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Rihanna Apologized to Muslims

Hind Khoudary Hind Khoudary
9th October 2020
Rihanna Apologized to Muslims
Rihanna and the artist behind the song apologized (GettyImages).

The Claim

Rihanna used a song that included sacred Islamic verses and didn't apologize to the Muslim community.

Emerging story

In early October, Muslim social media users expressed their rage against Rihanna after Savage X Fenty Show.
Muslim fans called out Rihanna for using a song that included sacred Islamic verses during the lingerie fashion show. Muslims claimed that Rihanna didn’t apologize to the Muslim community.

Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar's investigation found the claims misleading. Rihanna issued an apology on her Instagram to the Muslim community on Tuesday after being criticized for using a song that sampled a recitation from Islam’s sacred hadith for her 2020 Savage X Fenty fashion show last week. is a sacred text to Muslims.

 Rihanna wrote in a post shared on the Savage X Fenty Instagram page Tuesday. "I would more importantly like to apologize to you for this honest, yet careless mistake. We understand that we have hurt many of our Muslim brothers and sisters, and I'm incredibly disheartened by this!"






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A post shared by SAVAGE X FENTY BY RIHANNA (@savagexfenty) on Oct 6, 2020 at 11:27am PDT

According to ET Online, the track was released in 2016 and includes remixed Hadith narration about the end of the world and the afterlife. Written by the Prophet Muhammad and those close to him, the Hadith is a sacred text to Muslims, just behind that of the Quran. Rihanna and the artist behind the song posted apologies on social media. 

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