Monday, November 16, 2009

biography of maher zain

Maher’s first musical inspiration came from his father, who was a singer himself, performing locally in the beautiful Mediterranean city of Tripoli – Lebanon. Fascinated by the music and instruments, Maher got his first keyboard when he was only ten and ever since music officially became part of Maher’s world.

The family moved to Sweden when Maher was only 8, where he continued his schooling, and later entered university and got a Bachelors degree in Aeronautical Engineering. With things changing around him, one thing remained the same – his strong passion for music. He would spend late nights at school with his friends where they would sing, rap, compose and experiment with music in every way. It didn’t take him long to realize that music became an integral part of who he is.

After being involved for a while in the music scene in Sweden as a music producer, Maher was introduced to RedOne, a gifted music producer who was fast rising in the music scene in Sweden. Maher started working with RedOne with Swedish artists, and later moved with him to New York. For a few years he was in the middle of the hot rush of the NY music industry, working with chart topping artists such as Kat Deluna on her debut album which included smash hits ‘Whine up’ and ‘Run the Show’.

Maher had what many would describe as a dream job for someone so young in such a glamorous business, but for Maher it felt like this was far from what he would call ‘the dream’, “I loved the music but I hated everything that surrounded it, it always felt like something wasn’t right”. RedOne was on the verge of breaking into the big time, going on to work with artists like Akon, Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, Brandy, New Kids on the Block, and Michael Jackson to mention just a few, and becoming one of the most sought-after music producers in the world. Maher however was restless and eventually decided that the music industry and all that surrounded wasn’t the right place for him and he returned to Sweden. It wasn’t until he met a group of brothers who were active in the Islamic community in Stockholm and he started regularly attending his local mosque that he felt like he’d reached ‘home’.

Maher feels blessed to able to finally find the right way, and feels like it’s his turn now to help others through his music to do the same: “If I had one thing I’d like to tell people out there it would be that it’s so easy to see the right way if we just open our eyes and look properly; that’s what happened to me.”

p/s: dia labenon rupanya..no wonder la best coz penyanyi from labenon biasanya album dia meletop!n arab pun suka lagu2 org labenon ni..tapi kalu wanitanya plak seksi yang menyeksakan mata!=)

happy birthday kak dina n ecah!

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

salam, ana nk tanye, maher zain ni mmg org islam ke dr awal..?ato die convert ke islam ye..nk sgt tau..

Anonymous said...

yaa, me tooo, i wana knoe the same thing too... is he originally Islam? I think based on his answers from the interview, felt like he is originally Islam, its just that he didnt realy go into it...

Anonymous said...

I'M ANSWERING ON BEHALF OF THE AUTHOR..HE WASNT ORIGINALLY MUSLIM. CNVERTED.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlrb1rOT36o&feature=related

Anonymous said...

hmm.. saya pun nak membetulkan apa yang si anon tu bagitahu.. yang dalam video open your lens tu ialah abu bakr@ruben.. australian.. reverted back to islam after losing his way in his life.. listen to his speech..

hmm.. is it really matter if maher zain is not originally muslim?? apakah penting??

rasanya maher ni lahir dan membesar sebagai seorang islam.. dari lagu-lagu dia, liriknya semua mengajak kita kembali islam..

renung-renungkan..

"kembali islam"..

Anonymous said...

assalamualaikum. kalau dia convert to islam, macam mana boleh ek? saya nak lagi banyak detail pasal die. boleh tolong x? saye x dapat nak cari kat google. susah sangat. nak sangat tau sebab die nihh. die special sangat dalam hati saya dah nie.

Anonymous said...

ye la saya pun suka sangat dekat dia ni.kalau boleh nak buat menantu.hehe

Anonymous said...

tu laa.. sy pon mmg his biggest fan r.. nk sgt tau lbeh detail psal maher zain ni.. klw sape-sape boleh cari biodata maher zain , lpez , buat la 1 website tntg biodata maher zain.

Zahier Naqiuddin said...

He is a pure muslim, not a revert.

Ibn Mustakim said...

"dia labenon rupanya..no wonder la best coz penyanyi from labenon biasanya album dia meletop!n arab pun suka lagu2 org labenon ni..tapi kalu wanitanya plak seksi yang menyeksakan mata!=)"

Yang jadi best bukan kerana dia Lebanon... tapi kerana Dia beriman dan menyampaikan lagu dari keimanannya...

"die special sangat dalam hati saya dah nie"

Nauzubillah.... Letak Allah dan RasulNYA terlebih dahulu... Si Maher ni pun ajak kke 'situ'... Maher ni tak suruh meng'agung'kan dia... sekali lagi... open your eyes...

cuba fahami apa yang dia kata “If I had one thing I’d like to tell people out there it would be that it’s so easy to see the right way if we just open our eyes and look properly; that’s what happened to me.”

sebab tu best... Islam tu mmg best dan Hidup Bertuhan itu teramat best...

Anonymous said...

Hmm saya ni tak le pandai sangat geo, tapi Tripoli tu bukan libya ke? Lebanon? doesn't jive..Selamat Hari Raya....

Anonymous said...

salam, i just watched a video clip on maher zain singing masha allah on tv3 prog 'fuhh'. i was overcome by the song and singer. pls promote him to everyone whom you know coz i'm goin to do just that. All da best!

btw anon sept 11, there's also a place known as tripoli in lebanon too. Yes, tripoli is the capital of libya. cheers


qamar

Anonymous said...

kalo tak silap...dulu LIBYA...THEN dikenali sbgai Lubnan (M) or Lebanon (E)...tolong pbetulkan kalu silap...

HAZRiQ HUSRiN said...

aiyooo.. video youtube tu bukan maher zain la.. korang dah salah paham ni.. itu lagu maher zain untuk background music untuk video pengakuan masuk islam Ruben dari Australia tuh.. haizz... Maher Zain is original muslim..

E-Jump™ said...

aah aku rasa btol la hazriq gitau.. dia mmg muslim, cuma 3tahun kblakangan ini baru dia sedar akan Islam sebenarnya.. mgkin interview ini mmbantu.. youtube.com/watch?v=TS782RCV4_o

Anonymous said...

so strooooooooooooooong Maher i love it and i love what you sing

asmahan said...

apa yg sy tau, maher zain ni mmg originally arab muslim lubnan. fmili dia bhijrah ke sweden ms dia umo 8 taun. biasala kita bla mbesar d ngra omputih akan trikut2 gak carahidup omputih. sy pnah bc dlm majalah, MZ sdiri ngaku dia sblum ni x solat, minum arak, smpaikan xtau baca alfatihah. dia mmg org arab, speaking arab tp x tau bc alfatihah sbb x amal solat. baru 4-5 taun ni je dia insaf. mudah2an dia n kita smua diampunkan oleh ALLAH. wallahu a'lam..

Anonymous said...

assalamualaikum....
Honestly i wanna tell u all...for the first time i heard this song,i never care this song...but today suddenly i wanna know the lyrics of this song...when i search this song lyrics..i feel so sad....because i wanna someone guy come to my life...not because i'm desperate gurl...but i wanna that guy change my mind about not every love is wrong...because now i am inversely gurl...gurl that love pengkid...i wanna change...i wanna someone can change me...that truly love me...and open my eyes....i hope oneday will come.....i feel so sad.....truly sad.....

Ibnu Mohamad said...

To the gurl who looking 4 real love.. 'Don't despair and never lose hope cause Allah always by your side' Allah will show the way. Believe in Allah. Be strong Dear..

Faiza Ahmed said...

Maher,,l discovered you today was looking for Kaswidas then l tried opening one of urs en here l am till now l am glued to maa chair and wondering why l took so long to find such beautiful Praises about Allah,,Mashallah ,,,Please keep it up, we are here to support you all the way In Shaa Allah