The news we’ve all been waiting for since the end of October has finally been revealed. Though we all kind of predicted it, it is nonetheless still a big revelation.

In a 23-minute long video message posted to Youtube, Hamza Ali Abbasi shared that he will be quitting acting to focus on religion, his relationship with Allah and to spread the message of Islam.

“I had this divine revelation some time back, that all that I am doing in this world will end the moment I die,” Hamza said in the video, adding that death is inevitable.


“All these trophies, all these accolades will not bring me any good on the day of judgment when I meet my Maker. I have decided that I want to leave everything that might be a hurdle when it comes to making my matters easier on the day of Judgment.”

Though Hamza will be quitting acting, he shared that he will still continue to make videos and use his voice and popularity to spread the message of Islam and inspire others to undertake this spiritual journey.

“My perspective of life has been changed since I realised that I have to meet my God. With this realisation, what I decided to do is that I now wish to talk to people. I wish to spread the message.”

However, Hamza asserted that making movies is not haraam, adding that he might even consider making movies that are not vulgar and propagate the message of peace and patriotism.

Addressing the rumours of him joining politics, Hamza clarified that he is not joining electoral politics.

“I think in politics, you have to lie a lot to defend your party and your peers. It isn’t something I resonate with. I don’t wish to lie or do something I don’t believe in, so entering politics is not on the cards right now,” he said.

It is pertinent to mention here that Hamza has been a loyal and vocal supporter of Prime Minister Imran Khan and has even served as the Cultural Secretary of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) for a short while.

Hamza also thanked his fans for their support through the years, saying that he would be nothing without them.

The actor-activist in October had tweeted that he had a very important announcement to make at the end of the month.

Following that, speculations were rife that the actor will be quitting the entertainment industry. On a poll posted by The Current, 58 percent of people agreed that the actor will be quitting acting.

Hamza made his film debut in 2013 with the films Waar and Main Hoon Shahid Afridi. Over the years he has had several successful projects to his credit including Pyaray Afzal, Mann Mayal, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani and Parwaaz Hai Junoon. His latest drama Alif is currently on air while his last film, The Legend of Maula Jatt, has no release date as of now.