A Is for Allah

A Is for Allah

Infobox Album
Name = A Is for Allah
Type = studio
Artist = Yusuf Islam

Released = July 11, 2000
Recorded =
Genre = Children's music
Length =
Label = Mountain of Light
Producer =
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gzfpxq9kldse link]
Last album =
This album =
Next album =

"A Is for Allah" is the name of a Muslim-themed double album for children by Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) released on July 11, 2000 through Resurgence UK Records.

The musician used the song as a vehicle to teach his daughter, Hasanah, the 28-letter Arabic alphabet. [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/07/magazine/07WWLN_Q4.t.html?_r=1&oref=slogin Singing a New Song - New York Times ] ] [ [http://www.answers.com/topic/a-is-for-allah?cat=entertainment A Is for Allah 2000: Album review and songs from Answers.com ] ] This kind of Islamic music is also known as "nasheed". The album had been in the works since 1994, although the title track dates back to 1980, when it was written after the birth of his first child.

Track listing

Disc one

#"A: Allah"
#"Ayat Al-Kursi (2: 255)"
#"Say He Is Allah"
#"B: Bismillah"
#"T: Taqwa"
#"Th: Thawab"
#"J: Jannah"
#"Surah Al-Kahf (18: 31)"
#"H: Hajj"
#"Kh: Khatam"
#"D: Deen"
#"Our Guide to the Qur'an"
#"Dh: Dhikr"
#"R: Ramadan"
#"Z: Zakah"
#"Surah At-Tawba"
#"S: Salam"
#"Salam, Salam"
#"Sh: Shams"
#"Surah Al-An'am"
#"S: Salah"
#"D: Duha"
#"Surah Ad-Dhuha (93: 1-11)"
#"T: Tareeq"

Disc two

#"Turn to Allah"
#"Z: Zill"
#"I: Ilm"
#"Gh: Ghayb"
#"F: Fatihah "
#"Surah Al-Fatihah (1: 1-7)"
#"Q: Qur'an"
#"Surah Al-Qadr (97: 1-5)"
#"Qur'anu Rabbee"
#"K: Kalimah"
#"L: La Ilaha Illa-Allah"
#"M: Muhammad Rasul-Allah"
#"Seal of the Prophets"
#"N: Nawm"
#"Surah As-Sajda"
#"H: Hijrah"
#"W: Wu'du"
#"Surah Al-Muddaththir (74: 1-5)"
#"Y: Yawm Ad-Deen"
#"Surah Al-Infitar"
#"A Is for Allah"
#"Last Word"


External links

* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L-GOHa5-YQ YouTube.com] (video of the song "A Is for Allah")

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