If you think that Saudi Arabia is all about desert, sandstorm and camel – think again!
Now, the country has announced that it will open the world’s first ever ‘halal’ nightclub called WHITE in the coastal city of Jeddah, and as you may have guessed, this announcement doesn’t sit well with the citizens – especially the conservatives.
They gonna make everyone pray isha then give them shots of zam zam then get hyped listening to Quran
— Sardard (@DaSardard) June 13, 2019
Anyone interested to explain to me what is a Halal Disco/night club? I’m almost confused.
— Walaa Al Ghussein (@WalaaGh) June 12, 2019
For starters, how can a nightclub be ‘halal’ in the first place? We’re no experts but the news certainly sparked controversy and raised questions among Muslims who find the idea absolutely ridiculous!
According to the organisers, the food and beverages served at the venue will all be non-alcoholic, adhering to the ‘halal’ standards of the Islamic dietary law. But ‘halal’ refers to more than just food, as it also applies to all aspects of life and social context.
The news spread like wildfire on social media with the Arabic hashtags #DiscoInJeddah and #JeddahDisco trending and people obviously have all sort of opinions and reactions.
— khaled alhajji (@kjax98) June 13, 2019
— ??????? (@aahammouri) June 13, 2019
— Fahad Alzahrani (@fahadalz1) June 14, 2019
Meanwhile, in Halal Nightclub. pic.twitter.com/t2off4UphK
— ??????? (@sobarto2009) June 13, 2019
one day suida arob will open Halal Brothels
— M B R Morshad (@morshad96) June 13, 2019
So what do you think about the new “attraction” in Saudi Arabia? Would you want to experience how a ‘halal’ nightclub feels like? Let us know in the comments!