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. FSR provides artist representation, administration and the financial support that leaves their 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.
Share The Prophet
#ShareTheProphet — Moonrise
You can help Nader #ShareTheProphet by contributing to the production of his upcoming album “MOONRISE”. 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 (ﷺ), 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 a radical departure from this model, in 2013 Nader embarked on a daring new endeavor bringing together service and devotion, by channeling 100% of his sales revenue from future albums into humanitarian causes. Seed funding for the album’s production is raised through individual sponsors, crowdsourcing and donations, which then allows Nader the freedom to channel 100% of sales revenue towards designated humanitarian causes. This way, Nader makes devotional art a powerful means of service for generations to come. In fact, by now songs from the recently release album WATER have helped raise almost CAD$2 million for various charitable causes in just over 2 years. “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”.
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