Sunday, April 20, 2014
Confussed Ummah (Halal Version of Happy Muslims)
The halal version of Happy British Muslim song on the Youtube.com, after editing the original one where British Muslims ( man or women, girl or boy, young or old, hijabi or non hijabi) were singing, and dancing in public on Willam Pharrel's track Happy, is out. The original one has been taken down two days ago after much consideration.
The halal vid, where, now only four hijabi women (who were not dancing, just their faces) are left and only men are dancing is, Here! Its description says "(Not entirely Halal*) version of the Happy Muslims video by The Honesty Policy. Simply trying to find a middle ground to express ourselves without using extreme means of music or women dancing in public."
Just after the release of the original one, a new debated started in a town ( in the cyber world since last four days _And it is more annoying than real world): Is music halal or haram? can Muslim women dance in public or not ? Liberal Hijabis and its supporters are calling non liberal hijabs and its supports misogynistic, conservative, and bigots.
The logic behind all this fuss people give is that dancing in the public or in front of nah-marrahm is prohibited for Muslim women. It may cause desire to enter a man's heart, and that is actually basic reason of hijabi is, so that logic make some sense. One Dawah guy from Cardiff University, commented, " Women are far more attractive than men and men are far more easily attracted by a woman than the reverse. Dancing in hijiab can lead to desire forming in the heart of a man, so it is forbidden."
Another guy commented, " There are Islamic music, Islamic singers, they are moderate, they use their voices to praise the God, and that music don't arouse any vulgar desires in opposite sex, so it is allowed."
I dunno should I cry or laugh.
I talked with others too, and non- of them make any sense to me. Simple discussion got deep, so I found it better to say good bye. It is not so confusing to figure out is music and women danicng in front of nah maraham is really haram or halal.
Well, problem is not Music, and rulings about it. The problem is confusing Muslims. Figure the rest by yourself.