The American singer is married to a Moroccan man with whom she has a daughter
Rabat – In an interview with Al Jazeera, American singer Jennifer Grout evoked pleasant memories of times spent in Morocco that pushed her to convert into Islam in 2013.
After graduating from McGill University in Canada and going on a summer trip to Morocco in 2012, Grout said that there was something unique about Morocco that affected and led her to convert into Islam.
The 29-year-old singer was referring to the generosity and hospitality of Moroccan people. She said that listening to all the Mosques simultaneously calling for prayers astonished her. Grout added that all these factors led her to undertake an in-depth study of Islam.
She told Al Jazeera that she started listening to the Coran in 2010. She has also appeared in video footage flawlessly reciting the Quran.
The singer is also married to a Moroccan man with whom she has a daughter.
Recalling her pregnancy and the reason behind choosing an Arabic name for her daughter, Grout said that the choice of her daughter’s name, Qamar (an Arabic word for the moon), is because she had a unique connection with the moon during her pregnancy.
After emerging in the Lebanese talent show Arabs Got Talent where she amazed viewers and judges by making it to the final round, Grout disappeared from the musical scene for 3 years.
She told Al Jazeera that after giving birth to her daughter she needed to step back from everything and embark on a spiritual journey to find her peace of mind.
The singer is a fan of Morocco’s diversity and music. She has sung many Andalusi, Amazigh, and Arabic renowned songs.