In a recent post, I wrote about the “Happy” YouTube video of Pharrell Williams that has gone viral (over 255 million views) and the “Happy” video made in Gaza – a place many might not think of as being happy because of their lack of food, fuel, and freedom.
A group of Muslims from Great Britain made their version of “Happy.” You can see it here:
I have to say, I really, really enjoyed this video but. . .the “Happy British Muslims” video has not made everyone. . .well. . .“happy.”
Here is an example of Muslims who are unhappy about “Happy British Muslims”:
Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf also weighed in on the subject:
How about you, my Muslim friends?
Does the “Happy British Muslims” video attempt to break harmful stereotypes of Muslims in an incorrect way or does it break harmful stereotypes of Muslims in a healthy and even “happy” way?
Is it OK for Muslims to smile, clap, and. . .jump around?
Would Allah be pleased?
Is the “Happy British Muslims” video halal or haram?
(Postscript: I also want to know what any of you Christian readers think of this video. Let me know!)