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#1 Gainzz

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:42 AM

Warning: contains music, some western-dressed women.

 

 

 

 

Julia was born in Beirut, Lebanon on April 1, 1968 into a Greek Orthodox Christian family to a Lebanese father and Palestinian mother. She was educated at the Rosary Sisters Schools where she sang in the school choir. Growing up, she and her brother were heavily influenced by Ziad Rahbani's works. When she was 12 years old she recorded her first song, entitled "A Maman" at Elias Al Rahbani studios. This was introduced to her by her music teacher Fouad Fadel. She also recorded two songs, "C'est la Vie" & "Viens dans Ma Vie".

 

On October 11, 2006, Julia announced a new single called "Ahibaii" (My loved ones). The lyrics are based on a letter sent by Hizbollah secretary general Hassan Nasrallah to the fighters in South Lebanon during the 2006 Summer War between Lebanon and Israel. The poet Ghassan Mataradapted the original text. The music is composed by Ziad, brother of Julia and arranged by Michel Fadel. The profits from the song's sale went to help the families of Hizbollah fighters and to all Lebanese who died during the Israel-Lebanon conflict. Sales eventually garnered three million dollars for the families of the Lebanese civilians, soldiers, security forces, and Hezbollah militants who have been killed in the Israel-Lebanon conflict. The sum was triple the original aim, which was only one million dollars. The families of Lebanese soldiers killed during operation Naher el-Bared also received a portion of the money.


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 09:03 AM

If you give us this warning, then why showing this un-islamic things?



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 09:57 AM

The bulk of people who support Hezbollah, are non-Shia and non-Muslim. Their support is manifested in different ways, according to the ways in which they are brought up.

That doesn't mean one shouldn't recognize and respect their respectful gestures.


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:06 AM

If you give us this warning, then why showing this un-islamic things?

 

Un-Islamic? Don't watch it then. But she is dressed modestly (especially considering it's Lebanon), and Hezbollah puts on a lot of songs about patriotism, religion and poetry on their channel. Also, don't act like you are the purest person in the world.


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:20 AM

If you give us this warning, then why showing this un-islamic things?

 

Oh god, not this again.

 

 

To the OP, thank you for sharing this wonderful video and the singer's background is quite interesting. Many respect to her and her family. :)


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:44 AM

Julia boutrous is the (second) best hezbollah nasheed singer, after mohammed rammal :)



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:51 PM

Amazing... Alhumdolillah, kudos her and to Sayed Hassan Nasrallah and the Lebanese Hezballah organization for being so open, inclusive and welcoming and attracting this sort of appreciation from all quarters. This kind of wide support reminds me of the kind of support Imam Ali had during his time from minorities because of how tolerant and open his Islamic government was, towards everyone, non-Shias and non-Muslims in general (the Christians of that time used to praise such Islamic values as freedom they had under the Imam as well). 

 

Respect to her, to Nasrallah, to Hezballah, and to Lebanese people in general for being united. 


Oh and by the way Ali-F, not all music is prohibited in Islam. The extreme heavy ones are for sure not ok, but other than those there are varying interpretations and differences of opinion among the experts as to what the limits are. It's not easy to judge a mild music video like this one where there's hardly any immodesty (relative to most music videos) and call it haram. 



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:17 PM

That must make the heads of some in Lebanon explode.


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:30 PM

Awesome! 


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:31 PM

Bro that's not just some "Christian singer." That's Julia Boutros!!!


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:20 AM

Great lines!!!!!


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:35 AM

This song is so old, it came out in 2006, the words of her song are the words of Sayed Hassan Nasrallah during the 2006 war when he sent a letter to the fighters of Hezbollah, and she did the whole concert to Hezbollah. Julia Botros is an SSNP (Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party) who resisted israel in their past, and most of her songs are revolutionary.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:22 AM

I wonder how tolerant Hizbollah is when it comes to how women dress. Julia Boutros is not a Muslim. So this might explain why she is tolerated. Some muslim countries accept double standards depending on religion. But e.g Haifa Wehbe is muslim. How come she is tolerated? Has Hizbollah begun to realise that compulsary hijab is a stupid and backward rule? If so, shouldn't Hizbollah be more critical against the oppressive laws of Iran?

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:06 AM

I wonder how tolerant Hizbollah is when it comes to how women dress. Julia Boutros is not a Muslim. So this might explain why she is tolerated. Some muslim countries accept double standards depending on religion. But e.g Haifa Wehbe is muslim. How come she is tolerated? Has Hizbollah begun to realise that compulsary hijab is a stupid and backward rule? If so, shouldn't Hizbollah be more critical against the oppressive laws of Iran?

1. Lebanon isn't an Islamic country, and not under any Islamic ruling + Lebanon isn't ruled by Hezbollah either.

 

2. Hezbollah can't force people to be religious, they are a political group and a resistance. In the Shia community you have people that aren't religious. Haifa Wehbe comes from a Shia community, and her brother is a martyr btw, but she is not religious. In Lebanon there is a lot of diversity between all communities and also in the Shia community since from before most  Shia were left wing, secular, communist.

Hezbollahs job in Lebanon isn't to impose hijab on women, they can make awarenesses, lectures, etc.. about Islam. Not more...


Edited by John Al-Ameli, 09 September 2013 - 07:08 AM.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:35 AM

I guess Haifa Wehbe has lots of young fans in Lebanon (and also in other ME countries). Right? Is she an acceptable example to the youth in the eyes of Hizbollah? Or does Hizb still have ambitions to make women wear hijab?

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:12 AM

Why some ppl are being so childish here?


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:17 AM

I guess Haifa Wehbe has lots of young fans in Lebanon (and also in other ME countries). Right? Is she an acceptable example to the youth in the eyes of Hizbollah? Or does Hizb still have ambitions to make women wear hijab?

Are you one of those Anti-Welayat Fakih?



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:56 AM

Are you one of those Anti-Welayat Fakih?


I am not sure I know what Welayat Fakih means. But I suspect it has something to do with politics and religion. Right? Any sensible person understands that it is not fair if the political system favours a certain religion. So of course it has to be secular. It is up to the individual to decide whether he/she wishes to adhere to any religion.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:05 AM

Are you one of those Anti-Welayat Fakih?

He's Islamophobic. 



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:18 AM

I wonder how tolerant Hizbollah is when it comes to how women dress. Julia Boutros is not a Muslim. So this might explain why she is tolerated. Some muslim countries accept double standards depending on religion. But e.g Haifa Wehbe is muslim. How come she is tolerated? Has Hizbollah begun to realise that compulsary hijab is a stupid and backward rule? If so, shouldn't Hizbollah be more critical against the oppressive laws of Iran?

 

Trees, meet the forest.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:27 AM

I am not sure I know what Welayat Fakih means. But I suspect it has something to do with politics and religion. Right? Any sensible person understands that it is not fair if the political system favours a certain religion. So of course it has to be secular. It is up to the individual to decide whether he/she wishes to adhere to any religion.

 

How many minutes do you sit thinking about the answer that you believe is such a good answer for a comeback?

Do you feel good about yourself before you go to bed? Because I pity your low life. 

You come here trying to act smart, but you only think your smart. Reality, you got no life. 

Ok get out..whose next? 



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:21 AM

How many minutes do you sit thinking about the answer that you believe is such a good answer for a comeback?
Do you feel good about yourself before you go to bed? Because I pity your low life.
You come here trying to act smart, but you only think your smart. Reality, you got no life.
Ok get out..whose next?

I understand that you did not like my answer. But are you able to explain why?

And how come you are so concerned about my feelings before going to bed? What do you know about my life? Can't you see it is irrelevant?

Edited by Hoppsan, 09 September 2013 - 11:22 AM.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:29 PM

1. Lebanon isn't an Islamic country, and not under any Islamic ruling + Lebanon isn't ruled by Hezbollah either.

 

2. Hezbollah can't force people to be religious, they are a political group and a resistance. In the Shia community you have people that aren't religious. Haifa Wehbe comes from a Shia community, and her brother is a martyr btw, but she is not religious. In Lebanon there is a lot of diversity between all communities and also in the Shia community since from before most  Shia were left wing, secular, communist.

Hezbollahs job in Lebanon isn't to impose hijab on women, they can make awarenesses, lectures, etc.. about Islam. Not more...

 

I second this comment. But of course the media portrays Hezbollah and the Shia community in general as Takfiris, who cut off women's noses Taliban-style.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:11 PM

I second this comment. But of course the media portrays Hezbollah and the Shia community in general as Takfiris, who cut off women's noses Taliban-style.


As Hizbollah has not dissociated itself from Iran, this is rather understandable. I have the impression that Hizb and the Shias in Lebanon generally are less islamic. But they are far from being secular.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:25 PM

As Hizbollah has not dissociated itself from Iran, this is rather understandable. I have the impression that Hizb and the Shias in Lebanon generally are less islamic. But they are far from being secular.

Yes because Iran follows Pashtun tribal codes and cuts off noses. Thumbs up for the enlightened analysis.


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