Loon talks to Al Jazeera about converting to Islam

Loon talks to Al Jazeera about converting to Islam

    Former Bad Boy artist(best known for being on “I Need A Girl” part 1 & 2) Loon has followed fellow Harlem rapper Mase leaving hip hop due to a spiritual enlightenment. While reports surfaced last year of Loon’s (now named Amir Junaid Muhadith) conversion to islam, the Harlem rapper recently made a public declaration on Al Jazeera, the sole independent news network stationed in the Middle East.

“Loon is working his way out of my system,” Loon stated, while sporting traditional Islam garb. “[I’m] happy to be accepting Islam, and finding the peace of mind I was always searching for in the music business… Thanks to Islam I was able to complete my search and now I’m very much at peace. Bad Boy days are over, I’m now what you call a good boy.”

    When Asked if Loon aka Amir will still persue rap he stated:

“Right now I’m focusing on studying Islam and becoming more knowledgeable of the deen (Islamic way of life),” Loon explained. “Being in the position of influence, I have to be able to protect myself. The media sometimes tries to use these transitions that artists make as an opportunity to make a mockery of Islam, or whatever faith a person might choose…But Allah knows best, maybe I will [return to rap].”

    Later on in the interview he addresses the Busta Rhymes arab influenced song ‘Arab Money‘ which featured Qur’anic scripture over music.

“The mass audience that we reach as artists are particularly in the club. So to have people in the club actually reciting ayahs (verses) or things that pertain to Islam would kind of give the wrong impression,” Loon detailed. “Spoken word is something I’ve been focusing on. I do have the lyrical ability to establish a lot of things that make Islam so beautiful. But it’s very hard to walk that fine line when you have music in the background that plays a role as dance rhythm or something that may mislead a person from the message we’re trying to give.”

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    Former Bad Boy artist(best known for being on “I Need A Girl” part 1 & 2) Loon has followed fellow Harlem rapper Mase leaving hip hop due to a spiritual enlightenment. While reports surfaced last year of Loon’s (now named Amir Junaid Muhadith) conversion to islam, the Harlem rapper recently made a public declaration on Al Jazeera, the sole independent news network stationed in the Middle East.

“Loon is working his way out of my system,” Loon stated, while sporting traditional Islam garb. “[I’m] happy to be accepting Islam, and finding the peace of mind I was always searching for in the music business… Thanks to Islam I was able to complete my search and now I’m very much at peace. Bad Boy days are over, I’m now what you call a good boy.”

    When Asked if Loon aka Amir will still persue rap he stated:

“Right now I’m focusing on studying Islam and becoming more knowledgeable of the deen (Islamic way of life),” Loon explained. “Being in the position of influence, I have to be able to protect myself. The media sometimes tries to use these transitions that artists make as an opportunity to make a mockery of Islam, or whatever faith a person might choose…But Allah knows best, maybe I will [return to rap].”

    Later on in the interview he addresses the Busta Rhymes arab influenced song ‘Arab Money‘ which featured Qur’anic scripture over music.

“The mass audience that we reach as artists are particularly in the club. So to have people in the club actually reciting ayahs (verses) or things that pertain to Islam would kind of give the wrong impression,” Loon detailed. “Spoken word is something I’ve been focusing on. I do have the lyrical ability to establish a lot of things that make Islam so beautiful. But it’s very hard to walk that fine line when you have music in the background that plays a role as dance rhythm or something that may mislead a person from the message we’re trying to give.”

Loon talks to Al Jazeera

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