Aalim Online’s On-air Blunder!

I don’t know if anyone remembers it or not, but I think I should share one of the funny incidents happened in Lahore on Last year’s Ramazan.

Just after Sehri Transmission, when usually people are busy in Wuzu followed by Namaz. And just when some run to their beds to have few more moments of calm sleep before they finally wake up for the day. By that time, most of us turn off our TV sets. Usually I do that same, but those days, I had my room upstairs and I left my TV switched-ON while going downstairs for Sehri.

Hence, when after a Fajar namaz, when I came back to my room to get my dress for the day, I noticed that my room’s TV was still ON. And our famous Aalim Online program was on-air but in the ending minutes. Some Maulana Sahib was doing Dua and dua was getting unusually longer. Though he was praying it so well that my feet just stopped in front of TV set and I started praying too. Then my younger brother came, noticed too and stood beside me in homage (respect).

Now scene mulahiza farmayen.

Camera on Maulana Sahib (Usually Sunni’s):
Maulana Sahib is doing sentimental dua.

Camera moved to Maulana sahib 2 (Usually Shia’s):
He’s listening to dua too with his hands up. Saying Ameen, Ameen.
Sentimental again.

Camera immediately moved to Dakter Aamir Liaquat Hussain:
Our dear Aalim Online is furiously waving his left hand. Trying to stop maulvi sahib with fierce facial impressions. Silently asking him to finish off (wind-up) quickly. In fact pleeding irritably.

Thats not all.

Suddenly noticing cam on himself:
Our dear aalim online (who thought he was offline, suddenly after noticing he’s online) switched his furious facial impression dramatically into a sentimental expression as if his eyes are wet and like he was never been more sad in his life ever in the past. And started saying Ameen, Ameen!

The way he totally moved from one state into another, he did so fast and so well that hardly people could notice. But I and my brother, who were watching it all, stared at each other *mouth-opened and disappointed*, closed the TV set and life moved on… :|

Anyhow, does anybody know why did he resign from his post anyway? Interestingly when current government’s tenure has almost finished and elections are near already! :)

33 Comments so far

  1. mansoor (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 1:29 pm

    its called on-screen acting :p

    what? you actually thought it was genuine? wake up and smell the roses :p no one who is actually genuine can end up or stay in the field of media.

    oh, and everybody has to abibe by the time, just because it was a religious program doesn’t give the maulana to keep on going

  2. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 2:07 pm

    He’s an actor for sure… Does anyone remember last Ramzan he did a whole show wearing a Toup (Arabic Dress). Is religion funny?? *frowns*

  3. Watever (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 2:18 pm

    I never liked him to start with.He always comes off as fake to me.

  4. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 2:30 pm

    @op: He wanted to be in LMB guild that is why he resigned? :D

    Time factor is there while recording and “dua” takes time. They should have used the script then.

  5. V (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 2:42 pm

    Dr. Fake looks severely constipated from the kind of facial expressions he makes.

  6. Hasnat (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 3:53 pm

    he is a fony, and thats jahil online, i don’t like how they get fighting eachother

  7. JayJay (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

    Here is another mulla (the one with white turban and brown overalls) faking it all. See the change in his expressions when he realizes he is being filmed.


  8. JayJay (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 6:11 pm



    Performance here is more powerful.

  9. JayJay (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 6:15 pm

    To balance it out.


  10. Opee (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 7:37 pm

    @all: Its not about time constraint. Every anchor has to take care of it. Not because it was dua, Maulana sahib can go on forever.

    Its actually sudden change in emotions. Sudden modification of feelings on his face that I’m talking about! :)

  11. Opee (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 8:28 pm

    @JAYJAY: Thanks for balancing it out, otherwise I would have deleted your comment if it was remained one-sided cuz it could’ve spreading the bad message. Hope you won’t mind my notion! :)

  12. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 8:29 pm

    Bhai, he just couldn’t show that bad expression of his to millions of his fans.

    Samjha Karo yaar!

  13. Babar (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 10:24 pm

    He is got a fake doctarate too. :0)

  14. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 10:42 pm

    That too online, from some institute in Spain :P

  15. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 10:47 pm

    Lo, ithay patriotism khatam, sada Peshawar pichay kyo reh gaya, spain tu digri mangwa le. e tey fer koi gal na hoi :'(

  16. Opee (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 11:23 pm

    People called him Zalim Online too! :) .. Waisay Peshawar main bhi Made in China degrees milti.. :)

  17. SELF (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 11:40 pm

    “@JAYJAY: Thanks for balancing it out, otherwise I would have deleted your comment …”..

    unless we call all molvis crazy our post will be deleted? :s

  18. Opee (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 11:45 pm

    @Self: No posts are deleted on this forum. It was a matter of showing a concern that such posts ‘can’ be deleted if he didn’t had equalized them or mediated them with a counter post. However, I think you’ll agree with me that such posts should not be welcomed on regular basis as they can create chaos among different sects. I hope you take my comment lightly rather than jumping to a conclusion so quickly that I want all maulvis to be called actors. I respect them with all my heart! – Thank you.

  19. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 3:32 am

    Oh yeah – sahri time is the perfect time for the hero to show his perfect acting :-)

    I tell you he’s better than Shah Rukh khan … masha allah :-)

  20. SELF (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 12:37 pm

    While we are posting YouTube videos.

    I Wanna Be Like Osama

    From ‘Jihad the Musical’


  21. Opee (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 4:59 pm

    @Self: I didn’t see any youtube video on this post. Also, your post is not related anyway. I hope you know now why posts ‘can’ be deleted! :) Be careful in posting such comments again. Thanks very much!!!

  22. Adnan (unregistered) on August 7th, 2007 @ 4:49 pm

    I can’t believe that he would use the same accent at home with his wife and kids. “Begum. zara jaldi se khana lagao. aaj ham uss nehaj per hain k zor-e-bhook se ankhon main ashk utar ayein hain..”

    The biggest fake I ever saw, and I saw him in August 2006 arriving at Lahore airport because MQM was going to have a “jalsa” at Minar-e-Pakistan. He didnt sound any thing like on tv, and had a much more Karachiite way of talking.

    By the way, HEC declared his Phd as fake last year.

    Nice post Opee. May I invite you to visit my blog at http://thedostishow.blogspot.com and provide me feedback on how I can make it better.

  23. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 12:51 am

    @opee: since MB blogs of Pakistan are quite a forum for our readers too – to share things as we do through our posts . So unless something obscene and provocative is said – comments like the youtube link above can do … let us know and our readers too what’s happening outside too … this play looks interesting from many angles BTW :-)

  24. Opee (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 1:21 am

    … soon a4p apple. Soon … :)

  25. Opee (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 1:23 am

    Speaking of what’s happening outside.. This gonna be toughest Ramazan for me I think in terms of timespan. Roza spans from 3.45am till 9pm here I guess :| *yikes*.

    Hmm, Allah asaaniyan karay… ameen.

  26. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 1:41 am

    *looks at Opee in amazement*

    Allah Aap Ko Himmat Day, Ameen!

  27. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 2:44 am

    soon kiya :s

    Cool – allah himmat dey phir tu :P

  28. Opee (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 3:07 am

    .. ameen ameen .. :)

  29. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 11:03 am

    still couldn’t get ya :s

  30. Opee (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

    Rehnay dain… :) Phir sahi..

  31. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 5:09 pm

    phir bhi :-p

  32. Opee (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 5:11 pm

    mitti payen.. :) handful or two :P

  33. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 5:44 pm

    lolz :P

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