People in Islam: Week 17: 10 —Yunalis Zarai a.k.a Yuna
In the world of entertainment, men often rule the stage (in nearly every category, actually). This extension exists in the Muslim world from television personalities, musicians, artists and comedians. Yet there are women in the entertainment industry who are Muslim, and not afraid to show it. Meet Yunalis Zarai, from Malaysia, a musician whose works are beautifully crafted and elegantly sung. Her ability to appeal to western audiences gives an insight that Islam is not a religion that lowers the status of women, but creates equality between the sexes.Her music crosses language barriers (to non Malay or English audiences) to speak about love, internal struggle, and she covers flagship songs of our generation, like “Come As You Are" by the 90s band, Nirvana.
Yuna’s talents and aspirations don’t end with music, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Law Studies from Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia and co-owns a women’s clothing boutique called IAMJETFUEL, showing the west that a muslimah is not some oppressed creature of fantasy, but an artist and businesswoman.

People in Islam: Week 17: 10 —Yunalis Zarai a.k.a Yuna

In the world of entertainment, men often rule the stage (in nearly every category, actually). This extension exists in the Muslim world from television personalities, musicians, artists and comedians.

Yet there are women in the entertainment industry who are Muslim, and not afraid to show it. Meet Yunalis Zarai, from Malaysia, a musician whose works are beautifully crafted and elegantly sung. Her ability to appeal to western audiences gives an insight that Islam is not a religion that lowers the status of women, but creates equality between the sexes.

Her music crosses language barriers (to non Malay or English audiences) to speak about love, internal struggle, and she covers flagship songs of our generation, like “Come As You Are" by the 90s band, Nirvana.

Yuna’s talents and aspirations don’t end with music, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Law Studies from Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia and co-owns a women’s clothing boutique called IAMJETFUEL, showing the west that a muslimah is not some oppressed creature of fantasy, but an artist and businesswoman.

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