MV: Bollywood actor Amir Khan still texts Maulana Tariq Jameel after meeting in Hajj back in 2012. There is a strong message that can be learned from this. There is a correct way of approaching people and there’s a correct way of building relationships with others. Being a friend before a critic.
Note: Video is in Urdu
One point that Maulana Tariq Jameel brought up was that when Aamir Khan was first approached by him, he was afraid that he would start throwing out fatwas at him. So he was surprised when instead Maulana Tariq talked about information about movies that even Aamir Khan didn’t know about. Once he was relaxed, familiarized, and able to relate with Maulana Tariq, he asked him politely if he could speak about Prophet Muhammad pbuh’s experience of Hajj.
This approach was a very nice nice way of establishing a connection. What we can learn from this is that we should build that connection with others. Talk about things they life and know about. Build a bond.