Renowned religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel has launched his clothing brand titled ‘MTJ’. The inauguration ceremony of Maulana Tariq Jameel’s brand launch was held in Karachi’s DHA area.
The renowned religious preacher launched his clothing brand in collaboration with a private clothing brand.
— The Times of Karachi (@TOKCityOfLights) April 3, 2021
— Saqlain Khaskhely (@SaqiiTweets) April 3, 2021
MTJ’s launch is reported to be a grand affair with many renowned public figures in attendance. Geo News reported that apart from Maulana Tariq Jameel and Senator Faisal Vawda, many famous celebrities from various fields were at Maulana Tariq Jameel’s brand.
— Arbaz Shah (@ArbazJour) April 3, 2021
— Madiha Masood (@madiha_masood) April 4, 2021
Senator Faisal Vawda conveyed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wishes to Maulana Tariq Jameel.
The grand inauguration had people calling out the religious scholar for not practising the simplicity he preaches. However many people rushed to Maulana’s defence.
Launching ceremony of MTJ’s brand in Karachi.
Maulana Tariq Jameel ain’t coming slow. pic.twitter.com/Z3ztmSgJdO
— ملیکہ خان (@itsMaleeeks) April 3, 2021
MTJ Brand of Maulana Tariq Jameel has officially been launched in simple and Islamic way. Here are some snapshots of the inauguration event held in Karachi. pic.twitter.com/SM3cvjLWPO
— Silk Lodhi Khan 🦁 🇵🇰 🇬🇧 (@SilkLodhi) April 3, 2021
ویسے باقی اختلافات اپنی جگہ، میں نے مولانا کے کسی بیان میں پیسہ نہ کمانے یا کاروبار نہ کرنے سے متعلق کبھی نہیں سنا۔
— Riyaz Najam (@RiyazNajam) April 4, 2021
ریاض نجم یہ لیں یہ بیان سن لیں جس میں مولونا طارق جمیل نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی سادگی بیان کر رہے ہیں ساتھ ہی ہماری عیش و عشرت ست بھرپور زندگیوں کا موازنہ بھی کر رہے ہیں https://t.co/yzDWfATzR1
— Sumaira Ashraf Rajput (@sumaira_rajput) April 4, 2021
— Hassan Bashir Awan (@moumkts1) April 3, 2021
I don't know why we call him Maulana
— $3_for_risking_life (@kha_nu_biaa) April 4, 2021
he is basically a islam trader. Use relegion for profit
— پہاڑیا (@FaisalMaroof786) April 4, 2021
People also pointed out the disregard for Coronavirus SOPs at the event.
I honestly feel like all this COVID-19 screaming goes to waste. I honestly want to give it all up. This program is taking place illegally. SOPs are not being followed so why is Maulana Tariq Jameel even allowed to hold this event. We all know why.
My head hangs in shame. https://t.co/iXcWnw4zqd
— Fatah (@fatah_pak) April 3, 2021
This guy blamed the women of Pakistan for a pandemic and is now having this big gathering in middle of a lockdown for his own benefit dkm😭😭 https://t.co/s3Zyu60MqT
— Arooj (@dafuqq_) April 3, 2021
Waseem Badami hosted yesterday's Maulana Tariq Jameel event with not one person wearing mask. So what are you talking about?
— Fatah (@fatah_pak) April 4, 2021
In a statement, Maulana Tariq Jameel clarified that the purpose of this business pursuit is to have a commercial income for his many charities. He wants to run his business to fund madrassas so that they are no longer dependent on Zakat. This operational model provides a steady source of income for charities rather than dependence on donations.
Despite his explanation, criticism from Netizens is not coming in slow. What do you think about this? Is the criticism justified? Please share what you think in the comment section.