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AR Rahman, who after doing India proud with his double victory at
both the Oscars and the Grammies, is set to promote love and unity
through his music because it his belief that Islam has been
hijacked by extremists.
Allah Rakha (AR) Rahman, who was earlier called Dileep Kumar,
expressed that Islam had a rich musical tradition. He reveals that
Islam appealed to him because it was a religion based on
unconditional love and a belief in one God and one love. He admits
to being specifically drawn to Sufism.
The 44-year-old musician clarified that Islam doesn"t forbid
music, as contrary to what fundamentalists popularize. He states
that he never skips prayers as it is his reprieve from tension and
it gives him hope that God is with him. He wants to work to create
music that will bring people together.
Some of his best-known works like the soundtrack from
Slumdog Millionaire, Elizabeth: the Golden Age, the hit
musical Bollywood Dreams, and some of his landmark Indian
films, such as Lagaan and Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
willl be performed at The London Philharmonic. His concert next
week is part of his mission to unite people through music.