Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan, on Tuesday, was criticised by many on Instagram as well as on his Facebook page, after he posted a photograph with his wife who can be seen wearing nail polish.
Even though Irfan’s wife Safa Baig – to whom he got married to in February 2016 – can be seen wearing a burqa in the photograph, her exposed hands and nail polish has enraged many fans who have posted ridiculous comments.
“WTF. Tell her cover her arms. Being a muslim and being a Pathan its your duty to do so,” (sic) wrote a person by the name ‘Jagga Jasos’.
“Hiding face is not Farz…But hiding arms is farz Irfan bhai… She’is hiding her face its good, may Allah bless her… But tell her to hide her arms too…” wrote a certain Kaashif Raza Khan.
A person named Abdullah Qureshy wrote, “Mashaa allah, esi baat nahi h ki islaam aap par laagu hota h, but aapaki chhavi ek sachche musalman ki h so pleaase bhabhi ko parde me rakho.” (Your image is that of a true Muslim, so please keep your wife in veil).
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 17, 2017
Another person named MD Mojibur Rahman Majid wrote, “Bhai nice picture. But please don’t update Wife or any of our Muslim girls pictures . I really highly respect your family coz you got so nice family, your family example for others, I got one humble request to you please don’t update muslimas pictures, our girls are very special . They simply not come out, I love you bhai.” (sic)
Not long ago, India pacer Mohammed Shami was subjected to similar treatment by cricket fans on social media, after a few fanatics attacked him on the internet platforms where he had posted a photo with his wife.
Shami, who was nursing a knee injury in between the India-England Test series late last year, had posted a photograph with his wife. Shami too was attacked by fanatics on social media platforms, and he also received support from several cricketers such as Mohammad Kaif.
The comments are really really Shameful.
Support Mohammed Shami fully.
There are much bigger issues in this country. Hope sense prevails. pic.twitter.com/dRJO5WfOgU
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 25, 2016
While many criticised Irfan and his wife – a Jeddah-born model who was working in Dubai before their marriage – there were several who came out in support of the couple who looked adorable in the photograph.
“I think it’s none of your damn business what they do, what they wear and how they act. Keep your religion mindset somewhere else. Be it he’s Muslim or not, it’s between him and his god, there’s no you in between them, I’m sure you all know that. “I suggest you become a great Muslim”? What makes you think you’re a great Muslim? Because you mind someone else business? are your own teachings enough to judge other? Don’t think so. I don’t think you have the right to tell him what to tell his wife. His wife looks awesome and they look awesome together, they look like they were going somewhere nice together. Be happy, live happily. Maybe you guys can learn a thing or two if you stop looking at your wife as if she’s a thing you order around,” wrote Leizs Hol.
“Does the women hav any rights what she has to do???islam k thekedar aagaye …people r no one to advise what she or irfan does with ther life,” (sic) wrote Tushar Narkhede.
IPL opening ceremony: Covered from head to toe, Irfan Pathan’s wife Safa Baig grabs limelight!
Last year Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan was spotted at the opening ceremony of Indian Premiere League (IPL), along with his wife Safa Baig. The couple grabbed media attention due to the dressing style of Irfan’s wife Safa. Covered from head to toe, she still attracted eyeballs for being committed to orthodoxy while attending the celebratory launch of IPL edition 9.
Safa was wearing the traditional Islamic burka, with all of her body parts covered. She had a veil on her face leaving only her eyes visible. Her hands were held by husband Irfan as the duo entered inside the Wankhede stadium.