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Ahmad Hussain

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Ahmad Hussain
Native name
احمد حسین
Born (1981-11-09) 9 November 1981 (age 39)[1]
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
OriginSheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active2003 – present
Labels
  • IQRA Promotions
Websiteahmadhussain.com

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Ahmad Hussain (Urdu: احمد حسین‎; born 9 November 1981) is an English Nasheed singer-songwriter, executive, producer of Kashmiri-Pakistani descent. He is the founder and managing director of Iqra Promotions.

Early life[edit]

Ahmad Hussain was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.[2] At an early age, Ahmad started to explore his interest in music and performance.[1] As a child, he showed an interest in instruments, he had his own keyboard at the age of five and at school he was always keen to sing. He first visited a studio at the age of ten, when his elder brother, Abid Fazal, founded and managed Sheffield's first Asian community RSL.[3]

Recording career[edit]

Ahmad produced many underground singles, and in 2003, he released a fusion album, the album was a blend of Eastern and Western musical influences and broke through to the mainstream music scene. Later that year, Ahmad's elder sister, Shazia Hussain, died at age of 28 while participating in a sporting event in Middlesbrough.[3] This was a turning point in Ahmad's life and prompted him to question his own life and he began searching for answers.[1] He left the mainstream music scene and found this genre of spiritual music.[3]

In 2004, Ahmad began work to set up a chain of Islamic outlets to propagate Islam, he also set up Iqra Promotions in December 2005. In 2006, he produced Kamal Uddin's second album Illallah.[4]

In 2009, Ahmad's debut single "Aye Khuda" was released which was number one on TV's top ten charts for five consecutive weeks. In July 2010, his debut album I Turn to You was released, which features songs in Arabic, Urdu and English, along with his first music video "Children of the World".[4] In 2013, two singles and videos were released entitled "Ya Taiba", and "My Beloved"[1] which is a tribute for his mother who was diagnosed with cancer, notably the video was shot in the Cheshire home of Gary Barlow.[3] In June 2014, he released his second album entitled My Beloved was released,[2] which features songs in Urdu, Arabic and English[3] In August 2015, Ahmad released a free download single entitled "Zara Chehre Se".

Ahmad released his much anticipated third album in 2016, a spiritually uplifting album entitled Nur (The Light) In 2018, Ahmad released his fourth studio album Dua and followed it up with a collaboration single with Pakistani and Bollywood legend Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

Ahmad was also one of the three judges on Ummah Channel's show Ummah Talent.[4]

Performances, tours and media appearances[edit]

Ahmad has travelled to countries around the world and performed in Turkey, South Africa, the U.S, Morocco, Dubai, Netherlands, Trinidad and Pakistan to name a few. He has performed alongside artists, including Maher Zain, Outlandish and speakers such as Attallah Shabazz (the daughter of Malcolm X).[1][5]

In April 2012, Ahmad performed at the Evening of Inspiration event organised by Islamic Relief.[6]

In July 2013, he was interviewed by Raees Khan in the Desi Nation studio on BBC Radio Lancashire.[7] In October of the same year, he performed at the Global Peace and Unity Event in the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London organised by Islam Channel.[8]

In May 2014, he performed at the Islamic Circle of North America convention.[1] In November of the same year, he performed at the Sounds of Light event organised by Human Appeal International, which raised £520,000 for Gaza.[9]

In 2018 Ahmad recorded a collaboration with Pakistani and Bollywood legend Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Ahmad's most recent single "Bulao Phir received over 1 million views in just over 2 weeks as well as climbing into the top 3 in the world music charts.

Awards and Nominations[edit]

In 2013, Ahmad was nominated for Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the first Minority Business Awards.[10]

in 2016, Ahmad was shortlisted for “young Muslim of the year” at the prestigious British Muslim Awards.

In 2018, Ahmad was inducted into the power 100 Muslim list, a list that recognises the contributions of prominent Muslims to the social, economical and political well being of Britain.[11]

in 2019, Ahmad was awarded the silver play button by YouTube.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2009 "Aye Khuda" I Turn to You
2013 "Ya Taiba" I Turn to You
2013 "My Beloved" My Beloved
2015 "Zara Chehre Se" Nur
2016 "Jeena Hain Mushkil" DUA
2018 "Allah Hu" (featuring Rahat Fateh Ali Khan)
2018 "Saif ul Malook"
2019 "Bulalo Phir

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
I Turn to You *Released: July 2010
  • Label: Iqra Promotions
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download
My Beloved *Released: 19 June 2014
  • Label: IQRA Promotions
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download
Nur (The Light) * Released: June 2016
  • Label: IQRA Promotions
  • Format : CD, Digital Download
DUA * Released: July 2018
  • Label: IQRA Promotions
  • Format : CD, Digital Download

Videography[edit]

Year Title
2009 "Aye Khuda"
2010 "Children of the World"
2011 "I Turn to You"
2013 "Ya Taiba"
"My Beloved"
2014 "Muhammad (PBUH)"
"Palestine"
2015 "Hazir Hain Hum"
"To the Light"
2016 “Lab Pe Aati Hain”
2016 “Ab To Bas”
2016 “Marhaba Ya Mustafa”
2016 “Missing You”
2016 “Jeena Hain Mushkil”
2017 “Chehra Nur e Qamar”
2017 “Sun Le Sadaa”
2017 “Mujhko Bedard”
2018 “DUA”
2018 “Nasheed Medley”
2018 “Allah Hu ft Rahat Fateh Al Khan”
2018 "Saif ul Malook"
2019 "Heer"
2019 "Bulalo Phir"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Ahmad Hussain (Nasheed Artist)". ICNA Convention. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Khan, Aaliyah (August 2014). "Inspirational Nasheed singer launches new album" (113 ed.). Sheffield: Burngreave Messenger. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Ahmad Hussain" (62 ed.). Asian Chic. 6 August 2014. Archived from the original on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Abdullah Rolle, Ahmad Hussain & Labbayk will all be performing at the Eid Festival 2011". BMHC Eid Festival. Archived from the original on 30 December 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. "Special Highlights – Souk 2012". Souk. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "Islamic Relief holds 'Evening of Inspiration'". The Asians. 11 April 2012. Archived from the original on 28 November 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. "Musician Ahmad Hussain". BBC Radio Lancashire. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  8. "Ahmad Hussain". Global Peace and Unity. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. Faridi, Hasan (4 November 2014). "Bradford raises £520,000 in Sounds of Light fundraiser". West Yorkshire: The Yorkshire Standard. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  10. Shields, Mike (23 May 2013). "Sheffield to host first Minority Business Awards". Business Link Magazine. Archived from the original on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. "Power in peace and harmony". Burngreave Messenge. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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