AHMED BUKHATIR

"Ahmed Bukhatir is a name synonymous with the acapella style of singing"

Ahmed Bukhatir is a name well known to lovers of music, especially with regard to the 'acapella' style of singing.

A singer, par excellence, with over 10 million fans that span 5 continents, truly an artiste who proves that "music is a universal language."

Born in the United Arab Emirates in 1975, Ahmed Bukhatir currently serves as a Senator for the Sharjah government. When he was asked to serve, he dutifully stepped up to perform his civic duties.

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Fatih Seferagic

"A unique and beautifully smoothing voice"

There aren’t many Qur'an reciters in the world more popular than Fatih Seferagic. With a unique and beautifully smoothing voice, he is a hit on Youtube, having attracted millions of views. 

Fatih first started memorising the Qur'an at the age of 9 at a full time Qur’an memorisation seminary program, completing the Quran at the age of 13. 

After finishing the Qur'an memorisation seminary program, Fatih travelled to Dallas, Texas, where he studied Arabic in the Bayyinah Dream Program with Nouman Ali Khan. He now travels the world, teaching the Quran and is based in Indiana where he runs his own program for children who are learning how to read and memorise the Quran.

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Junaid Jamshed

"One of the biggest names in Nasheed"

When it comes to celebrities from Pakistan, they doesn’t really come much bigger than Junaid Jamshed. As a former member of the rock sensation Vital Signs, he is now one of the biggest names in Nasheed. His journey from pop to Islam, becomes even more vivid when you hear his beautifully sung faith inspired songs.

Jamshed gained international recognition as Vital Signs' vocalist in 1987 with the album: Vital Signs 1, which topped the music channel charts around the country and helped to develop Pakistan’s rock music industry.

Since 2004, Jamshed has focused on spirituality and singing faith inspired songs. His debut nasheed (faith inspired) album, Jalwa-e-Janan was released in 2005, followed by Mehboob-e-Yazdaan in 2006, Badr-ud-Duja in 2008, and Badee-uz-Zaman in 2009.

Jamshed also owns a clothing boutique with the name "J." which has several outlets throughout Pakistan.

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Shaykh Hammadur Rahman Fahim

"A graduate from the prestigious Al-Azhar University"

Shaykh Fahim memorised the Qur’an at the age of 14 at Darul Ulum in Bolton (UK). He graduated from the prestigious Al-Azhar University in the Faculty of Islamic Law (Egypt) with a BA (Hons) degree in Islamic Jurisprudence.

He has also gained ijazah (classical certification) in several Qirat (recitation), including Hafs, Warsh and Hamzah. Currently he teaches Arabic and the Qur’an at the European Institute of Islamic Sciences.

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Shaykh S.M. Hasan Al-Banna

"A founding director of the Islamic Institute of Development & Research"

Shaykh al-Banna is the founding director of the Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR) and an Advisory Board Member of the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (Faculty of Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation).

In addition to pursuing his postgraduate research at Al-Azhar University in Islamic Jurisprudence he holds a BA (Hons) in Arabic & Law (SOAS, University of London).

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