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Rihanna Violates "Moral Codes" At Abu Dhabi Mosque With Instagram Photoshoot

A statement from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque says she was asked to leave after posing for photos outside the prominent place of worship.

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Many people viewed the photos as evidence of a religious conversion.

asalamu alaykum sister @rihanna i saw pic of u wit a hijab at a mosque does dis mean u are muslim now welcome to islam sister riri

asma rashid

@billcosbae

asalamu alaykum sister @rihanna i saw pic of u wit a hijab at a mosque does dis mean u are muslim now welcome to islam sister riri

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And, of course, people are mad.

Rihanna mosque photo shoot offends some Muslims --> http://t.co/xPJM5XStG0 Bitch, leave our holy place &keep your filth away. We dont need u

Harald Doornbos

@HaraldDoornbos

Rihanna mosque photo shoot offends some Muslims --> http://t.co/xPJM5XStG0 Bitch, leave our holy place &keep your filth away. We dont need u

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#Rihanna #mosque shameful act of vulgarity in our worship place. Shame on #abudhabi authorities to allow such acts of immorality.

Hassan Ahmed

@imHasaan

#Rihanna #mosque shameful act of vulgarity in our worship place. Shame on #abudhabi authorities to allow such acts of immorality.

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In the event of behavior that violates the moral codes of access to the mosque, or other visit regulations – such as taking inappropriate pictures, posing in ways that are improper in the context of sacred place, talking loudly, or eating – the violators are directed in a polite manner that reflects the civilizational and tolerant attributes of Islam.Here, the Centre refers to a recent incident, involving a singer who came for a private visit to the mosque, at a gate that is not reserved for visitors, without prior coordination with the Centre's management and without identifying herself. [She] left without entering the mosque, after being asked to do so, due to the fact that she had taken some pictures that do not conform with the conditions and regulations put in place by the Centre's management to regulate visits in a way that takes the status and sanctity of the mosque into consideration.