Recently, former Indian cricketer, Mohammad Kaif was brutally trolled on social media for playing chess with his son. Many Islamic fans mocked him saying that playing chess is against the rules of Islam. However, Muslim Clerics have defended him saying that it is nothing wrong in playing chess as long as gambling isn’t involved.
A Muslim Cleric from Delhi, Imam Sajid Rashidi said, “People who are accusing him should look at themselves first. He was playing with his son. There is nothing wrong with it.”
Another Cleric, Mufti M. Mukarram Ahmad clarified that the ones who are accusing Kaif should be aware of the rules of Islam themselves before commenting others.
This isn’t the first time Muslim cricketers are targeted like this. Earlier, Mohammad Shami and Irfan Pathan were mocked on social media for posting pictures with their wives.