Awakening Records

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Awakening Records
Awakening Records logo.jpg
Parent company Awakening Worldwide
Founded 2003
Founder Sharif Hasan Al-Banna
Wassim Malak
Bara Kheriji
Distributor(s) Awakening Store
Genre Islamic, Nasheed, Hamd, Na'at, World music
Country of origin  United Kingdom
Location London, United Kingdom
Cairo, Egypt
California, United States
Official website

Awakening Records is a UK-based media production owned and operated by Awakening Worldwide. In 2003, it was created by four British and American entrepreneurs offering a wide range of products for a new modern faith-inspired[1] and value driven music market.[2][3] Awakening Records produce songs in both music and vocals-only formats in Arabic, English, Turkish, Malay, Bahasa, Hindi, Farsi and Urdu.

Albums produced by Awakening Records[edit]

Year Title Artist(s)
2003 Al-Mu'allim Sami Yusuf
2004 Salawat Mesut Kurtis and Sami Yusuf
My Ummah Sami Yusuf
2006 Dunya Nazeel Azami
2007 Something About Life Hamza Robertson
2009 Dream with Me By Hamza Namira
Beloved Mesut Kurtis
Thank You Allah Maher Zain
Insan Hamza Namira
I Believe Irfan Makki
2012 Forgive Me Maher Zain
2013 Tabassam Mesut Kurtis
2014 The Path Raef
2014 Esmaani Hamza Namira

Current notable artists[edit]

Former notable artists[edit]

Philanthropy activities[edit]

In 2012, Awakening Records took part for the "Sound of Light" charity concerts.[6] Awakening Records took part in organising charity concerts in coordination with Islamic Relief, Human Appeal and other charity organisations around the world in 2013 and 2014 for artists Maher Zain, Hamza Namira, Mesut Kurtis, Raef and Harris J.[7][8][9][9]


  1. ^ Shahid, Omar (13 April 2012). "Islamic singers rewrite western hits to find new audiences for 'faith-inspired' songs". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Shahid, Omar (10 April 2012). "The Concert of the Year". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Halal Music Inspires World Muslim Youth". OnIslam. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Harris J". Sound of Light. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hussein Zahawy". Cultural Co-operation. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sound of Light". Sound of Light. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  7. ^ ""A Message From Othman Moqbel, CEO Of Human Appeal". Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Tour Event: Sound of Light 2014 arrive in France (French)". Islametinfo. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Human Appeal Presents Sounds Of Light 2014". Echo Arena Liverpool. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 

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