Rabat - The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Ibn Abdullah al-Sheikh, stated that “concerts and cinemas are forbidden in Islam as they corrupt morals and values.”
Rabat – The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Ibn Abdullah al-Sheikh, stated that “concerts and cinemas are forbidden in Islam as they corrupt morals and values.”
Amid a controversy in Saudi Arabia surrounding the authorization of concerts and the building cinemas in the country, Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Ibn Abdullah al-Sheikh, said publicly that these means of entertainment are forbidden in Islam.
The Mufti, who holds the position of President of the Council of Senior Ulema and Chairman of the Permanent Committee for Scientific Research and Fatwas, explained his view that prohibiting concerts and cinemas is valid as they bring, in his opinion, “no good and [involve] harm and corruption of the morals and destruction of the values, and are a cause for the two genders to mix.”
The Sheikh issued these statements in his weekly TV program, “With the Grand Mufti,” where he also pointed out that cinemas air “corrupt, indecent and atheistic movie, which are foreign to Muslim countries and threaten to change to Muslim culture.”
“I hope everyone is guided to the good path. We know that concerts corrupt,” the Mufti said referring to concerts.
According to the Sheikh, the authorization of concerts and cinemas recently issued by Saudi Arabia’s Entertainment Committee “will not do any good to the community.”