Chennai: The Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali, has said that his attention has been drawn to several press reports that former Chairman of the UP Shia Central Waqf Board, Waseem Rizvi, filed a petition in the Supreme Court of India, calling for the removal of as many as 26 verses from the Holy Quran, which he calls promoting violence and terrorism.
In a statement, the Prince of Arcot said Rizvi’s action has been severely condemned by eminent people and learned scholars from both the Shia and Sunni communities.
“There is not a single verse in the entire Holy Qur’an, which promotes violence or terrorism, when read in its proper context. The Holy Qur’an condemns unjustified violence and terrorism, while permitting self defence. Only a distorted reading of verses taken out of the context could lead to such utterly wrong views, as expressed by Waseem Rizvi,” he added.
Every Muslim in the entire world believes that every word of the Holy Qur’an is from the Almighty Allah (God) and it is therefore unalterable and irremoveable, the Prince of Arcot said.