Summer camp may seem like an unlikely place to create a successful, internationally-acclaimed rap group.
But in the early 90s, during an era when the mix of rap and musical activism was at its prime, three amateur, Muslim-American artists saw an opportunity to blend the Islamic faith and hip-hop culture.
Going through news bulletins and reading more about such notable figures, I recall the first verse that was revealed to our beloved Prophet ﷺ from the holy Quran: اقرأ (Read). This opening verse came with a direct message urging us to seek knowledge and keep on challenging ourselves and surroundings. I no longer have doubts regarding my scientific career as the Almighty, Allah (swt) has said in His Holy Book that the works of the righteous people will never go to waste.