In Saudi Arabia, some believe that music is haram (prohibited in Islam) and therefore should be excluded from people's lives. 

This probably explains why a hashtag - asking Twitter users if they'd be able to "quit listening to music" - went viral in the kingdom earlier this week. 

Soon after the hashtag trended on the micro-blogging platform, many couldn't help but troll it.

It all started when this Saudi hashtag went viral...

"Can you quit listening to songs and music?"

A few pointed out facts

"Who said I listen to music."

Others called on people to stop listening to music

"Repeat this prayer: God, remove the love of music from my heart and plant in me love for the rhythm of the holy Quran." 

However, many just couldn't believe such a thing is being discussed


Many responded with memes

Video responses, too!

"I can but when it comes to this sound... I can't." 

Trolling level: Saudi

"Of course... not.' 

"I am addicted"

"Music is my life"

Seems like quitting music isn't going to happen

Some hit back at the request like this

"I want to understand those who believe the songs and the Quran oppose each other... why? I can listen to songs and the Quran... where's the problem?"

Maybe we should be asking other questions?

"Can you quit bullying? Can you quit gossiping about people behind their backs? Can you quit harming human beings? Can you quit annoying people? Can you quit hurting their feelings? Can you be a human being? I wish we could ask each other these questions." 

"To those who bug me... these sins are mine, you can rest"

Music has long been a controversial matter in Saudi Arabia

For years music has been deemed unacceptable in Saudi Arabia, for both social and religious reasons. 

The issue often sparks debate among the country's Islamic scholars and is also often brought up via viral hashtags on Twitter.

Educational institutions across the ultra-conservative kingdom do not offer music classes to students. 

There is also no musical academy or national conservatory in the country.