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After teasing earlier that he will soon make a big announcement by the end of October, Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi announced on Thursday night that he is quitting his successful acting career to focus on Islam.
Returning to social media, Hamza said in a detailed video that he is leaving Pakistan showbiz industry and instead will now spend his life to talk about Allah and spread the message of Islam through every medium. He added that if he will produce any documentary or movie or drama it will be about Islam.
In the same video, he also shared his story of his journey from atheism to Islam.
Hamza is quite vocal on social media and has a huge fan following. With this video, has launched his YouTube channel, which the actor will use as medium to preach about Islam and the day of judgement. Hamza said he wants to succeed on the Day of Judgement rather than in his acting career.
A journey of more than a decade comes to an end. I have a very important announcement to make at the end of this month. Will hope my voice reaches many. Will be off social media till end of Oct.
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) October 11, 2019
However, Hamza will remain active part of Pakistan politics and said he will always stand with what he feels is right for the betterment of the country.
“I will make films and dramas to give the message of God,” he said, adding that there will be no “inappropriate elements” in them.
He also revealed that one of the reasons he chose to do Alif was because it spreads the message of God. He also clarified that acting is not haram (forbidden) in Islam and that he is leaving acting because he wants to spend his life to just talk about God.
Hamza said he will keep on making more videos and addressing the misconceptions that are present in our society. “Oppose my videos or support them, but don’t question my intentions,” he said, adding that he has no hidden agenda behind his decision.Now, Hamza has shared that news. The actor has decided to bid farewell to his acting career for good. He also shared his journey from atheism to Islam.
In a 23-minute-long video, the Waar star shared that he has decided to leave the entertainment industry to follow the path of Almighty.
“I had this divine intervention some time back, that all that I am doing in this world will end the moment I die,” he shared in the video. “All these trophies, all these accolades will not bring me any good on the Day of Judgment when I meet my Maker. I have decided that I want to leave everything that might be a hurdle when it comes to making my matters easier on the Day of Judgment.”
The actor shared how when he was 14-15, he became an atheist since he could not find answers to who could create such a universe. He shared he had questioned his life. But it was science that made him come back to the religion.
“I thought about it and it came to my understanding that there has to be a Divine power that is controlling all of this,” he added. “That’s how I started reading and then came back to Islam. I found out that there is so much that has to be understood.”
He further added how, contrary to some rumours, he is not joining electoral politics any time soon. “I think in politics, you have to lie a lot to defend your party and your peers. It isn’t something I resonate with. I don’t wish to lie or do something I don’t believe in, so entering politics is not on the cards right now.”