Actor Irrfan Khan make a remark in headlines Qurbani in Ramzan on recent Dhaka attack by Islamic extremists where 20 people were killed.
The actor expressed his pity to the victims via his Facebook post.
Irrfan, who is known for his great acting liberal views, lashed out at the attackers for bringing a bad name to the religion. He also questioned the silence of Muslim community in this case.
“During childhood, our religion taught us that if your neighbor is hungry, then you shouldn’t eat without him. After hearing about the news in Bangladesh, I feel terribly hollow inside. For not knowing what’s written in the Quran, people were killed in the holy month of Ramzaan. An incident takes place in one place, but Islam and the entire world’s Muslims are given a bad name.” Irrfan posted on Facebook and Twitter.
“The foundation of Islam is peace, grace and feeling others’ pain. So should a Muslim person keep quiet and let the religion be insulted? Or should the Muslim person understand the meaning of Islam himself and help others understand that cruelty and committing massacre is not Islam. That is the question.” He added.
His original post read:
“Quran ki aayeten naa janne ki wajeh se ramzaan ke mahine mein logon ko qatal ker diya gaya. Haadsa ek jagah hota hai , badnaam Islaam aur poori duniya ka musalman hota hai,” Irrfan mentioned on his post.
“Bachpan mein mazhab ke baare mein kaha gaya tha ki aapka parausi(neighbor) bhooka ho toh aapko usko shamil kiye bina akele khana nehi khana chahiye. Bangladesh ki khabar sunker ander ajeeb vehshat ka sannatta hai…
Quran ki aayeten naa janne ki wajeh se ramzaan ke mahine mein logon ko qatal ker diya gaya. Haadsa ek jagah hota hai , badnaam Islaam aur poori duniya ka musalman hota hai. Woh Islaam jiski buniyaad hi aman, reham aur dusro ka dard mehsoos kerna hai. Aise me kya musalman chup baitha rahe aur mazhab ko badnaam hone de? ya wo khud Islaam ke sahi mayne(meaning) ko smajhe aur doosron ko bataye, ki zulm aur qatlo gharat(massacre) karna Islaam nehi hai.