BooksCelebrity NewsInterviews

AR Rahman credits his faith ‘Islam’ for his success

He was speaking at the launch event of his biography Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of AR Rahman

Views

Oscar winning music maestro, AR Rahman gives has given credit to his fate “Islam” for all the achievements of his life. In a recent interview at the launch event of his biography, AR Rahman also talked about how his faith in Islam makes him calm and also keeps him on the right track in life. He also revealed how curious people ask him, if Islam would do the same for them.

While speaking at the launch ceremony of his biography Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of AR Rahman, he said, “It is not about converting or not. It’s whether you find the spot, whether it presses that button in you. So for me the spiritual teachers, the sufi teachers taught me and my mom things which are very very special which in many faiths are there. So this is the faith that we took and we stand by it”.

He further added that his faith keeps him on right tract. “It save me from many falls because between every prayer there is ‘Oh! I have to do the prayer so I can’t do this mischief’. So the evening prayer is gonna come so then I can’t do. So it covers you and a sense of peace comes in early morning, in other faiths too”, said AR Rahman.

His biography, written by author Krishna Trilok, in association with Landmark and Penguin Random House, was launched at an event on Sunday.

In a statement about his biography, music maestro said, “Notes of a Dream has been a journey for me that took me to those corners of my life which have remained candid for a long time. The insightful conversations with Krishna Trilok have unravelled parts of my creative and personal life which are not known to many”.

While talking about his mother, AR Rahman said, “My mother told me that I had to do music because my father did music. She told me that this would work for me. If she doubted that I’d be good at this, I would have been finished”.

The Oscar winning music director also said that he humbled by the people who have showered their love and prayers on him by loving his work.

“Nothing could be possible without their acceptance. Hope this book creates a sense of positivity, perseverance, and love among the readers. It is an uplifting and balancing act of words put together in soothing sentences by Trilok”, he further added talking about the biography.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

Leave a Reply