Aa’shiq Al-Rasul (Lovers of the Prophet(s) in English) performs a wide repertoire of faith inspired music, ranging from the classical style qawali, contemporary nasheed, sung in Arabic, Urdu, English and Punjabi. The band’s vocalists perform with or without musical backing, utilising multiple formats from duff only, to percussion only, to full music as well as a capella. Consequently Aa’shiq al-Rasul has been acknowledged as the UK’s most versatile nasheed group.
Since its formation in 1998, Aa’shiq al-Rasul’s mission is to increase people's understanding of one another and to help build social bridges globally whilst working with all faiths and cultures by sharing a message of peace, love and hope using the means of contemporary, positive and reflective music. The many charitable causes and activities that have been supported over the past decade is manifest proof of assist the downtrodden with a hand up. Musituality, which seeks to promote harmony and understanding amongst people of all faiths and backgrounds by creating musical events featuring religious or spiritually inspired music to soothe the spirit and inspire the soul, is also evidence of Aa’shiq al-Rasul’s outreach initiatives.
Along the way Aa'shiq al-Rasul have performed with RAIHAN, Sabri Brothers, Sami Yusuf, Yusuf Islam, Zain Bhika, Muhammad Al-Husayan, Noor, Outlandish, 786, SHAAM, Khaleel Muhammad, Nazeel Azmi and Hamza Robertson.
Audio and copyright information
Audio Information The audio tracks were recorded specially for the Sing Up programme by Aashiq al-Rasul Youth Singers, mixed and mastered by Krzys Weber. The backing track was created specially for the Sing Up programme by Rob Bunting and Ned Bennett.
Copyright information All copyright music is used by permission. The songwriters and/or copyright holders have been remunerated under due licensing arrangements. Find out more about copyright by visiting UK Music and Copyright & Schools.