Adnan Sami questions 'selective convenience' of Muslim clerics

Samarth Srivastava
Published on: 21 May 2017 11:44 AM GMT
Adnan Sami questions selective convenience of Muslim clerics
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Mumbai: Singer Adnan Sami has questioned Muslim clerics how "music is haram" after news surfaced online of US President Trump joining in traditional male-only sword dance in Saudi Arabia.

Sharing a video clip of the dance, Adnan, who is of Pakistani origin and is now an Indian citizen, tweeted on Sunday: "Dear Muslim clerics, you all claim music is haram in Islam. This is Saudi Arabia. This is song and dance by its royalty! Where are your fatwas now?"

https://twitter.com/AdnanSamiLive/status/866219143820963841

"Ps -- Oh yeah and Trump is in there too. You know, the one who came up with the Muslim travel ban."

One of his Twitter followers wrote: "This is their traditional Arabic dance."

To which, Adnan replied: "Oh so that is okay then? It suddenly becomes 'halal'? Selective convenience."

Another user wrote: "Dear Sami Sabh, Saudia is not Islam. If you want to understand Islam, read Quran. You can find yourself... in Quran, music is haram."

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In that case, Adnan asked him to show "the surat or aayat in the Quran where it says 'Music is haram'... Answer is nowhere!"

One even asked: "'Music is nutrient for the soul'... These are the sayings of musicians or people related to music, so why don't you prove it?"

Adnan said: "We prove it by the peace and harmony we bring to the souls of people all the time who listen to music!"

Four years ago, Adnan had asked a similar question when fatwa was issued against drummer Farah Deeba, guitarist Aneeka Khalid and vocalist-guitarist Noma Nazir.

He had tweeted: "Outraged by fatwa against Kashmiri girl band. If music was haram, then why does Saudi Arabia have a National Anthem with music?"

IANS

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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