Biography Of Hamza Robertson

Hamza Robertson was born in Lancashire in the North-West of England. Since school through college, he involved himself in music and the performing arts. He was a part of the local theatre workshop, where he wrote music and acted in plays. He took part in a variety of bands beyond college, playing a variety of instruments and writing music. He still produces his own unique pieces.

Through his early academic career, Hamza played the keyboard and performed vocals and as such played in several bands, later becoming lead singer, keyboard player and guitarist in a band he formed with his friends. Hamza has undertaken a series of solo performances. He studied Performing Arts Popular Music for three years.

In working with Awakening, Hamza aims to take part in a new dynamics in calling to God, or ‘dawah’, in a new world, through producing songs with a positive message. He feels that too many people know too little about Islam and the beauty of its essential values, values which bring about harmony between people, as opposed to discord.

Hamza believes that music, being a powerful source of energy, can be employed to influence people toward either good or bad. He feels there is too much ‘negative music’ in the world giving people the wrong message, and bringing about within them the desire to do things which are against their inherently pure nature, i.e their ‘fitrah’.

Early Life Of Hamza Robertson

Hamza was just an ordinary boy known as Tom Robertson who grew up in Chadderton, Oldham. Oldham mainly consists of two large communities, Asian and white. Hamza was from the town’s white community and was brought up in a Christian family environment. During his years at his local town college which was heavily attended by a large mixture with students from many cultures, he made friends with a multi-cultural group of youth’s headed by a local cult leader, known as the notorious Prince Fi. Fi, Omar Abdullah, Sheikh Bilal (Sheikh Bilal also Muslim convert) introduced Hamza to Islam. Hamza’s fascination for Islam grew and eventually Hamza with Sheikh Bilal, decided to travel to the Middle East in search of further knowledge and enlightenment. Hamza then gained interest into Sufism. Finally he was discovered by the famous Yusuf Islam who on discovering a talented voice sponsored and signed Robertson up as his apprentice. Hamza Robertson has recently performed at the prestigious GPU (Global Peace & Unity) concert 2006, held in London near Canary Wharf.

Hamza has finished working on his first album ‘Something About Life’ – (already released). Hamza appeared at the annual GPU event in London in the prestigious Excel venue in the East of the Capital.An event situated on revealing the essential values of Islam to the Western community as a whole. This is one of the many events Hamza has appeared in, for example in August 2007 he appeared at the Islamic Relief Evening of Inspiration event to fundraise for programs that support women and children in need.

Robertson is a very passionate young singer who embraces his fans with open arms. Though he has much to brag about, he remains modest and very open. He is an excellent role model for all of his fans, young and old alike! His music has inspired many to grow closer to Islam. His work with Islamic Relief has helped many, and his efforts continue with the organization throughout the Islamic Relief Evening of Inspiration. His last appearance of the summer tour will take place in New Jersey. To date the Islamic Relief Concerts have raised close to one million dollars with the help of passionate artists such as Robertson!


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30 thoughts on “Biography Of Hamza Robertson”

  1. Everything under “Early Life Of Hamza Robertson” is a complete lie. That was written to slander brother Hamza. Somebody obviously finds it funny.

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  2. salaam alaikum brother hamza we all love ur first album and we cant wait for ur 2nd album when will u release it may allah bless u for the hard works jazakallah hul khair….

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  3. Maasha Allah, your songs are beautiful and enlighting! May Allah give you HIS grace and forgiveness. Keep up the good works brother!  Teguh from Indonesia

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  4. hamza robertson converted at my mosque  and recently sang:

    my hero
    the mountin
    your beauty

    and he sings so good mashallah!!!!!!

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  5. salam Alikom brother Hamza
    i am shaymaa from Egypt and i really admire ur works as well as your cooperation with Sami Yusuf
    May Allah bless u and i wish all ur dreams come true inshaa Allah coz u worth it

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  6. Assalamoalikum brother
    may Allah bless you and all the muslims
    your songs are meaningful but the problem is we dont  listen to it because it has music
    we dont listen to music we just read the lyrics
    TC

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  7. alasslam alykom
    I’m Marah from saudi arabia I’m 13 years old  like your nasheed performance i like to perform your songs you inspire me  Barak allah feek god bless you.

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  8. I enjoyed from yo
    Your Beauty

    here it is

    —————–

    Brighter than the sun
    Farer than the moon
    Your beauty is so dazzling
    Bigger than the sea
    Higher than the cloud
    Your soul is so enlightening
    What I’d give to see your face
    Beaming with so much grace
    Brighter than the sun
    Farer than the moon
    Your beauty is so dazzling
    Bigger than the sea
    Higher than the cloud
    Your soul is so enlightening
    Brighter than the sun
    Farer than the moon
    Your beauty is so dazzling
    Bigger than the sea
    Higher than the cloud
    Your soul is so enlightening
    What I’d give to see your face
    Beaming with so much grace
    Brighter than the sun
    Farer than the moon
    Your beauty is so dazzling
    Bigger than the sea
    Higher than the cloud
    Your soul is so enlightening

    We’re likely from those
    You welcome with a smile
    As you call your nation “come to my side”
    Or will I see you frown and then turn away
    I did let you down I forgot this day
    What I’d give to see your face
    Beaming with so much grace
    Brighter than the sun
    Farer than the moon
    Your beauty is so dazzling
    Bigger than the sea
    Higher than the cloud
    Your soul is so enlightening

    Your smile is so bright
    It lits up the dark nights
    From mercy and lights
    You’re my waiting heart
    I know that I’m weak
    Of my since I can’t speak
    You’re mercy I seek
    Though I’m not worthy
    Wht I’d give to see your face

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  9. masha Allah! Hamza sir u so grade, i like ur nasheeds so much, n im da no1 fan of  urs in Srilanka- hidhaya hamim

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  10. assalamu alaikom my dear brother hamza:
    i realy like the way you spread the true message of ISLAM and show them the true beautiful face of islam to the non-muslims in particular, to westerners. may almighty allah forgove your & our sins and grant us Jannat-ul-ferdows inshallah. Aameen

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  11. hello hamza i dont know u very much and ive heard just one of ur songs .the beauty. but i dident like it it was intresting for me because it was from u !an english singer that had becamed muslem!
    but the song was a realy bad mixture of arabic music and west music mixing diffrent music from diffrent culture is great but it was owful!!sorry about my honestly comment and my terrible dictation!im from iran by the way!:)

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  12. Salaamz brother,

    May the Almighty bless you abundantly and thru you give to us many more beautiful nasheeds, to enlighten and fill our hearts with noor. Thank you.
    Prophet said ‘Give glad tidings to the strangers (reverts).’ I am also a revert so joy to us. Maasalaam. Sayira.

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