AbdulRasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz, an award-winning filmmaker and former rapper, has announced his return to Islam, his father’s religion.
Funke Akindele’s ex-husband announced this on his Instagram page.
JJC Skillz revealed that he had gone missing but had been found, while pleading for forgiveness. He prayed to his creator to conceal his flaws and calm his fears.
“I was lost but now I’m found. O Allah, I ask you for pardon and well being in my religious and worldly affairs and my family and my wealth. O Allah, veil my weaknesses and set at ease my dismay and preserve me from the front and from behind and on my right and on my left and from above. And I take refuge with You lest I be swallowed up by the earth”.
JJC Skillz further confirmed his return to his father’s religion in interview with an Islamic online platform, Muslims News, on Thursday.
JJC Skills said he was originally born into an Islamic family but he never practiced it as he chose to follow the faith of his mother.
Speaking to Muslims News, the musician said it was a design of God that he would finally embrace Islam.
“I was born a Muslim – AbdurRasheed by name. My dad, Bello is a Muslim but my mum is a Christian. Back then I used to go Islamiyah but all I remembered about it was getting beaten. They used to scare us with hellfire so, I never practised.
“It’s God’s design that I will return to Islam. I thank Allah for sparing my life.
“I am so happy I found Islam again because it has given me peace. It has given me direction and focus. I was truly lost but now, I am found,” he maintained.
JJC Skillz speaks on forgiveness
Just days back, JJC Skillz had continued to express himself more since his relationship with his estranged wife, Funke Akindele went south.
The father of five via his Instastories threw what seemed like a subtly shade to his former wife.
According to JJC Skillz, he was made to understand how strong he was after he forgave someone who wasn’t sorry for his or her actions.
“I never knew how strong I was until I had to forgive someone who was not sorry, and accept an apology I never received,” he wrote.
In an earlier interview, JJC Skillz had said this about the state of their marriage, “When it comes to me and my wife, we are together forever when it comes to our children and what we have created.”