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Sami Yusuf was born in the month July 1980. He was born into a musical family of Azeri origin and thus music played an integral part in his life. Samiís initial training came from his father, who is an internationally renowned composer, poet, and a multitalented musician.
Sami Yusuf learnt to play several instruments at a very young age and gradually began to show a keen interest in singing and composing. At the age of eighteen, he obtained a scholarship to study composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London, one of the world most prestigious music institutions. Sami Yusuf has been composing from a very young age and his beautiful voice is supplemented by his extensive knowledge of notes and harmonies. He has also a good understanding of music theory and the Middle Eastern modes (or Maqams).
Indeed, it is rare to find a person who has all these talents. Sami Yusuf is also a devout practicing Muslim who sees songs as a means of promoting the message of Islam and encouraging the youth to be proud of their religion and identity.
My Ummah By Sami Yusuf will soon become the fastest selling Nasheeds Album in the World Inshallah.
01 My Ummah intro
02 My Ummah
03 Hasbi Rabi
04 Ya Rasullah
05 Try not to cry
06 Muhammed (pbuh)
07 Make a Prayer
08 Eid Song
10 Munajat (Arabic)
11 Mother (Arabic)
12 Muhammed (pbuh) Pt. 2
13 We will never submit (bonus track)
14 Du'a (Turkish)
15 Mother (Turkish)
Hasbi Rabi is probably the most popular nasheeds on 'My Ummah'. The Nasheed 'Mother' was initially used to market the album on Islam Channel UK.
Sami Yusuf's Debut Album Al-Muallim is well worth a listen.