Hamza Ali Abbasi goes where no one dares to on national tv

Published: June 12, 2016
The actor and social activist questioned the oppression of Ahmadis.

The actor and social activist questioned the oppression of Ahmadis. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

Hamza Ali Abbasi has arrived everyone. Practice makes perfect. After numerous social media posts that only received the ire of many, Hamza has finally done something many in his position wouldn’t dare to — question the oppression of Ahmadis.

The actor and social activist questioned the oppression of Ahmadis on national TV. Revealing that he will discuss the Ahmadi community and blasphemy laws at the end of Ramazan in more depth, Hamza addressed the government’s involvement in deciding who is Muslim, and who isn’t.

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The Jawani Phir Nahi Aani star explained that he has spoken in favour of Ahmadis in the past, leading to people believing that he is Ahmadi.

“The community is being suppressed but if you talk about it, people say ‘You’re from that community that’s why you’re saying this,'” revealed Hamza.

He further clarified, “I am not an Ahmadi, I am a Sunni Muslim.”

Political activist Jibran Nasir took to Facebook to applaud Hamza for starting a discussion “on this topic which is violating fundamental rights of hundreds of thousands of Pakistani Ahmadis.”

Screenshot from Facebook.

Sadqay Tumhare actor Adnan Malik also took to Facebook to commend Hamza’s efforts.

“Well done Hamza Ali Abbasi! Tackling very important issues during Ramazan! (Unlike other shows that are rewarding greed and competition),” wrote Adnan.

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This is not the first time the star has addressed the issue. Hamza took to Facebook last year to defend the oppressed community.

Screenshot from Facebook.

Here’s Hamza tackling the issue:

What are your thoughts?

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Reader Comments (48)

  • javed Ali
    Jun 12, 2016 - 3:34PM

    Good job Hamalza. I support you for raising the real issues of our society. Recommend

  • Hameed
    Jun 12, 2016 - 4:08PM

    This guy is going to get in serious trouble with molvis.Recommend

    Jun 12, 2016 - 4:15PM

    Hamza! you are the flickering conscience of Pakistan. I hope it will not extinguish so easily if people like you are challenging the status quo. I am an Ahmadi and proud of you as a Pakistani fellow. However, I also feel that religious extremists do not understand rational arguments in Pakistan despite your articulate portrayal of any issue. Therefore, be careful and be safe too. Recommend

  • Malik
    Jun 12, 2016 - 4:30PM

    Hamza you are a brave man, may Allah Subhana Tala keep you safe and happy :)Recommend

  • Rizwan
    Jun 12, 2016 - 4:55PM

    Great job man…ppl should raise their voices on such issues…definitly we are not to decide who will be blessed or punished….Recommend

  • Zubair Khan
    Jun 12, 2016 - 6:43PM

    Hope he prevails until next program.Recommend

  • Malik Saab
    Jun 12, 2016 - 6:47PM

    Became a fan of this guy after this stance. Kudos to Hamza in every manner. Recommend

  • Jun 12, 2016 - 7:09PM

    Well done. How long Pakistanis will be killed from religious extremists ? We should condemn killings of innocent people on the name religion, cast.Recommend

  • Salman Ahmed
    Jun 12, 2016 - 7:25PM

    Very well done….we should eliminate any prejudice and injustice meted out in the name of Islam. Also, who is the government to decide on who is a Muslim and who is not! Recommend

  • Noor Choudary
    Jun 12, 2016 - 7:47PM

    I would like to thank you for raising such an important issue, you certainly belong to the minority who talks about whats important and rightious and not just what people like to hear. Recommend

  • Quresh
    Jun 12, 2016 - 8:08PM

    God bless you. Recommend

  • Jun 12, 2016 - 8:38PM

    Such topics must be discussed with all its pros and cons , merits and demerits .no criticism but rational critique . I extend my unequivocal support to Hamza . Recommend

  • mUbbii
    Jun 12, 2016 - 8:52PM

    Hamza i never watched any of your films and dramas and i never will :) but kudos for having guts!Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jun 12, 2016 - 10:01PM

    Gotta admit – He does speak sense occasionally. Recommend

  • Jun 12, 2016 - 10:56PM

    well done hamza bhai … u r so brave man .. may Allah always happy :)Recommend

  • Jun 12, 2016 - 11:00PM

    well done hamza bhai … u r so brave man .. may Allah always happy :)Recommend

  • Jun 12, 2016 - 11:02PM

    Allah always with u hamza bhai .. well done , great job !!Recommend

  • Jun 12, 2016 - 11:04PM

    ”Allah always with u …Recommend

  • Aamir - Toronto
    Jun 12, 2016 - 11:22PM

    Great job Hamza………who are we to judge someone based on his/her religion !!!Recommend

  • Saqib
    Jun 13, 2016 - 12:05AM

    What an amazing man and what a brave thing to do. Recommend

  • startled
    Jun 13, 2016 - 12:38AM

    I am amazed that were are now praising such a sick pervert. Havent we read his mentality numerous times lately? Does Ahmedi cause really need his endorsement?Recommend

  • Anees
    Jun 13, 2016 - 1:17AM

    Great keep it up people must know the truth welldone humza bahi Recommend

  • Ghazanfar Talpur
    Jun 13, 2016 - 1:23AM

    Very well done to you. You just won prayers of millions of people. May Allah keep you happy and safe.Recommend

  • Rehan Khan
    Jun 13, 2016 - 2:12AM

    May Allah grant our nation the same courage and strength as Allah almighty has given hamza Ali abassi . Ameen . No one has the right to kill anyone. Our country needs such courage and bravery. The ahmadiyya community is a part of our nation. They are loyal and proud Pakistanis.Recommend

  • Imran
    Jun 13, 2016 - 3:37AM

    This format is copy of Aamir Khan Satyamev Jayete show. Hamza should have created something of his own. :(Recommend

  • qamar
    Jun 13, 2016 - 4:16AM

    Hamza how many books you read on Islam in your whole life? You better spend time in reading islamic books then raised the compaign. For God sake.Recommend

  • Farhan
    Jun 13, 2016 - 4:24AM

    Only people like you can save Pakistan from chaos and destruction. Murder in the name of Allah should be stopped because it is destroying our country and nation if you kill one sect or say they are non muslims than we are also should be prepare to be called non muslims by others because this thing won’t stop and in the program molvi sahib said ulama will decide who is muslim and who is not than every and each sect has fatwas against all other sects that those are non muslims so no one will remain muslim and this is what is happening in Pakistan which is promoting only hatred and extremism for centuries in muslim countries. So, because of this even muslims are 1.6 billion in numbers we haven’t got any strength or power over others.Recommend

  • Yassiah
    Jun 13, 2016 - 4:36AM

    He is direct and daring but I can bet , the last program he is planning will never be aired. Mullah’s will force government to interfere. Government is very wk , she will succimb to this pressure.Recommend

  • El Chapo
    Jun 13, 2016 - 5:36AM

    InsshAllah the day will come in Pakistan when all communities will be treated equally without any prejudice.Recommend

  • Nikki
    Jun 13, 2016 - 7:33AM

    Every human regardless who is who has the right to live on earth.
    Muslim non Muslim all created by Allah.No one has the right to kill any one on the basis of Faith. Allah does not allow any oneRecommend

  • Haris
    Jun 13, 2016 - 8:25AM

    ET why specifically did you find the need to mention Jawani Phir Nai ani actor ?Recommend

  • Khayam
    Jun 13, 2016 - 8:36AM

    Dear Hamza I have never seen your movies or dramas but hats off to you for raising this issue. It’s better if you invite Ahmedis representation in your programme to listen their viewpoint as well. What happened in 1973 was against the basic principles of islam. How can a state declared a sect non Muslims when they practice everything according to the Islamic faith. Rulers those who targeted Ahmedis in Pakistan because they wanted to please certain Mullahs met their fate for everyone to see. Allah’s justice is superior to anyone’s justice. You need a open and Frank discussion in your programme. May Allah protect you and bless you for raising this issue. Recommend

  • Amir
    Jun 13, 2016 - 10:06AM

    It is commendable that this topic is being discussed on TV.

    But the fact is that this was tried once before in 2010 when Ahmadi’s were attacked in Lahore. Mubashar Luqman when he was with Express also announced that he will bring on Ahmadi’s elder and will have a debate. But unfortunately that topic was placed on a back burner when the show came under fire or pressure.

    Let’s see how long Hamza ali can sustain this. If he is able to do it, all hats off for him.Recommend

  • nazi khan
    Jun 13, 2016 - 1:27PM

    Good job hamza god blessed youRecommend

  • Waheed.Iqbal.Khan.
    Jun 13, 2016 - 1:32PM

    It is no doubt an important topic to be discussed on every forum but the timing should also be seen.At this point of time our country men are frustated as is evident from the “Maar Kutie”and women mishandling in talk shows.One should also not forget the killing of the Late Governor Punjab on a very minor issue.There is no tolerance since most of the semi- educated young lot of this country is ready to kill anyone for a few pennies.You have to discuss this or such similar problems with tolerable and well educated people involving the well educated and tolerable people from the Ahmedi elders side..Involement of any single person with out spoken voice could face problem in the existing mindset.Recommend

  • Kamran Ahmad
    Jun 13, 2016 - 3:41PM

    Bravo. Praying for your safety.Recommend

  • DyagonAlley
    Jun 13, 2016 - 6:29PM

    Hamza Ali Abbaai loves painting both secular liberals and molvis with the same brush. He claims they are both equally to blame for what’s wrong with the country. Well here is a study for you. You mess with the liberals and what do you get: a few articles in english dailies bashing you, a few tweets and statuses making fun of you, a few nicknames. You mess with the molvis: And now your life is in serious and very real danger, boy. That’s the difference. But I dont expect you to admit it even now. Recommend

  • Jun 13, 2016 - 6:43PM

    If this show was against vigilante action and harassment of Qadiyanis, that’s the correct position. On the other hand if Mr. Abbasi advocates against the constitutional amendments and law in place to check the deceptive and exploitive Qadiyani cult, then he’s just advancing the interests of our enemies and we expect the government to put a stop to shows like this.Recommend

  • Christopher Das
    Jun 13, 2016 - 9:05PM

    So finally we have someone from Pakistan who sees and speaks about a problem of prejudice, hatred and persecution of the minorities in Pakistan. My question to you is ” You can’t even accept someone from your own religion who may have different ideology than yours, how will you remove the hatred from the hearts of your fellow country men for followers of other religion like Hinduism and Christianity …. Is your Islam about dialogue and peaceful discussion or riot, rebellion, violence and persecution of those who do not hold your viewpoint.Recommend

  • Jun 14, 2016 - 1:43AM

    Thank you for having clear view on the issue you believe. I totally agree with you when you say who are we for judging other people faith. I salute your bravery for bringing the free speech to massive. Recommend

  • bajwa
    Jun 14, 2016 - 8:26AM

    Thanks to this discrimination, prosecution and persecution of Ahamdis in Pakistan that this Jamaat has now spread to more than 200 countries of the world.Recommend

  • Sultan Ali
    Jun 14, 2016 - 9:41PM

    Great job Hamza in raising this important issue. I am not an Ahmadi but I feel terrible about their mistreatment. Recommend

  • alisha ahmed
    Jun 16, 2016 - 1:10PM

    Respect to Hamza Ali Abbasi, he has the courage and guts to discuss Ahmadiyyah which I’m proud off, qadiyyanis are non Muslims and if he discusses their rights etc what is wrong with that. Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Jun 16, 2016 - 10:21PM

    Wah Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Jun 16, 2016 - 10:22PM

    what a great nationRecommend

  • Ahmad
    Jun 16, 2016 - 10:23PM

    @Aamir – Toronto:
    Did you learn this living in Toronto ? Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Jun 16, 2016 - 10:24PM

    @Christopher Das:
    Not finally he is just a small insect will die his own destiny. Such type of people always seek cheep popularity Recommend

  • Jul 11, 2016 - 10:59PM

    Hamza is totaly wrongRecommend

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