Music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja who recently grabbed headlines by replying to people who questioned his choice of changing religion, now answered to a follower who asked why he didn’t change his name and attained Internet’s attention. The musician, calmly replied that the Islam religion doesn’t require a Muslim name to devote Allah and said that what one believes inside matters.
On Friday, Yuvan uploaded a picture of himself with a horse in his official Facebook account and wrote “Howdy partner!” as his caption.
Check out his post below :
In February 2014, Yuvan announced through his Twitter account that he had embraced Islam religion and acquired the name “Abdul Khaliq”. He got married to Zafroon on the 1st January of 2015 and the couple had a baby girl on 7th April 2016. They named her as Ziya. Apart from updating about his upcoming works, Yuvan Shankar Raja is also posting religious quotes in his social media handles.
Now, on seeing this recent post of him, a follower questioned Yuvan why he hasn’t changed his screen name into Muslim’s. “Sir why don’t you change name to Muslim’s” asked the follower and the music producer immediately replied saying that Islam religion doesn’t require name changes and explained that everything is about believing from inside.
“Because in Islam, it doesn’t matter if your name is in Srabic or Tamil, Chinese or Korean. Persian or Bantu. To be a Muslim, all that matters is what you believe inside, from deep within” replied Yuvan and the screen shot of his reply is doing rounds across all the social media platforms.
Check out the screen shot of his reply below :
Yuvan is a son of legendary music director Ilayraaja and debuted through Selvaraghavan’s “Thulluvadho Ilamai”. Despite of entering the industry with his father’s influence, the music director worked hard and gained a separate fan base for himself. Today, he is one of the very few music composers who enjoys a fan base equal to a mass hero.
Most recently, Yuvan replied to a number of followers who questioned his choice of choosing Islam as his religion. Read : Yuvan Replied To A Fan Who Criticized His Facebook Post !! “To many of the questions that raised within me including where our soul goes in our afterlife and about the inequality in our society between rich and poor, I got the answer in Quran. Like our family and our country, the entire universe requires a leader. I felt it deeply while reading Quran.” Yuvan once said while answering to a question on why he turned Muslim.
Yuvan Shankar raja, one of the prominent music directors of Kollywood film industry, has composed for more than 100 films in a span of 23 years of his musical career. He has acquired a huge loyal fan base for himself through his work. The forty one year old music composer is currently working on several projects and has turned as a film producer as well.