All that pomp and show

Rehman Ramzan on Express TV

Rehman Ramzan on Express TV

Turn on the TV and flick through the channels during Ramzan and you’ll find Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain, Maya Khan, Sahir Lodhi, Junaid Jamshed, Ali Haider and all others conducting elaborate Ramzan transmissions. While wearing expensive clothes and standing on exquisitely designed sets, these individuals “utilize” the air time by helping the poor, giving free gifts and charity, cooking, making others recite Naats or simply  by sitting and talking about how this holy month should be observed with simplicity and piety etc.

Amaan Ramzan on Geo TV

Amaan Ramzan on Geo TV

This whole concept disturbs me . now i’m not judging their imaans and i’m not saying that they’re doing something wrong  by being religious but according to my limited knowledge of Islam, i do think that Islam doesn’t appreciate “glamourising” of good deeds and Pomp and show in the matter of religion is something not appreciated by Allah.

I leave it upto the audience to decide whether these shows actually help them to benefit from the holy month or not.

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9 thoughts on “All that pomp and show

  1. Islam teaches us that one should give charity such that the other hand doesn’t come to know about it. I don’t like the way the charity is being distributed u disclose the pain of the person getting the charity in front of the whole world. It is an on going battle on who gets the more rating,nothing else. Just watch the eid transmission on the same channels and u won’t find any charity , any more naats.. it is just for the ratings nothing else

  2. Really, not a thing to be appreciated! You do good, do it, let us not set up a market for it!! Where we see Dr. Aamir Liaquat asking his audience about the hero in a film of Nargis. These people have gone too far in making it look like a religious thing!! It’s just a competition of higher rating and nothing else!

  3. good effort 🙂
    There’s another point that strikes my mind that why do they always request others to give charity when they themselves are too rich…why don’t they help those people???

  4. MashALLAH for once sumone has spoken the truth…… Thanku for actually trying to give the message that these type of shows are total marketing ways of promoting your designer outlets and other stuff that they give away for free in these shows…… They have totally commercialized the concept of ramazan….. Lanat on these hosts especially maya khan

  5. 333. Abu Bakr reported that a man was mentioned in the presence of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and someone praised him. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Woe to you! You have cut off the head of your companion!” and he repeated that several times. He went on, “If one of you must praise someone, he should say, ‘I consider that so-and-so is such-and-such.’ Allah is the One who will take account of him if he thinks that he is indeed like that, No one can appropriate Allah’s right to attest to someone’s character.”

  6. Yes I know it disturbs the mind for a moment…. But you know I thought about it and In my opinion , Leave the pomp and show of compares and program and stuff but many many people got many gifts from them , people who were ill manage to collect money for their treatment because of these shows so I guess we should see the good side too ! And Allah knows best about their intentions behind their deeds 🙂

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