- Learn how to sing directly with Master Munshid Mohammad ‘Adel Rayhan and his daughter, Raneem Rayhan
- Students will learn five of the most famous Islamic nasheeds
- Learn the meanings of the odes in English
- This introductory course will focus on singing
- Subsequent courses shall teach the science of inshad, including maqams, joining between odes, and tafrids or singing solo performances.
About the Course
In this 5-week course you shall be given an introduction to the art of singing inshad by Master Munshid Mohammad ‘Adel Rayhan and his daughter, Raneem Rayhan. The course shall be based around five of the most well-known Islamic nasheeds. One nasheed shall be covered each week.
The course material shall include recordings of the nasheeds, sung at regular and slow paces, and English translations of the verses. Students are expected to listen to the recordings and practice on their own each week before the Live Session. The live lesson shall be your chance to practice directly: students shall sing to, and receive instruction from Sheikh Mohammad ‘Adel and Raneem Rayhan.
Subsequent parts of the Inshad series shall introduce students to more advanced nasheeds and the science of inshad, including maqams or scales, joining between odes, and tafrids or singing solo performances.
Each section is limited to 6 students.
The course shall cover one nasheed a week:
Week 1: Tal’a al-Badru ‘Alayna
Week 2: Ya Imam al-Rusli
Week 3: Nur ul-Huda Wafana
Week 4: Ataynaka bi l-Faqri
Week 5: Kun ma’a Allah
This 5-week course shall meet for Live Sessions once a week. Students shall have pre-recorded material which they must listen to before attending the live lesson.
There is no required background, except the ability to read Arabic script, and an eagerness to sing!
Who is Sheikh Mohammad ‘Adel Rayhan?
Sheikh Mohammad ‘Adel is a master munshid. He is the lead singer for weekly gatherings of dhikr and mawalid in religious circles in Amman, Jordan.
He has been singing for more than 30 years, and is a storehouse of traditional ‘ilm. He has memorized vast amounts of spiritual odes, and has come to embody their state in word and deed—something which comes across powerfully in his singing. Singing runs in his blood—he learnt from his father, Sheikh ‘Adel, and from the munshids of Jordan, notably Sheikh Mahmoud at-Tirmidhi and ‘Ali ‘Akur.
Sheikh Mohammad ‘Adel performs internationally during his annual travels to the UK, Australia, India, and Egypt. He has also performed in Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Syria. Along with his brother, he has produced two albums: Experiences of Lovers, and The Mantle of Praise.
What are inshad used for?
Inshad are used to turn men’s hearts to the Divine, to convey the experiences and states of their authors to the hearts of listeners—that they may benefit from the meanings wrought from a lifetime of worship and spiritual endeavor that have been distilled into the poetry.
Inshad are therefore a guide to the highest of matters: selfless worship of our Lord through showing us they way to sincerity in our slavehood.
Did you know that the melody of inshad carry their own meanings?
Masters of inshad have stressed that even if one does not understand their words, the melodies and delivery themselves turn hearts to Allah. This is something that our hearts pick up directly from the state of the munshid who is realized in the high meanings he is singing.
This can be felt powerfully with Sheikh Mohammad ‘Adel, through whose state a multitude of hearts across the globe have been watered and have drawn closer to the Divine. May Allah continue to increase his rank and create benefit through him.