Singer and actor Azaan Sami Khan has made a heartfelt and significant decision to postpone the release of his eagerly anticipated album, ‘Azaan,’ in an expression of solidarity with Palestine and as a stance against the Israeli attacks.
Azaan, who comes from a family of celebrated artists including Zeba Bakhtiar and Adnan Sami, announced the delay on Wednesday, pushing the release date from October 30 to November 12.
In his statement released via Instagram, Azaan emphasized his commitment to spreading love through his music, noting that his new album ‘Azaan’ is rooted in the same principles. However, he recognized that in the face of ongoing global crises, celebrating love and music feels inappropriate.
Azaan expressed his deep sadness over the current global situation, particularly the atrocities in Palestine and the challenges faced by the Muslim world. He firmly believes that these concerns should be considered a collective global issue.
Azaan Sami Khan stressed that despite his eagerness to share his music with the world, the current state of affairs calls for a more somber tone. He stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kashmir, and the Muslim community worldwide who are suffering due to various ongoing conflicts and crises.
In his statement, Azaan expressed that the attacks on Palestine and the Muslim world are attacks on the collective humanity, emphasizing the deep connection between all people and the shared responsibility to address these issues.
The singer concluded his message with a note of hope and unity, stating, “I stand with Palestine, Kashmir, my Muslim community all over the world, and all the innocent lives lost and families shattered everywhere. I, InshAllah, hope we work towards a world where our children don’t repeat the mistakes we have all made or bear the consequences of it. May Allah help us all. Love always, Azaan.”
Azaan Sami Khan’s decision is not only an act of solidarity but also a call for global compassion and unity in the face of ongoing humanitarian crises.
Azaan Sami Khan’s decision to postpone his album release comes during a period of escalated conflict in Palestine. On Tuesday, Israel’s attacks resulted in the tragic loss of 704 lives, including 305 children, according to the health ministry in Gaza.
The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that this toll is the highest recorded in a single day since the conflict began nearly three weeks ago.