Muslim scholar, Hamza Yusuf, has warned Muslim girls and boys from listening to One Direction. In fact, he is against anybody listening to it, Muslim or Non-Muslim. The sheikh highlights some of One Drections lyrics which appear to be teaching disobedience to parents and sex before marriage.
Even though the band, One Direction, includes a Muslim singer (Zayn Malik) it does not mean the songs and the actions of One Direction are wholesome and in accordance with Islam.
As Muslims we should recognise popular culture is not something which we should be trying to imitate. Assimilation into the West is not our purpose. We need to show people the beauty of our religion and cultures rather than allowing Western popular culture to shape us. We need to recognise the dangers of pop and hip hop music. The music industry is a very powerful industry that parents should be wary of.
I pray Zayn Malik can have some influence in directing One Direction to a better direction and/or leaves the band and becomes a true leader for the Muslim community in the UK and the West in general. Ameen.
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