Moeen Ali urged his fans to bid for the Sir Viv Richards portrait, the proceeds from which would be used for charity.
Mumbai: A number of his Muslim fans slammed England cricketer Moeen Ali on Twitter, for drawing a portrait of West Indies cricket legend Sir Vivian Richards.
Moeen, who is one of the few well-known Muslim British celebrities, had posted a picture of himself drawing a portrait of Sri Viv Richards, a tweet in which he urged his fans to bid for the portrait. The money raised from the auctions are set to go towards charity.
However, certain section of his fan base were not amused by this development, as they seem to believe that a devout Muslim should not draw pictures.
This is a major sin! Those drawing this are the most severely punished on the Day of Judgement. https://t.co/tfyVXU31Pr— Assim Alhakeem (@Assimalhakeem) August 2, 2017
Bro painting is not allowed in Islam. U can try something else to raise funds. Ur intentions r clean but avoid haraam ways 4 noble causes— mohammad umair (@umairdotansari) July 31, 2017
dont u know brother, to draw such paintings/drawings is NOT allowed in Islam? as per my little knowledge.— EngrMuhammad Zeeshan (@engr_zeeshi) July 26, 2017
The 30-year-old has been instrumental for the England cricket team over the last few years, both with bat and ball. In the latest development, he got a hattrick against South Africa, helping England notch up a 239-run victory against South Africa at the Kennington Oval, in London, on Monday.