As many as 42 Muslim clerics have issued Fatwa against upcoming singer Nahid Afrin, who crooned against terror ideology of Islamic State, asking her to stop singing in public. The 16-year-old was also a runner-up in one of the musical reality TV shows in 2015.
However, Nahid has played down the whole incident and described her singing as a gift of God.
“My singing is gift of God I believe it must be properly utilised,not doing so is ignoring God,” she told News agency ANI.
Meanwhile, Police have launched a probe to ascertain whether the fatwa was a reaction to Nahid’s recent songs against terrorism, including the Islamic State terror group. Police said that Nahid and her family would be provided security.
Leaflets bearing the fatwa in Assamese and the names of the clerics were distributed across Hojai and Nagaon districts in central Assam on Tuesday.
The fatwa says, the venue (Udali Sonai Bibi College in Lanka, Assam) where Nahid is scheduled to perform on March 25 is “against the Sharia” as it falls in the vicinity of graveyard and mosque.
“If anti-Sharia acts like musical nights are held on grounds surrounded by masjids, idgahs, madrassas and graveyards, our future generations will attract the wrath of Allah,” it said.