Why JayzFreeway accepted Islam
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah Salaam Alaikum, peace be with you. I met the hosts. And you know what you're watching you watching the D. Show. And we come back. Jay Z from the Rockefeller records boy freeway, and I'm not talking about the freeway you took to get to your home, I'm talking about freeway, the rapper. We want to know is he happy?
He got to live what many called the American dream. You see him on TV, jumping in rapping and dancing, the rock stars, the rap stars, the actors and actresses? Is that all a facade? Do you still want to change that way? What do you do when you get there? Well, he got there. So we're going to know is that the right direction to go. And we come back, we're going to help you to find out. So then you can see if you want to continue going that way or you want to change your agenda, change your thinking, change the direction that you're going in life. And before we take a break, I just want to remind you that we have if you didn't already know now, you know, we have the deen show on
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There's only one Jesus was his messenger
Why did that maybe maybe it's just to break the ice.
Want to say to me Why are you becoming Muslim? No, I give a very frivolous on should I say I want to be on the side of the angels.
of God. He's the number one rap artists in the world. He sold over 60 million records was the millions the million. He was a young guy who had basically everything that somebody you would think that life is all about. He had everything you can imagine.
And we're back here on the deen show and we have with us today from the Rockefeller records. Jay Z's homeboy freeways that right? Yes, sir. How you doing? Brother? I'm good. My shoulder Assalamu alaikum Peace be with you when it comes to now.
Thank you for being with us here on the deen show. No problem. Tell us a little bit about yourself, brother. Now one of the artists from the Rockefeller records, you know, the dynasty era and all that, you know, y'all might know me as freeway. You know, I had a very prosperous career in the music business. You know, I've been in Jay Z BCD the whole state property Rockefeller family for several years. And we put out a lot of hits. Paint a lot of money. How long have you been with Mr. Jay Z?
Since 2000, up to around 2000 2000. Now is he one of the more famous rappers out there in the hip hop community? Definitely one of the top rappers in the game. Tell us how did you get involved in the hip hop industry?
Since I was since I was younger, I always had a passion for the music so I was always trying to get on as always trying to be a rapper. cinema Cinema libre out of Philly named BBC News also Muslim fashola and he got him global Rockefeller workers and he pulled me off. Now tell us brother was that the end
American dream that you wanted as a youth growing up to be a famous hip hop rapper. Definitely a American Dream is definitely like, and society is like, a top goal for people to be famous and to be in the music business is definitely like one of the number one dreams pray for a lot of children. Now have you also been on some of the other TV programs such as bt, MTV, camillia, bt MTV, you name it, I've been there. But it looks like now you're starting to take a turn for the better for the better life, the life that brings peace and tranquility to the hearts. Tell us about this. Oh, actually, I've been I've been Muslim since I was about 15, or 16. So the whole process of me trying
to be a musician and trying to be famous. I was Muslim the whole time. But I didn't have the courage and power. You know, I didn't know that music is not lawful for Muslims is something that you shouldn't do, like me doing music, could do a lot of things it could take away from the remembrance of Allah for me. And also for people that's listening to my music while they're listening to my music. They could be studying or reading Quran, anything they could do it remember civil law. Now Islam, which simply means peace acquired by submitting your entire self to the will of the one true creator.
It calls to everything pure, everything good.
That original organic goodness.
When you do Islam, you get that peace and happiness. Now the songs that you were writing, singing is something that would you feel bring someone towards that same way that Islam brings a person to the pure way.
I'm also from the street. So I try to give people a positive and a negative. I guess that's just a part of my characteristic and the way that I was really, so I'm a musical was not like telling people to shoot people and kill people and sell drugs I, I'll give you the positive and the negative, like I do things I don't want to and things that I've seen. And I continue to resort to the result of that, and what could happen if you don't do it. And also, I was always trying to be fair with the people with my music. Now, brother for our youth out there who have taken yourself and some of the other famous hip hop artists, rock artists, actors and actresses, as role models, what
advice do you have for them?
My advice to the people that's trying to pursue the music business out is I don't think you should do it. Like I wish it on my worst enemy because it takes away from the remembrance of Allah. And once you're in it, and I just contract you with things that keep you bonded and everything. So once you want to you want it. That's deep. Tell us why wouldn't you wish that on your worst enemy? We'll be right back to you the truth and the attribute of the one who created you that he's one and alone, running this universe that he doesn't become born, he doesn't die, he doesn't eat and then go to the bathroom. This is not God. problems here. Yeah, this This doesn't make sense. Who is Jesus worship?
This is recorded in the gospels. And despite all of the other issues about the Gospels, we put those aside we just mentioned there that Jesus worship God.
You have to pray as if everything depends on a lot.
But you must work.
Everything depends on you. And it doesn't. That's my point. You see what I'm saying? And I don't like that. I don't like us sitting here. What are you waiting for? What are we waiting for right now? What are you waiting for all these people to come to us? What are you waiting for? What are we waiting for right now when they're gonna come they're gonna come along and bring these people lots of fun and put in our hands the ability to do it now do your job.
right cuz like, this is struggle with me. Like I deal with it every day. You know, I'm Muslim, I pray five times a day.
Two times, you know, I face a car, I do the things that I'm supposed to do. But on the flip side, I'm stuck in the music business and I got to do a lot of negative things. I do a lot of shows a lot of traveling. Like I got to be around a lot of craziness, you know, and it's a struggle for me and our my worst enemy to go through all my worst enemy to be Muslim because that's what's pure and beautiful. I want everybody to be Muslim, because it's beautiful. Now tell us learning more about Islam. Have you been able to
view life differently? Do you know truly what the purpose of life is now? And are you more aware of this transitory life? So, you know, it's funny
is our new agenda that, you know, I one of my reps, I said it like, I had a song with me Jay Z and beanie Segal. And I was like permission man worship below then you die. Like that's how I started off my first diversity but the purpose of life is to worship Allah and then make sure your good deeds outweigh your bad deeds so you can make it the agenda you don't make it to the agenda is have you mentioned something before when we spoke being nervous? Or flying? Talk to us about this for a second?
Because I'll be nervous cuz like a whole the whole thing is to make sure you get these are we embed these, and I do good deeds, but the music is bad deeds is like soldiers around is unlawful. So
Iran is best, but hopefully when my time comes when I do my good deeds away my bad days, but right now, I don't know. So like a lot of things I do, I'd be nervous, like, I'm gonna fly. I mean, I don't have no control. So I'll be nervous. Like, you know, I make a lot of do on the air. And I'm saying I just leaving a lot.
Now, people from the outside looking in, they see the videos, they see the big screen, and they see the hip hop, rappers, the rock stars, the musicians. And in the videos, everyone's having a great time smiles on the face. And people from the outside are like, wow, this is the life I want to be living. Seems like they're all happy and chipper. Now, do you know something that we don't know, being in that lifestyle? Can you talk to us about this? Yeah, that's just, that's just a persona that we portray, you know, so like, like the globe, I'm so late Lucia yesterday, on the outside, everything looks good. You see the $100,000 cars, you see a lot of diamonds you see, you know, for
many for the sake of men, you see a lot of females, and they think that this is you know, this is a life this is this is like, you know, paradise right here on Earth. But the reality of it is, you know, I couldn't purchase a piece like this, like three minutes and 40 seconds out of the whole day that you see. And we were supposed to make you think that everything is alright. But the reality is a lot of people listen to music business, and they have a lot of money and everything, but they're not happy. We try to forge this character. That's, you know, saying like, suitable for the fan. The fan and my is this character. I look at Michael Jackson. You see all the things that he was going to
do like, like just coming out now or the medicine and stuff that he was taking just to be calm and be regular like this a lot of stress, people don't even know. Now have you had a chance to sit with some of the other famous rappers, Rockers, actresses?
And have you had a chance to share this truth with them? A lot of people searching for peace, like, and they don't know where to find it, you know. So that's like my job and some of the job roles I drove, I'm here like, that's one of the goals that we set. And that's why we're studying so much. And you're trying to build up enough knowledge that we can approach the people and let them know that Islam will bring you peace, like is beautiful. I tell us about the people want to know, are you trying to get out of the music industry? can definitely like, this is definitely one of my goals. You know, I definitely want to go out to music industry and raise my family and be a strong Muslim
and, and be a good example for a lot of people you know, so they have you locked in with a contract?
Now tell us what's a snap? What does Islam encourage a human being to do? And what's this way of life?
encourage a person to do, oh, Islam encourages you to be peaceful. It encourages you to have good, like Muslims have good characteristics. Like when you see a Muslim, you know, that doesn't listen, just by the way to take care of yourself to their mannerisms. Like, you know, share with people, you know, that $1 and 50 cent you can have it all day, you know, it's like, it's just beautiful, like Muslims, that you could tell that they have the heart, you know, and the music business brings arrogance, because you have a lot of fans You know, a lot of people who look up to and love your music. So, of course that'll put you on a high horse and have you thinking that you're that you're
doing something and it's not you so low that it gives you anything Muslim or non Muslim. Like if you're rich, alligator to your own, no matter if you're Muslim or not, you know, and it's also like the woman fornication, you know, women throwing themselves at you all the time. Everywhere you go soon as you leave out the house. And it's just crazy. It's a lot of madness. When I first got famous in it, it was exciting. You know, if you come from
ministries like me,
you know, saying, and a lot of little people be trying to build a
lot of people paying attention. And then all of a sudden you get a lot of attention from everywhere, you know? Of course, it's gonna be exciting at first but
tell us brother has it been a challenge? getting yourself together like you're starting to do and leaving off following your passions and desires as many others are definitely was a challenge. It definitely was a challenge. Like it took several years for me to get myself together and get level headed and grounded. Now what advice for the men do you have to big test? It's a big trial nowadays. And for those men who just can't stop chasing the women, one after another, following their lusts and desires, they can't settle down. And you know what? They're like a stray dog with cologne all over the place. What advice do you have for them?
You know, that's this. That's one of the one of the natural things that men do to lay with the woman you know, that's why they should be married. I think that definitely. So like, if you really, unless you know that half your day, you know, being married, that's half of your day. And so, it was that serious issue? let you know, right. Now we know that the men like to chase and the woman like to flaunt? What advice do you have for the sisters, those who love the attention, but aren't paying attention to the boundaries of the Creator of the heavens and earth? So they end up taking the examples of some of the worst some of the actresses and actors and they end up listening more to the
advice of britney spears and the J Lo's. What advice do you have? For those sisters? Definitely need to get yourself together and ferula? Because it's gonna lead to the alpha. Have you had a chance to share Islam with Jay Z? Definitely. He had a few conversations about Islam. He not really like Sharla knows, and shallows and more talks might be the pool of bourbon, you know, but alone makes Muslims like, I can talk to my face a little bit. And will love doesn't want somebody to be Muslim. They're not gonna be Muslim.
Now, what advice do you have for our sisters who we love, we love our sisters, and we want the best for them.
So we want to give them some advice so they don't get played or played out today, and they should realize the power that they have. And they need to get this off together and stay focused and find yourself a nice husband to raise a family.
Now tell us do men really respect women who just throw themselves at some of the famous
entertainers? We'll be right back, he comes to you the truth, and the attribute of the one who created you that he's one and alone, running this universe, that he doesn't become born, he doesn't die, he doesn't eat and then go to the bathroom? This is not God. problems here. Yeah, this This doesn't make sense. Who is Jesus worship
recorded in the gospels. And despite all of the other issues about the Gospels, we put those aside we just mentioned there that Jesus worship God.
I don't think no man will respect the woman that was just so they so fed him and just sleep with him. Just because they see him on TV. Like, how could you have respect for a woman like that? Would you want somebody like that to be the mother of your children? No. Now brother give us and our viewers some closing comments and advice to those people who epitomizes lifestyle are trying to live this lifestyle or in this lifestyle.
advice is to stay away from the music you know, the remember civil laws, the best thing, the best speeches, the speech of the law. And that's where I sat right there, you know, saying his music is nothing you know, and it's no good for you, you know part of the results from the best speech of the speech of Allah. Please define these Arabic words that you just use brother. Allah is God has nothing wherever your worship, no deity, nothing on this planet, nothing anywhere, wherever your worship, but Allah is the ultimate creator. He has no partners, and he personally worship
thank you, brother for being with us on the deen show. May Allah the Creator of the heavens and earth rewards you as salaam alaikum Peace be with you. But he was in our hotel, and that was our brother. And we want to make sincere I'm talking about sincere supplication.
Draw for him, he has done what many in that position, find it very, very difficult to do even to ponder and think about the more serious questions in life. Why? Because they're distracted, too much fun and play too much money, too much Bling, bling.
But he has taken the first step. And he acknowledged that what he's doing, the way he's headed is the wrong direction. And he's trying to get out. So we pray that the Creator of the heavens of the earth, Allah, the Almighty,
makes it easy for him, and God willing, next time we see him, inshallah, he'll be totally out of this business. And we also hope that you gotten to really benefit from his advice, from his story, from people looking from the outside,
we got to talk to someone in the inside. So if you also are chasing that American dream, or what you think is the American dream that I want to be famous, I want to reach for the stars, I want to be a star. No, that's the wrong way to go. He's telling you, and many others
who are in that life, but they're just miserable. They don't have peace, they have money. But Money can't buy peace and happiness. The only way you can get true peace and happiness is to acquire it, by submitting yourself totally and humbly to the one who created you. He has sent the best examples throughout time. And these were the messengers. These were the men to be followed.
They were the guides, they were the ones giving us the formula, how we can be successful, and this life in the hereafter. And know that this life is short, it can end at any time.
It's a test. So we want to pass. And we don't want to be distracted. Because all the entertainment out there, all the music and the movies and all these other things that
really call a person
in the wrong direction.
So you want to go in the right direction, the direction that God Almighty wants you to go towards.
And that's the way that you can be successful. And you can be in a reality. Because when you go and Turn up the music, and you fill your head, and you fill your life
with all of this junk, what's going to be produced junk.
But when you fill your heart, your mind
yourself with the remembrance of the one who created you. And that can only produce good, that can only produce good, and then there'll be a good outcome. And then when the Angel of Death comes to take your soul, you've been ready, you've been prepared.
And you can pass the test and then you can
be successful also in the next life in paradise. That's what we're all striving for, for paradise. So, if this is the first time that you've tuned down to the dean show, do what we always humbly asked you to do. Ask the one who created you, the one who gave you life him alone. Don't ask the stars. Don't ask the sun. Don't ask a man or woman as the one who created man and woman. But he's not a man or woman.
As the one who created the sun in the moon asked him alone, to guide you to make things clear. That is the first step and then be courageous enough to follow the truth up with action.
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filling your cars and your TVs with good material and staying away from all this junk called a pollution. Breathing good air putting good things into your body and mind. Fill it with filler with the remembrance of the one who created you. And that is how you can live a good wholesome life. And we'll see you next time God Willing here on the deen show until then peace be unto you. No speech is better than to do that with copula
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