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Amran Ellahi Lead Singer

Amran Ellahi (AE) the leader of Aa’shiq al-Rasul was interviewed at his home in Birmingham, UK. Some of these questions are asked frequently, excerpts of the interview are provided here for your benefit:

Q: The name of your group is interesting. What does it mean and what was behind your decision to adopt it?

AE: Aa'shiq al Rasul is an Arabic phrase that means ‘Lovers of The Prophet Muhammad,’ may the peace and blessings of Allah (God) be upon him. We adopted it because it reflects our highest aspiration. Our goal is to promote love of the Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings. God tells us in the Quran that the Prophet was sent as a ‘Mercy to all of mankind’ and thus by loving him we are extending ‘Ishq or love to the children of Adam which happens to be the entire human family today.

Q: Why do you think love of the Prophet needs to be promoted?

AE: Some Muslims argue that the Prophet is a ‘bashar,’ that is to say he is a mere mortal and by doing so they compare him to ordinary human beings. They do this perhaps out of fear that some Muslims may become so excessive in their love that they will ascribe to the Prophet divine qualities. If we look at this issue historically, we will see it has never been a Muslim problem. Our scholars have always maintained the position that our Prophet is like a diamond and while every diamond can be compared to a rock in its physical qualities, not every rock is a diamond. Thus when we sing poems in honour of the Prophet we are conscious of his human qualities but we are also cognizant that he was sent by His Lord with a message that will guide mankind to that which makes them happy both in this life and the life hereafter.

Q: Why are you so centred on the theme of love?

AE: Love is the common thread that unites the human family. It is what we all have in common. Although we are Muslims by faith we are human beings first. Allah Almighty says in the Quran 'Wa laqad qaramna bani Adam' which means ‘We have honoured the children of Adam’ - all human beings; those who are Muslims as well as those who are not. Primarily, if we say we love Allah we must by reason have love for His creation. Our problem is that when people speak of love today they equate it with lust and desire. That’s not the love we are talking about here. I am not referring to lustful love, but divine love. It is the kind of love that we see reflected in the lives of the companions of the Messenger of Allah. That’s what we want to reflect today, difficult as it is. We are all creatures of Allah and we have to share this universe. It is important that we try our best to get people to love each other rather than despise each other. It was this energy of love that embodied the mission and message of our Holy Prophet who was ‘Rahmatu Lil-‘Alamin, a Mercy for all of Mankind.

Q: Your motto is 'Everyone smiles in the same language.' Can you explain what that means?

AE: When love sparkles within a person it translates outwardly as a smile. That’s the only sign we have of what’s happening inside a person. It is true that a person can fake a smile, but anyone can detect a fake from a mile away. A genuine smile is a gift. And it is inexpensive. Scientists haven’t yet figured out how a smile comes about. It just happens from millions and millions of stimuli that hits the frontal lobe of a person’s brain. And when a smile forms on the face of a person it radiates positive energy outward and it melts the barriers of love. Our Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, always had a radiant smile on his face and he taught us that greeting one’s brother with a cheerful smile is an act of charity. And who but a fool will shun an act of charity? If we smile with each other, more often than not, it will go a far way in helping to create a more tolerant society at absolutely no financial cost to us. Our songs are meant to bring joy to the hearts of people and we hope that this will first radiate in our homes where the next generation will be nurtured.

Q: These are deep meanings to your motto and you seem to have given it a lot of thought.

AE: They are the basic teachings of our Prophet and its application is at zero cost. The outcome however is tremendous. We just don’t smile enough any more. Blame it on the pressure of life. It seems like we are becoming robot-like with emotionless faces. Smiling is one of the oldest and most successful spiritual networks. It is amazing.

Q: So how do you think singing of nasheeds helps you in this mission of fostering love and getting people to smile?

AE: When the Sahaba (Prophet's companions) sang to the Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, it made him happy. Our art is a continuation of that tradition. It is also a way of educating and reminding people today about the purpose for which the Prophet was sent. We are teaching people about Islam and about our Prophet in a way they can relate to. So much of the Prophet’s message is reaching the public in a distorted manner. We want to tell them who he is and if we ourselves don’t know I don’t think we will succeed in convincing them that his message is the mountain of love, not the path of violence and aggression. Thus we seek in our songs to allow people to experience real joy when praising The Divine and honouring His Prophet.

Q: That’s interesting. It’s not entertainment, it’s da’wa.

AE: Allah Almighty says 'Invite people to the way of Islam by using wisdom and beautiful expressions'. Our art form is one of the ways of achieving this goal. It is a tried and tested recipe that was handed down from our earlier generations and has been successfully used in the spread of love and understanding among people of all race, class and faith backgrounds.

Q: What are some problems you have encountered?

AE: There are two main problems that we have experienced. One is the misunderstanding of our mission and second is the antipathy towards music in Islam. We have clarified our mission as we see it. In regards to our use of musical instruments we limit ourselves to percussion instruments. No one can fault us for this since it is sanctioned by Islamic law. Music today is central to everything we do. It is everywhere and most of it is about vanity, narcissistic and carnal love. This type of music awakens desires within us that leads ultimately to disobedience of Allah. Good music awakens the soul’s longing for attachment to the Divine and it fosters obedience of Allah’s commands. Many of the youth in the United Kingdom today are not listening to our Imams. They don’t even attend the mosque on a regular basis. They read far less than ever before and seem to seek after things that make them feel good about themselves. We would be failing them if we made no effort to utilize the talent that we have to kindle the message of our Prophet in their young hearts and minds.

Q: Some people have said that your lyrics are strange. Do you care to comment?

AE: I don’t know what they mean by that? Our lyrics have been vetted and approved by the best of our traditional scholars today. I think what people often fail to realize is that the language of love is sometimes expressed in ways that makes no sense to the literal mind. But if they stepped out of the literal world for a moment even they will be forced to admit that words cannot adequately capture the love they feel for their wives and children. I can tell you that we go to great lengths to guard our Iman and our Islam and we would never reduce the essence of our Majestic Creator nor in any way share that with any of His creation. Nor would we ever reduce His Beloved Messenger to a status other than what Allah has defined for him in the Glorious Quran.

Q: Is this now the group’s full time profession?

AE: No it is not. We all have full-time jobs. One member is a sales development manager, another is a manager in the City Civil Service, two are cab drivers and another is a driving instructor. We all have our daily struggles to make ends meet and to ensure that we provide for our families. [smiles] We have been at this for nearly ten years and none of us have gotten rich performing nasheeds and that’s not our goal.

Q: How are you going to pass on this art form to the next generation?

AE: We conduct workshops and seminars with young people in the United Kingdom’s public school system. We also provide private training lessons.

Q: How do you fund AAR and all these activities?

AE: Any surplus funds we are able to muster from AAR's activities are ploughed back into the community. We also have been very fortunate for the few -- too few -- sponsors and donors who from time to time have assisted our projects. If anyone would like to get more information on this aspect of our work, we can be contacted via our website at www.aashiqalrasul.com.

Q: You have performed with many artists. Who amongst them have influenced you the most?

AE: All praises are for Allah. We have been blessed to meet and enjoyed performing with many artists of different faith backgrounds from around the world. We have performed with (in addition to others) Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens), the Sabri Brothers, Raihan, SHAAM, 786, Mecca2Medina, Sami Yusuf, Talib al Habib and Native Deen. Yusuf Islam and Maqbool Sabri (Sabri Brothers) have had a great influence on me personally. This is not only in regards to their music but more importantly in terms of their personality and character. That has been a great inspiration for me.

Q: Lets talk about your work. What albums have you released so far?

AE: We have released five albums: Blessed Mustafa, Divine Lights, The Chosen One, Lord of the Worlds and The Sultan of Madinah. Our work has also been published in compilation albums such as Salt in the Wound (by Stop The War Coalition), Bismillah, In Praise Of The Last Prophet (Yusuf Islam - Mountain of Light), The Calling and Celebrate Muhammad (by Meem Music). We have assisted other artists in their work such as Raihan's rendition of Allahu.

Q: Thank you for sitting with me for this interview and I wish you all the best for the future.

AE: Thank you for giving us this opportunity to speak about our work. Do keep in touch.

 

 

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Strict Standards: Non-static method JModuleHelper::getModules() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /homepages/28/d224269129/htdocs/aashiq/libraries/joomla/document/html/html.php on line 272

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Strict Standards: Non-static method JModuleHelper::getModules() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /homepages/28/d224269129/htdocs/aashiq/libraries/joomla/document/html/html.php on line 272

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Strict Standards: Non-static method JModuleHelper::getModules() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /homepages/28/d224269129/htdocs/aashiq/libraries/joomla/document/html/html.php on line 272

Strict Standards: Non-static method JModuleHelper::_load() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /homepages/28/d224269129/htdocs/aashiq/libraries/joomla/application/module/helper.php on line 88

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Strict Standards: Non-static method JModuleHelper::getModules() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /homepages/28/d224269129/htdocs/aashiq/libraries/joomla/document/html/html.php on line 272

Strict Standards: Non-static method JModuleHelper::_load() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /homepages/28/d224269129/htdocs/aashiq/libraries/joomla/application/module/helper.php on line 88

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