Ustazah Asma’ Harun found herself in hot waters recently over a post she shared about Justin Bieber’s concert in Malaysia. In her long post, she appeared to call for parents to ban their kids from attending the pop concert. Her opinion has in turn met with mixed remarks from the public.
In her more recent update on her social media, the religious figure stepped forward to issue her response to all the backlash surrounding the previous Justin Bieber post uploaded on her FB. Asma clarified that she posted the statement in hopes to protect young people from straying away from God.
“Among the many people who criticised me include parents. The hurtful comments I received include, ‘We didn’t even ask for your money (to purchase the tickets). Why do you want to poke your nose into other people’s affairs?'” Asma’ revealed in her post. “Are you being so naïve with the fact that the atmosphere of the concert itself might lead to promiscuity? In some cases, some even consume alcoholic drinks. Worse, it can also lead to other problems including adultery.”
She added by writing, “We know that the tickets are already sold out. A concert that is very expensive, but still received massive response from Malaysians. After this, we can look forward to another concert that will follow suit just for the sake of self-indulgence. Alas, the hedonism culture among the community will be fully inculcated.”
The 39-year-old went on and explained, “This (statement) came from my experience of managing social problems involving teenagers. Do not normalise educating your children by giving them everything they want. Nauzubillah (We seek refuge in Allah), I’m afraid that both the parents and the children will not have time to repent before leaving the world.”
Asma’ then concluded her post by saying that she didn’t take all the negative criticism to heart. “Sadness is when apostasy happens right in front of their eyes, people choose to remain silent,” she wrote.
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