The most amazing ‘larger than life’ sounds and songs you will hear. The music does not detract from the sentiments and words of the songs, they compliment them so well. This album hits a milestone that no other band can ignore, in it’s presentation, arrangements and songs. You feel like listening to the songs again and again. The experimentation in diversifying the melodies has certainly paved the way. Every person of any age will enjoy this, current, relevant and oceans deep album.
Fav Picks : Asma Al Husna – if ever you could glorify Allah in recitation of His beautiful names in song then this is the track – truly ‘huge’.
From the very inception of the creation of man, human beings throughout the centuries have aspired to understand the Divine and longed for the Presence of the Supreme and Majestic Lord. Individuals and communities mostly inspired by religious teachings and traditions have undertaken varied methods in their life-long pursuit of the journey to the Divine.
The followers of the Abrahamic Tradition – Jews, Christians and Muslims and members of other faith traditions as well, firmly believe in the existence of a Compassionate and Superior Deity who is responsible for our creation and continued existence. However, we are unable to fully and completely perceive His Existence through the sole use of the human senses. Likewise, there is a general awareness and conviction that the Divine Essence cannot be completely grasped by the limited human intellect and heart in spite of extensive logical thinking and deep reflection.
Such religious communities historically have had to rely almost entirely on revealed scriptures to provide a more profound and detailed description of the Divine Reality with further explanations and clarifications. In recognizing our human limitations, God has indicated in the last revealed Scripture to humanity, the Qur’an that we should look towards and ponder on the signs and emblems that are manifestations of God’s Existence, His Oneness, Majesty, Greatness, Compassion, Mercy and all of His other Divine Attributes and Descriptions that can be found in the Creation around us.
AAR has compiled, produced and released this album, titled God’s Majesty with this sole purpose in mind – journeying towards the Divine through reflection on the manifestations of God’s Infinite Mercy, Compassion and Majestic Glory. The music combined with the lyrics found in these Nasheeds (Islamic Songs) are intended to provoke the intellect towards deeper reflection; inspire the hearts towards renewed hope, love, gentleness and awareness of our servitude as slaves of the Majestic One; and re-awaken the soul towards nearness to and presence of the Divine.
In the absence of the Sacred, we are today witnesses to untold suffering, misery, war, brutality, senseless killing, oppression, tyranny, societal and family disintegration, diseases, etc. In a world that is in such a disillusioned state of affairs and completely materialistic in most quarters, it appears bereft of Divine illumination. In these almost inhumane conditions, this album as well will serve as a call to all human beings, to come together as one human family in promoting the restoration of the Divine Reality back into our lives. This would not only enable us to experience celestial harmony, beauty, contentment, joy, peace, fulfilment and true devotion both in this life and the next, but would help satisfy that instinctive human yearning for presence of the Divine.
Let us share this message with one and all.