Singer Adnan Sami started a Twitter debate on Sunday when he questioned all ‘muslim clerics’ how music can be haraam according to Islamic teachings when US President Donald Trump could be seen dancing in a video in Saudi Arabia with the country’s royalty.
Trump, who is on an official tour to Saudi Arabia, can be seen dancing along to a traditional males-only sword dance. Adnan took to Twitter to share a video of this celebrated dance and triggered a discussion on the very sensitive topic.
Sami tweeted, “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?” He also wrote, “Ps — Oh yeah and Trump is in there too. You know, the one who came up with the Muslim travel ban.”
Dear Muslim Clerics, U all claim music is haram in Islam? This is Saudi Arabia. This is song n dance by its Royalty! Whr r ur fatwas now?!👇😜 https://t.co/sRUyba9qEZ
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) May 21, 2017
Many people came forward on the social media platform in an attempt to bash him for his baseless statement. One of his Twitter followers wrote, “This is their traditional Arabic dance.” Adnan replied to this with, “Oh so that is okay then? It suddenly becomes ‘halal’? Selective convenience.”
Another user commented: “Dear Sami Sabh, Saudia is not Islam. If you want to understand Islam, read Quran. You can find yourself… in Quran, music is haram. Once again Adnan left no leaf unturned in responding to him with a solid reply, “The surat or aayat in the Quran where it says ‘Music is haram’… Answer is nowhere!”
What do you think of this? Is Adnan Sami making pointless claims to gain his due popularity or is he up to something else?