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Freeway Explains How He Can Work In Music And His Religion


Freeway explains how he balances out his faith and making music. In a recent interview with Fader, Freeway explains how he can balance his personal life and his music.

Freeway says that Islamic scholars practice unlawful religiously. He remembers that his faith almost made him abandon music worth his split with Roc-A-Fella. Freeway made the decision to continue rapping since he enjoyed it and ignored the rulings of the scholars.

“I never really, really stopped making music,” he said. “I’m Muslim…and it’s a difference of opinion if music is haraam or not, and haraam is something that’s not lawful in sharia, and the majority of the scholars agree that music is haraam. Me being a Muslim and trying to be a good Muslim, I was between should I do it or not and should I keep going with the music. It’s definitely something I have a passion for, I’m good at and it’s how I’ve been feeding my family for years. It’s something that I struggled with, but I decided to continue working with the music. So after the Roc-A-Fella split, I really just had to gather my thoughts, get everything together and see what I was going to do next, and I just went back to what I know.”

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