13.12.2011, Tuesday

Signs of Beauty (Nihavend No.34)

The ilahi (nasheed) 'Signs of Beauty' - translated into English from the Turkish original by Abdal Hakim Murad - is sung by poet and songwriter Dawud Wharnsby Ali.

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The Mawlid of Al-Barzanji (Trailer)

Mishkat Media has released a beautiful live recording of the celebrated Mawlid of Imam al-Barzanji.

read more 12.01.2011, Wednesday

The Mawlid

These are poems about the birth of Prophet Muhammad, the various stages in his life, his miracles and his death.


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This was composed to be recited between the sections of a mawlid (poem celebrating the birth of the Prophet) and mi'rajiyya (poem recounting the Prophet Muhammad's miraculous ascension to heaven).

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Naat (poem)

Naat is the name of a work written to praise the Prophet, to ask for his intercession, and remember and describe his beautiful attributes; it is sung musical form.

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Qasida (Eulogy)

Qasida is a poem, sung by one person, which conveys praise for the Prophet, describes great people of religion or the praise due to them, or mentions Sufi topics and is produced within a modal framework. 

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Works about Prophet Muhammad in Turkish Religious Music

Arts & Culture / Music / Nuri Özcan, PhD

Turkish music is divided into two categories, vocal or instrumental. Vocal music is further divided into a) religious music and b) non-religious music. The development of the musical form in the Islamic world belongs more to the Ottomans than any other state.

read more 19.03.2010, Friday