As the top turkish court struck down a cabinet decree form 1934 about Hagia Sophia being turned into a museum and being reverted to a mosque the world has been divided. We have supporters of the decisions and we also have people that vehemently oppose it.
Hamza Ali Abassi, one of Pakistan’s top actors took to Twitter to share his views. The Pyaare Afzal actor without mentioning Hagia Sophia by name, expressed concern over Muslims rejoicing over the decision and quoted from the history of Islam by pointing out how Prophet Muhammed (SAW) would treat the places of worship of non Muslims living under their rule and said “I often read about how Umar Khattab RA refused Patriarch Sophronius’ offer to pray in Church of Holy Sepulchre in conquered Jerusalem, so Muslims won’t later convert it into a mosque. I read about how the Sahaba RA didn’t harm the Bamiyan Buddha statues in conquered Khorasan,”
He also criticized those that chose to support the block of the construction of a small mandir in Islamabad saying “And then I see those Muslims today. Thumping their chests and proclaiming the victory of Islam by converting churches into mosques and stopping a small mandir from construction. No wonder Allah has given us Muslim the azaab of zillat (humiliation) and mehkoomi (subjection) in this world.”
And then i see those Muslims today… Thumping their chests and proclaiming victory of Islam by converting churches into mosques & stopping a small mandir from construction… Ahh… No wonder Allah has given us Muslim the azaab of zillat and mehkoomi in this world.
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) July 10, 2020
Hamza has been very vocal about this in the past too and when the stay was announced about the construction of the mandir he said “Pakistan is not an empire or a kingdom. We Muslims didn’t conquer Pakistan. We are a Muslim majority nation and state. On 14th August 1947, everyone who resided in the boundary of Pakistan became an equal citizen,”.
Its sad when we Muslims say "Oh the Non Muslims did us wrong, hence we will do it too".. NO! We r MUSLIMS, bound by whats permitted & prohibited by Allah thru Muhammad PBUH. We don't repel evil with evil, injustice with injustice… tht is not the behaviour of servants of Allah.
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) July 11, 2020
Hamza who is generally very outspoken about his opinion concluded this Twitter thread by saying “No more hypocrisy, I admit that there is massive religious discrimination in Pakistan.”