This art, and what the figures are doing in the painting would be forbidden under Shariah law. Life under Shariah would exclude fine art that violates Shariah, music, dance, freedom, and life as we know it.

Islamic scholars say dance violates sharia – Salsa festival in Morocco stirs controversy

Marrakesh will host its first international salsa festival amid controversy as officials and religious leaders expressed dismay over the city’s hosting of a festival devoted to the sexy Latin dance.

The festival, which runs Oct. 8-12, features 100 dancers from Cuba, Mexico, Los Angeles, New York, Oslo, Milan, including Francisco Vasquez and Alex da Silva, choreographers for Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. The contestants will also give salsa classes to students of Moroccan universities.

But some locals voiced objections that the dance is un-Islamic and violates local social norms.

” I do not think that the salsa festival has a negative impact on Morocco ”
Nabil Benabdallah, former minister of communication


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