Home
Previous Post
Famous Egyptian Honey Brand Could Give You Cancer
Next Post
Egypt to Start Up Its Own Sovereign Wealth Fund

Viral Video: Azhar Sheikh Sings Qur'an Verses

The video prompted calls to establish a syndicate for Imams to keep such acts in check.

Making the rounds this week is the video below; showing an Azhar Sheikh blasting out Qur'an verses accompanied with oriental music - an act which is not explicitly haram (as in there's no Qur'an verse or Hadith specifically addressing it). However, it has been shunned by Islamic scholars and Imams over the centuries.

The video, naturally, was met with strong backlash from religious figures; with calls to establish a syndicate for Imams to keep such acts in-check moving forward. The Sheikh and the location haven't been identified as of yet.

The incident comes a year after a Tunisian court sentenced British DJ Dax J to four years in prison, after he mixed the Muslim call to prayer into a tech music set while performing in a club in Northern Tunisia.


Todays Events
Maryam Saleh @ CJC 610
Bars
Date: 4/24/2019
Time: 10:30pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club 610
Noha Fekry @ Kempinski Jazz Bar
Bars
Date: 4/24/2019
Time: 9:30pm - 12:0am
Venue: Kempinski Jazz Bar
Disco 7amra & Bubblegum Kollectiv @ CJC
Bars
Date: 4/24/2019
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club
Filmmaking w/ Mohamed Nader @ Studio ZAT
Workshop
Date: 4/24/2019
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Studio Zat
Nashaz @ Africairo
Variety
Date: 4/24/2019
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: AfriCairo
Raindogs @ The Tap West
Bars
Date: 4/24/2019
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: The Tap West
Creative Writing Workshop @ Darb 1718
Workshop
Date: 4/24/2019
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Darb 1718
Arabic Maqam Workshop @ Alrab3
Workshop
Date: 4/24/2019
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Venue: Al Rab3 Cultural Center