Bilal Maqsood Raises A Question Mark On Monetisation Of Quranic Verses
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Bilal Maqsood – A singer, songwriter and band member of Strings thinks it is not ethical to monetize Surahs and Verses especially on Youtube. Bilal thinks it is disrespectful when the recitation is been interrupted by the advertisement.
Taking to his social media platform, he said, "Surahs and Duas on YouTube should not be monetized.” Adding the brands in his post he said, “Imagine listening to Surah-e-Rehman and it is interrupted in the middle by a lawn or a cooking oil ad.” Declaring it highly disrespectful, the guitarist cum singer said, “It’s highly disrespectful.”
A week earlier, the Mera Bichra Yaar singer gave his views on putting a ban on YouTube. He gave his point by saying, “Banning YouTube or any other app like this is not the solution. Even discussing such issues in this day and age is like pushing our country another 20 years behind.”
While adding one more important point in his post that those who likes to be entertained with any objectionable content will do with or without YouTube. “Jisko vulgarity dekhna hai woh YouTube ka mouhtj nahi, (Whoever wants to watch vulgarity is not dependant on YouTube).
To some extent, Bilal’s point on adding the advertisement to a religious content on YouTube is distasteful which is correct. But at the same point, the adverts help to return the monetary value to those who have done something good with the world.
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