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My music is about devotion, technical excellence and lyrical depth. I sing songs written and inspired by classical and contemporary teachers in the Islamic spiritual tradition, and convey them in musical styles that don’t just reflect my personal growth as an artist, but also ones that listeners around the world can relate to.
Through my music, I seek to connect hearts to God and the love of His beloved, peace be upon him.
Through our #ShareTheProphet model, my music is also a means to make the world a better place, to inspire and create more beauty.
Formed in October 2014, The Blacksmiths are a group of professional and semi-professional percussionists and vocalists. Salman, Dean, Ahmed, Asim and Taleb came together with Nader over their collective love of drums, beats and becoming better at them. Regardless of rain, hail, shine or snow (lots and lots of snow!) the group met every week to set beats to Nader’s songs and generally just jam.
In February of 2015, they were invited to perform alongside Nader at their first live event, and the Blacksmiths were born.
Remembering God and praising the beloved peace be upon him accompanied by Nader’s incredible voice and the live percussion of the Blacksmiths is an experience not to be missed. To book Nader and/or the Blacksmiths scroll down and send us your booking request through the form at the bottom of the page.
First Spring Records
First Spring Records was established by Nader Khan and his wife and manager Dr. Bano Murtuja in June 2013 to provide the infrastructure support required to truly #ShareTheProphet.
We provide artist representation, administration and the financial support that leaves our artists free to focus on their art.
FSR seeks to sign artists from all walks of life that share our goal of connecting hearts to God and to the beloved of God (peace and blessings be upon him) through exceptional lyrics and service.
- Marhaba – The Backstory -- Nov 4, 2015 -- I’d first heard this Urdu/Arabic/Farsi song in praise of the Prophet (ﷺ) in the 1990 Bollywood movie Hina, musically composed by the Indian music director Ravindra Jain and sung by Mohammad Aziz. It has popularly been rendered across the Indian subcontinent in many different tunes – many variant renditions can be found online on YouTube. The ...
- Echoes — The Backstory -- Oct 31, 2015 -- This song from the new album Water is especially close to my heart. Often when I sing it live, I find myself holding back from choking up. Mawlana Rumi teaches us to observe the company that we find ourselves in, when inspiration and spiritual meanings are unveiled to us, for it is through the blessing of such company that this ...
- -- Oct 15, 2015 -- May your life’s #Hijra (migration) be to #God and His Beloved, (ﷺ). May you have a blessed #1437. May this new year be a tremendous opening for you, full of God’s love, mercy, and gentleness, in the most profound of ways, in every sphere of existence. ĀmĪn.
Quench The Thirst
WATER : #QuenchTheThirst
100% OF THE SALES REVENUE FROM THIS ALBUM WILL GO TO WATERAID CANADA.
Until 2016, revenue generated will be directed specifically to their current project in the Monze region of Zambia. This project hopes to reach 42,000 people with access to safe water, and over 40,000 people with access to improved sanitation and hygiene education.
Upon the completion of this project, WaterAid Canada will redirect any further funds from the sale of this album based on their expertise.
THIS PROJECT IS INTENDED TO BE A SADAQA JARIYA* FOR ALL WHO PARTICIPATE INCLUDING ALL WHO PURCHASE THE CD. SOME KEY INDIVIDUALS INVESTED AS SADAQA JARIYA* FOR THEMSELVES, THEIR LOVED ONES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES.
Please recite the Fatiha** and send prayers on the Beloved Messenger (peace be upon him) on behalf of; the Muslims of Edmonton Canada, The late Tahira Arif Hussain, Syed Hussain, Rabia Sultan, Abdul Majeed Khan, Ghulam Omer, Nayeem Unissa Begum, Syed Taher Mohamed, Sardar Begum, Haji Mohammad Hussain Bhatti, Mustafa Abdul Rahim Assaqqaf and Anonymous Donor.
*An act of continuous, ongoing charity
**The first chapter of the Holy Qur'an
Share The Prophet
You can help Nader #ShareTheProphet by contributing to the production of his upcoming albums. Just click the "PayPal" button below and follow the instructions.
Nader is committed to sharing the Prophet (peace be upon him) in word and deed. In a world with an increasing frequency of ugly representations of the Prophet’s pure and beautiful message, it is all the more important to openly exemplify The Prophet’s mercy, concern and generosity for all creation.Usually production and distribution of independent albums is financed by investors who recoup their principal (plus a profit) via album sales. The album is in debt even before it’s recorded, and the entire sales and marketing strategy is governed by their return on investment.
In 2013 Nader embarked on a daring new endeavor, bringing together service and devotion by channeling 100% of sales revenue from future albums into humanitarian causes. In so doing, Nader makes devotional art a powerful means of service for generations to come.
By raising the seed funding for each of his albums through a variety of avenues such as individual sponsors, crowdsourcing and donations, Nader is free to channel 100% of sales revenue towards designated humanitarian causes.
“My work has always been about bringing together devotional music and positive change - both in people’s hearts and in the world around us. We just hadn’t found a model that did both things justice ... until now”.