Hyderabad: Hyderabadi rapper Ruhaan Arshad who rose to fame with the rap song 'Miya Bhai' has decided to quit music as he believes it is "Haram" (prohibited) in Islam. He announced his decision on a YouTube video.
He said that he is grateful that music helped him build his career. However, now he has decided not to involve himself in anything related to music. He further said that although music was his bread and butter, he decided to quit it and start a small business.
"I am happy with my decision and never had second thoughts about it. I will stop myself from doing anything related to music. I know music is a sin in Islam. I just had the passion and the spirit to do it, so I pursued it. I am grateful that music has helped me build a career and fame from nothing. I am sure God will help me do something in life. But I will not quit uploading content on YouTube," he said in the video.
He also urged everyone who had been inspired by him and started making music to stop rapping.
'Miya Bhai', which was released in 2019, clocked over 524 million views on YouTube. After the release of the song, 2.33 million YouTube users started following his channel 'Ruhaan Arshad Official'.
The last song he released was called 'Apna Dour Aayega'.