Did not see acting Haraam itself in Islam anywhere, Hamza Ali Abbasi

The actor cleared the misunderstanding that he has not quit acting but has taken a brief break and he will soon be back on screen. The actor stated 'I haven't quit acting because I don't see it anywhere in as being haraam in itself.'

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Hamza Ali Abbasi has reiterated that he has not quit acting but has taken a temporary break to focus on religion and spirituality.

He tweeted in response to a tweet from a Twitter stated missing Hamza Ali Abbasi on the screen. The actor cleared the misunderstanding that he has not quit acting but has taken a brief break and he will soon be back on screen.

He recalled his announcement made in his YouTube video last November that moving forward he will appear in projects that will align with the teachings of Islam and nowhere he implied that he is quitting the acting forever.

“As I said in my video, I haven’t quit acting because I don’t see it anywhere in as being haraam in itself. I just took a long break from acting to give more time to religion.”

He went on to say that he “will make – and maybe act – in projects made within boundaries Allah has set for us.”

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Currently, Hamza Ali Abbasi is seen on screen in drama serial ‘Alif’ moreover, his movie The Legends of Maula Jutt is set to release soon in the cinemas.

Earlier, Hamza Ali Abbasi had announced to quit acting for a long time if not forever. Abbasi in his long video message, posted on his YouTube channel and Twitter account, asserted that he will focus on spreading the message of God and Islam.

Hamza Ali Abbasi briefly discussed the journey of his spiritual awakening, which redirected his attention towards complex and solemn subjects like life after death.

Abbasi added that his mind was entangled with multiple questions like who created the world and what lies after death. He asserted that his relentless quest for answers and the study of science unraveled his confusion on the existence of God and brought him closer to Islam.

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Following the announcement to head on the path of religion and spirituality, Hamza Ali Abbasi denied the criticism that he left the media industry for the sake of publicity in his latest interview with Voice of America. In response to the question, Hamza asserted that he would not have bid farewell to the media industry if he only sought popularity and fame.

He said that there is no need for him to fall for such publicity stunts because every project of him has been a massive success ever since his debut in the entertainment industry. He went onto add that he is not offended that he is slandered for his decision since people are predisposed to suspect the intentions of others.


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