a "cool-dude" manner. Its a try worth praising and better than the trash we see on our music channels.

specsan

super.devoika said...

well specsan... am not gonna tell ya what 786 stands for... cuz when I discovered the meaning... didn't like it much!! anyways... let's say it just a number...
as for the harmful... what I meant is that sometimes... some music and lyrics can really physically, mentally and spiritually harm you!
well... since you didn't have the chance to live in the ["western"] world... it is hard for you to judge how muslims... especially youth deal with thier sense of identity... and I still believe that most of the nasheeds even if they have western beats is a good alternative... you can't ask those who live here... to think in the way you think there... it's not the same for them... and the "western culture" is part of thier culture... anyways... we'll chat about that later on...

Anonymous said...

Well if living if Britain doesnt count as the "western" world then I didn't live there!

As to the anasheed, I am referring to then in general whether their origins are arabic or foreign. Fa its not a question of identity anymore.

specsan

super.devoika said...

come on specsan!!! you were'nt old enough to realize what I'm talking about!!! besides honey!! in the west... mostly it is about identity... and I think that more and more this is becoming the case in the Arab world...
all you have to do... is listen to what the youth are saying here to realize what I'm talking about!!!

Anonymous said...

at school when u spend whole classes alone in the hall cause ur a muslim you do question ur identity, but how should u know what if feels like

Anonymous said...

oh, and the idenity problem in these clips is way too obvious, so i do realize what ur talking about

Sohaib said...

I think much of this stuff nowadays is not really nasheed any more, but more like "Islamic music". Some people will be uncomfortable with that term, but really what is meant by it is music (which some would say has nothing inherently haram about it), with Islamic themes. I personally consider such developments to be a good thing. But we should be a bit more honest about it, and not call it "nasheed" if it isn't so.

By the way, 786 performed in Edinburgh back in November as part of a MAB/Meem UK tour.

super.devoika said...

Angry anonymous...I know what it means to be differnt than the rest... and how it feels to be picked by others... if you were picked by none Muslims none Arabs because of your religion or race... I was picked by Muslims and Arabs for having a none Arab former Christian mum. I know that the quest of identity is much deeper than some songs... but every little can help...
Sohaib you got a point there... but regardless of the [right] name... the materail is what really counts... and from what I see of how youth are enjoying it... I can't see anything wrong... in that... wallah a3lam...