The viral picture of a Maulana in an airplane with liquor is not real.
A viral picture of a Muslim cleric sitting in an airplane, with a bottle of alcohol and a glass beside him is viral with the following text:
“ज़कात के पैसों का सही इस्तेमाल”
Translation: “Right use of Zakat money.
Claim: The pic claims to be of a Muslim cleric in an airplane with a bottle of liquor on the side table with the text that states that this is how zakat money is used by them.
A Facebook user shared this viral picture on its profile which got around 108 shares and 154 likes. The archived link of this post can be accessed from here.
Following tweet by a user Manjeet Bagga has been retweeted by more than 4.5K people.
ज़कात के पैसों का सही इस्तेमाल pic.twitter.com/ozjZ84gUQN
— Manjeet Bagga (@Goldenthrust) September 26, 2020
The archived link of the above tweet can be accessed from here.
मगर इस्लाम में तो शराब हराम हैं.??
जकात के पैसों का सही इस्तेमाल कर रहे हैं??
— किरन जैन ( देशभक्त ) 🇮🇳 🚩 (@JainKiran6) September 26, 2020
ज़कात के पैसों का सही इस्तेमाल
हो रहा है ? ?
— 'मोदीभक्त' पी.एम…TPN (@pmpatel6) September 26, 2020
The image is fake, edited with the bottle and the glass added digitally
During our investigation with the help of a reverse image search, we got the source of this picture.
Comparison of Fake/edited Vs Original
This picture is taken from a Facebook page of Jamiat Talba Islam Bajaur and this post is dated 15th August 2019. The archived link to this post can be accessed from here. Moreover, in the real picture, we did not found any liquor bottle nor any tumbler as it was visible in the viral pictures and this clearly states that these viral pictures are just photoshopped. On further search, we also found that the person in this picture is non-other than Fazal Ur Rehman who is a right-wing Pakistani politician and current president of Jamiat E Ulema Islam.
We found all this information about Fazal Ur Rehman on its Wikipedia page too. Therefore in our investigation, the claims made about this picture were not found true and this is a photoshop picture whereas in the original picture there is no such liquor bottle nor any tumbler.
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