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Nader Khan – Amazing New Nasheed Artist

This brother has a good voice especially when he is singing in Urdu or Arabic.   Here are a few samples from his first album that hasn’t been released yet. These samples contain musical instruments (percussion only). He does not use any wind or string instruments. He plans on releasing non instrumental ones in the future.

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Nader Khan – Faslon Ko Takkalluf

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Nader Khan – Ahl Al Bayt

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Nader Khan – The Most Beautiful Names

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Nader Khan – Marhaba

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Nader Khan – Allahu

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Nader Khan – The Sound of Tears

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Nader Khan – The Quest

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Nader Khan – Take my Hand

Nader Khan is a Canadian Muslim singer/songwriter, who grew up in Hyderabad, India and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He’s been based in the Greater Toronto Area since the early nineties.

Nader has had the good fortune of performing with artists like Ustadh Adnan Srajeldin and Dawud Wharnsby-Ali. His first album contains songs in English, Arabic, and Urdu, and is scheduled for release in the coming weeks. He hopes to include Punjabi and Farsi songs on future releases.

Check out his website here.


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    1. Din December 18th, 2008 at 6:50 am

      He just uses drums in this album.

    2. aamer khan December 18th, 2008 at 7:32 am

      ahl al-bayt?

      is he shia?

    3. aamer khan December 18th, 2008 at 7:36 am

      the song says: “There is a river in Jannah made of milk for Ali Husain and Hasan.”

      I am just curious if there is a divine proof to back up such a definitive statement. Anyone know?

    4. MR December 18th, 2008 at 9:55 am

      @aamer khan – Ahl al-Bayt is part of Sunni Islam also. From what I know of bro. Nader, he is Sunni, but I hope he comes to my blog and comments, inshaAllah.

      @Din – JazakAllah khair for clarifying. I have edited my post.

    5. MR December 18th, 2008 at 10:51 am

      @aamer khan – Regarding the line in which you translated (I don’t know Urdu at all and my Arabic isn’t strong enough to translate), “There is a river in Jannah made of milk for Ali Husain and Hasan.”

      Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an:

      “The description of Paradise which the Muttaqoon have been promised is that in it are rivers of water the taste and smell of which are not changed; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes; rivers of wine delicious to those who drink; and rivers of clarified honey [clear and pure]..” [47:15]

      Ibn ‘Abbas narrated that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said:

      “The shuhada [martyrs] are in a green dome beside the river of Baariq, near the gate of Paradise, from which provision comes to them morning and evening.” [Sahih al-Jaami’ as-Sagheer, 3/235, no. 3636]

      Ali, Hasan and Husayn were all martyrs. So based on this they will be near a river called Baariq. The only question is, does Baariq have milk?

    6. Yusuf December 18th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

      How can you not love the Ahl-Bayt? They were infallible.
      Refer to Chapter 33 verse 33 of the Quran and Hadith Kisa.

    7. MR December 18th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

      Sunnis love Ahl-al-Bayt but we only worship Allah (swt) and we do not give any characteristics of Allah (swt) to any human even if they are Ahl-al-Bayt:

      033.033
      YUSUFALI: And stay quietly in your houses, and make not a dazzling display, like that of the former Times of Ignorance; and establish regular Prayer, and give regular Charity; and obey Allah and His Messenger. And Allah only wishes to remove all abomination from you, ye members of the Family, and to make you pure and spotless.
      PICKTHAL: And stay in your houses. Bedizen not yourselves with the bedizenment of the Time of Ignorance. Be regular in prayer, and pay the poor-due, and obey Allah and His messenger. Allah’s wish is but to remove uncleanness far from you, O Folk of the Household, and cleanse you with a thorough cleansing.
      SHAKIR: And stay in your houses and do not display your finery like the displaying of the ignorance of yore; and keep up prayer, and pay the poor-rate, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah only desires to keep away the uncleanness from you, O people of the House! and to purify you a (thorough) purifying.

    8. chuah December 18th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

      yusuf…that ayat of the quran at 33:33 is concerning the wives of rasool allah aleyhi as salat wa salam…not the family of ali radiya allahu anhu

    9. Yusuf December 18th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

      MR: Where did you hear that Shia’s attribute Allah’s characteristics to members of the Ahl Bayt. Thats not true at all. That would be shirk.

      Chuah: That ayah (33:33) was revealed after the Prophet (saw) brought Fatima (a.s), Hassan (a.s), Hussein (a.s.) and Ali (a.s) underneath the cloak. After they were all in, Um Salama, the Prophet’s wife at the time, asked to enter but he said no. This signifies that although she was a pious woman she wasn’t permitted to enter and this goes with the wives as well. Its a very famous hadith agreeded upon by Sunnis and Shias.

      As for verse 33-33, there is no way Allah is talking about the wives of the Prophet (saw) because in arabic the masculine form was used opposed to the feminin form which was used in the ayah right before it which talks about the wives.

    10. MR December 18th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

      @Yusuf – Infallibility is not a human characteristic. My definition of infallible is incapable of making a mistake or perfect. Only Allah (swt) is perfect. No human being is perfect.

    11. Yousuf December 18th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

      Yusuf

      That was definitely talking about the wives of the Prophet. It says:

      “Wa qarna fi buyutikunn

      Not

      “Wa qarna fi buyutikum”

      “buyutikunn” is feminine, and “buyutikum” is masculine

      Also, you have to take the ayah 33:32 into conisederation. This is the translation of both ayahs:

      ———————->

      32. O Women (wives) of the Prophet! Ye are not like any of the (other) women: if you do fear (Allah), be not too complacent of speech, lest one in whose heart is a disease should be moved with desire: but speak a speech (that is) just.

      33. And stay quietly in your houses, and make not a dazzling display, like that of the former Times of Ignorance; and establish regular Prayer, and give regular Charity; and obey Allah and His Apostle. And Allah only wishes to remove all abomination from you, ye members of the Family, and to make you pure and spotless.

    12. Yousuf December 18th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

      See the ayahs here:

      and

    13. Yusuf December 18th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

      MR: So you believe the Prophet wasn’t perfect? Why bother follow him then if he made mistakes? No human can be perfect even with the will of Allah? Whats the point of this verse then?

      Yousuf: In that verse, the form from feminen changes to masculin. You only highlighted the first part of the verse. Highlight the second part and you will see.

      “yureed allah lee-udhib ankum” NOT ankunna.

      Therefore, the wives of the Prophet are not included in the “ahl-bayt”

    14. chuah December 18th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

      akhi yusuf..this debate is a old argument the shia bring forth which has no basis. the ayats between 33:27 to 33:35 is all talking about the wives of rasool allah aleyhi as salat was salam.

      and if you want more proof that the wives of the prophets are ahl al bayt then here are ayast 11:72-73 talkin about ibrahim aleyhi salams wife being of ahl al bayt

      [72] She said: “Alas for me! shall I bear a child, seeing I am an old woman, and my husband here is an old man? That would indeed be a wonderful thing!”

      [73] They said: “Dost thou wonder at Allah’s decree? The grace of Allah and His blessings on you, O ye people of the house! for He is indeed worthy of all praise, full of all glory!”

    15. MR December 18th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

      @Yusuf – It’s very simple brother. Allah (swt) commands us to follow his beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). So as Muslims we follow him no matter what. Allah (swt) is perfect. The Qur’an is perfect. The Prophet Muhammad (saas) is perfect.

    16. aamer khan December 18th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

      MR: the song says “There is *A* river *for* Ali Hasan and Husain” with the pronoun “li” – referring to “ownership”.

      Yes, they are in Jannah, and in Jannah there are rivers of milk. But the song alludes to a specific river for Ali, Hasan and Husain, that they would own.

      Is there a specific river in paradise for Ali, Hasan and Husain? Maybe. But to make a *definitive* statement, there needs to be proof.

      Yusuf: The Prophet (saw) was perfect. And we love those who he loves, including Ahl al-Bayt *and all of the Sahabah.*

      And since the Prophet is perfect, we emulate his perfection as much as we can. His love was more for Abu Bakr than for Ali. But he loved them both.

    17. aamer khan December 18th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

      Yusuf: ma Sha Allah arabic is a beautiful language!

      In Arabic 101 you will learn that male pronouns can refer to males and females if the addressees are a mixed group. So for example: if you are at a conference and there are 30 women, and one male, you would use the male pronouns to refer to the whole group.

    18. Safa December 19th, 2008 at 1:44 am

      The Ahl Al Bayt nasheed is not written by Nader Khan. It is a very old traditional song sung in many sunni majalis around the middle east. You can pretty much ask any alim in the middle east and he would know this nasheed. We have been singing this nasheed in our gatherings for the past six years.

      Yusuf: The Prophet’s wives are ahl al bayt, and I am afraid that you need to study Arabic more if you don’t know that masculine plurals can refer to women.

    19. Navid December 19th, 2008 at 3:29 am

      Assalamu`alaykum,

      The reasons why it is يطهركم and عنكم with the pronoun “kum” (which is a masculine plural) and includes the Prophet’s wives as ahl al bayt (people of the house) as mentioned in the tafsir of ibn ‘Ashur:

      What is meant by the word house “bayt” is the house of each one of the wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the people (ahl) of each of these houses is the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the wife in that house.

      The masculine plural pronoun was used in this verb based on dominating the masculine over the feminine out of the consideration that the Prophet (peace be upon him) is included in this address because he is the head of each of these houses.

      This dominating of the masculine over the female gender points to the fact that this purification of them is due to the status of the Prophet (peace be upon him) so that his wives should be resembled to him in purification and perfection just like in the saying of Allah Most High, “Goodly women are for goodly men” i.e the wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him) for the Prophet (peace be upon him) – Surah Nur: 26

      This is similar to the saying of Allah Most High in the story of Ibrahim, “Mercy of Allah and his blessings be upon you oh people of the house” – Surah Hud: 73 [Here also the pronoun is a masculine plural] and the addressee is the wife of the Prophet Ibrahim and he is with her. (al Tahrir wa al Tanwir, 21:246, Mu’assasa al Tarikh al ‘Arabi)

      Others such as Imam al Alusi have also mentioned the possibility that it could be to include the lineage of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), or to suit the masculinity of the word ‘ahl’ which is not a feminine noun. The mufassirin do not exclude the wives from this address as the entire passage before and after this verse is addressing them.

    20. aamer khan December 19th, 2008 at 9:19 am

      my issue with the song is not the expression of love for Ahl ul-Bayt, because I love Ahl ul-Bayt.

      I just want to know if there is a divine evidence for the statement that there is a river in paradise that belongs to Ali, Hasan, and Husain.

      “sunni scholars sing this song” is not a divine evidence.

    21. Ghassan December 20th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

      Is it really befitting to constantly repeat La ilaaha ila Allah in the background such as in the first nasheed? I don’t know it just seems too much. We should say La ilaaha illa Allah with full sincerity and feeling, not as a “halal background beat”. Can anyone share their views on this?

    22. usman December 25th, 2008 at 5:42 am

      i totally agree with ghassan…n he is actually a really bad artist….in the last nasheed why is he saying na na na…it just doesnt go

    23. Yusuf December 29th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

      1. If the wives of the Prophet are included in the ahl bayt, then how do you explain hadith al-kisa?

      2. About Imam Ali, how do you explain the event of Ghadeer?

      3. @ aamer khan: You stated that the Prophet loved Abu Bakr more than Ali, how do you explain the events when Ali and Fatima were forced to give allegiance to Abu Bakr which they didn’t and their house was subsequently broken into which resulted in Fatima miscarriaging her baby.

      Even in sunni hadiths, you will find that Fatima was angry with Abu Bakr and in every salat until her death she cursed him and complained to the Prophet. And she died six months later.

      Don’t you remember what the Prophet said?
      Anyone who angers Fatima, angers me and anyone who angers me angers Allah.

    24. Yusuf December 29th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

      @ safa and aamer khan: obviously, I know that masculine plurals can included women as I have stated it includes Fatima and no other female with the backing of many hadiths on this. Because the ahl bayt is the progeny. If any man divorces his wife, she is no longer part of the progeny therefore they are not included in the first place.

    25. aamer khan December 30th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

      The Prophet (sall Allah alaihi wa sallam) himself said he loved Aisha more than Fatimah, and Abu Bakr more than Ali.

      Sahih Al-Bukhari.
      Volume 5, Book 59, Number 644
      Narrator: Abu Uthman

      Allah’s Apostle sent ‘Amr bin Al As as the commander of the troops of Dhat-us-Salasil. ‘Amr bin Al-‘As said, “(On my return) I came to the Prophet and said, ‘Which people do you love most?’ He replied, ‘Aisha.’ I said, ‘From amongst the men?’ He replied, ‘Her father (Abu Bakr)’. I said, ‘Whom (do you love) next?’ He replied, “Umar.’ Then he counted the names of many men, and I became silent for fear that he might regard me as the last of them.”

      If you don’t believe this hadith to be authentic, then you have serious issues with your fundamentals. And I will end with the saying of Imam Shafi’i (rahimahu Allah) who said “I never lost an argument with anyone, except the people of ignorance.”

      May Allah curse those who curse who the Prophet (sall Allahu alaihi wa sallam) loved.

    26. Yousuf December 30th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

      Some people say that “Bayt”, in Surah Hud ayah 73, might have been referring to the Kabah, “Ahl al Bayt” referring to Ibraheem (AS)’s family. But it’s doubtful.

    27. Yusuf December 31st, 2008 at 12:15 am

      Subhanallah, to witness victims of history and the fabrication of hadiths first hand is appaulling and tragic. I have just given you a hadith from sunni books and could easily supply many more.

      Do you have a daughter? Do you love your wife more than her?

      Ali was from the “itrat” (progeny) of the Prophet and you believe the Prophet loved Abu Bakr more than his own cousin?

      The Prophet himself said: Ali akhi, wasi, wa caliphatee. (brother, successor, caliph) What more do you want?

      That same hadith now in updated sunni books says the Prophet said:
      He is my akhi wa kadha wa khada. (He is my brother and so on and so on.) Subhanallah!

      The hate and jealousy for the true ahl bayt has caused the fabrication of thousands of hadiths. Shame.

    28. Yusuf December 31st, 2008 at 12:17 am

      From the sunni books:

      Anâs Radhi-Allâhu ‘anhu reports that Nabî Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam has said: “From among the women of the world who have reached perfection and who are worthy of following are (the following four):Miryam the daughter of Imrân; Khadija daughter of Khuwailid; Fatima daughter of Muhammad and Asiyah wife of Fir’aun” (Tirmidhi)

      Where is Aisha?

    29. Yousuf December 31st, 2008 at 4:48 pm

      If you think that the Prophet (SAW) loved Ali more than Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with them both), then read these:

      http://www.java-man.com/Pages/BestGenerations/BestGenerations02.html

      http://www.sunnah.org/publication/khulafa_rashideen/caliph1.htm

    30. Yousuf December 31st, 2008 at 4:50 pm

      From Sahin Al-Bukhari Amr ibn Al-Aas narrates: The Prophet (SAW) sent me to the army during the battle of Dhat Al-Salaasil. When I returned to him (SAW), I asked him (SAW): Who is most beloved to you? He said: “Aisha.” I said: What about among men? He said: “Her father.” I said: And then who? He said: “Then Umar ibn Al-Khattab.” And then he listed some other men.

    31. Yusuf January 1st, 2009 at 12:55 pm

      After his blood relatives, I can imagine the Prophet loving others but not before.

      Sunni hadiths have been fabricated over time by the likes of Muawwiyya and others that ignores Ali and specifically the Prophets family.

    32. Yousuf January 1st, 2009 at 4:45 pm

      In Madinah al Munawwarah, there was an argument between an Ansar and a Muhaajir, and they both called on their blood relatives (the Ansar called other Ansars, the Muhajir called other Muhajireen), until Muhammad (SAW) eventually came. He told the men that these were the ways of al-Jahiliyyah and we should leave these ways behind, i.e. judging a man as better then another because he is more closer to him in terms of lineage.

      Muhammad (SAW) also said, in his last Hajj, that a man is judged only based on his taqwa (piety).

    33. Yousuf January 1st, 2009 at 4:46 pm

      Source:

      ALL books, Sunni and Shia

    34. Yusuf January 2nd, 2009 at 12:11 am

      It’s funny you mention this, Uthman was known for his nepotism. He took the bayt al mal and distributed amongst his family and appointed his nephew Muawiyyah as the Governor of Syria.

      When we discuss the ahl bayt, we are not talking about just any random people, they were purified thoroughly as mentioned in the Quran.

      * There is no hate here, I love you all as my brothers and sisters in Islam, we just disagree on a few things. Inshallah, Jannah for us all. *

    35. Ghassan January 2nd, 2009 at 6:32 am

      To Yusuf, stop spreading fitnah by accusing the sahabah of faults and such. Get over your ego and your need to win pointless arguements, and start thinking about what is best for the ummah, and right now it is our unity. If you truly wish for all your brothers and sisters to get to jannah insha’Allah, then causing disagreements between one another is not the way. As a side note, if the world was 80% sunni and 15% shia, it will be better than 50% sunni and 50% shia, because that means more potential for the ummah to separate even further. Use your wisdom and stop being a tool for shaytan, this is not the time to have such pointless debates while our brothers are dying in palestine. Whoever is sunni is staying that way, and the shia probably the same.

      P.S. Don’t shites think sunnis wont make it to jannah?

    36. Nattauhi January 2nd, 2009 at 12:53 pm

      The Prophet Muhammad (saws), to my understanding is perfect in the sense of human perfection. However only Allah is perfect. Even the prophet (saws) made mistakes, such as when he would pick a lesser good deed to for a higher good deed, this was the extent of his (saws) mistake.

      Where as Allah(swt) makes no mistakes, He Alone is perfect.

    37. Yusuf January 2nd, 2009 at 11:49 pm

      Dear Ghassan,

      Having academic debates with one another is fitnah? No body has gotten mad that has been involved like it seems you have.

      In response to your PS statement, do you really believe that?

      Iran, a shia country and Lebanon, run by Hezbollah are ready to fight for their sunni brothers in Palestine. Its not a matter of which madhab we follow. I do follow the shia madhab but every friday I pray in a sunni mosque! Your right about how we need this unity and thats why I pray behind them and love to discuss with them because it can bring us closer instead of pull us apart. Have you been in a shia mosque? Ever heard a khutba from your Shia brothers? If you haven’t I recommend it. It would surely make us appreciate the beauty of this blessed religion that we have accepted as ours.

      You can believe this or none of it but just understand one thing. When it comes to helping the Palestinians and other Muslims that are suffering around the world from oppression, it is the Shia’s who step forth first because every year we remember the legacy of Imam Al Hussayn and his struggle in Karbala against his oppressors and the oppressors of his holy family.

    38. S. Muhammad al-Attas April 12th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

      Bism Allah alrahman alrahim.

      The last sentence of verse 33:33 (Indeed Allah desires to keep all impurity from you O’ People of the House (Ahlul-Bayt), and purify you with a thorough purification) was indeed meant for Prophet’s family, ya’ni Fatimah, Ali, Hasan, Husayn.

      DALEEL 1:

      Narrated Hadhrat Aisha:
       
      One day the Prophet (PBUH&HF) came out in the afternoon wearing a black cloak (upper garment or gown; long coat), then al-Hasan Ibn Ali arrived and the Prophet accommodated him under the cloak, then al-Husayn arrived and entered the cloak, then Fatimah arrived and the Prophet accommodated her under the cloak, then Ali arrived and the Prophet accommodated him under the cloak as well. Then the Prophet recited: “Indeed Allah desires to keep all impurity from you O’ People of the House (Ahlul-Bayt), and purify you with a thorough purification (the last sentence of Verse 33:33).”

      References:
      Sahih Muslim, Chapter of virtues of companions, section of the virtues of the Ahlul-Bayt of the Prophet (PBUH&HF), 1980 Edition Pub. in Saudi Arabia, Arabic version, v4, p1883, Tradition #61.
      Sahih al-Tirmidhi as well as many others confirm this tradition

      DALEEL 2:

      The verse “Verily Allah intends to … (33:33)” was revealed to the Prophet (PBUH&HF) in the house of Umm Salama. Upon that, the Prophet gathered Fatimah, al-Hasan, and al-Husayn, and covered them with a cloak, and he also covered Ali who was behind him. Then the Prophet said: “O’ Allah! These are the Members of my House (Ahlul-Bayt). Keep them away from every impurity and purify them with a perfect purification.” Umm Salama (the wife of Prophet) asked: “Am I also included among them O Apostle of Allah?” The Prophet replied: “You remain in your position and you will have a good ending.”
       
      Sahih al-Tirmidhi, v5, pp 351,663

      Allahumma salli ala syedna Muhammad wa ala aali syedna Muhammad.

      Your brother in Islam,
      S. Muhammad al-Attas, SG.

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