Mumbai: Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan strongly condemned the ghastly attack at a Dhaka cafe in which 24 people were killed.
The actor took to Facebook to express his condolences over the gruesome and horrific terror attack, in the month of Ramazan and also questioned the silence of Muslim community after the attack.
His original post in Urdu read: “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.
YEH EK SAWAAL HAIN !!”
He wrote on Facebook: “During childhood, our religion taught us that if your neighbour 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.”
He added: “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.”
The ‘Madaari’ actor was recently in news by commenting comment on the traditions of fasting during Ramadan and sacrificing animals on Bakr-e-Eid (Qurbani).