The word nashid is related to the verb anshada which means to 'make something known as raising one's voice' as one would when a lost item has been found.
In the case of poetry, the munshid, the one who performs inshad, makes the meanings and feelings of the poetry 'known' by raising their voice to give due and a full performance to the poem.
A well-memorised nashid for which one knows the maqam can be used to determine the maqam of an unknown nashid as it can be used as a point of departure for reciting Qur'an in that maqam.
It is our intention that everyone may benefit from the poetry in these titles. The accompanying Audio CDs with the Breezes compilations serve as an instructional, so that the learner becomes well versed with the poetry and then sings from the heart.
'Reflections of the Beloved' is a collection of classic Qasa'id in Arabic with English translations that closely match the meter of the original Arabic.
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