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Mehwish Hayat recites soulful naat, silences critics

Mehwish Hayat received mixed responses from her fans and followers on social media. While fundamentalists did moral policing of the actress and bashed her for hypocrisy. Her advocates appreciated her efforts. They prayed for her and wished her success.

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Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat released her video of reciting soulful naat on Twitter yesterday. Dressed in white, the actor recited the heartwarming verses in her soothing voice. M. Zahoor Ali has penned down the naat titled, ‘Karam Mera Aaqa’. Mian Yousuf Salahuddin composed and directed the Naat.

She posted the video on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. She hoped that naat would touch her fans the same way it has touched her. “I feel blessed that this Ramzan I am able to share a piece of my heart with you. This Naat-Rasool-e-Maqbool (S.A.W) is very special to me. I hope it touches you in the same way it touched me,” she captioned the video on Twitter.

Social media reactions

Mehwish Hayat received mixed responses from her fans and followers on social media. While fundamentalists did moral policing of the actress and bashed her for hypocrisy. Because entertainment and Islamic faith do not chime well. The actress received flak on social media for duality. Her detractors’ said she should stick to one side and embrace Islam completely.

But, her advocates appreciated her efforts. Also, they prayed for her and wished her success. They slammed Hayat’s detractors for promoting negativity instead of appreciating her efforts.

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Mehwish Hayat slammed a follower who abused her in a now-deleted comment. “Wow! Your language and choice of words show everyone how much you are adhering to Islam. Before preaching to me, perhaps you should learn the key tenet of our religion which teaches us to respect one another,” responded Mehwish Hayat to a comment from a follower. Social media users deleted his comments following a strong response from the actress.

However, the actress is ravishing the spirits of Ramzan. Mehwish Hayat before posting her video of reciting naat posted her beautiful click wishing people Jummah Mubarak.

Mehwish Hayat: a diverse actress

Mehwish Hayat is a proactive and upbeat actress. She keeps her fans and followers entertained with exciting content on her social media accounts. One of the diverse actors in the Pakistani entertainment industry, she is also a human rights activist. Hayat has an avid interest in politics, she shares her opinions on crucial events in the country and abroad.

The humane actress, the receiver of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, has collaborated with the Ministry of Human Rights Pakistan for several projects. She believes to serve her country is her duty. Hence, she is reportedly the only Pakistani actress to slam vilification of Muslims and people of Pakistan in Hollywood and Bollywood.

Last month, Mehwish Hayat slammed India for stoking Islamophobia and demonizing Muslims for spreading coronavirus in the country. She blasted India for pursuing its nefarious extremist agendas under the garb of coronavirus.

Read more: Mehwish Hayat blasts India for torturing Muslims over coronavirus

She asked why Muslims in India are being discriminated against. When coronavirus did not insinuate that the pandemic is ravaging communities, ethnicities, and countries irrespective of color, race, and religion.

She shared an article from an international publication ‘The Guardian‘. It reported incidents of Muslims assaulted by Hindu mobs across India. Hindu mobs beat Muslims following an unfounded Islamic conspiracy to spread coronavirus in India.

She is among the few celebrities who have announced not to work in Bollywood. Mehwish Hayat said she will choose to stand by her truth rather than compromising her stance to work in the Indian film industry. Moreover in an interview with BBC, the actress out of hand rejected the possibility of working in Bollywood at the cost of bowing down on her stance on the negative portrayal of Pakistan in Bollywood and Hollywood.