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The most important thing in Ramadan besides salahs, dhikr and fasting is making du’a. Prophet Muhammad SAWW said:

“Hadrat Abu Hurairah Radiallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “The Dua of a fasting person is not rejected.”

Before iftar, sit down at the table 20-25 minutes prior to the maghrib adhaan, make as many du’as as you can so you can benefit in this world and the world hereafter as it is in a hadith e nabwii SAWW that:

(Explanation)
 “When a believer makes du’a, three conditions are applied.
 1- His du’a is accepted exactly the way he wants.
 2- Some calamity that had to befall him, is stopped because of the du’a.

  • He is given reward and awards in the hereafter for his du’as.”

Ramzan ki duas (sehri dua, iftari dua) including fasting niyyat (Roza kholny ki dua) are mentioned here. Here are some du’as you can make in ramadan:

رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ السَّمِيعُ العَلِيمُ

Rabbana taqabbal minna innaka antas Sameeaul Aleem

Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us: For Thou art the All-Hearing, the All-knowing.

رَبَّنَا وَاجْعَلْنَا مُسْلِمَيْنِ لَكَ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِنَا أُمَّةً مُّسْلِمَةً لَّكَ وَأَرِنَا مَنَاسِكَنَا وَتُبْ عَلَيْنَآ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ

Rabbana wa-j’alna Muslimayni laka wa min Dhurriyatina ‘Ummatan Muslimatan laka wa ‘Arina Manasikana wa tub ‘alayna ‘innaka ‘antat-Tawwabu-Raheem

Our Lord! Make of us Muslims, bowing to Thy (Will), and of our progeny a people Muslim, bowing to Thy (will); and show us our place for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in Mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.

رَبَّنَآ اٰتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَّفِي الْاٰخِرَةِ حَسَـنَةً وَّقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

Rabbanaaa Aatinaa Fiddunyaa H’asanata Wa Fil Aakhirati H’asanata Wa Qinaa A’d’aaban Naar

Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!

رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْراً وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى القَوْمِ الكَافِرِينَ

Rabbana afrigh ‘alayna sabran wa thabbit aqdamana wansurna ‘alal-qawmil-kafirin

Our Lord! Bestow on us endurance, make our foothold sure, and give us help against the disbelieving folk.

رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَآ اِنْ نَّسِيْنَآ اَوْ اَخْطَاْنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَآ اِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهٗ عَلَي الَّذِيْنَ مِنْ قَبْلِنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهٖ ۚ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا ۪ وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ۪ وَارْحَمْنَا ۪ اَنْتَ مَوْلٰىنَا فَانْــصُرْنَا عَلَي الْقَوْمِ الْكٰفِرِيْنَ

Rabbanaa Laa Too-Akhid’naaa In-Naseenaa Aw Akht’aanaa Rabbanaa wa Laa Tah’mil A’laynaaa Is’ran Kamaa Ha’maltahoo A’lal Lad’eena min Qablinaa Rabbanaa wa Laa Tuh’ammilnaa Maa Laa T’aaqata Lanaa Bih Wa’-Fu A’nnaa Waghfirlanaa Warh’amnaa Anta Mawlaanaa Fans’urnaa A’lal Qawmil Kaafireen

Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned. “Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us; our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Maula (Patron, Supporter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people.”

اللَّهُمَّ قِنِي عَذَابَكَ يَوْمَ تَبْعَثُ عِبَادَكَ

Allaahumma qinee ‘athaabaka yawma tab’athu ‘ibaadaka

O Allah, save me from Your punishment on the Day that You resurrect Your slaves.

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ، اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي دِينِي وَدُنْيَايَ وَأَهْللِي، وَمَالِي، اللَّهُمَّ اسْتُرْ عَوْرَاتِي، وَآمِنْ رَوْعَاتِي، اللَّهُمَّ احْفَظْنِي مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيَّ، وَمِنْ خَلْفِي، وَعَنْ يَمِينِي، وَعَنْ شِمَالِي، وَمِنْ فَوْقِي، وَأَعُوذُ بِعَظَمَتِكَ أَنْ أُغْتَالَ مِنْ تَحْتِي

Allaahumma ‘innee ‘as’alukal-‘afwa wal’aafiyata fid-dunyaa wal’aakhirati, Allaahumma ‘innee ‘as’alukal-‘afwa wal’aafiyata fee deenee wa dunyaaya wa ‘ahlee, wa maalee , Allaahum-mastur ‘awraatee, wa ‘aamin raw’aatee, Allaahum-mahfadhnee min bayni yadayya, wa min khalfee, wa ‘an yameenee, wa ‘an shimaalee, wa min fawqee, wa ‘a’oothu bi’adhamatika ‘an ‘ughtaala min tahtee

O Allah, I seek Your forgiveness and Your protection in this world and the next. O Allah, I seek Your forgiveness and Your protection in my religion, in my worldly affairs, in my family and in my wealth. O Allah, conceal my secrets and preserve me from anguish . O Allah , guard me from what is in front of me and behind me , from my left , and from my right , and from above me . I seek refuge in Your Greatness from being struck down from beneath me.

The Golden Hour album by Kacey Musgraves creates a magnificent effect through Splendored mystical grandeur of her singing and songs.

Golden Hour is the fourth album by Kacey Musgraves the American country singer and song writer. The album was initially released through MCA Nashville on 30th March, 2018. The album enclosed 13 songs and each song was co-written and co-produced by Ian Fitchuk and Danial Tashian.  On US Billboard 200 this album was debuted at number four.

Awards

  • Album of the Year 2018 at Country Music Association and Apple Music awards
  • Winning all four of its nominated categories at the 61st Grammy Awards
    • Album of the Year
    •  Best Country Album
    • Best Country Solo Performance for song “Butterflies”
    • Best Country Song award for the song “Space Cowboy”

Critical Reputation

Golden Hour had widely received extensive acclaim from musical critics.

On Metacritic; normalize mainstream critics rating review out of 100; this album after 17 reviews has an average score of 89, which is on the other side is a “universal” acclaim. 

Form AllMusic; this album was rated four and half star out of five, whereas Stephen Thomas Erlewine called it as “warm and enveloping, pitching halfway between heartbreak and healing”.

While Roisin O’Connor while rating this album perfect 5 out of 5; for The Independent states that this album is “the reminder of something –, Life is beautiful”.

Moreover Katherine St. Asaph review the album and call it “not classicist; but perhaps it might be classic.”

From polls of polls by BBC, after completion of best of the year lists reviewed by 35 musical reviewers; album Golden Hour was rated number one album of 2018.

Similarly in the critics’ poll for 2018 for The Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop, this album also placed number one.

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Album Promotion

  • 10th March 2018; while performing in London at Country to Country music festival, the singer announced the support of Oh, What a World tour for the album. 
  • Initial 12 dates of this tour were announced on 12th March
  • Eventually dates and countries will be added accordingly, moreover, Musgraves states the tour details on social media.
  • Starting of the tour was from Oslo, Norway on 13th October.

Album Packaging

  • Cover photo of the Golden hour Album was taken by Kelly Christine Sutton, the sister of Kacey Musgraves.
  • For the Golden Hour cover photo, the photo shoot lasts for more than two days in Golden, Texas.
  • Album packaging credit goes to Sutton who also worked for Musgraves in her all albums’ photos cover shoots and artwork.
  • The idea behind the cover photo of Golden hour, where Kacey holding the paper fan covering her face just above the blue sky. Sutton recalls Kacey and I both wanted to picture the paper fan  for long but never did it, also we had plan to take it with trees and without trees, in a wide open fields. The sky only. Soon after taking the picture we review it and we knew we had it.

Are you the one who can mesmerize the world through the hidden singing talent? Do you have the potential to introduce what’s hidden in you? Then gear yourself, hookup yourself for Neue Stimmen or I can say New Voices; an international singing competition. The main theme of this competition is provide big opportunities to all the talented vocalist around the world to pursue their singing career for future. Undoubtedly; this competition from last 30 years, serving the next generation talented singers through springboard and renowned platform. Their main focus is to discover and support these world’s best singers; not only in competition but also provide long term on going assistance through master classes, seminars, concerts and coaching sessions. So guys!! Are you excited to know more about this big singing competition?

Facts about Neue Stimmen

History

  • Existed for last 30 years
  • Initiated by Liz Mohn,
  • Launched in 1987
  • Initially it supported young opera Singers
  • Organizer Team Bertelsmann Stiftung in Gütersloh
  • One of the Oldest and most finest project of this foundation.
  • In the beginning; this competition was only organized for the artist trained in Europe,
  • In 1990s artist from different countries like China, Israel, Japan, Korea and the United States also participated.
  • Early day’s competition was organized every year, but now Competition organized after every two years.
  • The first master class took place in 1997, and now ever since takes place in between the competition.
  • Main theme of master class support and develop the previously competed talented singers
  • Addition to master class; a lied master class has been introduced in 2012 which then continue in 2013 and 2014 with the intention to lie this event as and art forum.
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Competition

  • Total of 17 competitions has been done
  • In 2017 from 76 nations almost 1430 singers participated in the competition.
  • Singers including Males up to 30 and females up to 28 can apply
  • From preliminary auditions, the jury selected 40-45 talented singers.
  • One rule stipulates for participant must already learned or performed role and must be enrolled in any conservatory music.
  • Auditions took place around the globe through professional settings in locations such as New York City and Beijing.
  • For the final round, that includes semifinal and final, Top performing singers compete at Gütersloh
  • Event in this competition is open to the public also contestants receive support from répétiteurs.
  • Since 2013, prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd position awarded to top three females and top three male vocalists.
  • On the basis of equal caliber tie can be possible between two constants for the same prize
  • For singers’ development and motivation special award and prizes are also designed.
  • In addition to cash Prize award the participants receive long term support that includes high profile engagements security, directors and agents through this platform can scout for new talent and promising singer.
  • in conjunction with competition , Symposium has been organized in each subsequent years by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, at which cultural policies had been discussed by the experts.

Jury

  • In 2001, Peter Ustinov turn-out to be the Honorary Jury Chairman and Patron of Neue Stimmen competition.
  • After Gérard Mortier let the jury for 2003, 2005 and 2007 competition, and since 2009, Dominique Meyer filled his role.
  • Gustav Kuhn is an artist director and Brian Dickie responsible preliminary auditions in the competition

2017 Winners

  • First place:
    • Svetlina Stoyanova (mezzo-soprano),
    • Cho ChanHee (bass)[51]
  • Second place:
    • Emily D’Angelo (mezzo-soprano),
    • Johannes Kammler (baritone)[52]
  • Third place:
    • Zlata Khershberg (mezzo-soprano),
    • Mingjie Lei (tenor)

Are you the aspiring vocalist; who is waiting for a chance to show his/he best to rest? Do you have the aspiring fire in you, ready for sparkle the world? Then get yourself prepared for one of the best singing competition that will showcase your singing powers to the world. This will be the beginning of new amazing musical journey; filled with infinite adventure and a life changing competition. Form the organizers, Asian dreamer; this talent hunt will provide two way unique opportunities to enthrall audience with a chance to win champion title. So set up your passion higher and get the chance to change the world for forever.

Additionally, The World one of the biggest singing competitions, i-Sing World is an annual phenomenon where we brings more than 30 country from all over the world together and compete for the World Champion Titles for Solo and duet Category!

I-sing Vision

It helped in demonstrating the leadership through innovating, expanding and developing the vocalists, educators and fans by providing them the highest opportunities to share and spread love through music.

I-Sing Objective

  • Intentions to nurture the hidden talent of the prime age teenager
  • Encourage the talented singers to perform on big stage
  • Showcase the outstanding talent to the world

Core Values for I-Sing

Good will: display courtesy, decency and respect for i-sing members and i-sing fan followers.

Excellence: challenging singers; motivate them through recognition, awards and competition.

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Inclusiveness: provide opportunities to singers and aspiring vocalist to learn.

Innovation: Innovate the new methods in singing, also educate them to learn, interact and connect with each other.

Encouragement: Embolden the community by expanding and sharing the bliss of music with each contestant.

Productivity: To maintain the sessions active and sustain the presence; challenging the participants to stay involved.

Community: Education vitality and economy of the community became enrich through investing on young talent and future musicians

Pride: A moment of pride when we proclaim that music is exciting, cool and voice of upcoming generations will listen too.

All you have to know

How to get Register

Are you the next singing sensation who loves to perform on big platform? So here is a chance on how to register for I-singing Competition in your native country i.e. I-Sing Singapore and each national level winner will then participate and stand to win exclusive prices with i-Sing World Competition in France.

Last Year Shafeek Ikhwan from Malaysia crowned winner position by winning the I-Sing Campion Title.

In continuous to basic registration for I-sing Singapore competition the Registration is divided into three categories

From regular to special to executive; costing from 65$ to 30$ to free respectively. Each registration has been made on their official website, with their applied terms and conditions within a specific time.

Steps for I-sing Singapore competition Auditions:

  • Register to official online website of I-Sing and make payment online.
  • By following the instructions cited below record it and then submit your song video for registration.
  • Sing in English language or you can choose your native language, with the song duration of 60 Sec. to 90 Sec.
  • Start the song by using the opening statement “This song video is for i-Sing Singapore, and I am singing the song…” and then continue to record the song.
  • Mp4, avi, mov are video formats for upload.
  • Video size not more than 50 MB
  • All genres are acceptable
  • One song is allowed but medley of upto 3 minutes will be acceptable
  • Video must be High Definition and audible to hear the song
  • Date Time and venue will be notified within 3 working days.

About the Movie

Bohemian Rhapsody was 2018 release movie; based on the biography of Queen, a British rock band, followed by the lead singer “Freddie Mercury” who joined Queen in 1970 till their performance at Live Aid in 1985. This film is a joint venture of British American. The film produced by 20th Century Fox, GK Fox, New Regency and Queen Films; while Fox served it as a distributor. Under the direction of Bryan Singer, the film was written by Anthony McCarten, while Graham King and Jim Beach Queen manager produced it.  Starting with Rami Malek as leading actor Mercury; other actors included Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, and Mike Myers can be seen in supporting roles. The musical and creative consultancy was served by Brian May and Roger Taylor official Queen Members. This film was released on 24 October 2018 in the United Kingdom; whereas on 2nd November 2018 in the United States of America this film was released.

Movie Sneak Peak

Exploring; Bohemian Rhapsody storyline, the film was a foot stopping celebration of Queen Band, their work for music, and their spectacular singer Freddie Mercury. By becoming the most cherished and beloved entertainer of the history; he challenged the stereotypes and shattered the conventions. You can find the missing traces of meteoric rise of this band from their revolutionary sound tracks, iconic songs in this film.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The film takes you to the roller coaster ride of where the band shattered-down after getting into success, unexpected turning downs of Freddie, shunning Queen for the sake to pursuing his solo career, surrounded within the darkness. Partaking great suffering without queen collaboration, At last, just before “Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium” time, Freddie manage to reunite its buddies his band mates. Though real-life superhero was diagnosed with AIDS, Freddie still leads the Queen in one of the biggest and greatest performance ever performed in the history of rock music. Queens manage to cement the legacy to inspire the dreamers, music lovers and outsiders of todays.

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Audience feedback

Regardless of the astonished performance of Malek and highly appreciated music and sound track sequence; as whole the movie received mixed critics and responses. Criticism was specifically done on portrayals of the life and sexuality of Mercury along with other band members.

Awards and Achievements

Irrespective to the criticism; this film highlights the numerous historical inaccuracies. Additionally, this film is a major throwback success at major box office. With the production budget of $50 Million this film has succeeded to turn over the grossing profit of $821 Million worldwide. Furthermore this has become the 7th highest grossing movie of 2018 worldwide, also in the genres for drama and biopic this films sets all time box office record. Multiple accolades had received for Bohemian Rhapsody, including 5 nominations at 91st Academy Awards, and also at Producers Guild of America-Award for Best-Theatrical Motion Picture and BAFTA Award for Best British Film, Film won  Best Motion Picture Drama at the 76th Golden Globe Awards and Malek as best actor at Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award

Landra the Piano Predator:

Landra’s album “Metamorphine” was a disquieting in the air. By having a look at her previous work experience where she worked for Jesus on Etasy as an “erotically keyboard predator”; then expectation from a camp majesty considered to be high. Whereas the resulting expectation from this album was low, quiet and frightened.

Metamorphine Album’s Songs Collection:

Noisy awareness

A combination of Leandra’s plaintive voice and mixture ambience of sonic and piano; song Noisy awareness was effective but sparse. Moreover, it gives you a glimpse as if exploring of a neglected asylum. Maybe for in the darkness, there is a beauty and you love to watch it and listen to the piano for a while but then what happen if it turns down to your face makes you scream and frightened?

Lie to me

Now moving to lush filled keyboard “Lie to me” has promising effects creating a tempting proposition. The chourus gives you thrill as it makes you feels intoxicating invitations from Leandra, “Meet me on the winter side”. This gives you vibes of accepting her offering or where she wants to take you; pain or pleasure? From Sanity or towards madness? Without putting so much effort, the charm still captivating and makes listener to submission while feeling the song that builds under trip hop beats, heavier drums and guitars that throb.

The art of dreaming

While listening to “The art of dreaming” in addition to Leandra, vocals of male add a variety of smooth texture; brings comfy to ears of listener. Layered instrumentation keeps you connected takes into danger and bring the excitement high while the subtle guitars sustain the solidity of the track.

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Coloured

 The fractured singing of “Coloured” reminds me Suzanne Vega, by way of Regina Spektor; in addition to those trip hop beats and ‘whoosig’ clatters the continues drum machines freaks-you, proving that it’s not grabbing the enough attention on solo.

Naked

You can have the feelings the atmosphere filled with doom in “Naked”; where Beth Gibbon’s vocals are stable then Leandra’s.

Angeldaemon

Angeldaemon” more into a remix version; built using Leandra’s vocal covered by the piano. However the piano is technically so impressive that it thrilled and be listened alienate.

Song of Venus

Discordant piano was featured in “Song of Venus”. This is the sound of Bedlam. After listening to this; Leandra can be hired by Tim Burton fancies if he gives break to Danny Elfman.

Lullaby

Over arpeggios of spooky-piano the pacing-like-cage-tiger guitar works as a counterpoint in “Lullaby”.

Pi

 The mathematical “Pi” was more useful than this track, thou 3.14159265 never scared me much as when this track frightened me for unexpected explodes of more than five.

Inverted Mirrors of Decay

 ”Inverted Mirrors of Decay” a track that has Dresdon Dolls’ theatrical trimmings. If you are one of their fans you won’t be put-off through seemingly random piano burst. With ‘Metamorphine’ by LEANDRA, there could be more to admire about distinctive talent, she presents a good solo debut and impressively played a great piano. Yet she must not lemmatize her to one specific style. Integrating the different sounds with her convertible voice will turns down miracles.