Irrfan Khan questions Ramzan, practice of 'Qurbani'; lands in trouble

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New Delhi, July 1: Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has landed into a controversy by raising questions on the practice of sacrifice and fasting in Islam.

"The meaning of Qurbani is to sacrifice something which is close to you instead of any goat or sheep which you just buy to sacrifice. Before sacrificing we should share a bond with that thing otherwise just killing of an animal will not serve the purpose.

Irrfan Khan questions Ramzan, practise of 'Qurbani'; lands in trouble
Nowadays we have lost the relevance behind such religious activities and perform these rituals without knowing the meaning behind them," Irrfan was quoted as saying in a Deccan Herald report.

Talking about the practice of fasting he was quoted as saying in India Today, "Rather than fasting during Ramzan, people should self-introspect... We Muslims have also made a mockery of Muharram. It is meant for mourning and what we do? Take out (tajiya) processions."

Muslim clerics have slammed Irrfan for his comments and have said that he should concentrate on his career rather than making such comments.

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