Upon the arrival of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) the young girls of the Ansaar sang, the renowned nasheed, ‘Tala al Badru Alaina’ to welcome the Prophet (S.A.W.) into their city. With the intention of following this tradition, the Muslim Youth League Sisters in Newham, London started a nasheed course on Friday 15th January.
This course will inshAllah continue on for 12 weeks. The course is aimed at 5 to 16 year olds who have a keen interest in performing nasheeds. The course instructor, MYL sister Nur Adeela has successfully been leading the class mashAllah. The course objectives are to inculcate a deep-rooted and cordial attachment to Allah SWT and to His Beloved Prophet (SAW) through reciting poetic verses in their praise. A need was felt to introduce students to the many forms of poetry in the traditional art of nasheed recitation, including the Qasida, Manqabat, Kalaam etc.
The nasheed class is being run successfully by the MYL sisters with many students attending the 12 week course bringing with them a lot of enthusiasm and excitement. Students will be taught to recite nasheeds in a plethora of languages including Urdu, English, and Arabic. It was felt that more nasheed artists are needed in MYL as many requests are made for sisters to recite nasheeds in a multitude of different languages at various different events. The students will be able to memorize, practice and recite a minimum of 3 Nasheeds, one of which will be of their own choice. The one hour lessons are carefully structured so that the student receives enough attention to improve the pitch, tone and level of their voice as well as correcting their pronunciation and boosting confidence levels. Some of the young sisters have already started performing and will inshallah perform nasheeds at MYL and MWL events in future as well.
A special thank you goes out to all the MYL sisters inlcuding Sister Nur Adeela, Sister Sana Asif (class assistant), Sister Halima Ansar, Sister Saba Hussain and Sister Anbreen Hussain (MYL Newham Co-ordinator) for their help with advertising and their continued support.