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One of France’s top Rap Artist, Diam’s, converts to Islam

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Mélanie Georgiades aka Diam’s was spotted by the French media wearing hijab with her Muslim husband. She had this to say about the conversion:

“Medicine was not able to heal my soul, so I turned toward religion”.

I wonder what Sarkozy and all those French hijab-haters have to say about France’s pop icon rocking the hijab. May God continue to guide her and protect her. Ameen!

You can see one of her music videos here portraying racism in France.

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    1. Iboo October 27th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

      Mashallah

      I didnt watch her video, but if it has her dressed in a way that is not islamically appropriate I would suggest you take it down

    2. MR October 27th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

      @Iboo – Nah it’s a cool video about racism in France.

    3. 901 October 28th, 2009 at 1:15 am

      just a random, semi-related question–
      if a girl starts wearing her hijab a while after she matures, is it haram to look at and/or circulate pics/videos of her past the age of puberty without the hijab on (pics taken when she still wasnt a hijabi yet but technically should have been)?

      sorry, i had trouble wording that.

    4. Farzana October 28th, 2009 at 5:15 am

      Although this is a nice story, it is rather sad seeing her Muslim husband dressed in his western clothes whilst expecting his wife to dress fully in her islamic attire. There are a certain double standards here.
      From looking at that picture one could not tell that he was a muslim at all. He looks more like a western rapstar/ sportsman. It says a lot about brothers who walk around dressed in their western clothes; tracksuit and trainers, cap and no beard, but expect their wife to wear full abaya, niqab and hand gloves. If it wasn’t for the wife accompanying him you would never know they were muslims! What’s wrong with wearing some sunnah clothes brothers (to complement the wife), or perhaps it cramps your style?

    5. Kaikai October 28th, 2009 at 5:30 am

      Sister Farzana,

      A Sunnah cloth for a man is a cloth that doesn’t go below the ankle, that is not tight and that is not specific to any non muslim religious group.

      A sunnah cloth for a women is a cloth covering everything except her face and her hands, that is not tight and that is not an adornment that can catch men look on her.

      After having said that, I will underline that some abayas are so tight that they are not sunnah clothes anymores and some men sportswear are wide enough to be considered as sunnah clothes.

      Let’s not limit ourselves to clichés

    6. Farzana October 28th, 2009 at 8:20 am

      As far as sunnah clothing goes for men, then it consists of a shirt that falls between the knees and ankles and an Imama (turban) for men. Also, wearing white is sunnah for men. And the clothing you describe for women, is not sunnah, but fard.

      My point was men should try and dress like muslims and not like the kuffar with tracksuit bottoms, low rise trousers and sports caps. Why are men ashamed to dress the way our Prophet (saw) dressed?

    7. Swarth Moor October 28th, 2009 at 9:55 am

      Al-Hamdulillah! Does she speak (and/or rap) in English at all?

    8. Zookeeper October 28th, 2009 at 10:55 am

      Farzana,

      As long as his clothes are not tight, and dont go below his ankles he falls with in the sunnah. Also in the picture you cant see the brothers face, how can you tell he doesnt have a beard?

      I think for some reason you were waiting to pounce on the brothers lol There is nothing wrong with this pic.

      Also how do you know he even cares what his wife wears and she didnt choose that all on her own. What if she feels comfortable in abaya and was dressing this way before she got married? What if she is the good influence in the marriage and is slowing pushing him to change.

      You made 101 assumptions about two people you don’t know. Thats your brother and sister in islam…what ever happened to giving people the benefit of the doubt.

    9. Faruq Ibn Khaldun October 28th, 2009 at 11:42 am

      Al-hamdulillah, this is a great story. May Allah grant her patience and enable her example to be one that makes others realize the truth of Islam. Ameen.

    10. malik gee October 28th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

      Farzana,
      Diams has appeared more recently (at the media presentation of her new album) with a more ‘western’ look, rocking a hat and a scarf around her neck, and more regular sports wear she used to have prior to islam, etc… I doubt her husband is forcing her to wear oriental looking cloths or anything like that.

      There had been rumors about diams converting to Islam already years ago, due to some things she said in songs, or statement she had on TV, so it doesn’t come as a surprise…

      Swarth Moor, I have never heard her rap in english… but you should open an ear to the french rap scene 😉
      salaam yall

    11. Loonwatch.com October 29th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

      Hey MR, I hope you get the chance to read this. There is an extremely good website out there called “loonwatch.com” where they expose the islamophobes in a very classy manner so to say. I was wondering if you could as a good Muslim brother make a post or mention their name in one your upcoming posts. Maybe you could even get in contact with them and let them advertise on your website. I see that you don’t charge much. Robert spencer’s website gets immense traffic and so does pamela geller. It’s sad to see that not that many people go on their website. They’re very intelligent. Jizakallah

    12. Dawud Israel October 29th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

      Salam aleikum bro,

      I’ve mentioned some interesting stuff to you before, but you didn’t really pick up on it. I think this should really be of interest and I know LOTS of people have this question, so here is the answer.

      Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on Taking a Sufi Shaykh:
      http://muslimology.wordpress.com/2009/10/29/shaykh-hamza-yusuf-on-taking-a-sufi-shaykh/

    13. Asmarani October 29th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

      al-hamdulillah, may Allah protect her!

    14. Zaid Khan October 31st, 2009 at 3:53 am

      Assalaam’aaleykum!

      How come I posted the same story on my blog and received just 3 comments. And you posted it way after me and have recieved so many comments.

      That’s unfair, Man.

    15. Nur-el-Masih Ben Haq November 4th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

      AS WE THE CHRISTIANS IN ARABO-ISLAMIC WORLD SUFFER VERY DEADLY PERSECUTION, Mélanie Georgiades aka Diam advertises her conversion to Islam in the liberal West. I thus ask this salient QUESTION:

      Muslims, why do you employ deadly intimidation to SCARE PEOPLE FROM LEAVING ISLAM and on the other hands, employ unethical methods ( as does CAIR & da’awa agencies etc ) to push Islam in the liberal West? ( SOMALI MUSLIMS BEHEAD four ex-Muslim Christian Orphanage Workers: http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/2009… ) Can’t Islam grow by pure powers of Allah rather than these human desperate and deadly intimidatory methods unleashed on the Christians? Where then is the much talk about MIRACLE if the World must be so intimidated before Islam can be the FASTEST GROWING RELIGION? Can’t you emulate the West? Had the West been killing deserters of Christianity, would Mélanie Georgiades have been able to convert to Islam?

    16. Habib November 4th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

      Nur-el-Masih Ben Haq:

      Tell us about the “very deadly persecution” you claim Christians have been suffering from in the “Arabo-Islamic world”.

    17. Nur-el-Masih Ben Haq November 4th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

      @Habib
      Click the web site I cited in my post, you will see a typical example.
      ( SOMALI MUSLIMS BEHEAD four ex-Muslim Christian Orphanage Workers: http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/2009…)

    18. Habib November 4th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

      I clicked at the link, and I can’t see it.

      Showing an example of what a few Somali individuals did, whether the story is true or not, isn’t what I was looking for. I asked you to tell us about the severe persecution you claim Christians are suffering from, in the “Arabo-Islamic world”.

      Can you name the countries, and give clear and precise details of such persecution? And by whom?

    19. al-suyuufi November 5th, 2009 at 12:46 am

      If we emulated the west, we’d be invading countries left and right trying to impose our ways on them.

      Tell me, is Christianity growing “naturally” when you’re going to starving African families, and giving them food, water, and a Bible?

    20. Nur-el-Masih Ben Haq November 5th, 2009 at 4:48 am

      @Habib,
      This story is all over the place. I am surprised you said you clicked and it was not there. You can google the key words then.

      Many Coptic Christians have been killed in Egypt, Syria and Sudan etc for an alleged attempt to propagate Christianity. On the other hands, Christian girls are lured and eventually forced into Islam and any attempt to oppose it is made by the terror of the daawaists.

      Even in Black countries like (Northern) Nigeria, Christians have been killed over the years. Some years back an ex-Muslim Christian quoted the Qur’an in his preaching and some Muslim ladies were sent to intimidate him and that evetually led to the killings of hundreds of Christians in Northern Nigeria. I was in Abuja then.

      Recently war broke out between Muslims over Fatwa on education other than Islamic one. Yet 10 Christian Pastors were killed in Northern Nigeria. The crisis was called “Boko Haram” (You can google-klick it)

      You may recall that in Afganistan, some Christian converts escaped only by miracle; when international community intervened to save them from being killed.

      In fact, you can’t pretend that you don’t know that preaching of Christianity is NOT allowed in virtually all Arabo-Islamic countries except in some cities where foreign diplomate would be given false impression of tolerance in the Islamic society.

      The summary of it all is that Islam enjoys unreciprocated concession. An equivalent of Mélanie Georgiades in Muslim World who dare openly convert to Christianity will surely be killed unless the person escapes to the West.

    21. Nur-el-Masih Ben Haq November 5th, 2009 at 5:01 am

      al-suyuufi

      November 5th, 2009 at 12:46 am

      If we emulated the west, we’d be invading countries left and right trying to impose our ways on them.

      Tell me, is Christianity growing “naturally” when you’re going to starving African families, and giving them food, water, and a Bible?
      @al-suyuufi,
      Experiences have shown that if you have half of the military might of the West and you were challenged the ways the West was variously challenged, you would have capitalized on ‘instigations’ to wage an Islamization war in the name of revenge.

      The World knows that at least relatively, the growth of Christianity is natural. But on the other hand, every journalist, sociel scientist and historian knows that Islam has bombed its way into being the “FASTEST” growing religion. Even fellow devout Muslims who innocently pray inside Mosgues are not save from the severe bombs of the desperate Islamization as rival sects each of which wants to impose its version of Islam desperately compete for supremacy at various levels.

    22. al-suyuufi November 5th, 2009 at 9:10 am

      So you’re talking about “would have” while I talk about solid reality? I don’t get it

      The growth of Christianity is natural huh? Is that why the Philippines are almost all Catholic? Is that why Latin America is almost all Catholic? Did you forget that just a few hundred years ago this religion was shoved down people’s throats by Imperialists who thought they were superior due to their white skin and worshipping of Jesus? Please tell me in which conquests Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines (which is Catholic now thanks to Spanish Imperialism) were forced to become Muslim.

      If you want to say that Islam has a history of expansion, then fine. But you’re sounding really ridiculous by insinuating that Christianity hasn’t had a similar – nay, worse – history in this aspect.

    23. Habib November 5th, 2009 at 9:49 am

      @ Nur Ben Haq – The story, whether genuine or false, is an example of what a few Somali individuals did.

      Once again, I will repeat my requests;

      Tell us about the severe persecution you claim Christians are suffering from, in the “Arabo-Islamic world”. Name the countries, and give clear and precise details of such persecution? And by whom?

      You mentioned that Coptic Christians have been killed in Egypt, Syria, and Sudan. I haven’t heard of that, and neither am I aware of the so-called severe persecution they are suffering in those countries. There are not many Christians in Egypt, and if the Muslims there wanted to persecute them, and forcefully convert them to Islam, they wouldn’t have any problems doing so. Truth is, they are living peacefully there, and have their places of worship. They are free to worship whatever they want. And this applies to any non-Muslims in Syria and Sudan too. The issue in Sudan is Politics. The South has been converted to Christianity, by the ongoing missionary efforts there. They were Animists. But missionaries there are turning those vulnerable people into Christians, and arming them, to fight the “Muslim North”, and declare independence. There are many Southern Christians living in the North, and have their Churches. Nothing happens to them. They have freedom of worship.

      So tell me about this ‘severe persecution’, you claim Christians are suffering in the ‘Arabo-Islamic world’.

    24. Nur-el-Masih Ben Haq November 5th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

      @al-suyuufi

      You Said:
      “…Imperialists who thought they were superior due to their white skin and worshipping of Jesus?….”

      My Response:
      How does that apply to the issue at hand? By the way, what Christians worship in Jesus is the Ruh’Allah. Remember according to the Qur’an, Allah instructed the Angels to PROSTRATE to Adam once He ( Allah ) breathed into Adam SOMETHING of His Ruh. Iblis was cursed because he refused to PROSTRATE before Adam into whom Allah had breathed SOMETHING of His Ruh.

    25. Nur-el-Masih Ben Haq November 5th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

      @Habib,
      I know you would hardly admit the fact since it appears Islam is at stake. That is the principle of advanced taqiyya.

    26. al-suyuufi November 5th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

      “By the way, what Christians worship in Jesus is the Ruh’Allah. Remember according to the Qur’an, Allah instructed the Angels to PROSTRATE to Adam once He ( Allah ) breathed into Adam SOMETHING of His Ruh. Iblis was cursed because he refused to PROSTRATE before Adam into whom Allah had breathed SOMETHING of His Ruh.”

      Lol how does this apply to the issue at hand? You show a clear lack of understanding by mentioning this, and I won’t even bother to refute it because blog comments are hardly the place for an intellectual and fruitful discussion to take place, as I have learned from experience.

    27. Habib November 5th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

      Tell us about the principles of “advanced Taqiyya”. 😀

      All my comments above were replies to your claims. There is nothing to admit too. 😀

    28. Nur-el-Masih Ben Haq November 5th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

      @al-suyuufi,
      But you were the one that brought the issue of ‘worshipping Jesus’. I am only trying to shade more lights on the implication of the issue.

    29. al-suyuufi November 6th, 2009 at 1:38 am

      Well worshipping isn’t limited to praying, so just because you might not make prostrations to Jesus doesn’t mean you don’t worship him

    30. Nur-el-Masih Ben Haq November 6th, 2009 at 9:21 am

      But we Christians worship Jesus as Ruh’Allah and not as mere ibn Maryam. Similarly according to the Qur’an Angels were instructed by Allah to prostrate before Adam once Allah breathed something of His spirit into Adam. That is the point!!

    31. al-suyuufi November 6th, 2009 at 10:16 am

      Don’t you realize that prostration was not limited to worship until Islam came and made it Haram to prostrate to other than Allah? This prostration was not an act of worship to Adam, it was a sign of respect showing that humans were the special creation above angels (i.e. a truly believing human > angels). Furthermore we don’t believe that Allah breathed HIS soul into Adam, just as we don’t believe Jesus was part of the soul of Allah. Ruh’ullah means that he had a soul from the souls of Allah (meaning the souls that Allah has created and controls), indicating that he is creation like the rest of us.
      I’ve seen you troll this blog for a while now though, and like I said blog comments are hardly the place for an intellectual discussion so I’ll leave it at this.

    32. Nur-el-Masih Ben Haq November 6th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

      @al-suyuufi,
      I too rest my case. But let me quickly say this: The Qur’anic expression clearly indicates that the divine instruction for Angels to prostrate before Adam followed the Allah’s breathing into Adam SOMETHING of His ( Allah’s ) Ruh. That is, Adam did not get the real Ruh’Allah but something of it. Yet that SOMETHING qualied Adam to earn Angelic prostration. It is only al-Masih Jesus that got the real Ruh’Allah.

      However, Adam was originally created in the IMAGE and LIKENESS of God.

      Thanks al-suyuufi; till we meet again.

    33. shuaib unknown March 21st, 2010 at 9:47 am

      laaila ha illallah mohamedur rasulallah jst follow it n leave the other

    34. shuaib unknown March 21st, 2010 at 10:31 am

      it is fact tht there is only 1god n u search who is his last messenger it is very simple to do tht and wat is use of fight n argues it wl nt help any1.

    35. shuaib unknown March 21st, 2010 at 10:46 am

      if any questions or misundustanding regarding islam to any1u can email me on the following id without any hasitation pls no any muslim has any profit to explain any other religeon about islam n quran please read quran atlis 1ce in ur lifetime and no 1knows about his last moments in this world. Think of it why islam is the fastest growing religeon of the world wiy

    36. fatima April 14th, 2010 at 7:16 am

      good 4 her,she achived the reall peace this way….i hope this great gift 4 every one….laa ilaaha illa llah,means thers just one god that we muslims call him ALLAH,MOHAMAD rasula allah,means mohamad(the last massenger of allah)is our prophet…

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