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« on: Jun 19, 2009 11:23 AM »


Shahrukh in legal trouble for comment on Prophet Mohammad

By Agencies
Fri, Jun 19, 2009 12:05 IST

Shahrukh Khan has landed in legal trouble for an alleged comment on Prophet Mohammad which has angered some people in Muslim community.

The Bandra police has filed an FIR (First Information Report) against the superstar, who is currently not in India but shooting his film My Name Is Khan in the US.

“We have registered an FIR against Shahrukh Khan after we received an application from an advocate who alleged that the actor made some statements hurting the sentiments of Muslims,” senior police inspector of Bandra police station, Prakash George is quoted as saying.

The alleged comment by SRK is made in an interview to Time and Style magazine in June edition. In the interview, SRK is asked to name some of the impressive figures in history.

The superstar allegedly replied: “There are lots of them, some negative ones like Hitler, Napoleon, Winston Churchill and if I can call it history, then Prophet Mohammed and from recent time Nelson Mandela…And there are nice ones like Gandhiji and Mother Teresa.”

Khalid Babu Qureshi, who is the president of the All India Jamaitul Quresh, alleges that SRK has put Prophet Mohammad in the same category of ‘negative figures’ as Hitler and Churchill and this is insulting to Muslims.

The case against SRK, the magazine and the writer has been registered under section 295-a (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religion feelings or any class by insulting its religion beliefs) and 34 (acts done by several persons with common interest) of IPC.

The actor’s statement will be taken after he returns to Mumbai.

If found guilty, SRK could face a maximum jail sentence of three years.

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« Reply #1 on: Jun 19, 2009 03:20 PM »

Shah Rukh's Mohammad comments hurt Muslims

Shah Rukh`s Mohammad comments hurt MuslimsA day after a police complaint was filed against him for "hurting religious sentiments" in Islam, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh said Friday that his comments to a magazine were misinterpreted due to a "writing error".

The First Information Report (FIR) was lodged by the Mumbai Aman Committee (MAC) at the Bandra police station here Thursday after they read in Time'N Style-Luxury that Shah Rukh had listed Prophet Mohammad as one of the most unimpressive personalities in history alongside Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill.

According to reports, the interview, which was printed in "Time 'n Style Luxury" magazine, reads as follows:

"According to you who is the most impressive figure in history?
'There are lots of them, some negative ones like Hitler, then Napoleon, Winston Churchill and if I can call it history, then Prophet Mohammed and from recent time - Nelson Mandela. And there are the nice ones like Gandhiji and Mother Teresa.'"

But Shah Rukh said it was a "writing error" and that he had named the Prophet among the most impressive personalities in history.

"Obviously I think that there is no more important figure in history than Prophet Mohammad in the most positive way possible. Also, being a Muslim and standing up for the tenets of Islam is my most important agenda.

If they (MAC) have seen my interviews on TV about Islam and Prophet Mohammad, they would know it's a writing error and not a thought or view that I believe in," Shah Rukh told in an SMS message.

"For all practical purposes, Prophet Mohammad is the most important positive figure in Islam," he added.

A corrigendum from the magazine was also published across Mumbai newspapers Thursday wherein the magazine accepted the error.

The corrigendum stated: "This is with reference to the interview with Shah Rukh Khan that featured in Time'N Style-Luxury Vol-1 issue: The answer to question 'According to you (Shah Rukh) who is the most impressive figure in history?' should have appeared as: 'There are lots of them. Some negative ones like Hitler. Then Napoleon, Winston Churchill were impressive.

" 'If I can call it history then most impressive, positive figure Prophet Mohammad and from recent times there are the nice ones like Nelson Mandela, Gandhiji and Mother Teresa.' This is a clarification and the error is deeply regretted."

An official from the Bandra police station, however, confirmed that the FIR had not been withdrawn even after the corrigendum was published.

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« Reply #2 on: Jun 19, 2009 05:30 PM »

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yeah it's obviously a misinterpretation/misprint i doubt he'd say that and why would nelson mandela be a negative??? he's always been one to say he teaches his kids the quran.

reading the question and the quote over i think he was saying "some negative ones, hitler, napolean PAUSE (and other impressive ones) like....." jeez what a difference a pause or comma makes.

ppl are wayy tooo sensitive these days. if muslims start rioting in india over this it'll just be disgusting.
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« Reply #3 on: Jun 19, 2009 09:41 PM »

One thing Muslims do well these days is overreact...We have enough passion about the Prophet  saw to get angry over any perceived abuse, but never enough passion to follow his way and example...
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 19, 2009 11:41 PM »

I disagree . I think we have enough passion to do both... Neither is mutually exclusive.

Having said this, we should have enough passion and composure to underreact for things like this(on purpose), thus allowing them to die a fast and unnoticed death, without the media frenzy that it tends to produce

Added: I don't mean for this specific example, but for things like those cartoons. In this case, It sounded odd that he would also list mendela as a negative figure.

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« Reply #5 on: Jun 20, 2009 07:44 AM »

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I think it's more a problem about the way we go about doing things. To you and I with our western eyes, having a riot does not make sense. In the "Muslim" world there is so much oppression the only way to show any type of opposition or disagreement is through violent means. For some people, in their minds, this is following the Quran and Sunnah and people will bring up umpteen verses and hadith to back their opinions, even though we know this is wrong and not the sunnah at all.

I think though (hopefully inshaAllah) we are learning. First, we learned that death fatwas against people who write wack books only increases their fame and fortune. Second, we learned that riots against wack cartoons don't do much except make us burn the banks in our neighborhood. I kind of like the idea of the boycotts people are doing, like against Israel or against the Dutch. I mean I don't know how much effect it has on things but it seems to be making a statement through peaceful means. Third, even though this whole Shahrukh thing seems grossly taken out of context at least the Muslims there went to legal means first to change what people are allowed to say.

It's very interesting that India has this law against "deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religion feelings or any class by insulting its religion beliefs". Very interesting. It would be kind of subjective though unless it was just based on who and how many of those people were angry?
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« Reply #6 on: Jun 20, 2009 01:37 PM »

I guess I just have a slight problem (no offence, brother) when people say that muslims have enough passion to do ABC and yet not enough passion to do XYZ. 

To me, it doesn't make sense, because XYZ is not a prerequisite for ABC.

I don't know... I wish I could articulate better - i just have lost my sense of language in the past 2 years.
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« Reply #7 on: Jun 21, 2009 10:44 AM »

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That quote looks compeltely out of context, SRK would surely not be dumb enough to tick off Muslims, the English and everyone else (who doesn't think Nelson Madnela is great?), in one fell swoop!


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« Reply #8 on: Jun 22, 2009 03:13 AM »

All I meant was that true love of the Prophet SAS is in following his way and obeying him. It is not just in getting upset when he SAS is attacked. For us today, our love for him SAS is merely lip service, in that we become upset when others ridicule or dishonor him, when we ourselves dishonor him in our own lives with our deviation from his noble example.
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 23, 2009 10:44 PM »

salams,

I guess I just have a slight problem (no offence, brother) when people say that muslims have enough passion to do ABC and yet not enough passion to do XYZ.  

Not sure I understand what you mean. But I often see people even in my community that I personally know:
- go to the mosque almost every day at Isha, but sell alcohol and porn in their stores
- criticize a certain shaikh and refuse to go to his mosque, but don't even pray themselves
- question a muslim sisters-only event, yet shake their booty at paksa type cultural events
- fast every day and attend every iftar in the mosque, but never come otherwise
- talk about the "kuffar" gov't and how evil it is, how we should est khalifah, and be on welfare

and so on and so on... we have certain passions in certain directions, but when it comes to morality, character and following through somewhere we just lose it. it's like... unbalanced or there's a hole in the middle...
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 25, 2009 07:48 AM »

salaam

very well said Brother Abdul Basir. ..
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« Reply #11 on: Jun 25, 2009 10:51 AM »

I never liked his acting anyway, especially dislike his real life two-fingered blowing kisses to his fans.

I dont even like discussing actors. Lets discuss some action or comedy sequence instead, like uncle arnold shalwarnicker smoking cigar and killing predator, like the comedy master pieces all bollywood movies are, even though they were meant to be tough action or emotional drama.

Oh and I dont think SRK can say such a thing, especially in public.

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« Reply #12 on: Jun 25, 2009 08:10 PM »



Not sure I understand what you mean. But I often see people even in my community that I personally know:
- go to the mosque almost every day at Isha, but sell alcohol and porn in their stores
- criticize a certain shaikh and refuse to go to his mosque, but don't even pray themselves
- question a muslim sisters-only event, yet shake their booty at paksa type cultural events
- fast every day and attend every iftar in the mosque, but never come otherwise
- talk about the "kuffar" gov't and how evil it is, how we should est khalifah, and be on welfare

and so on and so on... we have certain passions in certain directions, but when it comes to morality, character and following through somewhere we just lose it. it's like... unbalanced or there's a hole in the middle...


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« Reply #13 on: Jun 25, 2009 08:19 PM »

hey it's not cynicism!! it's reality. i just think while our scholars are going on about the fiqh of salah and 'is the quran created' the average folk are totally not learning islam in totality...
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« Reply #14 on: Jun 26, 2009 01:18 PM »



ok, big sister jannah, you started it...so today i will tell you about my day...

today i ended up a friday prayer at a mosque where the imam was fire and brimstoning everybody for not being foot to foot in the line to prayer and sundry other technical issues.  

then he started talking about how people don't give enough money to his mosque, and that giving a fiver to a beggar is not a worthy deed but giving money to his mosque is....(he is salafi).

one has to wonder what the future of islam is when its mouthpieces are nuts like this, talking about everything that is minor, but ignoring everything that is major.

nowadays people are leaving islam in droves....literally hordes.  i was roommates at a conference with an iranian a few weeks ago, and he was athiest, and i think all his iranian friends (about 5) at the same conference were also athiest...and they had all come from iran for the conference.  at night he would come back intoxicated.

one of the senior pakistani professors at the conference triied to get me and another muslim to drink alcohol.  

when people's faith has withered to the point where balsa wood is stronger, you have to wonder about muslim folks railing on about minor issues of fiqh....
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« Reply #15 on: Jun 26, 2009 05:25 PM »

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In my very limited knowledge of Iranians, most are shiah, and if they're not they tend to be indifferent in terms of religion.


So today I was doing the school run, it's very hot at the moment (for me anyway I can't bear extremes of weather!), so I buy my girls juice and we're walking up to the bus stop, when a lady (who appears to be of Ethiopian origin) wearing the full black chador style dress, approaches me.
I thought for a minute she needed directions so turn to her with a smile. She tells me salam, asks me how old my youngest is pointing to her, and then commences to tell me I will go to Jannah (inshallah), and in a mixture of Arabic and English she tells me I'm a wonderful mother.... I ask her to remember us in her duas inshallah and walk on...really choked up!

I've met my fair share of the worst of creation, but amongst them I've met the closest to the best too.

The Muslims who fear Allah have always struck me with wonder over their zeal and knowledge and compassion. I've made so many friends because of the bond of Islam- many a strong friendship has begun with the opening salam


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« Reply #16 on: Jun 27, 2009 02:30 PM »

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To you and I with our western eyes, having a riot does not make sense. In the "Muslim" world there is so much oppression the only way to show any type of opposition or disagreement is through violent means.

correction: substitute "third world" for "Muslim world", and your statement would be more accurate.
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