Sunday, December 11, 2005

Zain Bhikha - A Nasyidian From South Africa

Anjung Rahmat - December 9, 2005 - ABIM had organized "In Person" with an uprising Nasyidian from South Africa, Bro. Zain Bhikha. Zain Bhikha was born on the 9 August 1974 in Pretoria, South Africa to parents Rashid and Mariam Bhikha. The only son, with three sisters, Zain showed a keen interest, from a young age in entertaining his friends and family with his beautiful singing.

Zain was not aware of his full potential until 1994 when he won a singing competition on Radio 702, a local radio station. A simple song which he recorded on his home karaoke system brought him out tops among mostly professional participants. After this great accomplishment, he seriously considered recording an album. This consideration was put into action after he was approached by The Pretoria Muslim School who asked him to write and record their school anthem. Zain took it a step further and composed a full album, entitled "A Way of Life" This was a compilation of basic Acapella Islamic songs, mostly in English covering the various tenets of Faith.

During the session, he sang 2 songs excerpted from his album after delivered some remarks to members of the floor. His website: Above picture: Bro. Najmuddin (GPTD Turkey Leader) while interviewing Bro. Zain Bhikha at ABIM office.

*GPTD members should think a new approach by sending people to all over the world as a Nasyidian to spread dakwah like for example Bro.Yusuf Islam and Bro. Zain Bhikha as well.