Religious preachers are often criticized for conveying extremist views and creating a divide of hatred between the believers. In this perception, Maulana Tariq Jameel is undoubtedly among very few of the scholars who preach something beyond hatred and instead asks the followers to ‘disagree, not hate’.
With his neutral views and peaceful perception Islam, Tariq Jamil is popular among people of all sects and age groups, especially the youth. However, a recent incident has put his followers and critics in a social media argument. Maulana Tariq Jamil was spotted in a white limousine in Canada and pictures made it to the internet.
As they say, once it is on the internet, there s no going back. In no time it has already sparked the debate that how these religious preachers are cashing on the name of Islam, leading extremely lavish lives themselves.
Here is what people had to say about this:
The problem is not Tariq Jameel's landcruiser and limousine.
The irony is that he preaches simplicity while travelling in those luxurious cars.
The problem is hypocrisy!
— Anas Tipu (@teepusahab) December 21, 2017
Im more critical of him on many fronts, but you know he has a huge fan following in Pakistani diaspora throughout the world. He might have been invited by some bigwig muslims residing in Canada with offering him such luxuries.
— Hazrat Ali Yousafzai (@HazratA20616318) December 21, 2017
Hardly anybody bats an eye on politicians traveling in luxury cars along with big protocols using our tax money, Maulana Tariq Jameel came out of an expensive car in abroad which is not even his own, everyone has lost their mind.
— Sir Saith Abdullah (@SaithAbdullah99) December 21, 2017
Action: Mahira Khan dated with Ranbir Kapoor
Reaction: It is her life. Let her live her life.
Action: Maulana Tariq Jameel traveled in luxury vehicle
Reaction: Why the hell he is doing. He does not depict Islamic culture.#Hypocrisy#KhooniLiberals
— Ali Raza (@AliRazaTweets) December 23, 2017
Khud luxurious car ma beth kr bhonknay walay log hotay hain aese :/
— Shujaat Ali ?? (@Shujaatsays) December 23, 2017
Idk why ppl are hating on tariq jameel coming out of a limo.. like.. what is the man supposed to do if that’s what they send to pick him up in?
Not go in the limo? Walk it? Find a camel?
— Jibby (@JibbyD) December 22, 2017
Mullah Tariq Jameel getting out of a white limo in Canada.
Because when you gotta bash 'kuffar', you gotta do it in style. ?
دھندے سے بڑا کوئ دھرم نہيں ہوتا pic.twitter.com/hqKdT51T3f
— F. Jeffery (@Natsecjeff) December 21, 2017
Tumhari auqaat ho to achhe kaam karo Limo kya friends apni private jet me lekar jayenge tum ko. Sirf criticism karke tumhari gandagi na chhipao loser.
— Mumbai (@InfoMumbai) December 23, 2017
Mere bhai Baat itni c hy k Maulana 1 public figure hen. Unhe ehtiyaat krni chahiay. Kisi ko mauqa nhe daina chahiay.
— Roomi (@rameezcfa) December 23, 2017
Well-loved ARY anchor Iqrar ul Hassan Syed also defended Maulana saying that the hate he is getting is beyond his understanding. Here is what he said about the criticism Tariq Jameel was receiving since a couple of days:
Frankfurt jata hon to dost Ferrari k sath receive kernay aata hai, Glasgow main aik dost k pass Lamborghini hai, Edinburgh main Rolls Royce per shehar ghumata hai… aisay moqay per Kia kaha keron k aap chalain main taxi per aata hon?? Maulana ki tasveer per tanqeed bilajawaz hai pic.twitter.com/Dl1udd7H7p
— Iqrar ul Hassan Syed (@iqrarulhassan) December 21, 2017
After all the hatred he received, Maulana also spoke about it and said his part of the story. Despite all of it, his response is very humble and respectful.
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