Junaid Jamshed: A Great and A Living Icon
As already mentioned in the Quran, each and every human being is just sent to the world by God, and then has to return back to Him one day. For e.g., a verse from Surah Al-Baqara regarding this fact has been given below:
“who know with certainty that they shall meet their Sustainer and that unto Him they shall return.” – 2:46
Similarly, our very well-known celebrity Junaid Jamshed has passed away because of a plane crash on December 7, 2016. He did lots of things as a media personality for Pakistan – from rising as a music icon to a philanthropist.
Junaid Jamshed started his career in the field of music through the formation of his band named ‘Vital Signs’ along with his permanent members during 1986. Later, he broke up with them and continued singing as a solo artist. He sang many songs of various tastes, like romantic, patriotic, national, etc. His songs grew very much popular, and are still listened by lots of people today, mainly from Pakistan. He had worked for many TV commercials as well, either as a singer, as a model, or as both.
Ultimately, Junaid left music during the early 2000s, approximately 15 years after starting his career in this industry. He did all this only for Islam and Allah. He finally left a lot of things for being religious, like modeling, music, Western dressings, etc. He then devoted his life for the sake of God. But, just like many other celebrities, he too then started his career in fashion industry by starting running wardrobe outlets by the name of ‘J.’. His clothing brand deals with selling Eastern dresses for gents and ladies, along with various grooming accessories. His personal business brand started operating successfully throughout Pakistan first, and then got extended towards some other countries, as well.
Junaid remained active for carrying out his many other activities as well, like reciting Naats, business administrations, Hajj and Umrah services, charity works, Islamic quiz shows, Ramadan transmissions, Tableegh, etc.
Junaid was in Chitral for a Tablighi Jamaat mission. On December 7, 2016, he and his wife were returning to Islamabad on the luckless PIA Flight 661, which crashed near Havelian, killing all passengers sitting in this plane, including him. He died at the age of 52.
Junaid Jamshed was, is, and will remain popular in the hearts of all of his fans and followers. His national songs, including ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ and many others, that he sang for his beloved country Pakistan and its all people, are still popular in our hearts. He became a music icon mainly for arising patriotism among all Pakistanis through his melodious type of national songs. Besides, he sang many love songs as well, that are still listened today. Even after he left music, he still used to sing some national songs for arising patriotism among his all country people. Also, he was a great supporter of Pakistan cricket and its star players, like Wasim Akram.
Additionally, he did all other tasks for our good. For e.g., he too got involved in clothing business for the public. Also, the act of carrying out such businesses is one of the Sunnah.
Since after growing religious, he then adopted Islam as his last mission till his last breath – and that is believed to be the main purpose of life for all Muslims of the world.
Finally, I appeal to the whole country for Junaid Jamshed, that may God grant him a place in the Heavens. Yes, indeed.