A Saudi musician has stirred anger after he sung verses of the Qu’ran at a concert. While the permissibility of playing music for Muslims is disputed, singing the religious text is generally not accepted in orthodox Islam.
During Saudi Arabia’s national day celebrations on Saturday, Talal Salama was filmed singing the words of Surat al-Falaq. In a nation where the very celebration of a non-religious occasion is condemned by religious authorities, unsurprisingly this incident provoked fury.
Many Saudis on social media directed anger about the Entertainment Authority with a Twitter post by Af.Moo saying “For the first time, I am scared about the future. The ‘Westernization Authority’ is responsible”.
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