In 2011, Zain produced Hope, an album that has a contemporary, urban mix with a strong resonance of African culture.
The array of songs addresses various issues of humanity, that inspire a sense of positivity and Hope. Zain worked with some impressive local and international talents, including his 18-year old son Rashid. Other artists include American rapper Khalil Ismail, Fadi Tolbi of the Middle East and Canadian-born Dawud Wharnsby.
Songs on the Hope album took over three years to compose and produce. They include One God, in the traditional Nasheed style characteristic of Zain, a remake of Michael Jackson’s Heal the World, with a South African twist and Guantanamo Bay. The album also includes a beautiful a tribute to women through the Woman I love, which speaks of three different roles that women play in a man’s life that of mother, wife and daughter.
- Broken – feat. Rashid Bhikha
- C’mon Everybody
- Ellahi – feat. Fadi Tolbi
- First We Need the Love – feat. Rashid Bhikha
- Guantanamo Bay – feat. Dawud Wharnsby
- Heal the World
- Heartbeat – feat. Rashid Bhikha and Khalil Ismail
- Muhammad (PBUH) – feat. Khalil Ismail
- One God – feat. Khalil Ismail
- Sizomkhonz U’Allah– feat. Masakhane Girls School
- The Woman I Love
- Thula Sizwe