We are halfway through Ramadan already, and in order to keep the spirit of Ramadan going, I’ve compiled a list of nasheeds to listen to. A lot of these nasheeds are ones my friends and I used to listen to when we were younger, and they’re very nostalgic for us. I hope you will enjoy these childhood favorites:
This nasheed is upbeat and is one of my ultimate favorite versions of the Burdah. Imam Al-Busiri narrated it as a tribute to the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) via LearnAboutIslam.in.
Dawud Wharnsby Ali puts a beautiful hadith about not being too judgemental into a nasheed. This is the one about an elderly woman who had heard horrible things about the Prophet (S.A.W.) which she tells him as he’s quietly carrying her things. This is one of those powerful hadiths turned into a nasheed that everyone should listen to until the very end of the clip.
“And we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon… “ is a childhood favorite! Honestly, Dawud Wharnsby Ali is one of my favorite Islamic childhood singers. He’s got a wide range of songs, but this is the one I enjoy listening to near Ramadan before the moon sighting nights begin.
If you need a nasheed that serves as a reminder to be grateful for the blessings in your life, then this is for you! Zain Bhikha’s “Give Thanks to Allah” reminds us to be thankful for the simple things in life, such as the moon and the stars. He reminds us to hold on to our faith and given the current times, it’s a timely reminder for all of us.
This is more upbeat than some of the others on this list. This is the perfect nasheed to get you into continuing the Ramadan spirit. I think this nasheed is also good for those who want to reminisce about what it was like to fast and attend school.
A beautiful nasheed by Maher Zain from his album “Thank You Allah.” I think fans of Sami Yusuf will enjoy Maher Zain’s nasheeds. It’s upbeat and you’ll feel content listening to it.
Although there are many versions of this song, this is the one that stood out to me. Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) does a fantastic cover of it in English and Arabic. “Tala Al Badru Alayna” has always been one of my favorite nasheeds, and this is one of my favorite versions of the song.
Growing up, this is a song I’d listen to a lot and I feel like this is a melodic nasheed perfectly suited for Ramadan. Yusuf Islam talks about various topics in this simplified song.
This nasheed is uplifting and is a great one for Muslims to listen to in the spirit of Ramadan.
“Let us rejoice indeed for this is the day of Eid!” is a classic eid song. It’s got vivid descriptions in the lyrics with the verse “Children are wearing bright colors…” and it is the perfect song for any Muslim to listen to.
If the halfway mark of Ramadan you weren’t already getting ready for Ramadan or in the spirit of the Holy Month; I hope these songs were able to put you in the mood for Ramadan!