An Egyptian actress who retired for spiritual causes and started sporting a hijab, has not too long ago introduced her comeback on social media.
Hala Shiha, who starred in movies akin to El-Selem We El-Teaban (The Ladder and the Snake) and Aris Min Geha Amneya (A Groom From a Safety Physique), retired in 2005 aged 26.
She created a Twitter account on Thursday, gaining 1000’s of followers within the first few hours, describing herself on-line as “an Egyptian actress, shone once more,” and tweeting she was a “sturdy unbiased lady from the start”.
Shiha shared images of herself with out the veil on her Instagram web page, which was additionally created on Thursday.
Since her first submit – which merely learn “Again” – she has gained greater than 38,000 followers in her first day on the picture-sharing platform.
Shiha’s return to social media has prompted many to remark about spiritual gown.
The Arabic hashtag of her identify “Hala Shiha” has been trending in Egypt, attracting greater than 12,000 tweets, with very combined response.
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Many praised the actress, together with one lady, Nada Ashraf, who congratulated her for “returning again to life” and “being resurrected from the caves of darkness and the Middle Ages“.
Nonetheless, some customers together with @Menna521990121 really feel Shiha is now distancing herself from God.
In defence of Shiha, London-based media pupil Mohamed Magdeldin suggested individuals to not choose the actress.
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Mekameleen TV presenter Osama Gawish, additionally based mostly in London, agreed the elimination of the veil was a private matter.
Nonetheless, he warned those that noticed it as an indication of stepping out of “the caves of darkness” or “a slap on the face of the Muslim Brotherhood” had been really expressing “a hateful racism towards all veiled girls”.