A picture of a child dressed up as the Iblees for a show at Beaconhouse Kindergarten Campus, Faisalabad, is doing the rounds on the internet, and the school and his parents have been getting flak for it.
The picture was from a play for Iqbal Day on 9 November, and the play was based on Allama Iqbal’s famous poem Iblees Ki Majlis-e-Shura.
Iblees Ki Majlis-e-Shura is an Urdu poem written by Muhammad Allama Iqbal in 1935. It describes the meeting of the Devil and his advisers, and they discuss the current situation of the world. It was described as “a scathing criticism of the major socio-political and economic systems offered by the West”.
Without much information and details, netizens criticized the school for permitting a child to dress up as the Iblees. Here are a few comments by the people raising eyebrows at the costume:
After much criticism, many people stood up for the school and explained the concept behind the costume. They also schooled the trolls for passing judgment without knowing the facts.
What do you think about this costume and the concept behind it? Should children be allowed to dress up as the Devil? Share your thoughts below.