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|Parent company||Awakening Worldwide|
|Founder||Sharif Hasan Al-Banna
|Genre||Islamic, Nasheed, hamd, na'at, World music|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
California, United States
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 and value driven music market. Awakening Records produce songs in both music and vocals-only formats in Arabic, English, Turkish, Malay, Bahasa, Hindi, Persian and Urdu. Besides Awakening Records, other divisions in Awakening management are Awakening Productions, Awakening Publications and Awakening Live.
Albums produced by Awakening Records
|2004||Salawat||Mesut Kurtis and Sami Yusuf|
|My Ummah||Sami Yusuf|
|2007||Something About Life||Hamza Robertson|
|2009||Ehlam Ma'aya||Hamza Namira|
|Thank You Allah||Maher Zain|
|I Believe||Irfan Makki|
|2012||Forgive Me||Maher Zain|
|2015||Aseer Ahsan||Humood Alkhudher|
|El - Mesaharaty||Hamza Namira|
- Live albums
|2014||Awakening Live at the London Apollo||Various Artists
(feat. Maher Zain, Mesut Kurtis, Hamza Namira, Raef & Irfan Makki)
Former notable artists
In 2012, Awakening Records took part for the "Sound of Light" charity concerts. In 2013 and 2014, the record label took part in organising charity concerts in coordination with Islamic Relief, Human Appeal and other charity organisations around the world with the help of artists Maher Zain, Hamza Namira, Mesut Kurtis, Raef and Irfan Makki.
In 2014, Awakening Records organized a charity concert in the London Apollo theatre in aid of the charity "Save an Orphan". The concert featured major Awakening Records artists Maher Zain, Mesut Kurtis, Hamza Namira, Raef and Irfan Makki. The concert was released as an album and DVD entitled Awakening Live at the London Apollo with 26 live renditions.
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- iTunes: Awakening Live at the London Apollo