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A is for Allah Double CD
Yusuf Islam
A is for Allah Double CD
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Children's Music
 
A is for Allah takes its name from the title track written by Yusuf after the birth of his first child, and is the complete audio version of the book completed almost two decades later. Discovering the new spiritual h...  more »

     
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All Artists: Yusuf Islam
Title: A is for Allah Double CD
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mountain of Light
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Children's Music
Styles: Middle East, Islamic, Poetry, Spoken Word & Interviews
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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A is for Allah takes its name from the title track written by Yusuf after the birth of his first child, and is the complete audio version of the book completed almost two decades later. Discovering the new spiritual horizons of Islam back in 1977, Yusuf's life changed - and so too did his perspective. This epic work reflects that change away from the narrow confines of this world to the unbounded, everlasting presence of God and the Hereafter. Narrated by Yusuf and based on the 28 letter Arabic alphabet, this is an exciting double album that reaches new heights in education and entertainment. Bursting with rich sound effects and featuring the voices of Hamza Yusuf, and Shaikh Muhammad Gibreel, with songs by Zain Bhikha, Raihan and Yusuf himself. A is for Allah is a must for every explorer of wisdom, young and old.

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CD Reviews

Beautifully done.
Saima | Washington, DC United States | 08/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased this CD after having listened to some of Yusuf Islam's music, although, I am ashamed to admit, after my sister dowloaded some of his songs from the internet for my newborn son.
I was immediately enchanted and wanted to listen to more.
This CD is so beautifully put together that when you are listening to it in the car you don't want to shut it off even after you have reached your destination.
The Surah and songs are used to explain and support the his narration of the alphabet. For example, after A is for Allah, AyatulKursi is recited to explain the Power and Abilities of Allah.
The song lyrics are simple enough for any child to understand and at the same time very meaningful. I find myself constantly singing them.
My only suggestions to you when listening to this CD is to listen to it carefully and in the order it is presented.
Then the last song, A is Allah, will be so much more meaningful.After that you can go back to any thing you liked out of the CD.
I hope this helps."
Masterpiece
EL | 11/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one captivating CD. Even as a non-Muslim (Catholic) I am inspired by its holiness... and certainly touched by the commitment that went into its production. It is clear that Yusuf Islam is still a perfectionist, and created this work with complete and utter dedication. He is a great and natural teacher.

For me, it is best listened to in private, in a dark room, beneath headphones. This is the best way to experience Yusuf's soft and gentle, yet emphatic voice ... which at once puts the "fear of God" into the listener and also soothes him or her. His voice feels like a warm angora wool blanket enveloping you on a cold windy night. It cares for you. And Indian singer Zain Bhikha's hauntingly sweet, almost feminine, voice rivals or even surpasses Yusuf's. The only song in which Yusuf is the lead singer brings back a bit of the old Cat Stevens his fans once knew and loved, but the voice is a little more submissive, more plaintive, and eerily thin.

[NOTE: I originally wrote this review (word for word) in December 2000 but have only just now gotten around to posting it.]"