While some of us are born into a Muslim region, for others, the path to Islam is a journey that spans many years. In some cases, even when we find ourselves in regions with a strong Muslim presence, there are those among us who feel spiritually lost. In this story, we’ll share the remarkable journey of Nigerian lyricist, rapper, and filmmaker, Abdulrasheed Bello, known as JJC Skillz, who says, “I was lost, and I found myself in Islam.“
JJC Skillz was born in Nigeria to a Muslim father and a Christian mother. Growing up, he acquired knowledge about both Islam and Christianity due to his family background. Unfortunately, his childhood was marked by a lack of proper explanations about Islam, leading to the development of biases against the religion. He moved to England at the age of 14 and pursued a career in music within a different environment, living a life that was far from religious.
JJC Skillz: “Allah Called Me Again”
Expressing his gratitude for his fortunate path, JJC Skillz said:
“I am very thankful now that I have the opportunity to worship Allah. I genuinely feel that I am one of Allah’s servants.”
According to research conducted by the Pew Research Center, Islam is the world’s fastest-growing religion. Of course, for this growth to continue into the future, there is a shared responsibility among Muslims, and this conversion story reminds us how essential it is to answer the question: “How should Islam be explained to children?” It is a reminder for us to strive to better understand and convey the message of Islam to the world. As Muslims, may we aim to be those who not only understand Islam well but can also effectively communicate its profound teachings to others.
To read the original article in Turkish: Nijeryalı Sanatçı JJC Skillz’in İslâm’a Dönüşü – Bi’dünya Haber (bidunyahaber.org)