english mawlid project goals
The intentions and hopes behind writing and recording"Mawlid of the Pride of Creation" :
To teach English speaking Muslims about the status, description, qualities, lineage, character, reality and magnificence of their Prophet (PBUH)!
To empower any English speaking Muslim to celebrate Mawlid un-Nabi anytime and anywhere!
To help them learn the lyrics and melodies to the nasheeds, so they can then participate in the recitation of the mawlid!
To sow in the minds and hearts of English speaking Muslims the importance of loving, honoring, and praising Sayyidina Muhammad (PBUH)!
To promote the recitation of mawlid everywhere!
To provide positive Islamic content for the hearts and minds of our youth!
To please Allah and His Beloved Prophet!
to know him is to love him
You cannot love what you do not know. If we know Sayyidina Muhammad (PBUH), we will for sure love him. Why is this true? Because human beings love beauty and perfection, and he is the most perfect and most beautiful man!
Sayyidina Ali (RA) said this about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH):
“Whoever saw him for the first time feared him, but once they got to know him, they fell in love with him.”
why do muslims need to love sayyidina muhammad (pbuh)?
After Belief in Allah (SWT), love for Sayyidina Muhammad is the most important factor in whether a Muslim attains the state of Iman (faith) or not. In other words, you can be a Muslim without love for Sayyidina Muhammad, but you can never become a Mu'min (a person of faith). The following two hadiths in Sahih Bukhari illustrate this point:
Sayyidina Anas (ra) narrated that the Prophet (pbuh) said, "None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children, and all mankind." - Bukhari Volume 001, Book 002, Hadith Number 014.
Sayyidina Anas (ra) narrated that the Prophet (pbuh) said, "Whoever possesses the following three qualities will have the sweetness (delight) of Iman (faith):1. The one to whom Allah and His Apostle become dearer than anything else…” Bukhari Volume 001, Book 002, Hadith Number 015.
“Mawlid of the Pride of Creation” is a collection of English Nasheeds telling the story of Sayyidina Muhammad’s birth! The Mawlid book format is similar to a lot of popular Arabic mawlid books. An example is Habib Omar's mawlid book "The Shimmering Light". The entire book, from beginning to end, is a collection of chapters of sung poetry!
"Mawlid of the Pride of Creation" has a total of 15 chapters. Out of the 15 chapters, there is only one chapter that must be recited in Arabic, the Quranic verses chapter. The supplication chapter at the end of the mawlid can be recited in either Arabic or English. Translation and transliteration are included for those who cannot read Arabic. The remaining 13 chapters are all English sung poetry with simple melodies. The verses in each chapter are in English, while the choruses are popular Arabic salawat upon the Prophet (PBUH). The idea is to have the audience participate in singing the salawat after each verse. This book is free to download as a PDF. It is also available for purchase on Amazon.
We recorded two versions of the Album, one with instruments and one with vocals and duff. Although we follow the opinion that music is permissable to listen to, we wanted to accommodate those who follow the opinion that it is not.
We believe it is time to promote a Mawlid which English speakers can recite and understand. With success from Allah (swt) and your support, we hope it will become a vehicle for people to learn about and to love Sayyidina Muhammad (pbuh). Our intention is that millions of Muslims will learn and recite this mawlid insha Allah!
Please support our efforts to promote the love and praise of Sayyidina Muhammad by donating.