Inshad Classes for Children THE ‘INSHAD TRAINING FOR CHILDREN’ COURSE IS AN INTRODUCTORY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME DEVELOPED SPECIFICALLY FOR ASPIRING SINGERS WHOM WISH TO LEARN THE SCIENCE OF INSHAD.
Inshad is the traditional art of Islamic singing which focuses on leading people to Allah and His Prophet ﷺ through devotional poetry and odes that are performed with pacing, tempo, and tonality. During the 6-week course beginners course, students will learn some of the most famous Islamic nasheeds; grasping their prose, metering, and English meaning. The 10-week intermediate course builds on these foundations and also teaches the children how to play the daff. Perfect for all levels of students, participants will be acquainted with the basic elements of inshad. Thus, providing a pathway to more advance studies in the fields of maqams (melodies), transitions (between odes), and tafrid (solos). Course material will be provided, which includes the poems (in English, Arabic, and Urdu).
Taught by Brother Basam Aksar a vocalist from the world renowned nasheed group The Travellers - Al Musafirun. Brother Basam has studied and benefitted from leading masters of Inshad in Morocco, including Ustadh Sidi Muhammad Bennis and Abd al-Fatah Bennis. Originally from Manchester Brother Basam continues to propagate and revive the art of traditional Islamic inshad in the West, whilst also leading weekly gatherings of dhikr and mawalid.
Just some of the wonderful feedback we received from the first course:
“Jazakallah for the time and effort in instilling the love for our Prophet pbuh, and for building enthusiasm and confidence in our children.”
“The children performance was outstanding, they sounded very beautiful and energetic mashallah!”
“After the first lesson my son came home and said, ‘That was better than playing PlayStation!”
“We look forward to the upcoming term inshaAllah. We feel blessed to have taken up this opportunity. JazakAllah khayrun”
“JazakAllahu khair for a beautiful event. Thank you for helping feed love into the hearts of our children towards our Lord, and His most beloved, may peace and blessings be upon him.”
“Since the course, my son has not only gained more confidence, but also taken more of an interest and is a lot more enthusiastic about learning. The most beautiful part of it is that as a result, his 2 year old sister is also singing the qaseedas. This course has genuinely exceeded any expectation I had in a lot of respects.”