- For students who have completed Part 1, or passed an Entrance Exam
- Students will learn the seven primary maqams
- Learn how to join nasheeds from within the same maqam
- Subsequent courses shall teach further science of inshad, including muwashshahat or nasheeds that join between different maqams, and tafrids or singing solo performances.
About the Course
In this 10-week course you shall be given an introduction to the art of singing inshad by Master Munshid Mohammad ‘Adel Rayhan (men) and his daughter Raneem Rayhan (women). The course shall be based around the seven primary maqams, with new nasheeds for each. One new nasheed shall be covered each week.
The course material shall include recordings of the nasheeds, sung at regular and slow paces. 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 the teachers.
Subsequent parts of the Inshad series shall introduce students to more advanced nasheeds and more advanced sciences of inshad, including muwashshahat or nasheeds that join between different maqams, and tafrids or singing solo performances
Each section is limited to 6 students.
The course shall cover one nasheed a week:
Week 1: Siqa
Week 2: Bayat
Week 3: Nahawand
Week 4: Hijaz
Week 5: Rast
Week 6: Saba
Week 7: Saba (2)
Week 8: Ajam
Week 9: Ajam
Week 10: A taster of Muwashshah: Ya Ajmal al-Anbiya
This 10-week course shall meet for Live Classes once a week. Students shall have pre-recorded material which they must listen to before attending the live lesson.
Students either have to have successfully completed the introductory course, or pass an Entrance Exam.
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.