India: Islamic scholars upset over song that ‘hurts the sentiment of Muslims’

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India TV News, February 15, 2018. (Archive link)

Several Muslim scholars and leaders have come together to condemn Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier for her expressions in a clip of song ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’.

At India TV’s chat show ‘Kurukshetra’, Syed Rizwan Ahmed, an Islamic scholar, said that performing in a flirtatious manner on the song is against the teachings of Islam.

“After scrutinising the lyrics, I noticed that it is based on an Arabic poetry. It is about Prophet Muhammad and his first wife Khadija. How they met and tied the knot. Playing the song at a wedding ceremony is good, but a juvenile (school going) performing in a flirtatious manner on the song (original song) is wrong,” he said.

Sufi Abdul Qadri of Sufi Majil too echoed same sentiment. “This has never happened before… it is a conspiracy to defame Islam. Taking name of Rasulullah while dancing is wrong,” he said.

Maulana Arif Qasmi, president of All India Imam Foundation, said that the song huts the sentiments of Muslims. He added that the girl should wear hijab because it is a matter of Quran and Islam….