Sheikh Terra feat. Soul Salah Crew - Dirty Kuffar

Okay now time for your opinion...Tell me what you think! I saw this and I had many thoughts but I will share Sunday...You have until Sunday to post your thoughts.


I believe that hip-hop is one of many art forms and outlets of self expression. Artist have taken a lot of time and energy to create a piece that truly represents how they feel or are feeling at that particular time and the product was not intended to reflect you. Not one of us is unanimous character or temperament. This may not reflect your opinions, but it is obviously the opinion of someone else.

I personally do not know first hand or second hand how it feels to have my home blown up or for some other government to decide that I can no longer live in my country because they want to live here. I don't know what it is like to have my school destroyed because teaching me to read is terrorist training. I understand that these injustices ignite anger but as Muslims we are given the tools to deal with these feelings.

In all parts of the world, your community, and even your masjid, you will find the good the bad and even the ugly regardless of Shahada. In general individuals deal and express pain, anger, and loss in many different ways. Some may find it harmless while others find it harmful. Bottom line is that we have to express ourselves in manner that is pleasing to Allah t'ala.

As many Americans wouldn't want Bush to represent them in a dodge ball tournament, I wouldn't want this video to represent Muslim Hip-Hop. This video gives any anti-Muslim group ammunition. As Muslims we should carry ourselves and our deen with dignity. We must rise to the religion and stop humiliating ourselves.



Hassan said...

Although many of the things mentioned in the song may be true, some parts like the part about the world trade centres and the video as a whole, are very disturbing. How do we expect to teach non Muslims, especially in the west, about Islam, if this is the type of thing they see from us. We need to stop this behaviour and follow the path of our Prophet (sas).

Anonymous said...

I can understand being angry but wow!

Said said...

this is what is shown daily to people about us muslims, now its used in the opposite way and collected and compressed in one video. Its a song, they have collected clips and they've used a stereotype muslim singin in a reggea form! Those are three positive forms and expressive forms of expression.

its hard and very confronting, what do you want a heal the world song evrytime so people be nice to us?

Some things like declare war and stuff i dont agree with, but they didnt create these warimgaes themselves, they are made by the media and the ones that portray us in a negative way are shown everyday and the ones that show how much muslims are hurt well very rarely.

And its music! creative outlet!

the Mujahid said...

Assalaamu aliykum,

Some of what they speak is true but they seem to have some misguided beliefs and anger. Why attack someone like Sh. Hamza Yusef? Because he did as he should and gave Bush a Qur'an probably making dua the Bush would become Muslim by Allah's will and stop insanity? These guys are the idiots of Islam. They talk a lot of talk, but where are they with their action?

Wa salaam.