Amal Hijazi Just Retired Because She Wore a Hijab

Published September 5th, 2017 - 02:18 GMT
Amal Hijazi. (Facebook)
Amal Hijazi. (Facebook)

Lebanese singer Amal Hijazi surprised fans today by announcing she’d be retiring from life on stage.

More importantly, depending on your perspective, she announced this following pictures of her wearing a hijab making their way around social media.

It’s true, said Amal Hijazi in a Facebook post. I’m a hijabi now. And I am therefore retiring from the stage.

 “God has finally answered my prayers…for years I have struggled with the art I loved and the closeness to the religion I have harboured. I’ve lived this struggle internally and God, finally, has answered my prayers.”

“I don’t mean to diminish the art or other artists…but I have found happiness.”

This development follows Hijazi signing-up with Rotana records for a series of new albums. How this development affects the album remains to be seen.

Although there are different schools of thought on this, there are some who believe that a hijabi woman can sing.

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