Irrfan Khan thoughts on age-old Islamic traditions of fasting during Ramzan
On Irrfan Khan 1st death anniversary, let us remember him and travel down to a time when he came under fire for questioning the age-old Islamic practice of fasting during Ramzan and the sacrifice of animals
Last year, Irrfan Khan passed away on April 29 due to a colon infection. He is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and sons Babil and Ayan Khan.
Today, it is his first death anniversary. His millions of fans have started sharing beautiful tributes and sharing his old videos, pictures on social media.
Having said that, we have also dug an old interview of the star where he talked about 'Qurbani' and 'age-old Islamic traditions of fasting' and more.
Khan was a proud Muslim, but his thoughts were very progressive. This once caused him to be criticised for questioning the ritual of fasting and animal sacrifice during the holy month of Ramzan.
"Rather than fasting during Ramzan, people should self-introspect... We Muslims have also made a mockery of Muharram. It is meant for mourning and what we do? Take out (tajiya) processions," he said during a promotional event for the upcoming 'Madari'.
Irrfan's views on ritualistic sacrifice did not go well with a few community members.
“The meaning of Qurbani is to sacrifice something which is close to you instead of any goat or sheep which you just buy to sacrifice. Before sacrificing we should share a bond with that thing, otherwise just killing of an animal will not serve the purpose,” he was quoted as saying by a news agency.