Saheefa Jabbar Khattak calls out people criticising her for selling her used clothes online

Saheefa Jabbar Khattak calls out people criticising her for selling her used clothes online

"I pray that those tongues that spew poison are turned as sweet as gulab jamun," she said.
08 Apr, 2021

Model Saheefa Jabbar Khattak knows that great clothes should be shared and held a thrift sale on her Instagram account to do just that. While a few people got the opportunity to buy some expensive clothes at lower prices, some were angry at her for holding the sale at all.

Khattak, who was understandably confused with the hate she was receiving for a harmless sale, posted a series of Instagram Stories where she said she was appalled at the negative messages she was receiving for cleaning out her wardrobe.

The clothes that were collected from various stores such as Zara and New Look were mostly barely worn.

"Hello jee, I hope you're all doing well, and those who aren't, I pray God grants you good health," she began.

"So the thing is, when I posted stories regarding selling my clothes yesterday, quite a few people messaged me with a lot of questions. At first I was confused whether I should be addressing them or not, but then I thought it would be a good idea to answer them, incase anyone's left with a misunderstanding," she added.

The model then went on reveal that some of the messages were quite nasty.

"Why are you selling your clothes if you're so rich? Does your husband not buy you new clothes? Oh girl, who's going to buy your used clothes in such exorbitant prices? Its better you donate these clothes to someone needy instead. Don't you have any shame selling these clothes so overpriced?" she listed.

Khattak then prepared a list of answers for her haters.

"Is it necessary that one has to announce in advance before partaking in a good deed? Is it necessary that any action a public figure takes has to be met with negative criticism first? What does a less fortunate person have to do with branded clothes? He's rather be fed. What do you want me to do, feed a poor person my clothes?"

She then went on to reveal the reason behind hosting the thrift sale in the first place. "Honestly, my only aim is to make a profit out of the clothes I'm selling — the more money I collect — the more I can donate." She then added a note saying how the dollar was on fire when she initially bought the clothes.

Khattak then wondered why when people had the option to block, unfollow and delete what they didn't like to see on their timelines they weren't using it.

She said she had sold some items. "Can't thank all the lovely buyers in the world, you came as a blessing for me," she said, revealing that "every single penny will be going to charity."

Asking the audience not to be too quick to judge, Khattak then made a small prayer for the people criticising her and wished them a lovely month of Ramazan.

"Like every year, I pray Allah melts the hearts of all his people, He softens them, makes them bloom like flowers, and those tongues that spew poison are turned as sweet as gulab jamun."

Even if she wasn't donating the money to charity, there's nothing wrong with selling your old clothes. Selling them means someone else gets the chance to buy expensive clothes that they might not have been able to afford otherwise. Khattak's detractors seem to think selling clothes is a sign of poverty or greed, but they're quite mistaken. Thrifting clothes is an environmentally sustainable thing to do and not shameful in the least. Instead of wasting money on buying new clothes, we could all do with thrifting and reduce the burden on our planet.


SATT Apr 08, 2021 12:18pm
May Imran khan won't see you in this dress.
Chrís Dăn Apr 08, 2021 12:27pm
Actually her dresses are good and wise women who wish wearing stylish clothes with better price should buy from her thrift offers. It is a modern concept & all over the world a popular one. Such as this black blouse,she is wearing,I would love to buy from her thrift shop for my wife.
M. Saeed Apr 08, 2021 01:33pm
If old cloths of world celebrities are auctioned for millions of dollar a piece, why not our own stars do the same?
Haris Apr 08, 2021 01:40pm
I red online by so call expert critics, that used clothes can be dirty due to women's menstrual cycle? Now that is a myth which is laughable. Good job Jabbar never stop the ideas for improving finance and creating new opportunities.
parveez shafi Apr 08, 2021 02:13pm
Nothing wrong in selling your old clothes. Better someone else uses them, then keeping them in a cupboard. So many people are doing this now days. Many clothes are only worn once, you sell them or give them away to family members. Well done girl.
Laila Apr 08, 2021 02:31pm
I actually like the concept of thrift stores and second hand clothes shops like they have abroad. If you want certain brands why pay full price if you cant afford it. Instead buy a previously worn outfit. Nothing wrong with that. It's also environmentally better.
Ibrahim S Apr 08, 2021 04:10pm
For them, Grapes are sour
NYS Apr 08, 2021 04:28pm
Khattack actually you are escaping from the reality that you paid
F Nawaz Apr 08, 2021 04:55pm
This is the truth of the comment section. If its there, people will comment.
It's me Apr 08, 2021 06:10pm
@Chrís Dăn anyone can buy clothes from Zara's etc. What's the big deal. She could've had a local sale with face masks a must. This was to drive attention which she got.
well-wisher Apr 08, 2021 06:28pm
Saheefa, don't be distracted by these ignorant critics. Your actions re noble. Sell what you want and please a lot of people. OTHERS SHOULD FOLLOW YOUR EXAMPLE. Keep praying for all. One day they will spread 'gulab jamun'. Best of health and success.
well-wisher Apr 08, 2021 06:30pm
@Chrís Dăn It's online my friend. I share your thinking.
M. Saeed Apr 08, 2021 07:22pm
There are many expensive designer's shops of imported items which actually buy used cloths from abroad in bulk and select the best ones, dry-clean and press them on steam presses, add their tags and sell them as new at fabulous prices, cheating people with second-hand dresses and making their fortunes.
Chrís Dăn Apr 08, 2021 07:29pm
@It thrift shoppings are mostly good and cost effective too.
SadiA Apr 09, 2021 05:25pm
Show off person with show off procedure. I hate you saheefa
nk Apr 09, 2021 07:24pm
Western import but celebrities mostly donate.