NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan posted a picture of himself and wife on Facebook drawing critical comments from a section of his ‘fans’ for being “unIslamic”.
Their grouse? The wife’s arms and eyes are visible in the click. Others shamed the woman for wearing nail polish. However, many supported the bowler and asking the former to mind their own business. By 9pm, the photo had over 11,000 comments, 4,000 shares and 2.45 lakh ‘likes.’
The picture posted on Monday evening shows the duo in a car. While Pathan smiles, his wife playfully peeks out from behind her fingers. “This girl is trouble #love #wifey,” Pathan posted.
Before long Shah Tawseef wrote: “Brother Irfan I know you are a great cricketer but first u are a Muslim and don’t forget Islamic rules.
I suggest you try to become great Muslim which can help you after death. When the day of judgement will can (sic) Your wife will talk against u in front of Almighty Allah. Plz don’t expose your wife. Don’t advertise your wife, She is muslimah not actress (sic).” Another commenter by the name of Maizul Sheikh wrote: “Very sweet couple … But this is not done… should not used (sic) nailpolish…”. Others like Nabeelah Wasfi said, “Are you guys the ‘Hijab Police’ now? Look at yourself in the mirror, let them live their lives. Who the hell are you people to tell her what to wear and tell him which picture to upload?” She added, “Irfan Sir, you guys make a beautiful couple, Masha Allah”. Mushtaq Dar commented: “Shameful that some so-called Muslims have started preaching their wicked ideology here too. To all those preachers, you are the real problem in this world and civilized world will soon get rid of you.”
Last December cricketer Mohammed Shami
was shamed for posting a picture of his wife and son in which the woman was seen in a western outfit.