Dawud Wharnsby has recorded a brand-new song for his latest book, published by the Islamic Foundation, titled Hear Me Beat My Drum. It is a song for children and families celebrating Ramadan, the lunar month of fasting and worship prescribed in the Qur’an.
The song was conceived while Dawud was living in both Syria and Egypt. He wanted to share a part of Ramadan’s charm in both countries, which was a man who would walk down the streets pre-sahur, beating a duff and calling out to wake people up.
Hear Me Beat My Drum by Dawud Wharnsby
Illustrations by Shireen Adams, taken from the book Colours of Islam, published by the Islamic Foundation.