“Don’t measure yourself against your Facebook or Youtube likes – instead ask yourself , “Will Allah be pleased with what I have done today?” ” – Zain Bhika
We speak about everything with Zain Bhika from his Radio 702 competition to his ACE (Art of Creative Expression) workshops….Definitely one of the most inspiring interviews… Alhamdullillah.
The opportunity to travel around the world and meet incredible artists like Yusuf Islam and Dawud Wharnsby, unlatched his understanding of what it truly means to be Muslim. It taught him to make the most of life before returning to our Creator, by being the best we can be and striving for social justice. He says that as Muslims, it’s our responsibility to give to those who don’t have anything, to take care of the poor, to smile at each other and “to make things better while you are here.”
Zain has found that music and lyrics are a powerful unifier, it brings us closer together as Muslims around the world. He feels blessed that so many people resonate with his music, especially young children, who can often be heard singing along to his lyrics. Zain has a worldwide following of all ages yet he remains extremely humble. “We don’t earn our talents, Allah gives it to us,” he says.
His greatest life lesson: “Be true to yourself and keep the intention of whatever you’re doing real.” Zain relates that life is temporary and loss is inevitable, however the only constant is our Creator and returning to him. “We need to prepare to meet our Creator in the best of ways.”
Outro Song: Zain Bhikha’s track Cotton Candy Sky
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