Hours after former Indian cricketer, Mohammad Kaif was brutally trolled on social media after he shared a picture of himself playing chess with his son; Muslim clerics came in his support. Imam Sajid Rashidi, a Muslim cleric said that people who are accusing Kaif of being ‘un-Islamic’ are wrong. He clarifies that there is nothing wrong in playing chess as long as gambling isn’t involved.
“People who are accusing him should look at themselves first. He was playing with his son. There is nothing wrong with it,” he said. However, Rashidi noted that this is different from the time when Mohammed Shami and Irfan Pathan shared pictures of their wives, as doing that was against the rules of Islam.
This isn’t the first time that Muslim cricketers have been trolled. Shami faced criticism for posting ‘un-Islamic’ images of his daughter’s birthday recently. He was also trolled for posting his wife’s picture wearing a sleeveless gown. Another cricketer, Irfan Pathan too was trolled for sharing a picture of his wife.
According to trollers, the cricketer shouldn’t have played chess as it is considered Haram in the religion. Here’s how social media reacted on a picture of Kaif playing chess with his son:
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