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Podcast: Muslims and The Fenty Fitnah | With Omar Usman and Khaled Nurhssein

Zeba Khan

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American Pop Star Rihanna, who owns luxury fashion line Fenty, featured a song with the voice of Mishary Rashid Al Afasi reciting a hadith from the Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) about the end of times at recent lingerie fashion show.

Many are offended, but what’s the best way to respond to the situation?

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Join Zeba Khan as she discusses this with Omar Usman, executive director of MuslimMatters, and Khaled Nurhssein, a community organizer, a local khateeb, and an intermittent student of knowledge.

Many Muslims are offended by pop-star Rihanna's use of a hadith in the music for a lingerie fashion show. What is the right way to respond?Click To Tweet

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Zeba Khan is the Director of Development for MuslimMatters.org and the producer of the newly launched Muslimmatters Podcast, as well as a writer, speaker, and disability awareness advocate. In addition to having a child with autism, she herself lives with Ehlers-Danlos Sydrome, Dysautonomia, Mast-Cell Activation Disorder, and a random assortment of acronyms that collectively translate to chronic illness and progressive disability.

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    Waleed Jameel

    October 21, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    Great podcast. I rather liked Uncle Omar learning how to pronounce her name and overcoming his accent.

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    Kristyn Jones

    December 30, 2020 at 2:55 AM

    Interesting. I’m in the middle of the podcast so I’m not sure if they are going to talk about this or not, but I am wondering if Rihanna has been invited to Islam yet. She seems to have a fascination with Islam, she’s done some photo shoots in hijab, she has or had a Muslim boyfriend. I also think we have to have deep compassion for Rihanna. She is the descendant of Africans, kidnapped, enslaved, stripped of their language and culture and forced to work, in the case of her family, in the Caribbean, I believe. Now, she’s a billionaire, so maybe we don’t have to feel so sorry for her, but just keep in mind the deep wound that I believe all black descendants of slaves in the Americas have. I think for many of us Islam is a balm in Gildead, an attempt to heal that wound.

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