“Ramadan mein insaan apni fitrat pe kaabu karna siktha hai, Zubaan doosro ke peeth peeche burai naa karna seek thi hai, Dono Aankhein galat cheezien na dekhna seek thi hain aur haath chori aur bure kaam na karna sikhta hai. Kaan bekaar ki baatein aur doosro ki burai sunne se khud ko rokthe hain aur paire insaan ko galat raha pe lejaa ne se rok te hain. Toh sirf beta zubaan hi nahi jism ka har hisa roza rak tha hai! Isiliye rozon ka taluk sirf jism se nahi hai balki insaan ke jism aur rooh jab Allah ki raha mein aathe hain tab hi roza mukammal hota hai” ~ As shared by Gaffar Ahmed Siddiqui (Tej Sapru) in Qubool Hai
These were the beautiful words I heard when I switched on to the famous love saga of ZEE TV Qubool Hai where Mamujaan tells the importance of the holy month Ramzan.
It’s no secret that the Indian viewers love watching festivals in their daily serials amidst all the saas-bahu drama, kitchen politics, love triangles and wedding ceremonies. Although, from years we have seen Diwalis, Holis, Durga Puja’s and Karwa Chauths, this is the first time ever we will get to witness Eid on the small screen. Yes, Qubool Hai, a “Rom-Com” Muslim drama produced by Four Lions Production has already started airing its episodes with celebrations of Ramadan right from the Chaand raat.
While many may complain that Indian Television gives them totally biased and out of the box brainless series in the form of daily soaps, Qubool hai amidst Ramadan has something that can shut the mouth of all these critics. The daily soap starting from Chaand raat is not only depicting the festivities of Ramzan but also screening the significance of the holy month and its virtues.
For instance, Dilshad the mother of the hero Mr. Khan aka Asad (Karan Singh Grover) who truly hates the vamp Tanveer (Amrapali Gupta) despite her hatred towards her wishes her “Chaand Mubarak.” Evidently helping us to understand the teaching of Islam – That no wonder how much you hate the person or dislike them you should be considerate towards them.
Next, we saw the clock showed 4 am in the morning and the family was ready for their sehri. They ate together and prayed too. While the hero, his brother Ayaan (Vikrant Massey of Lootera fame) and his father perform their namaz in the mosque, the ladies prayed at home. What attracted me here was to witness the father-son duo who just cannot stand each other wishing each other forgetting their personal woes.
Moving on, Tamatar aka Nazma (The Hero’s lil sister) complains of hunger pangs but the leading lady Ms. Farookhi aka Zoya (Surbhi Jyoti) and Dilshad explains her how she can avoid those food cravings. It was worth an advice for all the Hindus as well as Muslims who keep fasts. After a long period, I thought I was learning something from a daily soap and the feeling of enlightenment reminded me of the good old days of Doordarshan…
While watching the serial, I for the first time got to know that Muslims do not marry in the month of Ramzan just like Hindus do not marry in the month of Diwali except under extenuating circumstances. Just an episode and it already showed almost all the aspects of the holy month, its importance, the value of roza (fasting) and also the significance of self-discipline and sacrifice.
The celebration of Ramzan did not end in an episode unlike the Mahasangams of other TV serials. The next day the festivity continued where Ayaan tells the Muslim rituals to his sister and Rajni (Humaira also his financee in disguise). On the other hand, in the name of Badi Bi the show portrayed the importance of charity (Zakat) to the poor and needy. It was conveyed that Badi bi is busy helping the tragedy victims. Not to forget the Iftari too.
Qubool hai is bang on with the merriments of Ramadan and the rate at which the show is beautifully illustrating the importance and value of the holy month and Islam, I am sure the upcoming episodes would have lots to teach us. Seems this year unlike the big screen Eid-Al-Fitr would lighten up its magic on the small screen too!
Till then hope the viewers have a blissful Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak!
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