An origin story unlike the others
When Shaheer first brought his guitar to his training camp, little did he know it’ll be a pathway for him to be a Nasheed singer. A military medic by day, Shaheer dons his headphones and composes lyrical notes by night, imagining and perfecting on what his songs would sound and feel like. After fervent prayers and lyrical compositions, Shaheer is now ready to unveil his first song to the world, aptly titled, ‘The Veil’:
The Absence of Convenience
A military medic by profession, Shaheer’s talent blossomed when he sang with his friends during his military training. The lack of digital entertainment didn’t hinder the trainees to find other alternatives: namely singing with a group of friends. Noting that he had a lovely voice, his friends suggested that he be an artist: and thus he took the challenge and became one. On reason of being a nasheed singer, Shaheer wanted his songs to be impactful to his audience, as a form of dua and inspiration to the public to find their inner peace and comfort with Allah. This noble idea and determination borne a fruit called ‘The Veil’.
Path to clarity
‘The Veil’ came as reminder to both himself as well as to others. In the age of various distraction, to be focused and be mindful of our wondering mind is not a simple task. It requires effort, and leaving the worldly matters behind. And Shaheer has beautifully rendered this through his song, describing it as an unveiling of wearies that ultimately leads to the clarity of mind. Walking through a forest till we reach that calm lake-like state of our consciousness.
An Aspiring Artist
Shaheer in a way is still rough around the edges, but his songle The Veil shows a lot of potential and a very focused aspiration, to not just be a role model to those around him, but extended to those that he can touch through his songs. Insyallah, this will be one of the many steps that Shaheer will walk, in order to be a Man with a Dawaah Mission.
P.S: In case you’re wondering, we do have an exclusive interview coming this Tuesday! Of course the best is yet to come!