Alhamdulillah wa Shukran Lillah, by the Majesty, Greatness and Mercy of Allah ﷻ, and the Love and Honour of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, and the Barakah of our Shuyukh, SimplyIslam.sg is very pleased to organise our 5th Mawlid Festival 2016. This year’s Mawlid Festival is themed “The Power & Miracle of Love” and insha’Allah will be held on Sunday 18 September 2016, 4.30 pm, at Singapore Expo Max Atria. Tickets are available at http://mawlidfest.eventbrite.sg.
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The 5th MawlidFest 2016 will have an extraordinary array of local and international Islamic scholars like Shaykh Hisham Kabbani (USA), Ustadh Muhd Zahid and Ustadh Muhammad Fizar Zainal.
And the MawlidFest 2015 participants will also be treated to a host of reciters and performers like Shaykh Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar (USA), Lah Ahmad (Malaysia), Ustaz Abdulhakeem Al-Marawi & Akhi Zulfaisal Sidek, the all-female Burdah wonder Nismah, Singapore’s celebrity chef, Chef Mel, and last but certainly not the least, the world renowned Singapore Haqqani Ensemble.
Abdullah bin Ahmad, better known as Lah Ahmad, was born on March 9, 1980, in Kuala Lumpur. He is a former member of the group “Kumpulan V.E”. He is also a former member of the AlMawlid group which recites/performs Islamic devotional songs. Lah Ahmad has a unique soulful voice that brings a new dimension to Islamic devotional songs, salawat and qasidah. Some of his songs have also a signature jazz style. He is passionate about drawing, sketching, and playing the guitar.
Lah Ahmad has been known for his diverse vocal expertise and song writing capabilities. Known for his vocal excellence in falsetto, many singers has sought him out for help in vocal and song arrangements, backups & duets. .Love song such as “Ayu” has been the one favorite among music listeners during his reign with VE. In fact even today, many would still remember the song deep down in their hearts. Making it an undeniably evergreen song. As a composer he has composed airplay hits such as Ayu, Pop Yeh Yeh, Party Like This, Kerna Sayang, Siti Situ Sana Sini, Dua Dunia and etc. The classic exquisiteness of music to the new more funky electrified tune.
As a vocalist, Lah Ahmad has won numerous prestigious awards. During his stint with VE, the group has won Best Local English Artiste in Anugerah Era and has won the Best Vocal Performance by a group in Anugerah Industri Muzik. He has also performed for the largest, most sensational music festivals; Live & Loud KL 07. The concert which was held in Kuala Lumpur, end 2007. Early of 2008 he won Best
Vocals in Anugerah Juara Lagu 22 with Jaclyn Victor for their rendition of Ceritera Cinta , he and a fellow VE member also took the Most Played English Song by A Local Artiste Award in the Anugerah MACP.He also runs his own singing work shop where he guides and teaches students the right techniques to sing. Workshops are conducted exclusively by Lah himself.
In 2008-2009 Lah Ahmad became the official vocal instructor for a local reality television show called “Mystarz LG” season 2. He then went on to compete in “Mentor 3” receiving 2nd Runner up against Malaysia’s Finest, professional, seasoned artists in the Music Industry.During December 2009, he was invited to personally perform at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas. Singing songs which has been a long
time local heritage in Malaysia, Irama Warisan Kita.
Loving Prophet Muhammad (s)
The Holy Qur’an, hadith traditions and narrations of sahabah (companions) are replete with abundant encouragement, advice, proof and indication of the necessity of loving the Prophet Muhammad (s) and suffice to show that this duty is an immensely important obligation. There are immense rewards for having and expressing love for the Prophet,
Anas said that a man came to the Prophet and asked, “When will the Last Hour come, Messenger of Allah?”, “What have you prepared for it?” he asked? He replied, “I have not prepared a lot of prayer or fasting or charity for it, but I love Allah and His Messenger.” The Prophet said, “You will be with the one you love.” (Sahih Bukhari)
During the entire event, me and my friends were enjoying ourselves without feeling tired or sleepy. My favourite moments were performances from Madrasah Aljunied Angklung Ensemble,the Qawali singer, dance item from Azkafa Saman, speech fom Shaykh Hisham Kabani and Spore Haqqani Ensemble. Of course, the best part was FINALE. I will definitely recommend to my friends because to me it was an Islamic concert with international brand of performers, opening our eyes and ears to different languages and cultures but to one’s heart that is love for the Prophet Muhamad SAW. [Jamaliah Mohammad]