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Anasheed or Nasheed artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good nasheed bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top nasheed bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date nasheed artists list. Nasheed groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all nasheed bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest nasheed bands of all time, since the most famous nasheed artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best anasheed music.

You can click on the nasheed band names to see more information about that particular notable nasheed group. If they're near the top of the best nasheed artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top nasheed bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the nasheed band names themselves.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Yusuf Islam to Mawi. Who are the best Muslim musicians? This nasheem singers list includes Muslim artists and bands who makde traditional Muslim music. Make sure to vote for your favorites. What's the best item on this list? Dawud Wharnsby Ali? Sami Yusuf?

All important, significant and iconic names in nasheed music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new nasheed bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of nasheed, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into nasheed music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good nasheed bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent nasheed bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best nasheed bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest nasheed musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular nasheed bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Zain Bhikha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nasheed Bands/Artists
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Zain Bhikha


Zain Bhikha is a South African singer-songwriter who performs Islamic nasheed songs. Associated with other Muslim musicians, including Yusuf Islam and Dawud Wharnsby, Bhikha has collaborated on albums and also released several solo albums. Bhikha sometimes performs with a drummer and several backup vocalists who were the African singers in the Disney cartoon movie The Lion King. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Nasheed, Pop music, Islamic music

Albums: 1415 The Beginning, Children of Heaven, Our World, Faith, Towards the Light

Nationality: South Africa

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Sami Yusuf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nasheed Bands/Artists
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Sami Yusuf


Sami Yusuf is a British singer-songwriter, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist musician of Azerbaijani descent. In 2003 Yusuf released his first album "Al-Mu`allim" at the age of 23. He released his second album "My Ummah" in 2005. In October 2010, Yusuf’s third official album "Wherever You Are" was launched. Sami calls his genre of music "Spiritique". "Salaam" is his fourth album, that was released in 22 December 2012. In 12 September 2014, Yusuf's fifth official album "The Center" was released. In January 2015, Sami Yusuf's sixth official album "Songs of the Way" is slated to be released. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Nasheed, Pop music

Albums: My Ummah, Without You, Al-Mu'Allim, Salaam, Wherever You Are

Nationality: Iran, United Kingdom

Labels: ETM International, Sony Music Entertainment, Awakening Records

Career Began: Tehran, Iran

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Maher Zain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nasheed Bands/Artists
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mark-xavier added Maher Zain


Maher Zain is a Muslim Swedish R&B singer, songwriter and music producer of Lebanese origin. With more Facebook fans than any other Muslim artist, award-winning singer-songwriter Maher Zain is one of the biggest stars in modern Islamic music. He released his debut album Thank You Allah, an internationally successful album produced by Awakening Records, in 2009. He released his follow-up album Forgive Me in April 2012 under the same production company. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Pop music, World music, Acoustic music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

Albums: Forgive Me, Thank You Allah, Freedom

Nationality: Sweden, Lebanon

Labels: Sony Music Entertainment, Awakening Records

Career Began: Sweden

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Dawud Wharnsby Ali is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nasheed Bands/Artists
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Dawud Wharnsby Ali


Dawud Wharnsby is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, performer, educator and television personality. A multi-instrumentalist, he is best known for his work in the musical/poetic genre of English Language nasheed and spoken word. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Nasheed, Spoken word, Folk music, World music

Albums: Blue Walls and the Big Sky, Road to Madinah, Out Seeing the Fields, Sunshine, Dust and the Messenger, + more

Nationality: Canada

Career Began: Kitchener, Brantford, Canada

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