A while back, we saw a picture of Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed making rounds on the internet. Both were holding hands inside a mosque. People were speculating whether they got nikkahfied. But no, it was a still from their new music video titled ‘Qabool Hai.’
As soon as people got to know that the duo shot a music video inside a mosque, they started to bash them heavily
They reasoned that a mosque is a holy place, so no one should be allowed to dance or play music.
This is really shameful act, they should be ashamed of doing this shitty dance in masjid. Does Islam teach us that? 😡
They don't know what the #Islam is! They are not Muslims,trust me.🖐️ #SabaQamar #BilalSaeed pic.twitter.com/xpyAuLIEgq
— Uman Malik (@U_3322) August 8, 2020
— Haris Khalil (@HarisKhalil10) August 8, 2020
People even demanded the government take serious action against them
We all know masajids are "house of Allah" ,place for worship, saba qamar and Bilal saeed must be punished strictly for this act and govt should take serious action about shooting of a song in masjid. #SabaQamar #BilalSaeed 😡😡 pic.twitter.com/EYpDNa64qB
— Uسama Altaf (@UsamaBinAltaf) August 8, 2020
Who the hell allowed this ???? Will some investigation takes place. The BESHARAM deen FAROSH Molvi and entire administration needs to be fired from their jobs and these two showbiz morons needs to be arrested. Enough of these modern day Yazeeds. @AhmAdTipu7 @ak_niaazi #SabaQamar pic.twitter.com/WNXYUj0H5s
— #EndEducationalLockdown!!! (@cHal_OyeEe_nikl) August 8, 2020
The Masjid authorities were also ridiculed for permitting such an offense in the premises
A document was being shared on social media that permitted the crew to shoot the video
Just for 30000 govt has allowed them to do such kinds of shameful acts inside the mosque. At the first place why this permission was granted. What righteousness was this govt expecting from shooting a song inside a mosque. #SabaQamar #BilalSaeed #masjidwazirkhan pic.twitter.com/y7ygUFq1r2
— Muhammad Usman (@Usmantalks) August 8, 2020
— Saad Mehmood (@Real_WarriorEX) August 8, 2020
The bashing became so intense that Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed became top trends in Pakistan
Saba Qamar took to her Instagram to respond to all the criticism regarding her new music video
She posted a teaser of her upcoming video while explaining what actually went down.
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Presenting the first teaser of ‘Qubool’🙏🏽 This is also the only sequence that was shot at the historical Wazir Khan Mosque. It’s a prologue to the music video featuring a Nikah scene. It was neither shot with any sort of playback music nor has it been edited to the music track. I won’t explain any further as the full video comes out on 11th of August. The BTS video that's making rounds on social media was just a circular movement to click stills for the poster of ‘Qubool’ depicting a happily married couple right after their Nikah. Hurting or offending anyone or being disrespectful to a holy place is as unimaginable and unacceptable for me as for any decent human being. Despite this if we have unknowingly hurt anyone’s sentiments we apologise to you all with all our heart. Love & Peace! #Qubool releasing on 11th of August 🙏❤️ @bilalsaeed_music
Saba explained that the nikkah sequence did not feature any sort of music and neither was it edited with any music
Even in the teaser, we can see that the music starts afterward. Saba also went on to explain that the BTS twirl video that’s circulating on the internet was just an attempt to capture the perfect shot for the poster of the video. So, this explains the fact that there was no music or even dancing involved.
Saba further goes on that being a decent human being, she has never wanted to disrespect a holy place or offend anyone’s religious sentiments. She is still ready to apologize if she has hurt anyone unintentionally.
Saba also said that we have to wait around for the entire video to come before we jump to any conclusions.
Bilal Saeed also posted the same teaser on his Instagram and explained it in detail for the people offended
He also said that the Nikkah sequence was the introductory part, shot without any playback music. The administration of Masjid Wazir Khan was also present and they are a witness that nothing offensive happened there.
Bilal further says that being Muslims, they cannot even think to disrespect a holy place.
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"قبول" کا ٹیزر پیش خدمت ہے. یہ وہ واحد حصہ ہے جو تاریخی وزیر خان مسجد میں فلمایا گیا تھا۔ یہ میوزک ویڈیو کا تعارفی حصہ ہے جس میں نکاح کا منظر پیش کیا گیا ہے۔ اسے نہ تو کسی طرح کے پلے بیک میوزک کے ساتھ فلمایا گیا تھا اور نہ ہی یہ میوزک ٹریک کا حصہ ہے ، فلم بندی کے وقت مسجد کی انتظامیہ بھی موجود تھی اور وہ گواہ ہیں کہ وہاں کسی قسم کی کوئی موسیقی نہیں چلائی گئی۔ مزید پوری ویڈیو 11 اگست کو سامنے آرہی ہے۔ آپ لوگ کسی نتیجے پر پہنچنے سے پہلے براہ کرم ویڈیو دیکھیں۔ اور سمجھیں کہ ہم سب ایک ہی صفحے پر ہیں۔ہم سب مسلمان ہیں-ہمارے دل میں بھی اپنے مذہب اسلام کےلیےاتنی ہی محبت اور احترام ہے جتنا آپ سب کے دل میں ہےاور کبھی بھی اس کی توہین کرنے کا سوچ بھی نہیں سکتے ہیں۔ بی ٹی ایس کی ویڈیو جو سوشل میڈیا پر وائرل کی گئ ہے وہ ’قبول‘ کے پوسٹر کے لیے محض ایک کلک تھا جس میں شادی شدہ جوڑے کو ان کے نکاح کے بعدخوشی سے دکھایا گیا تھا۔ اس کے باوجود اگر ہم نے انجانےمیں اگر کسی کے جذبات کو ٹھیس پہنچائ ہے تو ہم تہء دل سے آپ سب سے معذرت خواہ ہیں۔ محبت اور امن! # اگست 11 کوقبول مکمل ویڈیو ریلیز ہو رہی ہے. Presenting the "Qubool" teaser🙏🏽 This is also the only sequence that was shot at the historical Wazir Khan Mosque. It’s a prologue to the music video featuring a Nikah scene. It was neither shot with any sort of playback music nor has it been edited to the music track, the adminstration of the Mosque was also present at the time of shoot and they are witness that no music was played there. Further the full video comes out on 11th of August. Please watch the video before you guys jump to conclusions. And understand that we all are on the same page. We love and respect our religion as much as all of you and would never even think of doing anything to disrespect it. The BTS video that's been circulated on social media was just a circular movement to click stills for the poster of ‘Qabool’ depicting a happily married couple right after their Nikah. Despite this if we have unknowingly hurt anyone’s sentiments we apologise to you all with all our heart. Love & Peace! #Qubool releasing on 11th of August! #bilalsaeed #sabaqamar #masjid
Furthermore, the Government of Punjab has already ordered DG Auqaf to conduct an inquiry on the matter
Secretary Aquaf Govt of Punjab has already ordered DG Auqaf to conduct inquiry of the #MasjidWazirKhan matter where Private Company shooting #SabaQamar #BilalSaeed video violated terms of NOC, agreed with administration
Strict action will be taken against ppl involved incl Admin
— Azhar (@MashwaniAzhar) August 8, 2020
What are your thoughts on this entire controversy? Do you think that Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed are right? Let us know in the comments!
Cover image via @sabaqamarzaman/ @bilalsaeed_music via Instagram