Maher Zain Biography
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Fascinated by the music and instruments, Maher got his first keyboard when he was only ten and ever since music officially became part of Maher’s world.
The family moved to Sweden when Maher was only 8, where he continued his schooling, and later entered university and got a Bachelors degree in Aeronautical Engineering. With things changing around him, one thing remained the same – his strong passion for music. He would spend late nights at school with his friends where they would sing, rap, compose and experiment with music in every way. It didn’t take him long to realize that music became an integral part of who he is.
After being involved for a while in the music scene as a music producer, Maher was introduced to RedOne, a gifted music producer who was fast rising in the music scene in Sweden. Maher started working with RedOne and later moved to New York. For a few years he was in the middle of the hot rush of the NY music industry, working with chart topping artists such as Kat Deluna on her debut album including smash hits ‘Whine up’ and ‘Run the Show’. Maher had what many would describe as a dream job for someone so young in such a glamorous business, but for Maher it felt like this was far from what he would call ‘the dream’, “I loved the music but I hated everything that surrounded it, it always felt like something wasn’t right”.
In January 2009, Maher Zain decided to work on an album that reflects his identity – Arab, Western and Muslim – and signed with Awakening Records. Maher’s debut album Thank Youa Allah reached the number 1 spot on Amazon’s World Music charts and number 9 on the R&B charts.
In January 2010, in a music competition organized by Nujoom FM (Egypt’s biggest music radion station) Maher’s track ‘Ya Nabi Salam Alayka’ was voted as the best song for 2009. Runners up included big names like Hussein Aljismi, Mohammed Mounir and Sami Yusuf. Maher has already performed at sold out concerts in Algeria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Holland, Sweden, and the US amongst others and is fast becoming the ‘next superstar of Islamic music’.
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Music is uh rum | Reviewer: Fatimah | 11/27/13
Dear my brother in Islam maher zain
If you don't know,music is harrumph in different ways. What you're doing is okay,but why don't most of your female actors wear a hijab and a suitable/modest
Ps:why is their a triangle in the awaking records thing before the song.what does it represent.
maher zain | Reviewer: mohamed | 11/21/13
please maher zain I want you to understand thet music is completely haram. you said the you do this to please others and now I am asking you, is Allah pleased with what you are doing. to me, I think no, because all of your songs have to have people with no hijabs on. and, you shaved your beard. And you use music. you also have to pray every single prayer in the mosque even if you are busy because you are a man. please replace music with quran. I know your shocked because no one has ever said something like this to you but this is a benefit. it is a great chance.So please my brother, stop doing these things remember music is you passion since born but it will not help you later on in hereafter my message is what will help you if Allah guides you. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MY DEAR BROTHER MAHER ZAIN listen to me. may allah guide you in all ways
Fat'hallahu ilayka my brother! | Reviewer: Zahran K. Omary | 11/10/13
Assalaam Alaykum Warahmatuhllah Wabarakaatuh! I have nothing to say except saying I am happy and wish you all the best in everything you do, my brother I came to know your music through my brother in Islam Bro. Khalfan who is the fond of your most, when I was in Singapore I had bought a cd by Raihan which came to be stolen when I reached home, very unfortunately we do not have a Islamic music in our Music Stores here in Tanzania. Since I am looking to travel to Singapore soon I hope I can get some at Arab Street, Sim Lim Tower or People's Park Complex. I just don't know what I should say to justify my saying but Allah Shahid that your music is so touching, full of inspiration and hope this music will always live on, fat'hallahu ilayka my brother!
simu Bangladesh | Reviewer: Simu Bangladesh | 10/2/13
Assalamu alaikum Maher Zain. today i first hear your song "insha Allah".its really so beautiful.it make me tearful.i think everybody likes your song.May Allah Bless u.Thanks a lot.
almost all song | Reviewer: Reihana Razick(hana Raz) | 9/21/13
hi Maher zain.i really love you.i alwayz search information on you.i cant wait just without thinking about you.i really love your song.i hope this is your da'wa.i too like to join your da'wa.can i if you dont mind.insha allah i will.may allah bless you and your family with rahmath and barakath in this world and the next.AMMMMEEEENNNN!!!!
I wish to meet u | Reviewer: Samira sadiq zain | 7/5/13
I realy enjoy ur songs,ur music n dat of sami yusuf, are d best on earth.may God bless u.here's my number,+233245080254.i wil like to knw u more.i hope u wont mind doin a music during my wedding.tanx
aweseome | Reviewer: cathy made | 5/3/13
Well I was a christian then I became a muslim now my name is fatima and I love your songs especially hold my hands, insha allah, for the rest of my life and loads more. I learned arabic in 1 year now I read the quran. I hope you are successful with allah as you said in ur for the rest of my life song. Xxxxxx
south african | Reviewer: Tasneem Mulder | 4/17/13
Asalaam moualaykum,wa ragmatullah wa Barakatu.....I was introduced 2ur music in theearly days of January...and cant stop listening to it!most of the songs brings a lot of joy and sadness to my heart and most often make me think about my own life and the choices I make,the lyrics to ur songs r inspirational....may Allah (swt) reward u well Insha allah ameen...Love alwayz TASNEEM.
the choosen one | Reviewer: sameer Ahmad | 3/25/13
Asalamu Alikum warahmatula ......... Dear Mehar Zain i dont know where frm i start you are only one singer in the world that tuches my soul with ur sweet voice nd with ur fantastic songs there is no singer is equal to you in the world InshaAllah you will be a successfull singer in the world ....may Allah bless you nd your family ........
Ya Nabi Salam is Bestr Of Best | Reviewer: Syed Nizamuddin | 3/12/13
assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarokatuh brother Maher,
Your are the best singer in hole world i love your song ya nabi salam......You did a exclent job keept it up dear love you god bless you always..May allah make you sucessful to all your future steps.Ameen
Allahi Allah keya karo | Reviewer: Amir Hussain | 3/12/13
thank you very much.i hope that everybody may be like you.you are full of love to allah.i wonder you.i am musliman too.and want everybody knows how wonderfull to be musliman.i obliged you.
inspired | Reviewer: anushree | 11/29/12
I really loved your song.whenever i listen to your song,i feel relieved, relaxed. its pleasure listening to your song. it inspires me to sit and introspect about myself. and makes me think good and bad about life.. truly Allah (GOD) is always by our side.. its never too late to follow his path.
Meher keep going.. may god bless you..
maher zain | Reviewer: fiza | 10/10/12
AOA i am fiza how r u maher hope u ll'be fine your all the song's are sooooooo much nice and heart touching ''ALLAH give u such a beautiful sweet voice i lve this song insay ALLAH and chosen one or ye nabi when i listen this song's i feel so peace may ''ALLAH give u success in your life and ALLAH give u long life aMEEEEEEEEEEN I LOVE and like u forever
u r awesome | Reviewer: AyaAwesome | 9/27/12
I love u Maher Zain I love all your songs keep it up and my favourite songs r all of them love u and ur songs:):););)<3. Keep it up Maher Zain
alhamdhilillah,inshallah | Reviewer: Mize Mohammed | 7/16/12
wwwwaaaaoh. maher zain Allah will reward u greatly. thoso songs have really made me be close to Allah. Now I know Allah even better to thank Him,praise him and increased faith. thanx thanx thanx thanx
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