Soldiers of Allah was a Muslim rap group from Los Angeles.
The last Soldiers of Allah album 1924 was their most successful album. The name of the album refers to the year 1924 when "Islamic state was destroyed". The album was recorded before 9/11, but it is supposed that after 9/11 the group became controversial as Islam came further into public awareness in America.
Soldiers of Allah's views in their raps include unifying the ummah and setting one strong khilafah (Islamic state). In their songs they often refer to glorious men of Islamic history, like Abdul Hamid II, Selaheddine, Khalid bin Walid and Harun al-Rashid. They stand against corrupted Islamic regimes, Muslims weak in their beliefs and kuffar. They claim that Islam is complete, unlike Christianity and Judaism ("we have system, they have only religion").
SOA have been quite popular in the Muslim community in the West, and then gained massive popularity in other parts of the world such as the Middle East, Indonesia and Malaysia. They have gained an extremely wide international audience, past just the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and are believed by many to be the most well-known modern-music Islamic group around, a claim which certainly carries weight.
Due to family reasons, the Soldiers of Allah website has been shut down and the group disbanded, as the members all became married and decided to focus on their families. It's hoped that "Soldiers of Allah" will one day regroup and release another album, "SOA 3 - The return of Islam", and the feature Nasheed will be "By Islam We're Family." The mp3 was released, but the hosting site is now defunct.
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