As the much anticipated movie “Khuda Ke Liye” is being launched in the theatres all over Pakistan, every one is praising and admiring the movie, the script, the music, etc… They are even linking big hopes with this movie for the future of Lollywood and conditions of Pakistani Cinema.
But apart from all those chaos, there are some people who are critical of the movie and are opposing its launch.
A senior lawyer MD Tahir on Wednesday challenged in the http://www.lhc.gov.pk/Lahore High Court (LHC) the playing of the movie “Khuda Kay Liye” in the cinemas and demanded a ban on this movie.
According to the news in Daily Times, he (Tahir) termed the movie as anti-Islamic and has pointed out many flaws which can boost more frustration among the Muslims and particularly to the Pakistani Muslims which are facing suicide attacks and extremism at their home.
He pointed out that the Naseer-Ud-Din Shah, who is an Indian actor, tells in the movie that music is allowed in Islam because Hazrat Dawood A.S (Prophet Dawood) was a good singer and also he (the actor) has termed it legal that a Muslim girl can marry a Christian boy.
(Naseer-Ud-Din Shah left and Rasheed Naz right in a movie promo wallpaper.)
In another comment, Tahir pointed out that, the movie has been banned in India claiming that the movie can hurt Indian Muslims. He further said that even the USA was not playing it because the script was weak.
Now, “what to think…?” is the question in my mind…
On one side it seems a futile effort to stop the release and create a controversy for the movie to reduce its popularity but… on the other side, if it really is un-Islamic than what would or should be the fate of the movie…?
If we talk about the ban in India, it can be a factor that they don’t want our film industry to compete them but what is the answer to those arguments about the music in Islam and the cross religion marriage of a Muslim girl…? 8-|
I mean, now, a lot of questions would arise in our minds and they could be positive or negative. May be the objection is true or may be not.
Definitely, every one would like to see the movie now; so that one can judge on their own that whether the movie hurts them or not and also to rate it Islamic or un-Islamic. But the greater role is to be played by our scholars having the relevant and credible Islamic knowledge.
Instead of deriving conclusions, we must analyze the facts and the response of the audience. So, I don’t comment or provide allegations on any one right now. The reason and the result could be anything. You just analyze yourself.
I don’t know about the results but still, I pray for the good… for all. Aameen!