SuaraSulsel.id – Actor and producer who recently starred in the movie ‘A Star is Born’. And the United States’ top comedian, Dave Chappelle, admitted that he converted to Islam as a teenager.
In an interview, Dave said, the conversion to Islam occurred at the age of 17, when he lived in Washington DC. Not far from the pizza shop that has Muslim employees.
“I was going to ask him a question about his religion and the guy was very passionate about it, it was very interesting. I like the Islamic point of view and I think these things inform my decision. That I I want a meaningful life, a spiritual life,” Dave said.
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Dave said that the way Islam is presented in the public sphere in the United States is a narrow view and undermines religious beliefs.
“Even though it (Islam) is a beautiful religion. And the ideas of that religion are reflected in all the major Abrahamic religions. You will see these ideas in Christianity and Judaism.”
In addition, Dave Chappelle also visited Mecca in Saudi Arabia and came to the Zamzam water source in Saudi Arabia. It is located about 20 meters from the Kaaba in Mecca.
In Islam, it is known as the well where the angel Gabriel drew water from underground to refresh the Prophet Ibrahim’s wife Hajar and their son Ismail, who ran out of food and water.
After visiting the water well of Zamzam, Dave was inspired to name their first child, Ibrahim.
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“The cool thing about this for me is that it’s all coming from one source. This source is ultimately good, and although we may not understand the intent of this source, we are all connected,” said Dave Chappelle. .