By Taqiudeen bin Patrick
Co-Founders of An Nasr Productions on Their Decision to Migrate from Muslim Hip Hop to Focus on Their Studies
In the name of Allah, Ar Rahmaan-ir Raheem, Prayers and peace be upon the last of the Prophets and Messengers Muhammad bin ‘Abdullah.
When ANP was originally founded, our main objective was to spread the Deen of Islam to non-Muslims using Hip-Hop. Later, we expanded or changed our objective to invite Muslims to return to the Islamic way of Life.
Over the past six months, as I have been building this site, and listening to our collection of music, I have debated with myself as to if we have fulfilled our objectives. After much thought and consideration, I unfortunately have come to the conclusion that we have not. In fact, I think we have failed miserably.
The majority of our songs present a slew of ideas, which are not presented in the proper depth, nor in a coherent manner.
Also in the light of recent times when our enemies are within, and openly assault Islam, some of the things we have said in our songs can be taken out of context, and do more harm then good.
The biggest thing I didn’t take into consideration when I co-founded ANP was the possibility of actually promoting Hip-Hop. I am afraid by creating this music we may actually have lead more Muslims to listen to Hip-Hop rather then non-Muslims to listen to the Quran.
I am also posting below the statement from ANP’s other co-founder who left almost 3 years ago.
I hope after reading both of our statements, Muslims will realize that Islamic Hip-Hop is only for the entertainment sessions, and there are better ways of presenting Islamic ideas and doing Dawah.
May Allah bless me for my intentions, and forgive me for the outcome of my actions…Ameen.
I also ask for the forgiveness from anyone who may have been mislead
Originally published by Nasr Productions