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  Awakening Worldwide signs an exclusive agreement with the world's most renowned reciter of the Quran and Imam of the Grand Mosque of Kuwait City, Shaykh Meshary al-Afasy (left of picture). Awakening is pleased to announce that it will be producing Shaykh al-Afasy’s first ever live recording of the Quran.

Recorded during Ramadan 2009 in California, USA, this production is to be released as a box set by Awakening in April 2010 and will be available worldwide. Shaykh al-Afasy is regarded as the foremost reciter of the Quran in the world today.
  He has two satellite channels in the Middle East airing his Quranic recitations and supplications and is known by millions around the world. This agreement demonstrates Awakening's commitment to new markets and opportunities.

"Awakening has always been involved in the service of the Holy Quran, through its audio English translations and its books and it is my pleasure to be working with them on this exciting project" commented Shaykh al-Afasy.
 
 
 
Man and the Universe to be
released worldwide
 
Awakening Publications releases the long-awaited book by leading Muslim author Dr. Mostafa Badawi. 'Man and the Universe: An Islamic Perspective' elucidates the Islamic world-view, its timeless values and its psychological insights into the nature of man and contrasts it with the modernistic western world view.

Dr. Badawi has authored several books including 'Sufi Sage of Arabia: Biography of Imam Al-Haddad', as well as translating many classical spiritual texts.
 
 
 
Awakening is to release a new lecture series by Imam Fazaga
 
Awakening Productions signs an exclusive agreement with Imam Yassir Fazaga of the USA and is set to produce a unique audio lecture series entitled 'The Prophetic Remedy to Debt, Anxiety and Sadness.' There is a strong need to address the problems of debt in society especially with the global recession affecting so many.

Imam Yassir Fazaga is an inspiring and dynamic speaker. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Islamic Studies, in addition to his Masters Degree in Psychotherapy from the California State University.
 
The Awakening Worldwide board meets in London
   

Awakening Worldwide held its Annual Board Meeting at its London offices. The company’s activities and performance in 2009 were reviewed and its ambitious plans for expansion in 2010 were discussed and approved.

Awakening is boldly entering a new phase with a pioneering spirit in order to move towards meeting the company’s vision and business objectives. It is our intention to create a global Islamic Entertainment & Media conglomerate.

The board agreed to make the current stable of Awakening divisions operationally and financially independent. It also plans to establish new divisions which will focus on new markets.


Chief Operations Officer Wali-ur Rahman commented "2009 was a year of many challenges, however we are optimistic that with a solid foundation we can augur a brighter and more successful future for Awakening Worldwide."

 
 
Maher Zain performs in front of
17,000 in Canada
 
AE2 artist Maher Zain performed in front of 17,000 Canadian Muslims at the largest annual convention in Canada, Reviving the Islamic Spirit. Other guests included Yusuf Islam, Tariq Ramadan, Hamza Yusuf, and Isam Bachiri of Danish band Outlandish amongst others. AE2 is committed to bringing the very best in live Islamic entertainment to a worldwide audience.
 
 
 
Maher Zain wins Nugoom FM's
Best Song Award
 
The 'Ya Nabi Salam Alayka' track by Awakening Records artist Maher Zain has won the Award for Best Religious Song for 2009 on Nugoom FM, the biggest mainstream radio station in the Arab World. Maher received 23,000 votes, seeing off the competition from leading Middle Eastern stars Hussein Aljasmi, Mohammad Mounir and Sami Yusuf.
 
   
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