How Iftikhar Thakur’s Drama Dialogue Changed Life Of An Alcoholic

Iftikhar Thakur is a brilliant Pakistani comedian and actor who has been appearing on the television for more than two decades. He began his career as a stage artist and now a famous star who is working in films, television shows, dramas and theatres. Currently, he is famous for his show Gup Shab. He was an integral part of Dunya TV’s once famous show Mazaaqraat.

How Iftikhar Thakur's Drama Dialogue Changed Life Of An Alcoholic

Lately, Iftikhar Thakur appeared in Alief Tv’s podcast, where he indulged into a thoughtful discussion about Islam. He also shared how he inspired an alcoholic who stopped drinking after listening to his drama dialogue.

How Iftikhar Thakur's Drama Dialogue Changed Life Of An Alcoholic

How Iftikhar Thakur's Drama Dialogue Changed Life Of An Alcoholic

Talking about it, Iftikhar Thakur said, “We used to perform a drama in Naz Theatre, I delivered a dialogue in drama, the dialogue says, “Aren’t you ashamed of yourself? You drink alcohol, you supply it and let others drink, don’t you know that Allah lives near your jugular vein and the thing you are consuming is not pure, you sell it to people too and it runs in your blood, how do you take Allah’s name in this condition?”. The next day, I came across a person who came to me and asked for forgiveness from me, on which I was reluctant that why was he seeking forgiveness from me. He then told how he was addicted to alcohol and had been drinking since twenty years. He further said, ‘I have asked for forgiveness from Allah, I just wanted to tell you that your drama’s dialogue changed my heart, I won’t drink it, I feel ashamed that I kept alcohol near Allah. I feel sorry”. Here is what he said:

Talking about people who make excuses for skipping prayers, he said, “I don’t get why people make excuses for not offering the prayers. I don’t know which Sajda/ prostration of them will be accepted?. It will only be accepted if they will keep on praying, any accepted Sajda can fetch them forgiveness and will light up their life and life after death. It is necessary to keep on praying, whats better than going to pray amidst your busy routine”.

Talking about my mother, he got emotional and said, “my mother left early. I want my mother to serve, I want to take her to Hajj and Umrah, I want to let her sit beside me in the car, I want to give her special treatment, I really miss my mother because of my unfulfilled wishes for her, which now I am able to fulfil”.


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