Why Aren’t More Muslims Boycotting Bollywood?

In our fast-paced world of ‘progressiveness’, we see and hear many hurtful things about Islam and Muslims. We will admit that they have nothing to do with Islam. Yet, our minds have been flooded with false news, misinformation, outright lies, and immorality, twisting them to feel enlightened but spiritually deprived.

If we look at the craving for Bollywood and the immense passion with which some Muslims watch it, it’s actually nauseating. All praise is for Allah Ta’ala, He has saved me from Bollywood. I cannot be more grateful for this great bounty.

Think over the following:

  1. Bollywood promotes actors with Muslim-sounding names to draw in the Muslim crowds at the cinemas.
  2. These very same male actors flex their muscles on screen, shoot, punch and do all sorts of things to impress upon the Muslims that Bollywood has nothing against Islam and Muslims.
  3. These films contain countless haram elements that are promoted.
  4. The Bollywood actors are known to promote LGBT and even act out lesbian and gay scenes.
  5. Muslims are engaged in a big business of selling pirate copies of Bollywood movies, thinking, ‘ah, it’s a Muslim guy in the movie, I saw him wearing a Muslim cap.’
  6. The music promoting Hindutva is brushed off as ‘just part of the show’.

Do we understand and realize that all of the above has pushed Hindutva much further ahead than we can imagine, whilst numbing the Muslim mind even more? Do we not see the results in front of us?

When Muslim women are gang-raped by Hindu mobs, when Muslim children are burnt to ashes, when Masajid are destroyed, many Muslims stand and watch on, not even as much as bat an eyelid to the ruin caused by craving and desiring Bollywood.

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We do not see or hear of these ‘Muslim’ Bollywood actors fighting for Muslim rights. Why are they silent at the mass murders of Muslim women and children in India and Kashmir? Where has representation gone? ‘We should use our influence’, what ‘influence’ has been given to the Muslim?

The message from Bollywood is clear for those who want to hear and heed. It is a tool to rope the Muslim, into music, drugs, alcohol, sex, and immorality. It has brought the Muslim no benefit in his life at home, school, work, the Masjid, and even his political activity.

There is deep-rooted wisdom in the teachings of the Noble Qur’an and the Blessed Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. It’s time that we walk away from filth and dirt and start looking at the beauty and enjoyment in Islam. When Islam is understood, valued, and appreciated, it must bring about peace of mind, enjoyment of heart, and a soothing atmosphere at home. Make a firm intention, O Muslim brothers and sisters all over the world, turn away from Bollywood. Realize the harm and damage that it has caused to you and your family.

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The ‘Muslim’ actors have influenced Muslim boys and girls to turn Nikah in the Masjid into a Bollywood blockbuster, only to end as soon as it finishes.

I hope that every sincere thinking Muslim will turn around and say, ‘enough’. Allah Ta’ala is calling me back to Him.

And Allah invites to the Home of Peace [i.e., Paradise] and guides whom He wills to a straight path. [Surah Yunus: 25]

Now, man up and go to the Masjid and step on the prayer mat and pour your heart out to Allah Ta’ala.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. I’m happy that someone other than a few good shuyukh (can be counted on fingers) of the subcontinent have brought it up.

    Yet, I’m also terribly disappointed at this article. It is extremely, I mean seriously extremely, mellow and soft on bollywood.

    Bollywood is NOT JUST the degeneracy of illicit songs and dances, drugs, alcohol, LGBT, idiotic love stories, roping Muslims into support for Indian nationalism or support for Hindu nationalists!

    That would have been a lesser evil.

    Bollywood is actually a SCHOOL & INSTITUTION that teaches Muslims of the subcontinent OUTRIGHT APOSTASY.

    What’s sadder is that even in their supposedly arch-enemies, Pakistan, bollywood trash is loved by a lot of people and there too a good majority of the scholars stay silent.

    Donkeys carrying books like Tariq Jamil even entertain bollywood stars and use them as props for cheap publicity! Supporters of such donkeys can say they’re doing da’wah to these people, but then show me where and how have people like Tariq Jamil coached bollywood stars against apostasy and where have the pointed out to the outright actions and sayings of apostasy in their movies.

    Besides, explicit sayings and actions of kufr like bowing to idols or chanting religious chants of other religions makes one an apostate right away, even if it was done as a joke even if done with the purpose of mocking the idolators! What then can we say about someone who does this to make a living?! There is no such thing as a “Muslim star” of bollywood.

    Alas! If only the scholars of the subcontinent could speak against this evil school of apostasy and the dajjals like Tariq Jamil who knowingly or unwillingly promote it!

  2. Bollywood used to be a substitute to Hollywood because it didn’t contain explicit scenes. People therefore fond it somewhat more ‘safe’ to watch – despite the blatant shirk on display. Now this has totally changed. Bollywood has become more shameless than Western cinema. It’s schocking how within a generation Indian morality has taken such a big hit.

    Another difference is: Hollywood used to be openly anti-Islam now they are much more discrete. Bollywood is the exact opposite: it used to be somewhat positive about Islam and Muslims. But now it’s openly anti-Muslim.

    I my neck of the woods the new generation don’t watching it because it’s simply too cheesy – everything is so over the top. This fantasy content doesn’t work on people raised in relative affluence…it’s content meant for people who need an escape from abject poverty. It’s basically poor people’s cinema.

    Best not to watch movies at all. Firstly it’s haram secondy it’s an utter waste of precious time.

    • Your analysis isn’t 100% spot on.

      As far as degeneracy is concerned, bollywood is still somewhat tame, in terms of gay marriage or soft or hard porn.

      Bollywood was NEVER ‘somewhat positive’ on Islam. That is EXACTLY where most people have fumbled in the past and even today. The only way in which bollywood was ‘positive’ on Islam in the pre-1990 movies was in depicting Muslims as pretty much a clone of what is the all-American simp or compassionate imam of today (to borrow Daniel’s terminology)! 1990s onwards movies were openly promoting anti-Kashmir, anti-Pakistan, anti-Muslim sentiment, promoting Muslim girls marrying idolaters and so on.

      Pre-1990’s Muslims were depicted as the best friends of Hindus sharing common language and culture, exchanging sweets and greetings on each others festivals, Muslims and Hindus living as one big happy ‘compassionate’ family, praying for each other according to their own religions, and so on. They were depicted as simp secularists and ‘humanists’ who ‘rose above and beyond’ their purported religion to embrace their Hindu countrymen!

      In fact it’s great that Muslims are now portrayed as the other. Those people who have shame and iman, they’re seeing real life imitating art (or vice versa) and are starting to develop further sense of shame and walaa and baraa. However, those without shame and faith are starting to go deeper into apostasy and Hinduism. Those kind of ‘Muslims” see it more important to identify as Indians rather than Muslims. They will gladly marry idolaters and be proud of it, and wouldn’t budge an inch from Indian “culture”.

  3. “As far as degeneracy is concerned, bollywood is still somewhat tame, in terms of gay marriage or soft or hard porn.”

    Last time I saw it I found it to be very sexually suggestive. Hollywood has become more tame to appeal to an international audiance. The Middle East and Asia in specific. And ofcourse their own increasingly diverse population. Nineties movies almost always had an explicit scene roughly in the middle of the movie. In current movies you rarely see this. In Bollywood movies you see the opposite trend because their own youth are becoming increasingly westernized – thus more liberal.

    “Pre-1990’s Muslims were depicted as the best friends of Hindus sharing common language and culture,..”

    Yes. That one big happy family vibe.

    Now the vibe is clearly anti-Islam. Often about encouraging Muslim girls to rebel against their parents and islamic values.

    “In fact it’s great that Muslims are now portrayed as the other.”

    Great point. By doing that they are alienating their Muslim audiences….just like Hollywood used to. The difference is people are now more aware about media manipulation. Folks can clearly pick up on the underlying agenda. Even if it’s very subtle.

  4. Bollywood and its unrepentant and proud degeneracy has achieved the following in Afghanistan over the last few decades:

    1. Transforming haram relationships into the normative and common human behavior to the degree that they no longer inhabit spaces where pride, honor, and family name are tarnished by them. People have started using terms such as “girlfriend” and “boyfriend.” Valentines day has been celebrated on television as another holiday.

    2. Love marriage is sought out as the means to acquire true happiness. Decades of emotional warfare through musical seduction and deception has had its effect.

    3. People are seen on television holding their hands together in the same manner as Hindus when they pray. This was truly shocking to me. There are people who help the poor and when the family show gratitude through prayer, the person offering the help (usually some youtuber/ TV personality) participates in the prayer as if she or he were a Hindu.

    4. There is a collective hunger to create a viable and thriving Movie/Music industry that mimics Bollywood. Some people even equate music with spirituality.

    5.Anyone who threatens to bring a cultural shift–reminding society of its Islamic roots where music is a threat to the Islamic foundations of the said society– that has taken decades to form is seen as some frightening and uncivilized regressive force.

  5. This is in my opinion very smooth article,doesn’t even highlight deep rooted Islamophobia of Bollywood, Something I am sure every bollywood movie watcher would have noticed that villains in a movie are always Muslims wearing Surma in their eyes and taweez tying to their neck, and the rapists in movie scenes are mostly the muslims, and in almost every movie of Bollywood we see the same..
    And the muslim actors that are in Bollywood all engage in Idol worship of pagan gods and goddesses, and every movie, you would see an pagan dietee venerated, and not to forget Bollywood makes movie on many things that happen in Kashmir turning the bad of pictures of theirs into heroes and the mainstream foolish audience just pick up the same narrative۔۔۔
    Then comes the obscenity، obscenity bis infact sort of venerated in Bollywood movie where the actor often elopes with the actress who happens to be his neighbour, college friend etc, or he starts making love with his colleage in College, office or whatever…The negative portrayal of muslims in the Bollywood further adds fuel to the on going vicious and cowardly acts
    that are taken or inflicted upon muslims.Mislims are shown as brutal disfigured, or ugly with uneven beard, and terrorists or goons or rapists or anti-nationals, morally degraded etc, and not to forget they alsi even project that Muslims hate non muslims i.e the pagan Hindus, and the actors are shown to be Hindus though they do lot of obscenity, which I think is basically Okay for them considering how this type of behavior is basically promoted by their so called Scriptures….

  6. This is in my opinion very smooth article,doesn’t even highlight deep rooted Islamophobia of Bollywood, Something I am sure every bollywood movie watcher would have noticed that villains in a movie are always Muslims wearing Surma in their eyes and taweez tying to their neck, and the rapists in movie scenes are mostly the muslims, and in almost every movie of Bollywood we see the same..
    And the muslim actors that are in Bollywood all engage in Idol worship of pagan gods and goddesses, and every movie, you would see an pagan dietee venerated, and not to forget Bollywood makes movie on many things that happen in Kashmir turning the bad of pictures of theirs into heroes and the mainstream foolish audience just pick up the same narrative۔۔۔
    Then comes the obscenity، obscenity bis infact sort of venerated in Bollywood movie where the actor often elopes with the actress who happens to be his neighbour, college friend etc, or he starts making love with his colleage in College, office or whatever…The negative portrayal of muslims in the Bollywood further adds fuel to the on going vicious and cowardly acts
    that are taken or inflicted upon muslims.

  7. The minds of muslims living in India are mentally slaves, they even scare to raise their voice when someone gets killed because of beef eating or someone refusing to chant “jai shrr ram.”
    They are proud indians, but they fail to understand that their proud India has already turned into Hindu Rastra.

    • If they were mental slaves, they wouldn’t refuse to chant “jai ram”, and wouldn’t choose death over it!

      This bashing of “Indian Muslims” is typical of the nationalist Pakistani propaganda, which is supposedly the greatest arbiter for the cause of Islam only against India, but otherwise will gladly promote feminism, liberalism, secularism, etc.

      Please don’t think I’m pro or anti Pakistan or Indian Muslim. It’s really simple – Muslims worldwide come in all shades and Indian Muslims are no different – there are those who identify as Indian first and celebrate pagan festivals, there are also those who identify Muslim first even if they’re themselves fussaq, there are pious ones and open sinners, and so on.

      Nationalism is a disease as bad as secularism. It is an evil of the days of the jahiliyyah. We all need to identify only as Muslims and look only for Islam’s interests.

  8. Not to forget how many Bollywood movies portray the villian as a Muslim praying 5 times a day getting ready to commit a terror attack.

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