Dawood Wharnsby is one of the most renowned Nasheed artists. He ventured into the field of Nasheed in 1993, and since then he has spread the message of peace through his compositions.
Br Dawood visited Pakistan in March 2018 for a special theatrical performance at U for Ummah Kids in Karachi where kids, naturally, loved him.
Here is the exclusive interview with Br Dawood Wharnsby especially for Hiba readers.
- How was your experience with U for Ummah Kids?
Incredible experience! It was my first official event in Karachi and what a tremendous turnout!
- You have been a puppeteer, an artist, a musician and an educator, Alhumdulillah. How do you manage such diversity?
It’s not easy! I have always liked to try new things and been involved in many new ventures, instead of just one. It’s difficult to be switching hats but it keeps life very exciting for me.
- Please tell us a little about your childhood.
I had a wonderful childhood. My parents were very supportive. I always loved to draw and write. I loved to dress up and act. I think that really helped me as I got older to realized that there were two different realities: there is the reality that we live in, often regretting the things we do and the choices that we make, and then there is also the reality that we dream of. How can I be the best of me? How can I change the things around me that are not quite right? So, having that imagination as a child really helped me imagine this better world when I grew older and believe that may be there is a superman or a wonder-woman in each one of us. We should find out our talents that Allah (swt) has given us and use them to make this world a better place. So my childhood has helped me a lot. I still feel like a kid a lot of time!
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