Cotton candy sky, the sequel to the much-loved hit Allah Made Everything, has finally been released. This is an opportune moment to take a trip down memory lane and share some personal anecdotes.
I would like to give some insight on the inspiration behind the song, sometimes it’s a single comment or a simple realisation that lights the spark for an even bigger creative and spiritual discovery. This video also goes behind the scenes and sheds light on the making of #cottoncandysky. Let me know what your thoughts are. Enjoy!
BEHIND THE ALBUM: TRACK #2 EVERYTHING BELONGS TO ALLAH
In this video, I give some insight on what inspired me to write and produce this track. The chorus is a thikr of Allah, so my aim is for kids to enjoy this song whilst also becoming familiar with the concept of tauheed through the chorus of “Laa illaha illallah”.
BEHIND THE ALBUM: TRACK #3 KING OF MEDINA
Featuring upcoming South African artist Taariq Uwais Malinga, who sings a few verses in Zulu. Also featuring my good friend Khalid Berlhouzi from France.
This song is in praise of the Prophet (May peace and blessings be upon him). The lyrics consist of salawaat upon the Prophet. The inspiration behind this song is the Prophet (saw) himself, and the aim is to instil the love for him (saw).
BEHIND THE ALBUM: TRACK #4 STILLNESS OF THE MOSQUE
This video gives you a look at what inspired my track “Stillness of the mosque”, it is my personal journey and emotions experienced during salaah and the peace and contentment it brings to my soul.
BEHIND THE ALBUM: TRACK #5 GET UP AGAIN
In this video, I aim to highlight the message behind the song “Get up again”, which is the power of courage and resilience in the face of adversity.
This song features two brilliant artists: Khalil Ismail, and newcomer Alkebulan. Both artists bring a fresh and contemporary edge to the song, further driving the message to always have faith that Allah will see you through any struggles you may be facing.
BEHIND THE ALBUM: TRACK #6 THE MONKEY, THE COW AND THE WOLF
In this video, I talk about the meaning behind the song “The monkey, the cow and the wolf.”
These three stories are based on ahadeeth narrated to us by the Prophet (May peace and blessings be upon him). Each story is based on a different hadith, based on a monkey, a cow, and a wolf. I have adapted these stories to fit a child-like approach in order to appeal to children, however, the message as narrated by the Prophet (May peace and blessings be upon him) remains the same. There are great life lessons to be learned from these stories.