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  • Date of birth
    June 28, 1984 (age 35)
  • Place of birth
    Hyde, Manchester, UK
  • Company
    Hyde Jamia Mosque
  • Role
    Imam & Teacher

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Kamal Uddin
an English Nasheed singer-songwriter, Imam and teacher of Bangladeshi descent.
Biography

Kamal Uddin was born on 28th June 1984. His family originates from Bangladesh, however among his family he was born in England. Kamal grew up in Hyde, a town in Greater Manchester. In summer 1996 Kamal boarded an Islamic school in Bolton called Al Jamia-Al Islamiyya. He studied a course to memorise the whole Noble Qur'an. During the month of Ramadan in November 2000 halfway through his course, sadly his father Haji Malkas Ali passed away. By the grace of Allah at the end of 2001 Kamal finished his course and became a qualified Hafiz. Immediately after, The Hyde Jamia Mosque offered him to lead the next Ramadan prayers. At the time Kamal was only 17 years old. Having been successful he was offered to teach children at the Islamic Centre based in the Mosque and also to lead and call people to prayers. In September 2002 Kamal boarded Jamia Al-Karam in Retford to study Arabic grammar. After a year he returned back to Hyde Jamia Mosque to carry on his duties there. Knowing at an early age his talent in reciting the Qur’an and singing Nasheeds, he opened a Nasheed class where young children can enjoy learning about Islam by singing Nasheeds and also a separate Hafiz class so he can teach others to memorise the Noble Qur’an like himself. During January 2005, Kamal took his mother to Saudi Arabia, to perform the largest Islamic pilgrimage - Hajj. Having been inspired from his Hajj experience, Kamal started to compose his own lyrics for his first album. This was launched in August 2005 and became a huge success gaining Kamal his recognition as a Nasheed Artist after performing at the 1st Global Peace and Unity Event organised by the Islam Channel. In May 2006, due to heavy demand from his listeners all over the world, Record Label IQRA Promotions signed him up and released his second Album ‘Illallah’. This Album immediately became a bigger success and tracks from the album were flooding hits on youtube such as his recitation of Surah Ar-Rahman with over 3 million views! In 2008 Kamal Won The Global Peace and Unity Nasheed Contest which consisted of 16 Nasheed Artist from all over the World. Kamal has taken part in many performances throughout the U.K and across the Globe such as Canada, USA, France, Norway, Malaysia and South Africa. He has shared the stage with artists such as Yahya Hawa, Ahmed Bukhatir, Zain Bhikha and many more. He is currently studying the Alimiya Course at the Oldham Islamic College. An Imam, a Hafiz, a Haji and an artist. A remarkable talented person.

Occupation

Memorised the Noble Qur'an at the age of 17. Released a Qirat & Nasheed album entitiled 'ILLALLAH' in 2006

Personal life

He is married. He lives in his hometown of Hyde with his wife, Roushonara Begum, and two daughters, Hannah Maariah (born 2009) and Naseehah (born 2013).

Opinion
About Allah

“Invite all to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching.”