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Rihanna slammed for Islamic Hadith in song for Savage X Fenty show, Internet says ‘no apology can set this right'

'Rihanna is responsible for this even if she didn’t choose the music', said a user
Rihanna (Getty Images)
Rihanna (Getty Images)

Rihanna has not been putting out music for some time in order to focus on her lingerie company called Savage x Fenty. The Barbadian singer recently held the show of her new make-up line known as Fenty Beauty and unfortunately, it did not end on a good note. The singer is drawing flak for using the Islamic Hadith during the show. 

The 32-year-old crooner is facing a lot of backlash from the Internet as she has been accused of allegedly disrespecting the values of Islam by using a song that has verses of the Hadith mixed into the beat. The song at the center of this controversy is called ‘Doom’ and had been created by a London-based producer named Coucou Chloe more than two years ago. The song has Islamic vocal samples from Hadith which apparently talks about the end of times and the judgement day.

This did not go down well with people on social media. A lot of social media users took to Twitter to slam Rihanna. One user said, “Rihanna is responsible for this even if she didn’t choose the music. she hired her team and she must’ve heard the songs beforehand and just because she’s rihanna doesn’t give her a free pass to disrespect a religion” One furious user posted, “If you’re not muslim, if you’re an ex muslim, you have absolutely NO say in the rihanna issue. dont silence us because you don’t find an issue with what she did. it was beyond disrespectful to our religion and this happens constantly and it’s just sickening. have some respect”

Another user added, “So disturbing how rihanna and her team used a muslim hijabi girl in their fenty makeup line but cant even take the time to actually educate themselves on her religion! a line thats supposed to ”represent”diversity no less” One asserted, “Rihanna could go live and spend 3 hours apologizing over and over again for this and i still wouldnt accept it . 3 years ago she allowed the same thing knowing what the hadith meant and how important hadiths are in Islam. so no, no apology could make this right” Another angry individual stated, “So the Hadith rihanna used was about the signs of the day of judgement? I’m actually disgusted”






For the uninitiated, Hadith is a collection of traditions containing sayings of the prophet Muhammad which, with accounts of his daily practice (the Sunna). It constitutes the major source of guidance for Muslims apart from the Quran and therefore, is considered of utmost importance in their life.

Rihanna or her team is yet to revert on the backlash. Meanwhile, you can check the much controversial audio of the song ‘Doom’ right here:


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