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I was wrong to speak against a fatwa prohibiting singing: Saudi Imam

By Nairita Das

London, July 29 (ANI): In the latest spat between reformist and conservative clerics, Adil Kalbani, an Imam, who became the first first black Saudi to lead prayers at Mecca's Grand Mosque, has said he was wrong to speak against a fatwa prohibiting singing.

Earlier in June, Kalbani shocked conservative clerics by raising his voice in favour of

singing, saying neither the Koran nor Prophet Mohammad's sayings prohibited it.

"But, in remarks published by an Arab newspaper yesterday, Kalbani said that he had discussed the fatwa with people including Islamic Affairs Minister Saleh bin Abdul-Aziz bin Mohammad al-Sheikh and had changed his mind," reports The Scotsman.

"Most singing today brings with it debauchery, obscenity and abomination. Even conservative singing authorised by some clerics can be described as drivel at the very least," said Kalbani. (ANI)

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