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LOOOOL @ people being upset with the rapping, this young boy didn’t say anything wrong at all. People who have these kind of views know nothing about the youth today. If he were singing some arabic/urdu song everyone might be happy about it, but once its rap its suddenly haram. nonsense!
Wrong! If it was arabic/urdu song my view would be the same. Maybe if it was a young girl imitating Britney Spears you would get the larger point! You guys are too concerned with fitting it to this culture, be leaders and not followers! And no once said it was haram….IQRA!
What’s wrong with “this culture”? I’m an American and a Muslim. Is culture against Islam? Again he’s not wrapping about sex, drugs, alcohol, or violence. In fact brother Ali raps about Islam. Islam is a religion for all of mankind. It transcends narrow-mindedness.
If you have to ask what’s wrong with this culture than you are obviously too involved in it! Your comments are beyond response.
It does not matter if it’s in Arabic or Urdu, even if it’s not Haram it’s some thing we should stay away from cuz it can lead you in the wrong direction.
To compare hip hop and specifically Brother Ali’s brand of hip hop with Britney Spears, not only shows a tremendous level of ignorance, but it is also quite insulting to the millions of Muslims for whom it is a means of expression and is a form of poetry.
Poetry is very clearly permitted in Islam.
I love this site and the journey but, please avoid highlighting the things that draw our youth away from Islam and more toward the distractions of dunya. The young boy rapping is cute, but not something I believe should be highlighted on the website. We should strive to keep our youth away from “pop culture” and all the negative things that it can lead to. Not to mention that it’s the holy month of Ramadan and music and dance moves should be far from our minds.
The fact that you consider this ‘dunya’ a distraction sets you apart. Do not think for a moment that your views are shared with all.
Not all of pop culture is harmful and any such view leads to people living in isolationist bubbles which are the antithesis of the global and dynamic nature of Islam. Muslims in their heyday traveled the entire world, meeting new people, learning and teaching, adopting and imparting.
This ‘dunya’ is Allah’s creation and is here for us to marvel at all of its splendor. Learn to appreciate others ways of doing things. This child did nothing offensive nor in bad taste, he is being a child. A child can be a child in Ramadan or any time of year. People seem to forget exactly what the purpose of Ramadan is:
“Ramadhan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting, but if any one is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (Should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you; He does not want to put to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.” Qur’an Chapter 2, Verse 185.
As long as people come here and Glorify Allah and our grateful, that is what Ramadan is in my books.
“O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).” Qur’an Chapter 49, Verse 13″The likeness of the life of the present is as the rain which We send down from the skies: by its mingling arises the produce of the earth- which provides food for men and animals: (It grows) till the earth is clad with its golden ornaments and is decked out (in beauty): the people to whom it belongs think they have all powers of disposal over it: There reaches it Our command by night or by day, and We make it like a harvest clean-mown, as if it had not flourished only the day before! thus do We explain the Signs in detail for those who reflect.” Qur’an Chapter 10, Verse 24
Rayan, I really don’t wish to get into a debate, but I just have to respond. I agree with you but, you’re missing my point. Trust me I’m far from perfect, but I always welcome when someone is telling me something to make me a better Muslim and to fix my errors to seek the pleasure of Allah. We should be less defensive and more open with one another.
I understand the child is just being a child and I’m not faulting the child. I just don’t think it should be highlighted. It’s our duty to encourage our youth to not emulate rappers but, to emulate our prophet (pbuh). And if you read my first sentence, I did NOT say dunya is a distraction, of course this dunya is from Allah. I said the “distractions of dunya” meaning, music, dancing, etc.
Allah knows best.
You do realise this child’s father is Brother Ali, a rapper, right? Or did you not read the article but just come around to criticise?
Yes, I did realize that and this is a website where we should be respectful in representing our opinions. It’s amazing how my comments have caused others to be really rude! You dont’ have to agree with my opinion but, be respectful, I was not disrespectful to anyone in my views. Aren’t we supposed to be kind to one another…sheeshh, you guys need to chill out!
From Mom (after criticizing that we don’t leave comments so she said she would leave one herself)-
“I watched the whole website it is an amazing . I’m so proud at you Aman. It’s unbelievable that you’re doing this great work. May Allah give you more knowledge and strength that you can do more work for Islam inshallah
take care of your health. We love you Aman”
Great BUT, it would have been so much more powerful and beautiful to have this sweet young boy recite the Quran!
This is not a site for you to impart your views on how Muslims should portray themselves. Rather it is an opportunity to showcase the very rich diversity within our community. You may not agree with everything posted here but this is Islam in America.
Ammar, it’s our duties as Muslims to impart our views to one another, that’s what makes us an Ummah. As long as we do so with respect and wiith good intention. This comment section is for just that, not just to offer praise but, also to offer constructive feedback. I am an American convert so I of course realize this is America, but it’s not “Islam in America”, Islam doesn’t change with the country you reside in, it’s Muslims who do. We should always be open to criticism, it makes us better Muslims.
Just as you were free to share your opinion, so are others.
I appreciate that this boy is rapping about positive things, I don’t think this is contradictory to Islam at all.
This young boy is very uplifting — other rap songs could be negative, but this one is very positive.
beautiful performance. beautiful souls. that is all.
MashaAllah it is 21 century may Allah guide him
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