Al-Muallim (CD) Sami Yusuf Product Overview... Al-Muallim is a compilation of groundbreaking nasheeds by Sami Yusuf. It is intended to provide an Islamic alternative for the Muslim youth that is vibrant and enjoyable to listen to. It features the highest standards of composition, singing, sound production and engineering. About the Artist... Sami Yusuf was born in July 1980. He was born into a musical family of Azeri origin and thus music played an integral part in his life. Samiâ€™s initial training came from his father, who is an internationally renowned composer, poet, and a multitalented musician. Sami learnt to play many instruments at a very young age and gradually began to show a keen interest in singing and composing. At the age of eighteen, he obtained a scholarship to study composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London, one of the worldâ€™s most prestigious music institutions. Sami has been composing from a very young age and his beautiful voice is supplemented by his extensive knowledge of notes and harmonies. He also has a good understanding of music theory and of Middle Eastern modes (or Maqams). Indeed, it is rare to find a person who has all these talents. Sami is also a devout practicing Muslim who sees songs as a means ofpromoting the message of Islam and encouraging the youth to be proud of their religion and identity.