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Social media activist Hamza Ali Abbasi stepped forward in defense of actor Yasir Hussain and Iqra Aziz. Yasir Hussain recently proposed to Iqra Aziz at the Lux Style Awards, amid camera flashes and cheers from the crowd.
The proposal, however, garnered mix reactions from the netizens. The celebrity couple was flaked on social media for their extraordinary expression of love on screen.
Hamza Ali Abbasi then defended the couple on Twitter, shared Quranic verses in his tweets to condemn the critics.
“In an era when people prefer haraam over halal, how can you find faults in a man asking a woman for nikkah?” the actor shared. “Because he hugged her or kissed her on the cheek? STOP IT! Instead, celebrate the good… Heartiest congrats to Yasir and Iqra. May Allah bless you both on your new journey.”
The Mann Mayal actor then went on to say, “The closer I am getting to Islam, the more I am finding out that Allah does not like you to pick out names, individuals and bash them on their personal faults. Look away from them and celebrate the good that they do. That’s what Allah loves. Aagay aapki marzi [the rest is up to you].”
Hamza Ali Abbasi drew fire from commentators on social media who criticized him for his hypocrisy and selective judgment. Hamza Ali Abbasi, being a hardliner against item numbers performed in movies, is endorsing Yasir Hussain embracing actress Iqra Aziz publicly, which is strictly prohibited in Islam.
“It’s sad how we Muslims so eagerly pick out individuals/bash them on their personal faults. Buraai ko buraai kaho, logon ko zaleel na karo [What’s bad is bad. Don’t insult people for it],” he shared. “I criticize item numbers without ever picking out actresses and bashing them individually for doing item numbers,” replied Hamza to the critics.
Sweets! There's no such thing recognised/encouraged as 'engagement' in Islam. Anything of that nature done before nikkah is not permissible. You can't defend #IqraAziz and #Yasir by putting up Islamic sayings here. STOP MISLEADING THE MASSES!
— Shehrbano (@syedashehrbano2) July 8, 2019
It’s not about finding faults. It’s about starting a new trend among the young generation. This is not our culture. Just as you criticize item numbers, criticise such acts without “picking out” actresses (and actors)instead of justifying it?!Amr bil Maroof wa Nahi anil Munkar?)
— Tehreem (@tehreem_shah) July 8, 2019
“Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.” [Muslim]#YasirHussain #IqraAziz
— Suhana KK (@SuhanaKK) July 8, 2019
I am his fan and there are many more . @iamhamzaabbasi U have disappointed us today .Hamza bhai it is not necessary to give comments on everything ..Something you have to let it go ..😊😊
— Attaullah Awan (@AttaullahAwan8) July 8, 2019
@iamhamzaabbasi sir!M.A you have quoted many beautiful ayaat .And we all do respect them.but i wanna add the beautiful hadith of holy prophet SAW about AMAR_BIL_MARUF and NAHI -ANIL-MUNKAR :Agar kahi burai hotay daikho to usay HATH sa roko,agar aisa na kar sako to ZUBAN sa roko
— AlizaCheema (@AlizaCheema) July 8, 2019