These Pakistani teenagers have become an internet sensation with their rendition of Justin Bieber, with mum beating out the rhythmn on an old pot. Meet the ‘Justin Bibis’
Many surprises here :-
- These young girls come from a remote town in Pakistan.
- They don’t speak English ~ hence write the English pronunciation in Urdu.
- They have their mothers support.
- The first recording was done live ~ on a street ~ with bystanders around !!
Ofcourse following their youtube success, fame and recognition came swiftly, as does these days with the social media high.
What does NOT surprise me :-
- They were hosted by a morning show as well, where they got a full makeover ~ LIVE !!
- TV channels and show producers, are constantly looking out for unusual, ‘breaking news’ kinda topics to raise their TRP’s but sadly, Pakistani TV casually, glorifies everything non-Islamic.
Young sisters singing on TV is not a new phenomenon is Pakistan. We remember the Benjamin sisters of the 80’s, but here’s a new generation of Urdu-speaking small-town dwellers, who have draped themselves with a dupatta and croon to the likes of Justin Beiber !!! The miracles of new-age telecommunication, I suppose ! Or the long web of shaitaani fitnah.
This young sibling has no idea, of what content they are endorsing in their songs … naturally, neither does their mother. Sounds nice enough to be sung without considering the repercussions !
From an Islamic point of view, having a woman’s voice heard with a musical set up ~ is not acceptable.
Hundred’s of small-town girls will find inspiration in these sisters, and consider crooning in public or youtube, as a ticket to fame.
Singing as a sign of rejoicing privately, in close confinement where only women are present, in a marriage function is the only exception where music and women can mix as per the teachings of deen !! Yet Pakistan has, long thrown the garb of ‘selective’ Islamic teachings and practices. A young Malala cannot be sent to school, yet she can be rejoiced on the morning shows !!
That’s not a new one for hypocrisy but it just endorses its absolute presence, shamefully.