English all-rounder Moeen Ali recently landed himself in trouble after he made a sketch and shared it on the social media. On the occasion of 50th anniversary of Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA), Moeen posted an artwork that he drew to raise funds for Lord’s Taverners through Cricket United. Lord Taverners is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity which is associated with the UK’s biggest cricket charity awareness campaign, Cricket United.
But his efforts for this noble cause took an odd and ugly turn. Moeen Ali’s Twitter post caught the attention of a few people who wanted to teach him the lessons of Islam. The Twitterati criticised him for supposedly going against Islam by sketching, which they claimed was not allowed in the religion, with some also saying that he would be punished for his ‘sins’.
Moeen Ali recently made the headlines with his superb performance against South Africa in the on going test series. However, his talent was overshadowed by the so-called preachers of Islam. He had drawn a sketch of West Indies cricket legend Sir Vivian Richards. He took to his Twitter account and shared the picture:
— Moeen Ali (@MoeenAli) July 26, 2017
And this is how his followers taught him what is Islamic and what is not:
Bro painting is not allowed in Islam. U can try something else to raise funds. Ur intentions r clean but avoid haraam ways 4 noble causes
— mohammad umair (@umairdotansari) July 31, 2017
— EngrMuhammad Zeeshan (@engr_zeeshi) August 2, 2017
Assalamu aliakum y do this
— Skyway (@Skyway76798717) July 27, 2017
On the other hand, there were many people who appreciated Moeen’s step.
Thanks Mo! This is a great effort and everyone can get bidding now!! https://t.co/JNNuQbsPYy
— Cricket United (@CricketUnited) July 26, 2017
It is very good to see the other talents of Moeen Ali. He is an inspiration to sportspersons from all countries. Keep up the good work Bro.
— Thomas_Paine (@SpockSpeaks) August 4, 2017
Kudos to you man! Avoid these so called islamic scholars who started giving fatwa on it. Being a muslim I ask them, how about using twitter?
— Buckslover (@CryptoMoola) August 3, 2017
A few days ago, Indian left-arm speedster Irfan Pathan was also trolled by people when he shared an image with his wife who had been hiding her face using her hands. Later Mohammad Kaif too faced the heat when he had posted an image of him playing chess with his son.
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