Singer Abdullah Qureshi quits music industry for ‘religious reasons. He announced his exit in a social media post on Thursday.
He posted a long note on his Instagram and Facebook accounts, explaining his decision to quit the industry.
He quoted, “I took this decision purely because of religious reasons.”
Abdullah adds: “I believe that the actual purpose of life is way bigger than all of this, and we have very little time in this world to make our afterlife better. Alhamdulillah, I’m satisfied with this decision, and I’m on my way to finding the real truth, and I pray that Allah makes this new journey easy for me.”
He said he won’t be performing in concerts and appearing in advertisements anymore. Qureshi asked people not to contact him for these purposes.
“I have received a ton of messages in this time asking about where I have been,” he wrote. “I was on a break, pressed the pause button for a while, and took this time to find out who I was, where I am headed, and who I want to become,” said the singer. Qureshi said, “I want to take a moment to announce my exit from the music industry as I have decided to stop doing music as a full-time profession. I took this decision purely because of religious reasons.”
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Adding on, he commented, “I had a great time making music, playing at concerts for thousands of people, getting loved and appreciated, facing controversies, making some wrong decisions, spreading some positivity, making some amazing friends, working with people who were my idols, learning from the best and doing what I loved doing.” Sharing how he now believes that the actual purpose of his life is “way bigger than all of this”, Qureshi remarked, “We have very little time in this world to make our afterlife better.”
He mentioned, “If I am needed for any appearance events, social media campaigns, or work that interests me and falls in the folds of our religion, I’d be happy to do it.” He asked for prayers and love from his fans.