Irrfan Khan evokes crtisicm from Muslim clerics over statement on ‘qurbaani’

  • PTI, Jaipur
  • Updated: Jul 01, 2016 19:46 IST
Irrfan Khan promotes Madaari in Jaipur on Wednesday. (PTI)

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan’s statement questioning killing of animals in the name of “Qurbaani” has invited sharp reactions from Muslim clerics, who have asked the actor to focus on his work instead of making his own interpretation of religious customs.

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During the promotion of his upcoming film Madaari in the city recently, the actor questioned that how one can get “Puny” by killing an innocent animal in the name of “qurbaani”.

Irrfan Khan during the Pro Kabaddi match between Jaipur Pink Panthers and Telugu Titans at Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday. (PTI)

“Irrfan is an actor and he should focus on his work only. He has no religious knowledge and he should have contacted or get some knowledge from any cleric before raising any question regarding Kurbaani or Ramzan,” city qazi Khalid Usmai said. He said Islam has no vague things and Irrfan should improve his knowledge.

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Another scholar Maulana Abdul Wahid Khatri, state secretary of Jamaat-e-Ulema-e-Hind, also said he should concentrate on his career instead of speaking about the religion.

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Irrfan Khan had said, “People should understand the real meaning behind a particular ritual. Animals used to be the prime source of food when the ritual would have started and people sacrificed their food. Today, one buy two goats from market and kill them in the name of sacrifice then how come it becomes a real sacrifice?

“I feel proud that I live in a country which is not run by any religious rules,” he had said.

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