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ABIM: Shah Rukh Khan film confusing Muslims, promotes pluralism

Discussion in 'My Name Is Khan' started by phul, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. phul

    phul SRK my heart my soul

    ABIM: Shah Rukh Khan film confusing Muslims, promotes pluralism

    By Ida Lim
    October 28, 2012

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 — An influential Muslim youth group said today that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s “My Name Is Khan” movie confuses Muslims as it promotes liberal Islam and religious pluralism, and warned Malaysian broadcasters not to air the hit film.
    The Muslim youth group’s statement comes after the Malay right-wing group Perkasa’s call last week for Muslims nationwide to boycott award-winning singer Jaclyn Victor for singing the Malay-language Christian song “Harapan Bangsa”, which she has said is meant for Christians.

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    Shah Rukh Khan’s “My Name Is Khan” was aired by TV3 during the second day of Aidiladha. — Reuters pic
    “Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM) strongly protests the screening of ‘My Name Is Khan’ on TV3 on the second Hari Raya Aidil Adha.
    “Films that carry confusing messages clearly shouldn’t (tidak wajar) be screened by a main Malaysian television station,” the group’s vice-president Ahmad Saparudin Yusup said in a statement today.
    He questioned the timing of the film screening, saying that it raises the question of where the “media’s care and responsibility in their broadcasting materials” went.
    Ahmad also said the main character played by Shah Rukh Khan showed that the director, scriptwriter, and actor’s level of understanding towards Islam is “shameful”.
    He gave examples of scenes in the film such as the Muslim hero marrying a Hindu heroine, saying that it is “clearly against Islam’s teachings”.
    He also pointed out that the depiction in the film of acceptance and mixing of other religions’ worship methods with Islam’s, as well as giving zakat or alms to non-Muslims were “confusing”.
    While acknowledging that the film’s producer intended to address the issue of “Islamophobia” in the West, Ahmad said that this was done without a deep understanding of the teachings of Islam and appreciation of the root problems, adding that it caused the religion to be dragged into embarrassment.
    Ahmad criticised the film’s message of liberal Islam and pluralism of religion, adding that there is an attempt to align it with Western tastes while leaving out the essence of Islam’s teachings.
    “Therefore, ABIM urges for a stop of the screening of this film in the future. ABIM also reminds the broadcasting stations in this country to be more sensitive towards content and broadcasting times to avoid controversy in society.
    “ABIM also urges that the distribution of this film’s CD be blocked immediately.” Ahmad said.
    http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/...han-film-consufing-muslims-promotes-pluralism
     
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  2. Pompula

    Pompula Shahrukh Fan-Girl

    Oh COME ON!!!!! :rolleyes: :mad:
     
  3. MaryAnnK

    MaryAnnK Well-Known Member

    How many years and accolades have come and gone for this film? And now this?

    "“Therefore, ABIM urges for a stop of the screening of this film in the future. ABIM also reminds the broadcasting stations in this country to be more sensitive towards content and broadcasting times to avoid controversy in society."

    This person/people are too narrow-mineded as to think that a movie should avoid controversy. If there mixed messages being given from a film, then someone is not doing a good job of giving clear information for the people to make better choices as they watch it. Censorship is about controlling what individuals think, by not allowing them freedom of choice. Sorry, this one really riled me up with reading it!
     
  4. Debbie

    Debbie Stand By Him

    Remember MaryAnn, "There are only good people or bad people. That is the only difference"
    And I'm pretty sure which group this gang belongs too....Riled me up too, how can it be wrong to teach love....
     
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  5. mira_khan

    mira_khan Khan addicted!

    I've never seen a hindi film without a hindou god representation... but it had never been censored by arabic tv... or we will all stop wathcing american movies cause they are chrestians!?...
    fanatism exist in each comunity... but we're all human with different lives... at a big scale Khan (from the epiglotic) was right... good people who do good things , bad people who do bad things...
    i just don't understand the title of the article... Shah Rukh Khan is an actor playing roles written and realised by others... he promotes only his talent by doing his job well... the idea promoted by a film, is the writer one...
     
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  6. sami16

    sami16 a fan not a fanboy

    I understand where this Islamic group is coming from, as a follower of the Islamic faith myself....the religion doesn't promote interfaith marriages, and if you must then to the people of the book (e.g Christians and Jews) and yes Zakat is a charity given to Muslims only, both of these points are correct....therefore certain scenes in the film are not in accordance with Orthodox Islamic teachings, however the producers of MNIK never said it was a film about Islamic teachings, it was made to make a point about the treatment of certain Muslims after 9/11, there is a distinct difference between making a film about a religion and making a film about the followers of a religion, also it is a film aimed at the people of today where religious boundaries have almost been abolished and where religion is considered a personal thing, if you consider this then they shouldn't really have a problem with it and hence there is no need for such an article.
     
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  7. phul

    phul SRK my heart my soul

    Ordinary, average Muslims are not easily confused, their faith is strong! — P. Ramakrishnan

    November 03, 2012

    NOV 3 — It is difficult to understand the so-called Muslim elites who constantly and consistently convey the erroneous message that Islam is under threat and that Muslims will be easily misled.
    They always seem to suggest that Muslims must be sheltered and protected otherwise they can go astray and embarrass their religion.
    The latest episode involves the screening of the movie “My name is Khan” by TV3 on the second day of Hari Raya Aidil Adha.
    The Muslim youth movement Abim has strongly protested against this film, claiming that the Shah Rukh Khan film “confuses Muslims as it promotes liberal Islam and religious pluralism, and warned Malaysian broadcasters not to air the hit film”.
    Abim vice-president Ahmad Saparudin Yusuf “gave examples of scenes in the film such as the Muslim hero marrying a Hindu heroine, saying that it is ‘clearly against Islam’s teachings’”.
    He also pointed out “that the depiction in the film of acceptance and mixing of other religions’ worship methods with Islam’s as well as giving zakat or alms to non-Muslims were ‘confusing’.”
    This film has been available in Malaysia since March 2010. It has been screened in cinemas and the film’s CD has been widely sold. In the 2½ years that it was around, thousands upon thousands of Muslims and other Malaysians have seen and enjoyed the film.
    Is there any evidence that the average, ordinary Muslims in Malaysia have become confused about Islam because of the film? Has their faith in Islam been eroded as a result of seeing this film?
    “My Name is Khan” has been shown in many Muslim countries where the film is very popular. It has become the highest Bollywood earner in the Middle East. It was screened in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria in March 2010 when the film was released. In Indonesia, the country with the biggest Muslim community, the film was so popular when it was first released that it grew from six to 14 screens.
    In all these countries there was no protest against or any negative reaction to what was depicted in the movie. No one took offence to the film.
    In India, the country with the biggest Muslim population outside Indonesia, there was no problem whatsoever. Besides Islam, many other religions and various forms of worship exist on a daily basis in that country. People are tolerant and accept the fact that others have a right to their religion. As a matter of fact, religions co-exist in India.
    In real life, Shah Rukh Khan — a Muslim — is married to a Hindu woman. This has not upset the Muslims in India or anywhere else. Knowing this fact has not prevented the Malacca state government from conferring on him a datukship. Even Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on his visit to India made it a point to meet up with him.
    So who are the people who are confused?
    The average, ordinary Muslims are of stronger faith and they are not easily confused! — aliran.com
    * P. Ramakrishnan is the immediate past president of Aliran.
    * This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of The Malaysian Insider.
    http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/...onfused-their-faith-is-strong-p.-ramakrishnan
     
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  8. Debbie

    Debbie Stand By Him

    Finally someone with some sense on this subject!!! Thanks for the article.
     
  9. MaryAnnK

    MaryAnnK Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Sami. This is what I was trying to say to. Movies are just that, unless they have been credited with being a documentary where one should try their best to be accurate in a depiction. Yes, we have certain things each of our religions hold to and there are also misconceptions that seem to play well in films too! But, really? Aren't we adult enough to understand this? I have learned a lot and probably have learned some things that are not accurate about other religions and cultures, but I can also understand where I got the information from as well. If I want to know more, I will ask questions and read books meant to educate!
     

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