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Liking and sharing Qandeel Baloch’s posts is Haram

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Sadaf Sher
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This woman needs no introduction. Qandeel Baloch, a Pakistani “model”, is very famous for her quite infamous activities going viral on social media. She intends to become the subject of discussion in every gathering. She recently grabbed the attention of masses when she claimed that she would ‘strip dance’ for Pakistan if the Pakistani team won against India in T20 match.

Though she has had been posting notorious videos prior to this, the “strip dance” video crossed all limits. As if the mere claim to it weren’t enough, she released a stripped dance video before the match, calling it a “trailer”. This infuriated the masses a great deal. In an exasperated attempt, social media went ablaze with outrageous comments from mobs, people belonging to different schools of thought, religions, nations and consisting of varying ages talked negative to a great deal.

Amidst this dramatic course of events, we came across a notification, commonly termed as ‘Fatwa’, from a ‘Mufti’ named as Muhammad Rafi Usmani. He claimed that whatever Qandeel Baloch was doing was absolutely unacceptable in the religion, furthermore stating that liking or sharing her posts is Haram and people should ultimately stop doing that.

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The Fatwa got viral across the web in a matter of minutes. Alongside that, people also started demanding a ban on her Facebook page from PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority). That matter on account is still unresolved.

Do you know: In spite of massive opposition, Qandeel Baloch has sustained to get 400,000 followers on her Facebook page which was temporarily blocked but soon reinstated because of mass complaints. (Source: Dawn News)

During the unusual twist of happenings, it came out that the “Fatwa” was actually a fake one mistaken for real. One could say that the fatwa though totally fabricated, was very real in the context. Whatever Qandeel Baloch is doing, is wrong for all the right reasons. Our religion strictly forbids us from committing such sinful acts, and Baloch is doing nothing but bringing ill-fame to Pakistan.

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No one actually knows about her family background, just the fact that she’s a model. She has also appeared in a number of TV interviews and has tried to enter showbiz but has failed desperately.

Social media can be used by anyone in any way they desire, which makes it the least authentic and highly unreliable source for spreading news. Rumors spread out on social media as fast as wildfire. It is easy for people to reach social media and everyone uses it according to their needs. Similar is the case with Baloch, who has greatly misused it to publicize and popularize herself and to gain fame. She desires the spotlight always, doesn’t matter if she has to show herself for it.

We live in a society where people claim to be liberal and open-minded but there is a fine line between open-mindedness and vulgarity, which, clearly, this Baloch seems to have crossed. There is a line defined, behind which Pakistani women are expected to remain, refraining to conform to the rules set by our religion and society does women more harm than good. Qandeel Baloch might at this time be enjoying all the attention given to her but the future seems rather dark and gloomy.

What we can do is to stop promoting indecency by ignoring such people and stop giving them the due attention (for what they crave the most). Stop liking her posts. Stop sharing and above all, stop discussing her. That would be more than enough to discourage her brazenly bold steps.