“We keep repeating that Islam has been hijacked, we ain’t like that”
Native Deen is an American Islamic musical group formed in the 2000’s by Salaam, Ahmad and Muhammad who met through the Muslim Youth of North America. Their band combines hip-hop with lyrical themes from Islam. Their songs seek to inspire young muslims to remain faithful to Islam despite the pressures of the daily life and they criticise the erroneous vision that so many people have about their religion. In 2005, in a context of animosity of the Muslim world towards the American government, the State Department invited them to do a good-will tour in Mali, Senegal and Nigeria. The band accepted it and has now about 40 shows a year, mostly at Muslim cultural conventions and summer camps.
Check out their single ‘My Faith My Voice’.