Now may be a decent time to bring this commemoration of Prophet Muhammad's birthday some good points further.
Today is a world so bereft of inspiring leaders that when one appeared - even for a short spell - it felt so divine like the cool and soothing drizzle after a long drought.
He doesn’t preach but without making much fuss he does his own amar makruf as a Muslim. Through his music, he acknowledges his listeners’ anguish and despair, their yearning for understanding, inclusion, legitimacy and consolation. You know, all those things we humans have got to grapple with from cradle to grave. So, what’s wrong with that?
It’s up to the OOTB Daies and mujtahidun to mobilise the power for good, to neutralise the power for bad, and to mediate the grey areas in between, that come with the unstoppable rise and reign of entertainers as social influencers in the Digital Age of 21st century Malaysia. If they succeed, they will be part of the solution to making Malay Muslim entertainers and entertainment industry a model of resurgent Islam for the world.
While the strict religious circles are bickering and splitting hairs about the harams, the makruhs, and the sins of the entertainment world, the Malaysian Malay Muslim entertainers have already shown the rest of the world how Islamic parameters positively shape their performing arts.
Will we be able to pass the test smoothly? Will we remind and help each other to pass the test?
The latest music video of Iman Mutiara 2019 reminisced about why Nazrey left Raihan and how that matters to Da’wah.