As Syrian refugees arrived in Canada this week, a video has gone viral of a children’s choir singing “Tala al-Badru Alayna”, a nasheed which was sung by the Ansar when the Prophet Muhammad (saw) arrived in Medina.
However, Sohaib Saeed, who is a director at Quranica questioned the video’s authenticity, and argued that it was an old video unrelated to Syrian refugees being “welcomed” to Canada.
He posted the following status on his Facebook yesterday: “Should I break it to you? That beautiful video of Tala’a l-Badru ‘Alayna (the children’s choir in Canada) was from 3rd December, and not about welcoming refugees. I saw the video a few days ago (before the refugees arrived), and perhaps so did you. We already thought it was a beautiful expression of multiculturalism. Did you forget all about it?
“Then someone posted the video with the erroneous description – as happens all the time nowadays – and everyone forwarded it on with the mistake. And now even the Independent has posted about it without checking the facts.”
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