This fourth and final post of Muslims Making Music features Humood al-Khidr, a Kuwaiti artist with a positive message. This video below single-handedly turned my daughter’s life around. It is tough enough being a Muslim in America; add to that being a young girl in America, with all the drama and “complications” that this comes with. Like […]
This third post of Muslims Making Music features Sami Yusuf, another “classic” artist who pioneered the Islamic Nasheed genre. This particular video is my wife’s favorite because it is so soulful and therapeutic.
This second post of Muslims Making Music features Native Deen, a Hip Hop group that was very influential to me during my college days. While this group has been retired for several years, and I know the video style is a bit dated, this was the group that started me on the path of social activism and […]
Music and Islam have a complicated relationship. Even though religious chanting is allowed–even encouraged–in Islam, there is an ongoing debate whether other music is permitted. Some Muslim communities ban non-chanting music all together, while others allow it as long as it doesn’t contain messages that go against the teachings of Islam (sex, drugs, and alcohol […]