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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