On Thursday, Wasim Rizvi, the former chairman of the Shia Waqf Board in India, filed a writ petition in the country’s Supreme Court seeking to change 26 verses of the Holy Quran.
Maulana Kalbe Jawad, general secretary of the country’s Majlis-e-Ulema-e-Hind, and Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahali, imam the Aishbagh Eidgah in Lucknow, have strongly condemned the incident. They condemned it in a statement on Friday.
Both Shia and Sunni leaders have demanded the arrest of controversial Wasim Rizvi.
Maulana Kalbe Jawad, in a statement, demanded Rizvi’s arrest. He said Rizvi was a member of an anti-Muslim agent. He also demanded a CBI probe into his waqf board. He also said that all kinds of cooperation would be provided in this.
He warned the Indian government that if the government did not arrest him, it was clear that the government wanted riots. Rizvi is neither Shia nor Muslim.
Imam of Aishbagh Eidgah Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi said the court should look into the hearts of the Muslim Ummah worldwide and dismiss Rizvi’s plea. He said that Allah is the custodian of this holy book.
Meanwhile, Amir of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh Allama Junaid Babungari has condemned the Shia leader’s writ in Bangladesh.
In a statement issued to the media on Sunday, he said that the Holy Quran is the last and best divine book revealed by the Almighty. The only constitution for the liberation of humankind.
The Qur’an is the word of God. He himself has taken the responsibility of preserving this Qur’an till the Day of Resurrection. The Muslims believe that not a single verse of the Qur’an has been changed since its revelation until today, and no one will be able to change it till the Day of Resurrection.
There can be no Muslim who demands any change in the Qur’an, and he is undoubtedly a kaafir.