Irrfan Khan lands in a controversy over “Qurbani”

Bollywood star Irrfan Khan landed himself in a controversy over “Qurbani”. Muslim cleric Qalam Raza Nuri today condemned bollywood actor over his comment on ‘Bakra’-slaughtering in the name of “Qurbani”.
“May be he has made the statement to spread misconception; or maybe he was trying to prove himself knowledgeable. He is absolutely wrong. To speak about a religion, one must know about it first,” he told ANI here.
Raza Nuri, while explaining the meaning of ‘Qurbani,’ said that it is practiced to keep up the spirit of fighting social evils.
“Qurbani brings forth the passion to fight the evil. It also spread the message that we are ready for Qurbani to demolish evil from the society,” Raza Nuri,said.
“Whatever he has said can be his own perception. Whichever religion it be – Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian, Qurbani has its own significance everywhere. Somewhere it’s named ‘Bali’ and somewhere Qurbani,” added the cleric.

Irrfan Khan made these statements in a promotional event of his upcoming flick “Madari” in Jaipur. The star said “slaughtering of ‘Bakra’ does not mean Qurbani, the traditional style of sacrifice by Muslims.” Elaborating further, the actor told, “The meaning of. ‘Qurbanni’ means sacrificing something which is very close to you instead of sacrificing a goat which you buy. Nowadays we have lost the relevance behind such religious activities and perform these rituals without knowing the meaning behind them.”