About this artist: Jeewan Chanicka was born in Calgary, Canada and went on from there to live with his family in the beautiful Caribbean island of Trinidad. From there he journeyed on to Toronto; where he met his wife Sharon and went on to make Toronto his home. He accepted Islam at the age of 11. His journey to Islam and continual learning has enabled him to understand it's beauty and compassion for all peoples regardless of differences. He has been married for 12 years and has been blessed with two wonderful sons. Jeewan began singing while in elementary school in Trinidad and went on to perform in operettas during his high school career. About this CD: The Prophet's Song is a fusion of musical inspiration from the east and west enhanced by the wisdoms and teachings of the Islamic tradition.This album represents a strong tradition in the universal language of music and adds to the voices of many others like myself who see no contradiction between faith and global citizenship. To me, it reflects my identity as a Muslim and a Canadian or Westerner and something in which there is no contradiction. The Prophet's Song is a testimony to the message brought by Muhammad peace be upon him for all of humanity throughout time. Many hours were spent in the studio, rehearsing and recording and with the work of a skillful team, it is our sincere hope that this album will find it's place in the hearts of men, women and children. Each nasheed (Islamic song), has it's own unique story or inspiration and is a blend of both the Arabic and English languages. This CD is the culmination of 10 years of scattered opportunities to both write and sing. During that time, I wrote and performed in various parts of North America. After migrating to Toronto, I wrote nasheeds over several years and secretly stored them away. Over time however, I began to realize that God, had given me an opportunity and one which I could not allow to simply slip away. So, with the encouragement and support of my family, friends, hard work, long drives, traffic, many cups of coffee, moments of frustration, moments of prayer, happiness, tears and many duas the album was completed. It is my sincere wish that people recognize it as a form of remembrance, a chance to share one of the world's oldest faiths and an opportunity for celebrating the many blessings that surround us. Finally, I ask that you remember my family and I in your prayers, that God will bless us to continue striving on His path, that we continually try to be of benefit to all of His creation and most importantly - earn His Pleasure.
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