'My religion is not y’all’s aesthetic': Rihanna has come under fire for using Islamic Hadith during her Fenty fashion show

Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty fashion show was always going to create waves, but we assumed for all the right reasons. However, the singer has been slammed for using a song that features a narration from an Islamic Haddith.

During Friday’s fashion show on Friday, Rico Nasty came onto the stage to the soundtrack ‘Doom’. The track, created by London producer Coucou Chloe, references the sacred texts of Islam by talking about the signs of judgement day.

The immediate backlash has sparked outrage amongst the Muslim community who use Hadiths to guide them through their daily lives. Taking to Twitter, one user wrote: “There’s so many Arabic songs that have nothing to do with Islam that Rihanna could’ve used for her lingerie show instead someone reciting a hadith was chosen. She doesn’t get a pass for this.”

Others scorned the star for her lack of respect for Islam. “Rihanna is messed up for using a song with a Hadith in it to play at her LINGERIE show. What is up with artists using Islam as an aesthetic??”, they wrote.

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Another person said: “There’s a level of modesty, both men & women have to obtain when it comes to our religion. the fact that rihanna used the hadith to play at her LINGERIE show where people were waking around half naked is so disrespectful to islam & muslims, so idk why people are defending it”.

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The criticism follows suit from Rihanna’s first show last year where she accused of appropriating Islam by having models wearing scarfs around their head. “I can’t let Rihanna have a pass w appropriating Islam like for her first show the models wore a scarf around their heads and it looked like HIJAB and her second show she used a track that remixed a HADITH….why is no one talking about this, my religion is not y’all’s aesthetic”.

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Rihanna is yet to comment on the issue.



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