Thekra adopts Khaleeji style for her latest album
Tunisian singer Thekra has just released her newest album under the name of “Thekra 3”. The album is sung mainly in “Khaleeji” (Gulf) style produced by Al Jazeera Funoon Company. The new release features twelve songs that were recorded at three of Egypt’s most prestigious studios; “Sout Al Qahira” (Voice of Cairo), “Sout Al Musica” (Voice of Music), and “Laileh” (Night).
According to the Saudi based daily Al Riyadh, Gulf singers Nadiba and Abdullah Abdul Kareem sang duets with Thekra that are featured in the album. Distribution was made by Akef Tareq and Amro Abdul Aziz.
Earlier last year the Tunisian singer denied that she compared the difficulties she faced in the course of her career with the suffering of Prophet Mohammed at the beginning of his call for Islam, which led a Saudi judge to call for prosecuting her.
Thekra asked, “am mad to say something like that?” reiterating that a journalist misinterpreted her statements at a press conference in Doha-Qatar and derailed them from their track. “I feel sad for what happened to me because I had to be on the defense as far as my religion is concerned. I never imagined that I would ever be put in such a difficult situation,” said Thekra adding “may God forgive who assailed and put me in this situation.”
A Saudi judge in Riyadh, Ibrahim al khudairi, viewed the statements stated by the Tunisian singer at the press conference as disbelieving and defection. He called for executing her over her sarcasm at the prophet through the reportedly alleged claim by her that “her suffering resembled the suffering of Prophet Mohammed at the beginning of his call for Islam.”
“The singer should either be executed as an extreme punishment or be brought before the court through judicial procedures with all the evidences on what she stated as a reprehension,” said the judge.
For his part, Egypt Mufti (Highest Sunny Cleric), Naser Farid said, “if somebody said that he worked hard and suffered like the prophet, the element of comparison would be here the hard work and suffering and not the person of the Prophet.”
“As long as she denied that she did not liken herself with the prophet, she should be considered innocent and her statements or intentions should not be altered in conformity with what the prophet stated that deeds should be judged by intentions.” -- Albawaba.com