“What’s a wife? a slave!’ The furious Snapchat outburst by Faryal Makhdoom Khan which finally goaded angry boxer into ordering her and his parents to end their ‘childish’ public feud”
- Faryal Makhdoom Khan, 25, accused Falak Khan of encouraging son to divorce
- She said: ‘Your mother tells you to DIVORCE your wife. So what’s a wife? a slave!’
- British boxer then took to Twitter calling on wife and family to stop ‘childish’ row
- He said: ‘They will lose a son and a husband. Both parties need to stop this’
- Amir Khan’s parents have slammed boxer’s wife for wearing un-Islamic clothes
- They also denied Faryal Makhdoom Khan’s claims she suffered domestic abuse
- Model, 25, apologises to fans for outbursts – but no sorry for Amir’s family
A rant by Faryal Makhdoom Khan claiming his mother wants her to be his ‘slave’ – or face divorce – sparked the boxer’s plea to end their feud or ‘lose a son and a husband’,
Model Faryal Makhdoom Khan, 25, used Snapchat to accuse Falak Khan of encouraging him to end their marriage after just three years.
The British boxer’s mother has previously slammed his wife for wearing un-Islamic clothes and no headscarf.
Mrs Khan, who is in Canada on business, wrote on Snapchat: ‘Even if YOUR mother tells you to DIVORCE your wife. You should listen to her ‘because she is your mother and she comes first – WOW! So what’s a wife? Exactly what I’ve said – a slave!’
Her incendiary remarks came after she said that for the past three years she had been bullied ‘physically and mentally’ by her in-laws.
She also said she was considered a ‘bad Muslim’ if she bared any skin and claims she was even cropped out of family photographs.
And Mrs Khan posted a picture of their other son Haroon Khan lying on a bed naked and claimed he was drunk.
Approximately three hours after she said his family were pushing for a divorce, a furious Amir Khan begged his parents and wife to stop ‘bashing one another’ in public.
He said: ‘I apologise for the silly picture and message my wife Faryal put up. Here is me working my ass off helping the less fortunate with charity dinners and my family and wife are just destroying my good name. I didn’t want to get involved in this mess. There is NO reality television show.
‘My parents are my parents and my wife is my wife. Whatever misunderstanding has happened they should keep it private. This is getting to the point where they will lose a son and a husband.
‘Childish behaviour. Both parties need to stop this. I’ve had enough.’
Faryal Makhdoom Khan took to social media and said: ‘I wanted to apologise for the picture I put out earlier. I was a bit angry and felt I like I needed to justify myself’ – but did not mention her husband’s call for calm.
She added: ‘I was just getting so stressed out reading the comments of people talking about my dressing. Not realising anger took over and that it would hurt so many of my followers, and the young girls that follow me. I really do apologise’.
Rowing back: Today Amir’s wife took to Snapchat and said: ‘I wanted to apologise for the picture I put out earlier’ – hours after she posted a picture of their other son Haroon Khan lying on a bed naked and claimed he was drunk
Falling out: Amir Khan’s glamorous wife Faryal, who he married three years ago, insists his family believes she should be his ‘slave’
Row: Last night the 25-year-old model and cosmetics entrepreneur claimed Amir’s mother Falak was encouraging him to end their marriage after just three years
speaking for the first time over the growing rift, Khan’s parents rejected accusations of bullying and domestic abuse by their daughter-in-law.
In an interview with Murtaza Ali Shah at Geo News, Sajjad and Falak Khan rubbished Faryal’s allegations, claiming she is ‘lying’ they never laid a hand on her and treated her like their own daughter.
Mr Khan said: ‘Faryal was adopting a dress code which in the Islamic faith was not acceptable.
‘I ask Faryal to produce evidence of violence. Where is the evidence? We have always held her in highest esteem and gave her the same level of respect and love that we gave to our two daughters.’
Amir Khan’s mother Falak says her daughter-in-law has called them ‘paindoo’ – Urdu for ‘villagers’ – used as a slur for primitive people from the Pakistani countryside.
She said: ‘I am a proud Pakistani, I have always respected my in-laws and we have our traditions and values. No one abused Faryal and I once asked her to take dupatta (veil) and she didn’t listen and I never brought up the subject again.
Amir told us that she doesn’t listen to him and that we should tell her parents about that. We lived in the same house but Faryal never mixed with us. She called us ‘paindoo’. She has forgotten that the same paindoo parents gave birth to Amir Khan and brought him up’.
Their boxer son last night described the actions of both parties as ‘childish’.
In a statement released on Twitter, he said: ‘I have supported my wife, and that’s because she was in the right.
‘Since I’ve been married I’ve seen how my family and siblings have treated her. It wasn’t fair. I’m not happy that it’s come out. It was a private matter and should’ve kept private.
‘My siblings were posting on social media over and over again. I asked my father to have them remove it and no one listened to me.
‘I was patient and kept quiet but FARYAL said she couldn’t take it anymore and had to speak up. So she did.
‘I supported her when it came to family bothering her or upsetting her. But I did not support siblings or my wife to be this childish all over the media, crying and bashing one another. It’s really getting out of control and needs an end.’
The family feud appears to have spiralled out of control in recent days.
Khan’s father Sajjad, speaking from his home in Bolton, said: ‘I am a father to two daughters whom I have treated exactly the same way as I have treated Faryal.
‘All this started with the issue of dressing. We kept asking Amir to tell her not to adopt such a dress code. And even if she had to wear such dresses, please don’t post it on social media.’
Much loved: Faryal does business in the US and Britain, and has posted selfies like these for her husband while they are apart
Internet star: Faryal has more than 100,000 followers on Instagram and YouTube and has become a celebrity in her own right
He denied the allegations of violence, calling them unfounded, but declined to comment further on what he called ‘false accusations by Faryal’.
Khan’s father also said there had been ‘trying times’ between Faryal and Amir.
A family photo was cropped to take Faryal out and reposted on social media.
Following the interview, Faryal took to Snapchat to hit back.
She said ‘U (sic) can fake tear. But you can’t fake proof. I have a mother too, who’s cried. Just because she’s not done it in the public to look innocent doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a heart.
‘Soon I’ll reveal everything, I hate liars! And I will keep speaking up.’
The next message read: ‘You can be a robber, a thief, a murderer but as long as you’re a ‘mother’ and you cry, people will sympathize … whether you’re lying or telling the truth? How unfair!’
The third Snapchat said: ‘After all, the biggest issue is my dressing?! What the actual f….. my biggest issue is NOT getting accepted and going through 3 years of hell and that’s ok? Because? What disgusting thinking. TYPICAL.’
The final message had a picture of Haroon Khan naked.
Under the image, she wrote: ‘My dressing is an issue? Double standards? Like harry laying naked and drunk at a girls house, sisters wearing no ‘dupatta’ I guess that’s ok bc that’s there blood & I’m just a daughter in law.’
Faryal, who married Khan in 2013, had earlier told The Sun her in-laws said she was ‘too modern’, adding that she was ‘miserable’ and ‘depressed’.
She said: ‘I never felt I could do anything right. I was bullied physically and mentally’.
Blow up: Details of her feud with Amir’s family only fully emerged a week ago and her husband has begged both sides to end their war of words
She hit back on Snapchat with a picture of their other son Haroon Khan lying on a bed naked
Faryal posted a number of messages on Snapchat hitting out at Amir Khan’s parents
A family photo was cropped to take Faryal out and reposted on social media
Khan’s father Sajjad (pictured with the boxer’s sister Mariyah), speaking from his home in Bolton, said: ‘Faryal was adopting a dress code which in the Islamic faith was not acceptable’
Couple: Faryal (pictured with her husband), who married Khan in 2013, had earlier told The Sun her in-laws said she was ‘too modern’, adding that she was ‘miserable’ and ‘depressed’
Praise on Twitter: Amir Khan’s wife Faryal made her catwalk debut on Monday last week
‘One day I said, ‘Enough of this s***, I’m going to speak up’.’
She also claimed her boxer husband had stood up to his parents, saying: ‘My husband feels like a man now. He’s much happier and so am I.’
Last week Faryal launched an astonishing Snapchat rant in which she accused her in-laws of trying to destroy the couple’s marriage.
She suggested that Khan’s parents had tried to break them up, adding that the family’s treatment of her husband was ‘disgusting’.
She claimed the ‘abuse’ took place while she was pregnant with their now two-year-old daughter.
In the messages, Faryal, who made her catwalk debut on Monday last week, wrote: ‘Don’t get your sons married if you’re going to abuse and bully the wife.
‘I’ve always been so quiet but seriously this message is for everyone! When you bring someone’s daughter – treat her as your own. Your son will be much happier & so will you. :)’
She and her husband share a house in Bolton with Khan’s father, mother brother Haroon, 25, and sister Mariyah, 19.
Faryal added: ‘It’s funny how you expect your daughter-in-laws to live with you and be your slaves.
‘But your own daughters never lived a day with their in-laws. Think it’s OK to boss me around?’.
The model and make-up artist even claimed her ‘evil, hating sister-in-law’ Mariyah ‘came to hit’ her while her husband was not at home.
Mariyah then fired back four messages of her own.
In one, she said that she ‘didn’t need to justify herself on social media as ‘Allah is watching’.’
Posting a selfie with SnapChat floral garland filter, she added: ‘Do I look like I can beat someone up.’