Looks like people are still not over Iqra Aziz and Yasir Hussain’s grand engagement at the LSA 2019, when the latter finally decided to pop the question to his rumoured lady love.
While some criticsed the public proposal, Hamza Ali Abbasi – surprisingly – was all for it. But in doing so, he seems to have rubbed actor Veena Malik who is calling him out for “defending kissing before nikkah.”
Veena took to Twitter on Tuesday to share her two cents on the matter. “I am working in the Pakistani entertainment industry after long break of almost nine years. I met Hamza Ali Abbasi sahab on the Pakistan Star sets and we became acquaintances,” she began. “What I know about him so far is that he is someone who is upright, highly principled, virtuous and impressive for being that way in his acting, hosting, judging, etc.”
She continued, “Also, just recently saw a video of yours on God which made me realise that you are insightful, cultured and enlightened. But then these tweets came up.”
The former Bigg Boss contestant called out Hamza for his opinions regarding Iqra and Yasir’s PDA. “Nowhere in our religion and Quran it is written that you can hug and kiss before nikkah. I think we shouldn’t use religion to support PDA. Two wrongs don’t make a right,” Veena explained. “Of course, congratulations to the couple. I’m so happy that they’ll get married and prefer halal over haram but how the proposal ended wasn’t appropriate as the act was utterly uncultured.”
Veena then added, “We live in a Muslim country. Our religion and culture both don’t allow it; such acts are looked down upon. You rightly said that this era isn’t like the previous one. Now, you have to show a lot of more responsibility and moral ethics towards society.”
The Super Model star believes that, “this PDA doesn’t represent our moral and cultural values, let alone religious.” She said, “Every media personality has a responsibility towards society as people follow them. They are not supposed to set wrong examples for the masses.”
Veena added, “You are talking about haram and halal and yet, defending kisses before nikkah? If someone is following Islam and doing nikkah, then why do haram before it? Even for some halal acts, you can’t go public so they should have been a little careful!”
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