NEW DELHI: A group of clerics has issued a fatwa (religious edict) against Indian idol junior singer Nahid Afrin, asking her to refrain from performing in public.
According to Hindustan Times, the fatwa has been issued against her keeping in view an upcoming event that was to be held on March 25. According to clerics, the venue of the event was in the vicinity of a mosque and a graveyard and asked her to respect the sanctity of the places.
“I was shocked and broken from inside at first. But, many Muslim singers gave me inspiration to not quit music. I will never do so,” Afrin said.
“I think my music is God’s gift to me. I believe it must be properly utilised; not doing so is ignoring God,” she said, according to reports.
Nahid, who made her Bollywood singing debut for Sonakshi Sinha in the 2016 movie Akira, first rose to stardom after a successful stint on a reality singing show in the year 2015.