Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir Ittihadul Muslimeen chief and senior Hurriyat leader Maulana Muhammad Abbas Ansari and President Maulana Masroor Abbas Ansari in their separate statements have denounced former UP Shia Waqf Board chairman who has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking removal of some verses from the holy book.
Maulana Muhammad Abbas Ansari termed Wasim as a corrupt and satanic tool and said that the Holy Quran is safe and pure from all kinds of changes and alterations and distortions and shortcomings.
He said that the “accursed Wasim, who was fed on the filth was trying such vicious tactics to please his masters and divert attention from the Waqf Board scam”.
Ansari said that even hundreds of Wasim Rizvis could not delete a single surah or a verse of the Holy Qur’an.
Maulana Ansari said that all sects of Muslims are the believers of one Qur’an, copies of which are in every Muslims home.
On the other hand, Maulana Masroor Abbas Ansari also condemned Waseem Rizvi and said that Waseem was making unholy attempts to divide the
Muslim Ummah at the behest of his masters. Masroor questioned Waseem Rizvi’s credentials saying “for a person who does not even know how to read a Quranic alphabet, raising sinister fingers on the verses of the Holy book is evident that he is doing all this to please his masters”.
Masroor Ansari said that Wasim Rizvi has nothing to do with the Shia school of thought and the Shia community has already thrown him out.
Remarks Blasphemous, Unacceptable: Grand Mufti
Srinagar; Kashmir’s Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam said Saturday that Quran teaches brotherhood and rejects all forms of violence.
“Waseem Rizivi hasn’t understood the Quran and is instead speaking against it. Our beloved Prophet (SAW) after conquering Makah, stated (La Yasrib Al-Qumul Youm…..—forget whatever wrong you did so far, I forgive everyone). This is mentioned in the quran and is clear example Quran teaches forgiveness not violence,” Mufti Nasir said, adding that the Iran government must act quickly against Rizvi and arrest him for his blasphemous remarks and hurting the religious sentiments of billions of people across the globe.
The Grand Mufti urged people to maintain discipline, remain calm and to register protest peacefully, as per news agency KNO.
Karwan-e-Islami International patron Alama Sheikh Ghulam Rasool Hami said that in the past many people tried to change verses of holy Quran but failed.
“Allah himself is the protector of this holy book, which doesn’t teach violence by love and forgiveness. Quran is a complete way of living and will remain till Qayamah (doom’s day). Muslims across the globe shouldn’t give much importance to Rizvi, who is a non-entity,” Alama Hami said. He said no power on earth can change even one word of the holy quran let alone Rizvi.
Kashmir’s religious scholars have, however, appealed to maintain calm, control their emotions, and to register protests in a peaceful manner against the blasphemous act of Rizvi. Widespread condemnations continue to pour in from different religious organizations of Kashmir.
Condemning Rizvi’s ‘blasphemous’ move, Anjuman Sharie Shiayan President Aga Syed Hassan and former minister Aga Ruhullah called on authorities to register a case under Section 295A of IPC against Rizvi for hurting sentiments of Muslims.
Top Shia leader and former minister Aga Ruhullah Mehdi called Rizvi a servant of Sangh.
“I don’t believe in Takfir, but this person, Wasim (not) Rizvi has brazenly let his belief known and his belief is absolutely not that of a Muslim. He is a known servant of Sangh and I suggest he should be left alone,” he tweeted.
BJP Files Complaint With Police Against Ex UP Waqf Chief
Srinagar: The Kashmir unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has filed a complaint against former chairman of UP Shia Waqf Board, Waseem Rizvi for hurting the sentiments of Muslim community by speaking against the holy Quran.
BJP’s IT Cell In charge for Kashmir province, Manzoor Bhat said that they have filed a complaint at Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar’s officer against Waseem Rizvi for his anti-Quran remarks.
He said the party will ensure strict action against those who are involved in hurting the religious sentiments of any community and nobody will be allowed to speak against any community or their holy book. The party has sought FIR against Rizvi.
“We have filed a complaint and want the accused to be dealt with strictly so that no one will be allowed to interfere or make the remarks that would hurt the sentiments of any particular community,” Bhat said while appealing the people to maintain communal harmony as displayed from time to time.
Pertinently, the party also staged a protest at its office in Srinagar here and chanted slogans against Waseem Rizvi. During the protest, the party leaders and workers demanded strict action against him.
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