In Pakistan, religious clerics and other ulemas hold a very prominent position among the masses. A country that was found and built on the base of Islam, has tried to follow the characteristics of the religion in sum and substance.
One of the most prominent clerics in the country, Maulana Tariq Jameel sahab has always been hailed as someone different, who speaks with ease, only spreads positivity and never backs down from his followers.
However, a recent viral video on social media shows the opposite of what Maulana Tariq Jameel sahab has always been praised for. In the video, which was recorded outside a gathering, while Tariq Jameel was on his towards his car, sees the Maulana sitting in his car and snubbing a follower’s handshake.
Now, if it was a politician who had done something like this, it would have been very normal, due to their evidently rude nature most of the times. But for people to see Maulana Tariq Jameel react this way, has raised many questions.
The man continuously lent his hand to Maulana Tariq Jameel from outside the car, through the window. He waits for the cleric to shake his hands, but Tariq Jameel snubs it in an allegedly ‘rude’ manner and asks him to take his hand away.
Different influencing pages on social media have been circulating the video, with some stating that the Maulana doesn’t shake hands with the poor, he only opts for privileged followers, who keep themselves ‘clean’. While the follower’s hand was still inside his car, Tariq Jameel started lifting the auto-powered window, at which, the follower immediately took his hand out.
The look on Maulana Tariq Jameel’s follower’s face said everything, which words in the video couldn’t. Soon after, the security personnel deployed around the cleric cleared the way for his car to scoot out of the rush.
Even though the incident should not hold a lot of prominences, people have been highlighting the fact that a religious cleric should not have acted this way, especially Maulana Tariq Jamil who spreads equality and love, peace and prudence.
This incident has left many on social media shocked, with people saying: “Koi bi acha molvi asa na krai ga agr aus ko kitni he jaldi q na ho…
Wesa Molana sahb ya garri kah sa ai?”
Others that said: Ameeron ka molvi. Baaton or amal may farq hy. Ye bhi wrong number hy“
The sanest comment stated that: “Jo baat bhi hai ager hath barhaya tha tou mila lena chaye tha..”
What do you think of the incident? Should Maulana Tariq Jameel have shaken the man’s hand and not snub it in this manner? Share your opinions with us!