Fans of Hamza Ali Abbasi have a lot to say
Celebrity fans are some of the most vocal communities. Nope, they’re not a community, they’re a cult. We see celebrities like Taylor Swift wielding immense power to galvanize their millions of fans with one simple comment. Here in Pakistan too, celebrities have fans who are absolutely madly obsessed with their favorite celebrities. Fans of Hamza Ali Abbasi in particular are very loudly vocal.
So, Hamza Ali Abbasi announced last night that he’s quitting acting to focus on spreading his faith
In a long statement, Hamza made a YouTube video where he addressed that he has had a personal journey from being an atheist to a person who is on his path to being a consistently practising Muslim. He also shared that, going forward, he is putting a “pause” on his career as an actor in order to pursue spending his life as someone who discusses and spreads Islam.
Hamza said he that he isn’t exactly quitting showbiz because he would continue to make the kind of TV and movie projects that align with his moral compass going forward.
Since the actor’s announcement he has quickly became the biggest conversation on Pakistani social media
Of course, the actor’s message resonated with many people and fans of Hamza Ali Abbasi took to social media to express their opinions about the dramatic announcement by the actor.
Fans of Hamza Ali Abbasi are absolutely losing their shit at the huge announcement
Many of the fans of Hamza Ali Abbasi are praying for the actor’s chosen path to be one where he finds peace.
Sanity is, to not to get judgemental over Hamza Abbasi's decision, thats his call.
If he left showbiz bcz of Islam thats his personal understanding n choice, it doesn't mean everybody left behind in Industry is a non-muslim or even guilty
— Razi (@murtazaarbabraz) November 15, 2019
Hamza Ali Abbasi decides to leave Film industry for a very long time & that too when he is on his peak, that’s a very big step👍
May Allah help him…🤲
Good luck for your new life ahead❤️#HamzaAliAbbasi
— Hussnain Abbas (@hu55nain) November 15, 2019
Some are finding comfort in the fact that he will still have his YouTube channel so people can get their Hamza Ali Abbasi fix from videos he’ll be posting there
Don't Be Sad Guys. He will make films in Future. But he said bilkul saaf suthri and Religion base pe Kaam kru Ga. And patriotic Movies. He will Run his YT channel also.#HamzaAliAbbasi pic.twitter.com/tNtRHRUCim
— Sheryar Rao (@iamsheryarrao) November 15, 2019
Others have hope that he will return
Looks difficult for him to leave showbiz at this peak. Chances are that he would return back to showbiz. Fingers crossed. #HamzaAliAbbasi
— Aijaz (@jazengr) November 15, 2019
There are, of course, some detractors who couldn’t help but think Hamza may be making this announcement for ulterior motives
— Naushad Mitha (@xtremerz_x) November 15, 2019
— Muhammad Shoaib (@ShoaibBinAdam) November 14, 2019
Why is this attention seeker trending now? #HamzaAliAbbasi
— Alvina Sajid (@AlvinaSajid_) November 14, 2019
These confused bigots use showbiz to make money, name and fame.
Then they denounce it once these goals are achieved.
If you’re done, just retire. Stop this disgusting hypocritical mantra of claiming to ‘spread message of Islam’. #HamzaAliAbbasi
— Saleem Javed (@mSaleemJaved) November 15, 2019
one thing I have learnt from Ustadh Ahmed Javed and Ustadh Shahnwaz Farooqi is that one should try his best to stay away from limelight of Media and should think thousand times before speaking. The problem with the likes of #HamzaAliAbbasi is that their attitude is quite opposite
— Mohammad Saad (@hafizsaadriaz) November 15, 2019
Over all, people are sharing their wishes for Hamza Ali Abbasi to have a successful future
— Abdul Rehman Arfan (@beingHuman2029) November 15, 2019
Honestly, we have to say we’re not exactly shocked by this announcement because back in October Hamza Ali Abbasi had himself said that he a “journey” has come to an end and that he would be making an announcement at the end of that month. While the end of October came and went without an announcement, Hamza released his video last night to put all speculation to rest.
Whatever path he has chosen for himself may he find the peace that we’re looking for as humans.
Cover image via: Hamza Ali Abbasi / YouTube