Qandeel had started fasting, came towards religious teachings: Mufti Qawi

Published: July 17, 2016
Mufti Abdul Qavi with Qandeel Baloch. SCREEN GRAB

Mufti Abdul Qavi with Qandeel Baloch. SCREEN GRAB

Mufti Abdul Qavi with Qandeel Baloch. SCREEN GRAB

MULTAN: Mufti Abdul Qawi, who was recently embroiled in a controversy with the late Qandeel Baloch and has been nominated in an FIR for her murder, has said the social media sensation, had come close to religion.

“I have sympathy for Qandeel because she had started fasting and had come towards religious teachings,” Mufti Qawi said, while speaking to The Express Tribune.

“She was learning Islamic teachings from me and I had shared Quranic verses with her as she had complained of bad omens and evil eyes of jealous people.”

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Qandeel was murdered by her brother in Multan on Friday night.

“Those who want to humiliate clerics, must learn from Qandeel Baloch’s fate. Those who have done so must repent and should ask forgiveness from clerics as well as Almighty Allah.”

“I have forgiven Qandeel and have never had any hatred for her,” he added.

Fauzia Azeem alias Qandeel Baloch had recently taken the internet by storm as she shared a couple of selfies and a video of herself with Mufti Qawi.

The self-proclaimed model had also ridiculed the cleric on various TV channels after the release of controversial content.

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Following the ‘scandal’, the internet sensation had claimed she was receiving death threats and had officially sought security.

Giving his version of their meeting, he said, “She had first wanted to meet PTI chief Imran Khan and I said that I will arrange a meeting between her and Imran Khan.”

Mufti Qawi had been serving as PTI Punjab ulema wing before his scandal surfaced across social media.

He was removed from his designation by PTI leadership, as well as suspended from the Ruet-e-Hilal committee.

“People should realise religious clerics are the pious face of Islam and they should not dare to play with their reputaion or try to malign the religion by trying to malign the religious scholars and clerics, otherwise they will face the curse of Allah Almighty,” said Mufti Qawi.

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Praising Qandeel, he said she was the true face of the women of Pakistan despite her mistakes and that she was a brave lady.

“I convinced her to repent on her sins and asked her to come towards the right path. I had even offered her a marriage proposal in her new life.”

He also urged the civil society activists to organise absentee funeral prayers in Multan for Qandeel.

Qawi had earlier offered to lead Qandeel’s funeral prayers and had arrived in Multan from Lahore especially for the purpose.

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Reader Comments (26)

  • Jul 17, 2016 - 2:25PM

    I am a religious person, but can we send this cleric where qabdeel baloch is?Recommend

  • vaidyanathan
    Jul 17, 2016 - 2:52PM

    The same cleric must be behind her violent death. Recommend

  • Sodomite
    Jul 17, 2016 - 3:00PM

    He is a bit late in this tragedy. Recommend

  • سے Shaam (Hanafi)
    Jul 17, 2016 - 3:06PM

    “I offered to marry Qandeel” with this statement if you put “2” and “2” together, Qandeel was ‘Right’ from the beginning about Mufti Qawi’s intentions, what a Loss at a young age. You can’t even trust your own blood these days… sad very sad…Recommend

  • Amir
    Jul 17, 2016 - 3:07PM

    Daal main kuch kalaRecommend

  • Point
    Jul 17, 2016 - 3:11PM

    Mr. Qavi you know Islam mainly speaks about being aware of culprits and danger men in religion like you as the worst form of people in Islam and warns muslims to stay away from people like you at large.Recommend

  • Ch. K. A. Nye
    Jul 17, 2016 - 4:25PM

    So effectively… “don’t criticize the Ulema” or face death?? Why hasn’t this fool been arrested for these threats? Oh yes… the government can’t bear to confront the Ulema… cowardice personified… Recommend

  • yellow
    Jul 17, 2016 - 5:06PM

    “Those who want to humiliate clerics, must learn from Qandeel Baloch’s fate”
    Is that a threat?Recommend

  • abunoor
    Jul 17, 2016 - 5:24PM

    Why Mufti sb is so much interested in Qandeel? Why is he giving warnings to others with similar fate in case if ppl continue insulting him? I think he is indirectly involved in this incident!Recommend

  • roadkashehzada
    Jul 17, 2016 - 7:10PM

    ask for forgiveness from cleric because she exposed him?
    wht about unexposed devils?Recommend

  • M. Emad
    Jul 17, 2016 - 7:12PM

    Qandeel Baloch seems the ‘Taslima Nasreen’ of Pakistan — ”breezily pushed the boundaries of what in Pakistan is considered ‘acceptable’ behaviour by women”.Recommend

  • SH
    Jul 17, 2016 - 9:28PM

    Forgave her for exposing you and alike?Recommend

  • Othello
    Jul 17, 2016 - 9:56PM

    Shame shame , Qawi. That is what I say. Recommend

  • siesmann
    Jul 17, 2016 - 11:55PM

    Whosoever stands up to a Mullah can’t expect to live in Pakistan. Mullah decides who lives and who dies.Religion has become a death-cult under subhuman Mullahs.Recommend

  • syed & syed
    Jul 18, 2016 - 2:16AM

    AllAma Qavi must have attended her Iftar parties.May her soul rest in peaceRecommend

  • Jul 18, 2016 - 4:10AM

    Yes Mullah and you wanted to sleep with her. Had it not been for a good man in Dubai, you guys were also after that former actress who had also worked in India,Recommend

  • Bhangi
    Jul 18, 2016 - 5:29AM

    Now that’s a messed up mullah.. Well what’s newRecommend

  • Tomocomo
    Jul 18, 2016 - 6:25AM

    Maybe I’m missing something. He offered to marry the woman and they had been hanging out. What could be more “honorable” than being married to a cleric? Me thinks her brother was simply jealous and angry that his sister had outdone him. Recommend

  • Anita Rajan
    Jul 18, 2016 - 11:24AM

    What has the Pakistan come down to!!Recommend

  • siesmann
    Jul 18, 2016 - 11:25AM

    Mullah being a pious face of Islam.Really !!!Recommend

  • Jul 18, 2016 - 2:38PM

    No words to say but I think Mufti sb is indirectly involved in this incident!

  • zaheer
    Jul 18, 2016 - 10:42PM

    Mufti Qavi seems to be a man behind Qandeel murder as she had exposed the real face of this cleric and he should be also investigated in the case. Recommend

  • Jul 19, 2016 - 1:41AM

    [email protected]:
    In Pakistan, these Muftees or Mullahs are fed by Military to perform these jobs to keep people under control. Only in democracy people are safe.Recommend

  • Ch. K. A. Nye
    Jul 19, 2016 - 3:58AM

    Don’t be ridiculous Dipak. You know nothing about how it actually is here. Recommend

  • Jamil Ahmad
    Jul 19, 2016 - 8:23PM

    I agree with you that this so called religious leader Mufti Qavi must be investigated as her mother has also indicated of his dirty hands behind this crime.Recommend

  • syed & syed
    Jul 20, 2016 - 2:55AM

    @Jamil Ahmad: Please correct yourself. He is not Mufti he is MUFTA like othersRecommend

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