India pacer Mohammad Shami celebrated his daughter, Aairah’s 2nd birthday on 18 July as the cricketer posted photos of the party on his Facebook page.
No sooner had he posted the photos of cake cutting ceremony with his loved ones, Muslim trolls began to target him for, what they alleged, was not conforming to the tenets of Islam.
Some said that the birthday celebration was against the Islamic teachings, while others simply had problem in his wife not covering her head.
One user wrote, “Sad to see your wife without hijab. My dear Shami sir, do not look at the smallness of the sin, rather look at the One Whom you are disobeying. (sic)”
This is not the first time the Indian fast bowler from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh has been trolled. The cricketer, who now lives with his family in Kolkata, was targetted twice in the past for posting photos with his wife.
He was lectured on morality by trolls because his wife was seen wearing a sleeveless gown in the photographs.
The cricketer had later slammed his critics with a social media post. He had said, ““Very good morning ?? Har kisi ko jindagi mai mukam ni milta, kuch kismat wale hi hote hai jinhe ye nasib hota hai.!.jalteee rahooooo… (Not everyone get what they desire, only a lucky few get it),” he wrote to his 40 thousand plus followers on Twitter.”
Here are some of those comments;
Jahid Aktar: bhai jan Islam ma birthday celebrate nahi hota……………thora Islam ka bara ma jankare la lo
Sharun KM: Sad to see your wife without hijab 🙁 my dear shami sir do not look at the smallness of the sin, rather look at the One Whom you are disobeying.
Md Tahir Faisal: Drown in shame. Are you Muslim, I don’t think so you’re Muslim. Islam can’t allow you to celebrate Birthday in that fashion.
Syed Akhtar: Do u want to please right wings by not wearing hijab nd celebrating birthday