#MolanaTariq_OurPride Trends on Twitter as Thousands Voice Their Support for the Cleric

Prominent Muslim scholar, Maulana Tariq Jameel recently apologized for his remarks on media houses during the coronavirus telethon, which took place last week to raise funds to fight the pandemic.

The cleric was forced to apologize over his remarks after facing backlash from media personnel across the country. Maulana tendered an unconditional apology to all anchorpersons during Muhammad Maalik’s talk show, saying it was a slip of tongue.

Earlier, during a lengthy prayer at the end of the telethon, the scholar said that the media needs to be more truthful, calling media houses liars. He said that not speaking the truth is one of the main reasons behind the spread of the deadly virus. Narrating a story, Maulana said that once the owner of a mainstream channel asked me for advice.

I told him to abolish all incorrect news from his channel. The owner replied that in case the channel would be finished but twisting of facts would not end.

Prominent anchorperson, Hamid Mir, was quick to criticize Maulana for his statement, saying it was an irresponsible act and that he should name the owner of the media house instead of generalizing.


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In his prayer, the religious scholar also blamed a certain portion of women for the spread of the virus. Later, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) also responded to Tariq Jameel’s statement, saying ‘such blatant objectification is unacceptable’.

Since the fiasco, Twitter has been full of debate on the matter. From hashtags such as #MolanaTariq_OurPride to #HamidMirMafiMango as well as a number of others are hot topics on the microblogging platform.


What are your thoughts on the fiasco? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Lockdown utaho bauhat drama hau gaya aurat March ka azaab bake sare awam ko bhoktana par raha hai.

  • There was a time when Tableeghi Jamaat was working hard to unite the People and staying away from Politics. Now unfortunately, one Political party and its supports are standing behind one prominent member of the Tableeghi Jamaat and even this neutral Jamaat is seen as political.
    Now this same Jamaat is being used to divide the people further.

    Maulana Sahib could avoid visiting PM house so frequently, but he did not. This is bad for the future of Tableeghi Jamaat.

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  • He did not pointed out to any specific media person and those who were guilty felt it to their spine as if they were being called out to be slaughtered like (A guilty conscience needs no accuser).

    There are always bad people in every story who think they are superior or over qualified to listen to a cleric who tells some truth and if they don’t like that truth and can’t falsify it because it is a message of Almighty Allah , they try to find out mistakes and manipulate speeches to attain their personal gains. Moulana is preaching for Allah through out his life and help of Allah is with those who work in His path and that help is far more strong than our comments or media complaints. Bad gays(Munafiqeen) has always been there since the time of Prophet(SAW) and failed and will keep on failing till the Day of Judgement will distinguish them from good.

    May Allah bring us and them to right path(Aameen).

  • Same Is Tarha Ki Baten Bhai Ne Bhi Kaha tha “Usko Peecha Laga Diya” Agar Aj Wo Hota to SINDH Ka CM Nahi Chal Pata

    Qanoon Ek He Rakho


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