In an interview back in 2009 Music maestro, Allah-Rakha Rahman popularly known as A.R. Rehman talked about his journey of discovering himself and how he adopted the Islamic religion.
Explaining from the start, Rehman said,
“I was born in a Hindu family but the society where I spent most of my childhood had a majority of Muslim-Indian residents. So, I have been able to enjoy the perks and rituals followed by both the communities.”
Rahman in length spoke about discovering himself via music how at the tender age of 13 he would work with people who were 50 and learn whatever he could from them.
Never backing away from any challenge, Rahman accepted his fate and happily accepted the work that came to him and kept on creating jingles for advertisements.
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Rahman’s relation with it can clearly be seen and felt in all his music and make one understand why he decided to adopt Islam.
“Beyond everything, it is the thought that God is one. Whether you are a winner or a loser, dark or light God will shower his love on you so it didn’t matter to me if I was a Hindu or a Muslim.”
Here is what Rehman said in the interview.