It was December 2, 2020 that a single tweet by Hamza Ali Abbasi, the renowned actor, and director, on Twitter brought a storm of critical discussions and blog posts on social media. The conspicuous star of Pyarey Afzal and Mann Mayal has broken the news that he will stay inactive in the forthcoming in his journey towards spirituality as he is writing a book on God and wishes to complete it by the mid of 2021. Our best wishes and prayers for the public figure in completing his project but how it all started is the question that we wish to answer in the upcoming discussion.
Born in 1984, Hamza Ali Abbasi completed his Bachelors from USA in International Relations. He completed Masters’s Degree from Quaid-i-Azam University followed by successfully joining the civil services after qualifying for the CSS Exams. After serving the Police Services, he left the civil services to follow his passion in the domain of direction, acting and film-making. He got early fame from his role as Afzal in the aforementioned drama followed by his entry into the world of films with an acclaimed performance in The Glorious Resolve directed by Bilal Lashari.
Furthermore, Hamza Ali Abassi was rewarded with Best Star Debut Male and Best Supporting Actor in ARY Film Awards for outstanding performance in the movies, Waar and Main Hoon Shahid Afridi. He has also voiced animated characters for kids’ animated series.
Hamza has also supported the mission and motives of Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf, one of the leading political parties of Pakistan. Due to his consistent affiliation, he was given the role of being the cultural secretary of the party. However, he left this position based on his perspective that he is not presenting the true culture of Pakistan through the roles taken by him in different movies.
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The turn of events started to come into the limelight with his announcement of getting disentangled from his passion of acting in search of God and his contemplation on spirituality. This transformation was followed by his aforementioned announcement that his book on Monotheism will be available in June 2021 that stormed into social media. A series of questions started to circulate in the digital platforms to explore what that book has to offer on which Abbassi came into the headlines again with 23 minute youtube video titled From Atheism to Islam.
According to the messages that Hamza Ali Abbasi conveyed on the digital media, all the trophies he has won stand as the symbol of all the hard work that he has done to achieve his goals and objectives. Nevertheless, these plaques and souvenirs would be nothing more than a decoration piece after his death. In other words, his achievements mean everything to him from this life’s perspective but it would all fade with his passing away into the hereafter. Thus, his focus has now shifted towards understanding the reality of God and the purpose behind the creation of this universe. From now onwards, Hamza Abbassi has decided to devote himself to Islam so that he can spread the message of Islam towards humanity. This will be followed by helping the poor and those in need through charity work of all sorts.
The First Step
Hamza’s first endeavors have already started based on his participation in some of the TV transmissions hosted in the holy month of Ramadan where he has tried to get the answers to some general questions regarding God and the purpose of humanity. His contemplation also includes his efforts to understand the teachings of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad and what it means to be a Muslim. Furthermore, he is going into the details of the teachings of Islam and the duties of a Muslim to perform for helping out the other fellow Muslim brethren.
All the contemplation and getting separated from the world of acting has paved the way for Hamza Ali Abbasi to make a decision of stepping away from the world of acting and film-making and devoting his life to the true cause of his existence, serving God and humanity. He took a step ahead by revealing the information regarding his upcoming book about God. The audience composed of his die-hard followers took the news seriously and requested him to release the excerpts of his effort making them digitally accessible for the readers.
On consistent requests from his fans, he revealed that the book will be available for free for all those who are interested to know how Hamza has ended up on the path laid down by his Creator. It is all based on the idea that all these awards are nothing more than a mere piece of metal that possesses value being affiliated with a person to whom these are rewarded. Once the person has passed away, these souvenirs tend to lose their value and become worthless, and provide no benefit to humankind.
Conversely, if an individual becomes a philanthropist and strives hard to serve God and humanity, his charity work would continue to provide benefits to upcoming generations by setting an example for others to follow. With that mission in mind, he has started writing the book of his awakening and we anticipate that it would be loved by his followers and appreciated by the critics as well.
The Return Towards Islam
Hamza Ali Abbasi has revealed that when he was a teenager, he started to ponder regarding the creation of the universe and was unable to find a satisfactory answer due to which he became an atheist. However, science helped him a lot in understanding the different phenomena taking place from the atomic level to the intergalactic space around us. All these explanations made him realize that all these principles and processes are not happening on their own. Rather, there is a Creator behind these processes and He has created this all with a purpose including his own existence. All these factors contributed a lot towards Hamza’s return towards Islam and Islamic teachings.
Guidance For Fellow Muslims
Hamza Ali Abbasi has pointed out in a discussion that his purpose behind drafting his book is not to announce or commence his career as a writer. Rather, he just wishes to share his perspectives like any other individual who wishes to guide his or her fellows. He says that we all have been provided with a clear set of instructions by our Creator. However, we have divided ourselves into sects marking our differences from one another. This has led to a series of riots happening every now and then in the different regions as a result of these impertinent discriminations. He wishes to clarify all these misinterpretations through his own understanding of Islam in his upcoming book.
Although, Hamza Ali Abbasi announced at the outset that he has separated himself from the acting industry to affiliate himself with God which was taken up by critics as though he will never return to the industry again. However, he has clarified in a message that he would maintain his connection with the industry by its appropriate application in spreading the message of God, the Holy Prophet, and Islam. We wish him the best of luck for his mission.