WATER [rel. 2015]

SONG CLIPS & LYRICS

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After working on this selection of songs for six and a half years, I’m incredibly excited and grateful to be able to share them with you. This album reflects a significant growth for me, as a singer and songwriter. Combining my lyrics with those of my teachers, and drawing on diverse musical genres from Jazz, Blues and Hard Rock, to Arabic, Indian, Turkish and East African music, I have pushed myself way out of my comfort zone into unfamiliar genres and completely new territory as an artist. I hope you enjoy listening to them even more than I did composing them, arranging them, and recording them.
  • A Moment In Your Love

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    1
  • Qasida Muhammadiya

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    2
  • Tū Kujā Man Kujā

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    3
  • Take My Hand II

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    4
  • Echoes

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    5
  • My Lord On Thee

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    6
  • Witness

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    7
  • Zikr In Minor Pentatonic

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    8
  • As Though You See Him

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    9
  • Qasīda É Nūr

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    10
  • Pray My Lord

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    11
  • Jashné Āmadé Rasūl

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    12
  • Springs Gift

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    13
  • Presence / AlhamduliLlāh

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    14
  • Supplication For Rain

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    15

CREDIT

ALBUM CREDITS

LYRICS IMĀM AL BUSĪRĪ [QASĪDA MUHAMMADIYA]; SULTAN YUNUS EMRÉ, MUHTAR HOLLAND [MY LORD ON THEE]; SHAYKH UMAR AL YĀFI [SUPPLICATION FOR RAIN]; IMĀM AHMAD RAZĀ KHĀN [QASĪDA É NŪR, JASHN É ĀMAD É RASŪL]; USTAD MUZAFFER WARSI [TŪ KUJĀ MAN KUJĀ]; SHAYKH ABDAL HAKIM MURAD [PRAY MY LORD]; SHAYKH HAMZA YUSUF [SPRING’S GIFT]; IMAM ZAID SHAKIR [A MOMENT IN YOUR LOVE]; SHAYKH MUHAMMAD ADEYINKA MENDES, SIDI AARON SELLERS [ZIKR IN MINOR PENTATONIC]; NADER KHAN [TAKE MY HAND – II, ECHOES, WITNESS, AS THOUGH YOU SEE HIM, PRESENCE]
VOCALS NADER KHAN
BACKING VOCALS NADER KHAN
PRODUCER HAMID ABDURRAHIM (OK-HAAM)
MIXING ENGINEER HAMID ABDURRAHIM
MASTERING ENGINEER HAMID ABDURRAHIM
ASSISTANT MASTERING ENGINEER RODNEY C. DANIEL, AKA YODA
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER DR. BANO MURTUJA; NADER KHAN
ASSISTANT PRODUCER ALTONIO BATEMAN [A MOMENT IN YOUR LOVE]
RECORDING, MIXING, MASTERING 44 PENNYWEIGHT STUDIO; MORPHIUS RECORDS / LORD BALTIMORE RECORDING STUDIO
ALBUM COMPOSITION NADER KHAN
ARRANGEMENT NADER KHAN; HAMID ABDURRAHIM; EBONI COGER [HARMONIES ON PRESENCE]
PERCUSSION AND RHYTHM NADER KHAN; HAMID ABDURRAHIM
ALBUM ARTWORK NERMIN MOUFTI
WEBSITE NERMIN MOUFTI; USMAN KHALID; UMAR SHAHZAD
PHOTOGRAPHY YASIN DUSORUTH
INDIEGOGO ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
  • ​Ambareen Syed
  • Ahmed Eid
  • Najamuddin Mohammed
  • Noura Shamma
  • David Alexanderson
  • Hesham Bazaraa
  • David Kearns
  • Haleema Shaikh
  • Mohazzi Larry
  • Uzair Iqbal
  • Karim Alhiane
  • Mohammed Omer Arif
  • Hinna Memon-Hameed
  • Rohimah Sarpin
  • Wajid Akbar
  • Daniel Coate
  • Umar Shahzad
  • Raheal Qureshi
  • Sara Tabet
  • Rowda Mohamud
  • Ayaz Hyder
  • Ahmed Zayan
  • Low Chun Kiat
  • Peter Gould
  • Yaty Yasir
  • Nermean Abdelrazek
  • Nur Sipahi
  • Farzad Wafapoor
  • Serign Jobe
  • Mona Rahman
  • Maher Chamma
  • Riyaz Sufi
  • Andrew Dasigan
  • Fatema Shaikh
  • Zainab Hermes
  • Abdul-Rehman malik
  • Ateeka Khan
  • Naim Sahib
  • Omer Subhani
  • Syed Waleed
  • Taha Amjad
  • Besma Soltan
  • Ayisha Jeffries
  • Saad Yacoob
  • Taras Hollyer
  • Ahmer Karimuddin
  • Haseeb Kamal
  • Hiba Haque
  • Afifah Khawajah
  • Omar Ansari
  • Muhammad Nassir
  • Ameera Islam
  • Rabia Javed
  • Macksood Aftab
  • Tabraze Azam
  • Sehar Shahzad
  • Ali M Mohammed
  • Iman Salam
  • Maha Silmi
  • Mezaun Baksh
  • Erin Rutherford
  • Ameera Khan
  • Perdana Putra
  • Imane Khayat
  • Nur Shazlin Abdul Rahman
  • Madiha Vaid
  • Natasha Barakat
  • Sadaf Ahmed
  • Talha Jafri
  • Sara Kuratnik
  • Heba Tahir
  • Taha Amjad
  • Syeda S Faridy
  • Imad Kamal
  • Saadia Saifuddin
  • Noorin Moledina
  • Yaser Rad
  • Hassan Khan
  • Jahan Khan
  • Saif Syed
  • Sikandaryar Ali
  • Shahzad Ahmed
  • Mansoor Wani
  • Hamidur Shibly
  • Farhanah Ismail
  • Abdolhossein Noori
  • Ahmed Khalid
  • Khalid Nisar
  • Hafsa Taher
  • Arshia Ali-Khan
  • Nasir Khan
  • Justin Cole
  • Joseph E Lumbard
  • Rafae Azhar
  • Huma Yasin
  • Rosemary Ally
  • Maliha Qazen
  • Yasmin Taher
  • Karima Ammar
  • Dilyar Hiwilla
  • Shubnum Ajaib
  • Arooba Khan
  • Muzna Ahmad
  • Ahmad Mirz​a​
  • Sabina Zuberi
  • Mohammed Hussain
  • Nuran January
  • Joanne Zaahidah Sijka-Shaikh
  • Ayse Yesilyurt
  • Rashida Chaudhry
  • Saira Lakhani
  • Nefisat Isa
  • Chloe Chaudhry
  • Shelby Haque
  • Bebe Sahib
  • Zeenah Adam
  • Adam Chanda
  • Yamma Nang
  • Sehar Shahzad
  • Huda Assaqqaf
  • Mohamed Ali
  • Sumayyah Sahin
  • Asadullah Arain
  • Jill Gregor
  • Muhammad Boodoo
  • Abdulkader Riaz
  • Laura Brown
  • Sahin Azize
  • Ghuydar Bashmaf
  • Yusuf Bangee
  • Halima Safi
  • Zaynab Ahdab
  • Nadeem Murtuja
  • Haleema Shaikh
  • Shahida Mangera
  • Fatima Ahmad
  • David Kearns
  • Jehad Bittar
  • Sulayma Hassan
  • Yaser Mohammed Khan
  • Hammad Din
  • Fareena Alam
  • Andrew Dasigan
  • Stephane Laurence-Pressault
  • Jolmes Pastora
  • Ali Nihal
  • Ushrat Sultana
  • Misbah Ashraf
  • Uzaira Farooq
  • Zaid Ghayyur
  • Amina Mariam
  • Saad Baig
  • Paul Bagguley
  • ​Tahera Fazaeli
  • Jameela Jafri
  • Owais Qureshi
  • Emma Orrell
  • Ayesha Raja
  • Assma Basalamah
  • Zaynab Abdul-Razacq
  • Raja Abbas
  • Sabina Mohammed
  • Shireen Ahmed
  • Molly Davis
  • Asmah Ahmed
  • Imran Yousuf
  • Ismael Rumzan
  • Junaid Khalil
  • Jafar Ahmed
  • Danial Kaysi
  • Sophia Ali
  • Imaan Joshi
  • Christopher J Blauvelt
  • Mohammed Jabbar
  • Lauren Dolan
  • Nasiruddin Bin Abdullah
  • Shahid Mohammed
  • Kouser Khan
  • Asim Razzaq
  • Sumayah Sabadia
  • Ali Khan
  • Faraz Qureshi
  • Asiya Colle
  • Abduraheem Scott
  • Bahiyyah Parks
  • Karin Nahim
  • Ahmer Ahmedani
  • Shafaq Ahmad
  • Ali Rana
  • Aiysha Malik
  • Naheed Hashmi
  • Iftakhar Ahmed
  • Rahma Azhar
  • Faizil Baksh
  • Hamidur Shibly
  • Nissar Asghar
  • Mohammad Shukairy
  • Damian White
  • Junaid Hassan Ahmed
  • Mohammed Azam
  • Douglas Chenin
  • Taha Azhar​
  • Arifa Khan​
  • Raza Akbar
  • Dounia Jamal
  • Nushka Kassem
  • Nabiha Pirbhai
  • Raees Khan
  • Mahdia Khatera
  • Yama Achikzai
  • Usman Bhatti
  • Anne Atkins-Bostic
  • Muhammad Fiqri Mohd Ramli
  • Faiqa Dar
  • Sana Siddiqui
  • Asma Arif
  • Ziyaad Vahed
  • Patrick McElligott
  • Mahjabeen Khan
  • Nuha Elkugia
  • Raqeeba Hanif
  • Humaira Malik
  • Anjum Kasmani
  • Zulaikha Farooqi
  • Sadaf Ahmed
  • Ali Mansuri
  • Shabnum Bashir
  • Ahmed Yousif
  • Hiba Haque
  • Sabilha Akhtar
  • Nur Qurratulain Hamzah
  • Ahmad Masood
  • Raihan Yousuf
  • Nermin Moufti
  • Azhar Sufi
  • Tegar Roessaptono
  • Nadeem Memon
  • Soumaya Ben Dhaou
  • Frida Rasool
  • Hamzah Moin
  • Shirin Hosseinpour
  • Saliha Zahid Mian
  • Aneelah Afzali
  • Azhar Khan
  • Nadia Nur
  • Imran J. Khan
  • Farhan M Rashid
  • Abdalla M Elraghy
  • Shareeza ally
  • Mahfuza Rahman​
  • Abdurrahman Ahmad
  • Sehar Shahzad
  • Leila Adam
  • Sagir Hassam
  • Jose Flores
  • Haroon Naderi
  • Hashem Meriesh
  • Fraz Ali
  • Zhaki Abdullah
  • Sumayya Sahin
  • Ensorullah Mohammad
  • Marwa Fadol
  • F K Hussain
  • Aashif Sacha
  • Fahmida Akhter
  • Muhammad Khatree
  • Fouzi Husaini
  • Vrushali Deshmukh
  • Abdullah Ramay
  • Noor Kesbeh
  • Khadeeja Syed
  • Faraz Rabbani
  • Maqsud Sobhani
  • Aarif Rasheed
  • Ismail Mahomed
  • Kamran Khan
  • Shafraz Nasser
  • Farooq Maseehuddin
  • Hamza Nabi
 

ACKNOWLEDGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks go to my parents Nasir Mohammed Khan and Sultana Fatima, my parents-in-law Hafiz Muhammad Sagir and Nasreen Akhtar, my brothers Yasir and Zaker Khan, my sister-in-law Sufia Lodhi, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Sidi Nazim Baksh, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Muhammad Mendes, Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad, Shaykh Nuh Keller, Shaykh Tevfik Aydoner, Syed Mustafa Gilani, Sidi Muhtar Holland, Nermin Moufti, Umar Shahzad, Hamid Abdurrahim, Yasin Dusuroth, Tom Hamza Robertson, Mona Haydar, Mostafa Azzam, Sulayma Hassan, my niece Zara-Noor Khan, my children Nurah, Mustafa, Fatima and Zahra who get me to practice again and again, and my wife Dr. Bano Murtuja – who has made all of this happen. Album sponsors also includes Bukhari Institute and SeekersHub Toronto.  

QUENCH

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

#ShareTheProphet

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”. You can contribute to the production of Nader’s upcoming albums via PayPal by clicking the DONATE button below.  
 

News

WATER : IN THE MAKING

  • 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 ...