Zaira Wasim quotes Quran verse to justify locust attack

International Desk
31 May 2020, Sun
Published: 05:25

Zaira Wasim quotes Quran verse to justify locust attack

Voluntarily retired Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim, who had once grabbed news headlines for quitting the profession of cinema as it went against her religious beliefs, has found herself at the centre of yet another controversy as she tweeted a verse from the Quran that came across as a justification of the locust attacks in India. 

Twitterati slammed the actress and branded her as “anti-India”. Zaira Wasim subsequently deleted not only her tweet but her account.

While sharing the verse of the Qur’an, the former actress from Kashmir had tried to say this was Allah’s ‘justice’ that India was facing. Zaira wrote that “all the disasters which have been seen in the recent past including the havoc of locusts are the result of evil deeds of human beings”. In her sentence from the Qur’an “We sent upon them…”, the “we” refers to the divine power.

The original verse in Arabic: “فَأَرْسَلْنَا عَلَيْهِمُ الطُّوفَانَ وَالْجَرَادَ وَالْقُمَّلَ وَالضَّفَادِعَ وَالدَّمَ آيَاتٍ مُّفَصَّلَاتٍ فَاسْتَكْبَرُوا وَكَانُوا قَوْمًا مُّجْرِمِينَ – 7:133”

However, when her earlier tweets faced harsh criticisms, she was forced to delete her Twitter account along with tweets. Not only Twitter but also Instagram account has been deleted by the actress.