Iqra Aziz and Yasir Hussain got engaged at the Lux Style Awards on Sunday. The Lahore Se Aagay actor went down on one knee and proposed to Iqra amid cheers from the crowd.
However, the grand proposal garnered mixed reactions from fans and followers alike. While many trolled the couple for how they went public with their relationship, actor Hamza Ali Abbasi decided to stand by them.
"In an era when people prefer haraam over halal, how can you find faults in a man asking a woman for nikkah?" the actor shared. "Because he hugged her or kissed her on the cheek? STOP IT! Instead celebrate the good... Heartiest congrats to Yasir and Iqra. May Allah bless you both on your new journey."
But actor received backlash on his statement, with people sharing how his point is incorrect.
Sweets! There's no such thing recognised/encouraged as 'engagement' in Islam. Anything of that nature done before nikkah is not permissible. You can't defend #IqraAziz and #Yasir by putting up Islamic sayings here. STOP MISLEADING THE MASSES!— Shehrbano (@syedashehrbano2) July 8, 2019
The Mann Mayal actor then went on to say, "The closer I am getting to Islam, the more I am finding out that Allah does not like you to pick out names and individuals and bash them on their personal faults. Look away from them and celebrate the good that they do. That's what Allah loves. Aagay aapki marzi [the rest is up to you]."'
The closer i am getting to Islam, the more i am finding out tht Allah does not like you to pick out names & individuals & bash them on thr persnl faults. Look away from thr persnl faults & celebrate the good tht they do. Thts what Allah loves. Aagay aapki marzi ✌️😘 https://t.co/1yNBpdppDK— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) July 8, 2019
Hamza was then reminded of his stance on item numbers and how his statement is hypocritical. "It's sad how we Muslims so eagerly pick out individuals/bash them on their personal faults. Buraai ko buraai kaho, logon ko zaleel na karo [What's bad is bad. Don't insult people for it]," he shared. "I criticise item numbers without ever picking out actresses and bashing them individually for doing item numbers."
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