Biography Of Saad Omar
Saad Omar is a folk songwriter that has written lyrics for Dawud Wharnsby Ali and Native Deen. In 2002, Dawud Wharnsby asked the young songwriter to write a song for his Eid compilation album. After the release of “Days of Joy,” Saad decided to decided to take a couple of years to develop his craft and for the most part kept his writing private. Finally, after six years of artistic development, Saad will be releasing his debut album entitled Circus Man. His songs will be performed by artists such as Dawud Wharnsby Ali, Kareem Salama, 786, and several top folk singers from the US, Canada, and across Europe
Saad Omar’s lyrics are influenced by poets such as Muhammad Iqbal, Khalil Gibran, Milton, Shakespeare, and Whitman as well as songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Furthermore, the ideology of this poet has been greatly shaped by contemporary Muslim scholars such as Sherman Jackson, Umar Faruq Abdullah, Hamza Yusuf, and TJ Winter. The result is a unique fusion of art and a nuanced understanding of American Muslims.
The Circus Man Album uses the metaphor of the Circus to provide social critique on the current state of the Muslim community. The central issues are identity and alienation.
The Album will be released by the end of 2008 or early 2009, Insh’Allah