TikTok is a wonderful realm, with its abundance of trends such as dance covers, lifestyle tips, fashion inspos, you name it! However, a new viral (and arguably one of the weirdest) trend that recently emerged and being followed by newlyweds, especially among Muslim women in their hijabs, has been met with criticism by the public.
Known as “Unboxing By Husband”, most of the videos shared show the newlyweds in their wedding outfits standing in front of the mirror. The groom would then “remove” the bride’s head accessories, while being recorded by the latter. This TikTok trend has in turn infuriated a lot of people, including PU Syed.
Taking to his Instagram, the outspoken Muslim preacher expressed, “‘Unboxing Wife’, or ‘Unboxing By Husband’ is another heresy that is going viral and has been done by many young couples on social media! Exposing your aurat is haram (forbidden), let alone exposing your wife’s aurat! And you’re still proud of sharing ‘haram’ content just to gain a lot of views!”
During a recent interview with mStar, PU Syed (full name Syed Mohd Bakri Al-Yahya) also blasted the TikTok postings for its nonsense content, apart from arguing that it will also cause slander among the public who watched the videos.
“Our wife is our property. We can’t just simply share her beauty and her sweetness for others to see. It all belongs to us as a husband. As youngsters, we have the nature to try something, but we must also obey God’s command and never do such a thing. Avoid doing nonsense stuff, because it doesn’t bring benefits but mere slander,” the 39-year-old was quoted as saying.
What do you have to say about this new TikTok trend? Do you agree with PU Syed’s argument?