Uddin was born on 28th June 1984. His family
originates from Bangladesh, however among his
family he was born in England. Kamal grew up in
Hyde, a town in Greater Manchester.
In summer 1996 Kamal boarded an Islamic school
in Bolton called Al Jamia-Al Islamiyya. He
studied a course to memorise the whole Noble
Qur'an. During the month of Ramadan in November
2000 halfway through his course, sadly his
father Haji Malkas Ali passed away. By the grace
of Allah at the end of 2001 Kamal finished his
course and became a qualified Hafiz. Immediately
after, The Hyde Jamia Mosque offered him to lead
the next Ramadan prayers. At the time Kamal was
only 17 years old. Having been successful he was
offered to teach children at the Islamic Centre
based in the Mosque and also to lead and call
people to prayers. In September 2002 Kamal
boarded Jamia Al-Karam in Retford to study
Arabic grammar. After a year he returned back to
Hyde Jamia Mosque to carry on his duties there.
Knowing at an early age his talent in reciting
the Qur’an and singing Nasheeds, he opened a
Nasheed class where young
children can enjoy learning about Islam by
singing Nasheeds and also a separate Hafiz class
so he can teach others to memorise the Noble
Qur’an like himself.
During January 2005, Kamal took his mother to
Saudi Arabia, to perform the largest Islamic
pilgrimage - Hajj. Having been inspired from his
Hajj experience, Kamal started to compose his
own lyrics for his first album. This was
launched in August 2005 and became a huge
success gaining Kamal his recognition as a
Nasheed Artist after performing at the 1st Global Peace and Unity Event organised by the Islam Channel.
In May 2006, due to heavy demand from his
listeners all over the world, Kamal released his
second Album ‘Illallah’. This Album immediately
became a bigger success selling in all leading
Islamic stores. Shortly after in August, Kamal
took a big step in his life and got married.
Kamal has taken part in many performances
throughout the U.K and has impressed the
internationally known propagator of Islam, Dr
Zakir Naik, whilst performing during his talks.
He has also had the honour to perform alongside
other Nasheed artists such as Yahya Hawa, Ahmed
Bukhatir, Zain Bhikha and many more. He is now working closely
with IQRA Promotions, Sheffield on many new
projects including his third Album along with a Nasheed Video.
An Imam, a Hafiz, a Haji and a Nasheed artist. A
remarkable talented dear brother: Kamal Uddin.
By Monuwar Ali