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Biographical Data :

Name :Muhammad Najib Al Sarraj
Period :1921 - 2003
Biographical detail : Syrian composer, musician and singer faithful to the instruments of traditional Arabic music.

Al-Sarraj’s had a far-reaching effect on the development of Arabic music in Syria particularly in traditional domain – his best known was ‘Diar el-habib’ (‘The Home of the Beloved’). His soft music described as “a sensual alignment of body, heart and soul” had soothing impact on his audience.

Al-Sarraj’s works are still reproduced (because his tunes are not copyrighted) by the second generation Levantine immigrants in America.

Najib al-Sarraj was born in the city of Hama and taught himself to play stringent instruments and favoured the lute.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan)


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