Muslim Country Music

April 18, 2007

altmuslim has a profile of Kareem Salama, an Egyptian-American country singer from Oklahoma. He quotes from the Diwan of Imam al-Shafi`i (Allah be pleased with him.) Let that sink in. Have you met any Egyptian-Americans who quote from the Diwan of Imam al-Shafi`i?
All Things Considered did a story two weekends ago about the fact that the most popular style of music on Kenyan airwaves is country. The most popular performers are Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. And the biggest hit of all time is “Coat of Many Colors!”

Kareem Salama: “There’s something reverent about country music” – altmuslim.com

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