I really don’t know what to say in this review. Khuda aur Mohabbat was a drama that touched the hearts of so many people. In one word: brilliant.
Emaan (Sadia Khan) and Hammad (Imran Abbas)…their story was amazing. Tragically, it ended before it even had a chance to start. Molvi Sahab’s ego was not the problem as most people think. Sure, it was part of it. But it wasn’t his ego, it was his mindset that killed Emaan. His belief that love was haram, that to feel love towards a na-mehram was a sin.
We seem to have extremists everywhere in Pakistan. No, I don’t mean terrorists and jihadists. I mean extremists in everyday things. There are some people out there think that interaction between men and women such as touching, wearing inappropriate clothing and a load of other things are a sign of being “modern.” Molvi Sahab was in a class of people who were the complete opposite. In his mindset, everything between women and men, whether it be showing your face or even talking to each other, is haram. And love? Love between a man and a woman before marriage doesn’t exist.
Dono hi aik hain khuda aur mohabbat. This line has been the subject of a lot of controversy. A lot of people have regarded that this is shirk, comparing love with god. But shirk is associating someone else with God. Mohabbat isn’t a person. It’s a feeling, an emotion, one that Allah has put no restriction on. Allah has made love halal; whether it be a child loving its parents, a man loving a woman, or even love towards Allah himself. Love is an emotion that Allah has created as a blessing for his bandey.
Molvi Sahab thought that love was wrong. But in reality, he was wrong. Hammad’s love towards Emaan was not only jaiz, but it was a beautiful thing as well. He loved her whole-heartedly, he gave up everything for her. Even when he realized that she couldn’t be his, he still didn’t waver in his love. He loved her so much that Emaan had no choice but to return it. But Molvi Sahab told her that love was a sin. Mohabbat tou gunha bhi hai, mohabbat tou khuda bhi hai. He gave Emaan so much emotional turmoil that she died in the belief that she was a sinner for falling in love with Hammad.
Love is not a sin. Islam teaches love. Islam is based on love for Allah. Islam allows a man and a woman to choose who they want to marry. Many times, love causes men and women to do things that Islam is against. But Hammad and Emaan’s love wasn’t like this. It was pure. It was inside the boundaries of love that Islam layed forth. But Molvi Sahab made them believe that their feelings were wrong.
Molvi Sahab isn’t at fault. His soch is. And unfortunately, his soch is shared by countless Muslims not only in Pakistan but all over the world. People do things in the name of Islam without even realizing that Islam doesn’t even teach them. Khuda aur Mohabbat is just one example.
I’ll miss this show dearly. There will be a season two. But Emaan won’t be in it. Hammad and Emaan’s love will still be alive, but Emaan won’t. She was killed in the name of Islam. An Islam that Molvi Sahab never even bothered to properly learn.
KAM had a lot of faults. The only good actors in it were Imran Abbas, Firdous Jamal, Shafqat Cheema and one or two more actors. The directing was terribly weak, and the show was horribly shot. But none of these faults matter, because KAM”s amazing and powerful storyline was enough to keep viewers entranced. Hashim Nadeem created a masterpiece. Every dialogue was beautifully written. Every dialogue carried enough weight to extract tears from the audience. Hat’s off!
I will watch KAM’s season 2 whenever it airs. But I won’t forget Emaan, and the sacrfices she made for her father, the father who never even realized that his daughter was in pain because of him.