The recent blasphemy debate circling around Bilal Saeed’s music video starring Saba Qamar is causing all the rage on and off on social media. Earlier a case was filed against the artist in this regard and the report stated that the act of filming a music video at the Wazir Khan mosque has offended the religious sentiments of the public but they have been granted bail for the time being.
Bilal Saeed subsequently apologized in a video posted on social media which was brushed off as an excuse for what has already been done. “We realize what has happened over the past few days hurt your sentiments deeply”, he wrote as a caption. ”We as Muslims, as decent human beings and as artists will never, ever trivialse or condone disrespect to Islam or any other religion, race, caste, color or creed.”- Bilal Saeed. Although this video was meant to clear up any misunderstanding caused, instead it just made matters verse pulling and trapping both of them into a lawsuit.
A video has emerged in which the duo Saba Qamar and Bilal Saeed are being threatened in a public gathering. It is almost as if people were anxiously waiting for a drama to spread extensively. The context of the word ‘blasphemy’ has been taken on a whole different level. As an educated nation we should be well aware of what and how we are presenting an argument which might spread like a virus around the world in a matter of minutes. Minors routinely fall victim to harassment inside madrassas, with CCTV footage to support it, but it is just brushed off. Instead of standing up to such horrors, everyone is sensationalising Saba Qamar’s ‘twirl’ – although it was wrong to add music, but how does it conform to ‘blasphemy?’
As an Islamic community we should be this efficient in filing a lawsuit against the harassers rather than filing a false report on one twirl and making it fall under the term ‘blasphemy’. Many sources believe that if the matters get even more out of hands then it might be the end of both of their careers as well.