Pakistani-Canadian Girl Sings 'Azaan', Infuriating Many In The Muslim World

Pakistani-Canadian Girl Sings ‘Azaan’, Infuriating Many In The Muslim World

Urvah Khan Azaan

Fame is something that allures everybody. However, some people can go to any extent in order to get fame. A girl in Toronto, Canada posted, a post in which she sang Azaan. The girl was unknown; nevertheless, after singing Azaan, she got famous. Her viral video on Instagram irked many across the world.

As per many, she is another Tahir shah in the making. Recently Tahir Shah released another song that led to popularity on social media. In the video, it is evident that the girl, wearing jeans and tee shits along with a tattoo on her arm is recording the Azaan, as a song in the music studio.

Urvah Khan Azaan

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In her Instagram post, the lady narrated about her and Azzan. She said, “Ramadan Mubarak! As a Karachi born Canadian Pakistani, my memory of the Azaan is ingrained in early childhood experience. The crackling loudspeakers, the daily rituals, all part of a youth gone, but not forgotten. It dawned on me this Ramadan that I had never heard the Azaan sung with a woman’s voice, and likely never would.”

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Ramadan Mubarak! As a Karachi born Canadian Pakistani, my memory of the Azaan is ingrained in early childhood experience. The crackling loud speakers, the daily rituals, all part of a youth gone, but not forgotten. It dawned on me this Ramadan that I had never heard the Azaan sung with a woman’s voice, and likely never would. Therefore, I decided to undertake the task myself. I do this not out of spite, or to cause anger. I do it out of reverence and respect during this holy time, and to underscore the idea that the limitless love of God includes all, not just some. . . . . . . #ramadan #ramadan2020 #urvahkhan #calltoprayer #azaan #adhan #muslim #islam #queer #lgbt #pakistani #Canadian #female #rocker #rapper #punk #accapella

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She added, “Therefore, I decided to undertake the task myself. I do this not out of spite, or to cause anger. I do it out of reverence and respect during this holy time, and to underscore the idea that the limitless love of God includes all, not just some.”

To a news channel, she said, “I wanted to make the kind of rock music that Brown women like me would want to listen to.” “I want little brown girls everywhere to hear my music, and feel like they can make music too if they want to.”

Talking about her sound she said, “She calls it scrap rock because it’s built from the broken pieces left from trying to reconcile two worlds.”

While talking about the origin of Rocks she said, “Let me tell you something, OK?” “In the late 1930s in the American South, when slavery was still in effect, there was a woman named Sister Rosetta Tharpe who strapped on a guitar, and she played gospel like no other. She was the daughter of an African American slave. She was a woman and she was also a lesbian. And this was in the 1930s!”

“When you hear Elvis Priestley and all those men try to hit those high notes, they are trying to imitate a Black woman,” says Khan. “So the birth of rock and roll, for me, came from a Black, gay woman. Maybe Sister Rosetta Tharpe wasn’t appreciated in her lifetime, but that doesn’t change what she did for rock and roll.”

However, people on social media disliked her singing of Azzan and her thoughts. Many criticized her clothes; some said it is forbidden for a woman to give Azzan. Moreover, some said, instead of giving Azzan, she sang it, which is against Islam.

Urvah Khan Azaan

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Urvah Khan Azaan

Source: Instagram

 

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