You may still be here tomorrow…but your dreams may not.
While Islam is projected today as inimical and hostile to Christianity, Judaism and other Religions, the truth is that the Prophet was the great educator, teaching people the meaning and explanation of their own Religion, correcting and assisting them in following the right path, as taught by previous Prophets and messengers.
I’ve… used a very conservative approach. You only hear my own voice, a slight choral accompaniment and drums. Let’s say that’s the safest option according to certain Islamic schools of thought. I’ve made minimal use of musical instruments, and in some schools of thought in Islam musical instruments are disapproved of.
Perhaps people will remember my voice and what I was able to do with it.
A person who steals bread during a famine is not treated as a thief.
I always stood for the elimination of conflict and wars, and any of those causes that ignite them.
In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything.
I tried Zen and Ching, numerology, tarot cards and astrology. I tried to look back into the Bible, and could not find anything. At this time I did not know anything about Islam, and then, what I regarded as a miracle occurred. My brother had visited the mosque in Jerusalem, and was greatly impressed that...
Some extremists take elements of the sacred scriptures out of context.
The verses talked about other Prophets as brothers preaching the same unifying script of mankind, showing every man and woman the way to Paradise. I saw the names of Jesus, of Moses, of Abraham, of Jacob, of Noah and of course, crucially, the name of this last messenger, the last Messenger of God, Muhammad.
Being more mature now, I’ve managed to make peace with my past, as it’s making peace with me. Certainly there’s a mutual gain for reflecting on both phases of my life, and although I consider the here and now perhaps to be more important, there are still many people who appreciate my past ephemeral stages...