Tupac Shakur and Islam

Tupac himself used to be a devout Muslim. He battled with his religion his entire life, switching from Islam to Christianity, to Islam, then near the end proclaimed he claimed no religion, he just prays directly to God.

Tupac introduced many of the outlawz to Islam, by giving them a Quran. Not trying to convert them as he wasn’t a muslim himself at that time period. He told them to study it if they wanted to understand life, he also told them to study the bible. None of them converted until long after his death however.

Here is Tupac in a radio interview before he was famous, when he was 16 years old. This was when he was the national chairman of the New African Panthers. The interviewer is asking him how he managed to stay away from drug use and keep his head clean when all his peers have fallen to that life, you’ll notice the young Tupac starts his answer by saying “All praise due to Allah”.

We know a few years after this interview he turned away from Islam for whatever reason, but he remained defensive of it. Only he knew what he truly believed inside, however he would never let anyone disrespect Islam or be involved in anything that is seen as disrespectful towards Islam, even if he now drank smoked and turned his back on the teachings.

The entire fight with the huges brothers getting himself kicked off the film menace to society – was over perceived disrespect towards Muslims. Most people don’t know that. The role they wanted Tupac to play was a Gangster Muslim, Tupac protested saying there is no such thing as a Gangster Muslim, they do not exist. If Gangsters believe they are Muslim, then they are mistaken, you cannot be both, he said. Maybe that’s why he stopped calling himself a Muslim, maybe it has nothing to do with lack of faith but rather he no longer believed he earned the right to call himself one. None the less, that what enraged him and that’s why he got replaced from the film. He says it here himself.

 

Cover album baru Malique macam wajah Dajjal?

 

Chill bro, tajuk ‘entri’ ni sekadar pertanyaan je. Apa-apa pun illustrasi cover album baru Malique TKO: Pejam Mata ini adalah sangat ‘deep’. Hayati lirik-lirik dalam lagu Pejam Mata dan baru ‘korang’ faham. Yelah, album ni memperkatakan tentang perkara-perkara yang berat dan kejahatan, takkanlah nak letak gambar kucing comel pula sebagai ‘cover’.

“…karektor kartun kantor dan karikatur diktator…”

 

 

Pejam Mata – Malique (featuring Dayang Nurfaizah)

(Malique)

sebermula maka dipaksa diam

dengar, patuh dan terpaku tunduk

selesakan di bawah, sujudnya rujuk telunjuk

tenagamu kencanaku katanya fitrah gawai

kedanamu ketawaku dekahnya hingga sawai

berontak, dongak, lembayung ku ternampakkan

si hering menyorak, ngoyak awan canggung dan berantakan

dah diragut total, cinta resiprokal

bila dipersoal kekal equivokal

katanya tanggal tali leher itu

cukuplah seharian digembala

lupuskan logarithma yang menghantui kepala

dalam tafakur, akur, sadur mimpi yang dikabur

karektor kartun kantor dan karikatur diktator

dikabur takbur shabab yang bermusim

tak punya tempat di benak jiwaku jemaah mereka bermukim

al-malik, al-kudus, as-salam, al-mukmin

ubat gementar senja suara ngekor roh ke kasur

masyghul, runsing… jah

[Chorus: Dayang Nurfaizah]

pejamkan mata

mata yang lesu itu

dan mimpikan yang indah

mimpikan aku

biarkan gelita

menghapus derita

pejamkanlah matamu

(Malique)

aku terdengar suara itu lagi

dari tenggara namaku diseru

disuruh hembusnya lilin di setiap empat penjuru

katanya mata penamu tak mencoret solusi

kata magismu takkan mampu cetus revolusi

manusia kan sentiasa menyakiti

yang tak membunuh buatmu kebal sehari lagi

masa untuk koktel Lorazepam, Ambien, Risperdal

semoga afdal bertemu di astral

selamat tiba kita ke republik cinta

lagenda dimensi ruang dan waktu tak bersempadan

halaman terbentang suci, dicuci noda dan nista

terhapus dogma dan stigma, kepincangan dan kehilangan

arasy yang tiada penghuni mengugut buli

tak perlukan runut bunyi, sembunyi, bersunyi sakan

di hati dan pituitari menarinya tanpa bumi

menyanyinya tanpa bunyi, keghaibannya kita raikan

[Chorus: Dayang]

(Malique)

(hakikatnya nirvana di sana

di sini masih lagi samsara

cuba tak diperhambanya dunya

sukar tapi aku cuba

sukar tapi aku cuba ya)

(Dayang Nurfaizah)

kembalikan senyuman

serimu yang dulu

kembali ke dakapan

ku perlindunganmu

walaupun gerhananya

seakan tak berakhir

selagi ku di sisi

tak usah khuatir

[Chorus]

sumber:- https://www.qarmamusiq.com/pejamkan-mata/