Channel: Lauren Booth
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh you lived in very much in the dunya of the kind that other people want. Right? So the kind of dunya they watch from outside and everybody thinks so cool. I wish I was you. Right and you get least and you and you feel Yeah, I'm super cool. Okay, I am the cool one that you wish you were right. It's tough for a lot. What Muslims sometimes say which surprises me is and you left it all behind Bismillahirrahmanirrahim hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala Rasulillah Karim rubbish friday saturday where your silly unrewarded? orchidectomy Lisa and you have got who Kalia mean? So a little bit about myself, I suppose for those
of you who don't know who I am, my name is Shas. Rena has been from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but more people know me know, they they know me as Ms. Nina. So Ms. Nina is a stage name that I've lived by since I was a little kid. Growing up in the 80s. We used to watch a lot of MTV, I used to listen to a lot of the CDs that my siblings brought home because they studied in the states, some of them studied in the UK. And I was I was so inspired to be a star, you know, I wanted to be another star on stage. And so growing up, that was all I did, I sang I danced, I performed, I became a rapper at the age of 13. And then I started performing on stage I joined a hip hop group called the TTR crew
Subhanallah you Gnosis I feel that, you know many of us are born Muslim, but I feel that, you know, a lot of us take it for granted. We really, really take it for granted. And really we get so lost in this world of dunya like you said before, the lights, the camera, the action, the music and the lifestyle that goes with that, you know, the whole YOLO You Only Live Once kind of lifestyle. And then from there, you get introduced to you know, different types of people who introduces you to other different types of toxic situations, to addictions, friends, relationships, you know, the whole package of you know, the clubbing lifestyle, Allah has saved me
in ways in times that I feel that if Subhanallah I, you know, I'm so grateful that he has saved me again and again and again, even when I didn't know I needed to be saved. But yes, yes, I am a born Muslim and 100 Allah, Allah brought me back to Islam through a long process of Hydra of spiritual Hydra. And I have a lot I'm still on that journey, you know, still a long way to go, inshallah.
And here I am today speaking to you, and how am i It's, it really is a such a huge blessing. hamdulillah talk to us about the change from noise to quiet, you know, I just want to share with you a moment that I had on stage, and that was when I knew it was time for me to do something with my life. To find God, I was on stage, the spotlight was on me. I had the crowds in front of me, you know, putting the hands up, and I was doing my routine singing and dancing. And then I just, I just had this this moment where I felt like, why am I what am I doing? This is not me. Right? And even though everything was so loud, you know, around being got the music playing, you got the people
screaming, and yet I was still in the zone where it was just quiet. I was just in my thoughts. You know, this kind of silent thoughts in myself thinking Nina, this is not you. This is not me, what am I doing here? And so that was pretty much an aha moment for me. And I knew that I had to move on. I had to find something else that could replace this this music that I had in my life for so many years. And the missing key was, was Allah at that point.