- This signatures will be send to the the Minister of Information and Braodcasting (Ms. Ambika Soni).
This is to inform you that a movie is being made by Mr. Kalim Shaikh named as ‘KARBALA’, which is scheduled to be released in the coming days. The film ‘KARBALA’ has been written by Mr. Kader Khan.
This is against the sentiments of the Muslims of the world wherein no one is allowed to play the role of any apostles of God or members of the holy family. Islam is a religion where images of the apostles of God and members of their holy family are not created or allowed to be acted on.
Tragedy of Karbala is an epic where in Imam Husain (AS) the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) was massacred along with his entire family in the deadliest conditions in the desert plains of Karbala. The message of Karbala has been to eradicate the evils from this world and not to bow to the terrorists or the tyrants of this world, no matter what cost you may have to pay for this. This humble message of Imam Husain (AS) is being enchased by Mr. Kalim Shaikh and being used as an entertainment feature for the public where the roles of the Holy worriers of Imam Husain (AS) are being played by the actors of Bollywood.
Karbala is a lesson for understand and learning as Mahatma Gandhi said, ““Husain fought against the tyrant ruler with 72 men and Husain’s principles can lead India to glory”. On the occasion of Dandi March, Mahatma started the war against the British rule with only 72 men saying that he is much inspired by the actions of Imam Husain (AS) as Imam Husain fought the battle against the tyrants of his time with only 72 men; so will he.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru –
“Generations down line since the tragedy of Karbala have been deeply affected by the innocence of Imam Husain and his men. It has always been and will be a source of learning the ethics to lead a noble life”.
Pandit Chander Prakash –
“Lord Krishna in Bhagwat Gita’s chapter 12 has mentioned 14 qualities to be found in man for him to become the ‘Apostle of God’”. Panditji said, “Accumulation of all the 14 qualities are only in Imam Husain, as described by Lord Krishna in Bhagwat Gita”.
Swamy Kaljuganand on his teachings of Karbala has given some points, which are as under –
I. All the humans are brothers irrespective of cast, creed, and colour.
II. No discrimination according to wealth and birth. All are creation of God.
III. Follow the truth until death.
IV. Face the cruel and fight against cruelty.
Raghupati Sahay ‘Firaq’ Gorakhpuri –
“Name of Husain is nectar for humanity. This name wettens my eyes and I fall short of words to describe his everesting personality”.
The movie KARBALA is against the sentiments of the Muslims of India and the world. This will hurt the feelings of the Muslims and the intellectuals who have been considering the Tragedy of Karbala, learning and having the sole message for the world which is the famous last words of Imam Husain (AS), “LIVE AND LET LIVE”.
For many of my Non-Muslim friends this may be something which they might not understand, but I am sure they are aware that in Islam there is not imagination or replica of the God or the members of the family of Prophet Mohammad (PUBH). Thus if a film is being made on this subject, our feeling will be hurt as the HERO of KARBALA is Imam Husain (AS) who is the Grandson of Prophet.
KARBALA is a learning for people who love peace and believe in sacrifice, which Imam Husain (AS) did in the land of KARBALA in Iraq about 1300 years ago. It is my humble request to my friends to safeguard our feelings and respect the sacrifice of Imam Husain (AS) which is being commercialised by the people who are in the name of comedy delivering dual meaning dialogues, or for popularising the film adding item numbers just for money.
KARBALA is a TRAGEDY which is learning for the whole mankind is it not a story which can be used to earn.