Last year, there was intense debate about the point in private parties, and then social media activists circulated a decision that was said to have been issued by government agencies in which the point was banned and deterrent penalties were set. Sheikh Al-Amin’s private scattering on his head and dialogue money.
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Some attributed the decision that had been issued last year to the attack on the artist, Iman Al-Sharif, when a young man tried to harass her to beat him in an attempt to defend herself. It is worth mentioning that (the point) is an old Sudanese custom that we share With it and some African countries as a kind of societal bragging, however, the point has recently undergone a lot of change. It is no longer (points) in the local currency only, but has become in dollars and euros and sometimes through the gift of a luxury car.
Doesn’t break tradition
Sheikh Al-Amin’s video provoked a lot of controversy, but the man came out and said that there is a fatwa permitting the point on female singers at concerts and that it is modernity and does not violate Islamic law, and his talk came after activists of social media platforms shared a video of him throwing the point at one of the female singers.
And Sheikh Al-Amin added, “The modernity we saw in the Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace, when people did not know how to comb their hair. , Not in Muharram, but rather to help the artist.
Usually in a sister country
Not long years ago, many male and female singers turned towards the neighboring country, Chad, whose audience was known to pay the point generously. At that time, the great singers were weary of this phenomenon and demanded the competent authorities to put an end to it, and because it falls under customs and traditions, those in charge of arts in the country at that time were unable to put an end to the point artists. .
raised a curiosity
The musician Al-Mahi Suleiman, we talked to him about the issue of the point, which has become a fashion for the audience of some artists, especially the qunat. Al-Mahi answered us by saying: The point is a social habit in Sudan and a number of Arab and African countries. Her luck was educated, and then she turned into a phenomenon that aroused the admiration of many in an economically troubled country.
imbalance of life
Art critic Noah Al-Sarraj said that the point is a behavior associated with cabarets and presented to the dancers, so even the Egyptians fought it through drama with reference to directing the point’s money to the needy because they are the first to do so. And intruders on him, and Al-Sarraj praised the position of the famous artist Hussein Shendi when he stopped singing during a party after someone threw money at him as a point, and this in itself is a lesson from the artist because he is basically a breeder, and Al-Sarraj attributed the point phenomenon to the imbalance of life in Sudan.
Social researcher Ibtisam Mahmoud told us: The point about female artists is part of the Sudanese people’s culture and is linked to the state of bragging and generosity, and they think that it is a behavior that reflects positive things in life, but I do not see that there is a meaning (throwing money at female artists), especially in light of the difficult economic conditions, as it is possible that Any attack on the artist to take the money that fell on the ground and this behavior encourages crime and I think that under these circumstances many cultures and customs that have a negative impact on our society must change, as some customs need to be reviewed in order to be more able to continue.
with its fight
Ibtisam adds that she supports banning it through the law, especially since the incidents of violence that female artists are exposed to because of the point are increasing. Besides that, many problems occur within families with those who scatter money, some do not accept it, especially since we are in the country of the eighties of its people below the poverty line and I think it is a tradition for affluent countries The situation is like the Arab Gulf states, and that money is the first to be spent on hospitals and schools, because the singer came with a specific wage, and this is a negative phenomenon that must be fought.