Sound Vision Recordings

“The Muslim tradition of anasheed (spiritual hymns) dates back to the time of Muhammad, upon whom be peace, when poetry and communal singing were used by his companions to enliven hearts, motivate spirits and even satirically draw attention to social tests of the time.

Sound Vision Foundation has been a pioneer in the development of English language anasheed for almost thirty years. It has been a pleasure working with them that entire time, still seeking to inspire Muslim families of our generation toward community bridge building and positive social change through poetry and song.”

~ Dawud Wharnsby

Dawud Wharnsby (percussion and vocal only)

A Whisper of Peace / Colours of Islam (Re-Issue)

Released: 2017
Includes: “Bismillah”, “Qad Qamatis Salah”, “Takbir (Days of Eid)”, “A Whisper of Peace”, “Al Khaliq”, “Here We Come”, “Animals Love Qur’an”, “The Prophet”, “Sing, Children of The World”, “The Story of Ibrahim”, “Alhamdulillah”, “Allah Ta’la”, “Wings Against My Window”, “We’ve Scanned The Sky”, “Little Bird”, “Colours of Islam”, “Try A Little, Little Bit” and “A Whisper of Peace (Extended Version)”

PICNIC-CD-COVERA Picnic of Poems

Released: 2011
Includes: “A Picnic of Poems”, “Storm”, “Rose”, “When The World Seems So Dark At Night”, “Wee Willie Wheezer Wharnsby”, “A Prayer To End All Bullying”, “My Mother”, “My Father’s Beard”, “Prayer”, “Little Baby”, “Piles of Smiles”, “Busy Buzzing Bee”, “Corn”, “My Name Is Nimboo”, “Candy People”, “Dear Mr. Crow”, “All of Us”, “Daily Prayers”, “Ramadan Is On It’s Way”, “Dear God” and 10 more!

 differentdrumA Different Drum

Released: 2005  |  Dawud, with this friends The Fletcher Valve Drummers
Includes: “Kaartjes A.U.B. (Tickets, If You Please)”, “Rhythm of Surrender”, “Love Strong”, “From Here To There (The Journey)”, “The Letter”, “Let Me Be/The Veil”, “KW Shuffle”, “Sing Children of The World”, “Prophet for Profit” and “Dansez, Les Enfants Du Monde!”


HandsThe Prophet’s Hands

Released: 2003  |  Featuring Zain Bhikha and Yusuf/Cat Stevens
Includes: “The People of The Boxes”, “Afraid To Read”, “The Crazy Spots I’ve Prayed”, “Silent Sunlight”, “Remember Allah”, “A Whisper of Peace (Reprise)”, “(Don’t Talk To Me) About Muhammad” and “The Prophet’s Hands”.


SunshineSunshine, Dust and The Messenger

Released: 2002
Includes: “Can You Hear The Rhythm”, “Rhythm of Surrender”, “Sunshine, Dust and The Messenger”, “Give A Little”, “The Blue Sky Is Blue (Like Blue Bubblegum)”, “Wisdom and Tea” and “Why Are The Drums So Silent”


RoadToMadinahRoad To Madinah

Released: 1998
Includes: “Full of Humility”, “The Beautiful Story of Yusuf”, “Life Returns”, “Theeverythingsong”, “Madinah Tun Nabi”, “The Veil”, “What Did I Do Today”, and “Muslim Lullaby (Du’a Before Sleep)”


ColoursOfIslamColours of Islam

Released: 1997
Includes: “Sing, Children of The World”, “The Story of Ibrahim”, “Alhamdulillah (I’m A Rock)”, “Allah Ta’la”, “Wings Against My Window”, “We’ve Scanned The Sky”, “Little Bird” and “Colours of Islam”


AWhisperOfPeaceA Whisper of Peace

Released: 1996
Includes: “Bismillah”, “Qad Qamatis Salah”, “Takbir (Days of Eid)”, “A Whisper of Peace”, “Al Khaliq”, “Here We Come”, “Animals Love Qur’an” and “The Prophet”


Dawud Wharnsby (with instrumentation)

Acoustic Simplicitea CD Baby ArtAcoustic Simplicitea

Released: 2014  |  Some of Dawud’s most requested songs, re-recorded live in studio.
Includes: “Bismillah”, “Antisocialsong”, “Wood and Nails”, “Sing, Children of The World”, “The Beautiful Story of Yusuf”, “The Veil”, “Ya Ummati”, “The Letter”, “Rhythm of Surrender”, “Why Are The Drums So Silent”, “About Muhammad”, “The People of The Boxes”, “Midnight”, “Everyday”, “Truth That Lies Inside”, “Hold The Stage”, “Dear Mr. Crow”, “Dear God”, “Live Life Like A Traveller” and “I Just Wanna To Sing”

ostf_000Out Seeing The Fields

Released: 2007  |  Dawud (featuring Idris Phillips, Maimouna Yusuf)
Includes: “Out Seeing The Fields”, “Bells of Morning”, “No Time For Rhyme”, “What’s The Matter Here”, “Tea In St. Pancras Station”, “The War (La Ilaha Il Allah)”, “For You In Fez”, “Hold The Stage”, “Let It Go”, “The Truth That Lies Inside”, “Rachel” and “Eight Years Old”


thepoets_000The Poets and The Prophet

Released: 2006  |  International re-issue of “Vacuous Waxing”
Includes: “You Are The Only One”, “Everyday”, “The Prophet”, “Love Strong”, “Midnight”, “Block”, “The Poets”, “Vacuous Waxing”, “Prophet For Profit” and “Follow”


VacuousWaxingVacuous Waxing

Released: 2005  | (features Bill Kocher,  Irshad Khan, Danny Thompson, Stephen Fearing)
Includes: “Dip In The Shallow End”, “Everyday”, “Midnight”, “Argus Array”, “Follow”, “You Are The Only One”,  “Block”, “The Poets”, “Vacuous Waxing”, “Love Strong” and “Gone” (hidden track)


EPs and Singles

LoveStrongLove Strong (EP)

Released: 2004  |  Dawud with Bill Kocher
Includes: “Love Strong” (studio version), “Prophet For Profit” (Studio Version) and “”Prophet For Profit” (live acoustic version)


TheLetter_000The Letter ~ Songs of Struggle and Hope (EP)

Released: 1999
Includes: “Dear People of Kosovo”, “The Letter”, “Burim” and others.



Irfan Makki (percussion and vocal only)

SalamSalam ~ Irfan Makki

Released: 2003
Co-produced by Dawud, who sings back-up and duets with Irfan on several songs, including:
“Who Are You” and “Light Upon Light”


Compilation Recordings (featuring Dawud Wharnsby, Irfan Makki, Zain Bhikha and others)

 DaysofEidDays of Eid

Released: 2004
Produced by: Dawud Wharnsby / Sound Vision
Includes: “These Are The Days of Eid” and “Days of Joy”.


LightUponLightLight Upon Light

Released: 2001
Produced by: Dawud Wharnsby / Sound Vision
Dawud is featured on the songs “Light Upon Light”, “False Freedom”, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”, “Ya Ummati” and “Light Upon Light (Reprise)”


Narrative Recordings (featuring Dawud Wharnsby)

Timeless Wisdom (Volume One)

Five chapters of the Holy Qur’an (Ar-Rahman, Al-Mulk, Yasin, Al-Waqia and Al-fath) recited in Arabic with English meanings.
Arabic Recitation: Qari Abdul Basit Abdul Samad
English Narration: Dawud Wharnsby


Timeless Wisdom (Volume Two)

Juz Amma (Last 30th of the Holy Qur’an) recited in Arabic with English meanings.
Arabic Recitation: Qari Abdul Basit Abdul Samad
English Narration: Dawud Wharnsby


A Treasury of Islamic Tales

Inspirational stories rooted in Muslim history and tradition for children ages 3 – 7.
Narrated by Zia Mohyeddin, Maryam Davies, Dawud Wharnsby and Yusuf/Cat Stevens.
Includes: Love At Home, Love All Creatures, and A Great Friend of Children and many more.