Actor Irrfan Khan is in trouble for his alleged remarks on the concept of qurbani
According to reports, the Bollywood actor had made certain comments during the promotion of his upcoming film ‘Madaari’ in Jaipur that did not go down well with Muslim clerics.
“The meaning of qurbani
is to sacrifice something which is close to you instead of any goat or sheep which you just buy to sacrifice. Animals are being slaughtered in the name of qurbani
. We have made a mockery of sacrifices,” he is heard saying
Clerics have taken offence. Jaipur’s Islamic scholars have reportedly told the actor to concentrate on his career instead of making religious remarks. According to India Today
, Irrfan also commented on the silence of the Muslim community and certain politicians when terror attacks happen.
“Why Muslims are silent against the issue of terrorism. People should also question the politicians over this issue,” he said.
According to reports, Maulana Abdul Wahid Khatri, state secretary of Jamaat-e-Ulema-e-Hind, said: “It would be better if he concentrates on his film career and not make random statements about our religion. He is doing this just for the publicity of his upcoming movie.”
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Jaipur’s Shaher Qazi, Khalid Usmani, harshly said, “He should keep his mouth shut as he has no knowledge about the religion.” All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) member Zafaryab Gilabi too condemned Irrfan’s remarks saying that the actor is not a religious leader.