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About Qari Ziyaad Patel

Qari Ziyaad Patel was born in Ladysmith, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. His early school years spanned across various schools where he took up many leadership roles and was the key in initiating many structures for learners at the particular schools in the region. During this period he was elected chairman of the Representative Council of Learners, was also a member of the Youth sector of the Schools governing body and was an executive member of the African National Congress Youth League, Ladysmith region. Ziyaad has also schooled at a Roman Catholic school in Ireland-Dublin.

His Islamic career path started in his young age. He began the memorisation of the holy quraan at a tender age of 11. He completed his hifz under the tutelage and guidance of his illustrious teacher, Mufti Goolam Hassan Saib of De Deur (Khalifa to Hakeem Akhtar Sahib D.B) in 1994 at Ogies - Mpumalanga at the age of 14. He then returned to his hometown of Ladysmith to continue perfecting his Tajweed under the supervision of Hafiz Dr. Abdul Qadir Hansa Sahib (Senior Khalifa to Moulana Maseeullah R.A), and thereafter proceeded to Cairo - Egypt to study Tajweed Al-Makharej at the Al-Azhar University under the tutelage and guidance of Sheikh Abdullah Atiya Bayomi, where he further underwent Qiraah training. He was awarded a shahdah from Sheikh Abdullah Attiya Bayomi, which was endorsed by Sheik Sayed Ali Tantawi, the most senior sheik at Al-Azhar University.

On completion of his tajweed course and qiraah training in Cairo, Qari Ziyaad moved on to Dublin-Ireland to resume his secular schooling. He moved to Johannesburg in 2000 and went on to complete his Matriculation Certificate at Lenasia Muslim School. He has just received a degree in the field of Information Science from the University of Johannesburg.

He has travelled extensively. In Jerusalem - Palestine, he was given the honour of rendering the Azaan at Al-Aqsa, the 3rd Haram of Islam. During the Ramadan 1421(2000) he was the guest of the 'Co-operation for the Call and Guidance' in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Sheik Abu Bakr Shatiri and Qari Ziyaad Patel were together invited to the Chamber of Commerce in Jeddah where dignitaries from around the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were present. He has also recited at the Abdul Lateef Jameel Mosque and Musjid-Taqwa in Jeddah where Al-Sheikh Sheikh Abu Bakr Shatiri is the Imam, of whom he is a very close friend and associate.

He has travelled widely and has had the honour of reciting the Quraan in Mosques in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Turkey, India, Kashmir, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Botswana, Indonesia, Cape Town and Alhamdulillah across South Africa. Ziyaad leads a very hectic lifestyle with constant travels locally and internationally. Qari Ziyaad is also a trustee of the AL-IMDAAD FOUNDATION and has also been on many relief missions worldwide.

Ziyaad has released a few albums of nasheeds. He has also worked for Channel Islam International where he and Qari Bashir Patel presented Qiraaha-Tus-Saheeha, a program for perfecting the recitation of the holy quraan.


Qari Ziyaad Patel has also launched another album this week called 'The Gift of Durood'



THE GIFT OF DUROOD


All praise is due only to ALLAH TA’ALA AZZA WA JAL, master of the worlds. Peace and salutations be upon our most noble prophet NABI MUHAMMED S.A.W - the final prophet (S.A.W), light of mankind and the most perfect of all creation (S.A.W). The aim of compiling and reciting this beautiful collection of 40 Durood and Salaam and other beautiful Duroods, is to first and foremost remind me, the reciter and subsequently the listener of the supreme importance of Durood. The extensive benefits and blessings of reciting Durood are far too numerous to enumerate here. It’s merit and virtue cannot be overstated. I also make sincere dua that ALLAH TA’ALA reminds us and reinforces our commitment to profusely, zealously and exorbitantly recite Durood. It is my humble hope and earnest dua that this CD serves as a reminder in that regard and that we all become steadfast in the constant recital of Durood.

Fee Amanillah!

Qari Ziyaad Patel

SAMPLE

Track List

1. Intro
2. Intro to 40 Duroods
3. 40 Duroods
4. The Story of Qasidah Burdah the Poem
5. Qasidah Burdah
6. Durood
7. Durod-e-Tunjina
8. Durood
9. Durood
10.Durood
11. Durood-e-Ebrahim
12. Dua and Durood for wealth
13. Durood for Ramadhan
14. Nabiun Nabiun (Revised Edition)
15. Salatullah Salamullah

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