6 Sep – Ifa Raziah recently expressed frustration over the trend of religious groups publicly reprimanding the actions and mistakes of celebrities on social media.
The dangdut singer, who was criticised after a video of her doing her dance during an aqiqah event - an Islamic tradition in which a livestock is sacrificed for the meat to be divided when a child is born, stated that she feels that these comments made by these figures seem to be very one-sided.
"I can see that whenever a celebrity did something wrong, a lot of them will come out to comment, as if inciting netizens to criticise and hate me as well. But when the wrongdoing involves other preachers, they kept their silence," she said.
Ifa stated that she has no issue with being reprimanded for her action, as long as it is done in private and does not involve inciting the public.
"What is their motive? I have never been rude to any preacher. Do not look down on me just because I do not wear the hijab, as if those with hijab would never do wrong," she expressed.
As for her other video, in which she is seen doing her prayers, Ifa stated that she deliberately posted it to show that she is not as ignorant as what others think.
"I want to prove that I still hold fast the teaching of Islam as what I have now comes from God," she added.
(Photo Source: Ifa Raziah Instagram)