Kamal Uddin - Illallah
Artist: Kamal Uddin
Language: English, Bengali and Urdu
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Biography of Kamal Uddin
Kamal Uddin was born on 28th June 1984. His family originate from Bangladesh, however among his family he was born in England. Kamal grew up in a small town called Hyde based within Greater Manchester.
In summer 1996 Kamal boarded an Islamic school in Bolton called Al Jamia-Al Islamiyya. He studied a course to memorise the whole Qur'an. During the month of Ramadan in November 2000 halfway through his course, sadly his father Haji Malkas Ali passed away. By the grace of Allah at the end of 2001 Kamal finished his course and became a qualified Hafiz. Immediately after, The Hyde Jamia Mosque offered him to lead the next Ramadan prayers. At the time Kamal was only 17 years old. Having been successful he was offered to teach children at the Islamic Centre based in the Mosque and also to lead and called people to prayers. In September 2002 Kamal boarded Jamia Al-Karam in Retford to study Arabic grammar. After a year he returned back to Hyde Jamia Mosque to carry on his duties there.
Knowing at an early age his talent in reciting the Qur’an and singing Nasheeds, he opened a Nasheed class where young children can enjoy learning about Islam by singing Nasheeds and also a separate Hafiz class so he can teach others to memorise the Qur’an like himself.
During January 2005, Kamal took his mother to Saudi to perform the largest, Islamic ritual, the Hajj. He described the experience by saying “no words can describe how magnificent I found it. To be worshipping in the same lands that our Prophet spent and carried out the same obligation was absolute breath taking. It was a life time experience for me and my mother, and would love to be there again”.
Having been inspired from his Hajj experience, Kamal started to compose his own lyrics for his first album. This was launched in August 2005 which has become a huge success and gained Kamal his recognition as a Nasheed Artist. And what better way to start his first album other than to name it ‘In The Name Of Allah’.
Kamal has taken part in many performances throughout U.K and has impressed the internationally known propagator of Islam, Dr Zakir Naik whilst performing during his talks. He’s also been honoured performing along side with other Nasheed artists such as Yahya Hawa, Ahmed Bukhatir, Zain Bhikha and many more. These were some of the artists that inspired Kamal to produce his own album. He is now working closely with IQRA Promotions, Sheffield on many new projects including a nasheed video.
An Imam, a Hafiz, a Haji and a Nasheed artist. A remarkable talented dear brother: Kamal Uddin.
By Monuwar Ali