JollyGul.com “Must watch, must listen” recommendations of devotional music produced by our community members as well as what is created in the wider Muslim world are out for February 2019.
Here are the 3 picks for this month.
Spanish 17th Century Mawlid Poem is a devotional poem commemorating the birth (Mawlid) of the Prophet Muhammad from al-Andalus during the Morisco period (1500-1614).
Since adherence to Islam was punishable by burning at the stake during this period of Spanish history, these poems are as much an example of resistance to the Inquistion and an assertion of Andalusi Muslim identity as they are indicative of the love of the Spanish Muslims for the Prophet Muhammad.
This beautiful song is taken from a manuscript found hidden in a false ceiling when a Spanish house was restored in 1882. Written in the 16th century at a time when Muslims had to disguise their identity in Spain after the kingdom of Spain forced the removal of all Jewish and Muslim peoples in 16th century.
Al Firdaus Ensemble & Choir
Vocals: Ali Keeler, Omar Benlamlih & Choir
Conductor: Mehmed Bajratarevic
O our God!
Singer: Sami Yusuf
Lyrics: Abu Nuwas (d. 814)
*Additional lyrics: Mohammed El Ouafi & Ismail Boujia Backing Vocals: Ismail Boujia, Mohammed El Ouafi, Mustafa Al Ashqar, Mohammed El Alami & Sami Yusuf
Teri Rehmatein Yaa Haazar Imaam
Diamond Jubilee Song From India
Singer: Jishan Ali Thobani
Music: Jishan Ali Thobani& Rehan Thobani
Lyrics: Jishan Ali Thobani & Amit Lakhani
Director: R.C. Rana