Former actor Hamza Ali Abbasi is set to speak about his journey from atheism to Islam in Dallas at the fundraiser event for the Ghamdi Center of Islamic Learning.
Abbasi shared the news on his Twitter account and posted the image of the poster featuring him.
Be kind Dallas❤️ pic.twitter.com/MhrP7Sy3qZ
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) January 22, 2020
Hamza Ali Abbasi received mixed reactions from people under his post. Some appreciated him while others mocked him for moving to another ‘lucrative career’.
In November, last year, Hamza Ali Abbasi had announced to quit acting for a long time if not forever. Abbasi in his long video message shared on his YouTube channel and Twitter account asserted that he will focus on spreading the message of God and Islam.
Hamza Ali Abbasi briefly discussed the journey of his spiritual awakening which redirected his attention towards complex and solemn subjects like life after death. He added that his mind was entangled with multiple questions like who created the world and what lies after death. He asserted that his relentless quest for answers and the study of science unraveled his confusion on the existence of God and brought him closer to Islam.
Abbasi said he is leaving acting not because it is forbidden in Islam but the culture of the entertainment industry does not resonate with his new goals and outlook. Hamza explained that if he continues to appear in quintessential movies and dramas he would sway from his prime goal of spreading the message of Islam.
— Moeed Pirzada (@MoeedNj) November 16, 2019
Since Abbasi is striving to live his life following Islam, in the entertainment industry he would be expected to do glitzy things that are prohibited in the religion, therefore leading to his resignation from acting.
He, however, said to use social media space to share his knowledge and experience of reverting to Islam from atheism. Hamza informed people that in his upcoming videos he will be discussing the tabooed and sensitive topics that are otherwise forbidden to discuss openly in society; in that process, he is endangering his life but he does not fear death.
He is last seen performing in ongoing drama serial ‘Alif’ on Geo TV that also resembles with the real-life events of Hamza Ali Abbasi himself.