The video of a Niqab-clad woman singing went viral on social media platforms which caused massive outrage in Saudi Arabia.
The actor commended the woman in his tweet for her voice and wrote, "I just want to say that may Allah protect you. Finding a job and earning money for sustenance is difficult. Keep going with your beautiful voice regardless of what others think about you."
However, some from religious Saudi Muslim communities did not appreciate her endeavor, as singing is considered haram, and such performances by women are akin to traditional and religious taboos. This sparked a flurry of negative comments against her.
One Twitter user wrote, "O Lord, may you open for her a door to a livelihood other than singing,"
While another user wrote, "I say fear Allah. A halal [religiously permissible] livelihood is what is rich and joyful."
And a third user questioned why she wore the Niqab while singing and performing.
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