Syed Waseem Rizvi,
the chairman of Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board who recently outraged Muslims for his derogatory remarks against
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), has shocked everyone by converting into Hinduism.
Mr. Rizvi today reported having converted in a ceremony held at Arya Samaj Temple in Ghaziabad in the presence of Swami Omkar Anand, who heads the religious center.
Prior to this conversion ceremony, Syed Waseem Rizvi decided to celebrate Shivratri Festival with
Hindus in Mohan Shroff's Dharamshala on February 25 and spent two hours talking about similarities between Islam and Hinduism.
It was not a sudden decision as Mr. Rizvi had been veering towards Hindus since his controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the ban imposed on loudspeakers in mosques by the Uttar Pradesh government.
'My father Syed Waseem Hasnain Rizvi, was a Hindu who married my mother Ayesha Begum (a Shia Muslim). My grandfather late Qazi Fazlullah Rizvi was also a Hindu from the Brahmin caste. I am only following the path of my father and forefathers,' he explained while talking to media persons shortly before converting into Hinduism at Arya Samaj temple today.
'I believe Islam does not give any special status to its followers and anyone can become a Muslim by uttering the Karma. But, I found Hinduism more inclusive as it preaches that all humans are equal regardless of their caste or religion,' he added.
Swami Omkar Anand, who presided over the conversion ceremony, said that Syed Waseem Rizvi has embraced Hinduism after proper study and understanding of the religion.
'He is not doing this for any political gain but because he believes in the philosophy of Hinduism,' the Swami said.
This conversion has created a huge uproar among Muslims in Uttar Pradesh with many calling it an act of treachery while others see it as an attempt by Mr. Rizvi to come back the good books of the Uttar Pradesh government.
'He is an agent of BJP and RSS who want to insult Islam. He has become a victim of their conspiracy,' said Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahli, the Imam Eidgah at Lucknow.
Mr. Rizvi's decision has also prompted Shia clerics to call for his ex-communication from the community. 'His act of conversion is un-Islamic and he will be punished by Allah in this world itself. We ask all Muslims to boycott him with immediate effect,' said Maulana Kalbe Jawwad, senior Shia cleric while talking to media persons.
Mr. Waseem Rizvi's conversion into Hinduism has come at a time when the UP government is already taking serious flak from the opposition and clerics for its plan to start special coaching classes in state-run schools and colleges for training students on
The decision was taken after reports emerged that Uttar Pradesh Education Department has decided to train about
3,000 Muslim girls belonging to poor families in order to make them good housewives. It looks like this news report created such an outrage among Muslims that soon became a major factor leading to Syed Waseem Rizvi's conversion into Hinduism.
His Political History…
Waseem Rizvi was at the top of the UP Shia Central Waqf Board for almost 10 years, till a year ago.
Rizvi, the child of a Class-II rail line representative, never completed secondary school. As an individual from the Samajwadi Party (SP), he ran for a nearby body political decision in Lucknow in 2000.
He was chosen for the Kashmiri Mohalla ward of Old City Lucknow as a corporator. Rizvi was respected near senior party pioneer Azam Khan during his time in the SP.
Rizvi was chosen for the Shia Waqf Board in 2008. In this limit, he conflicted with compelling Shia minister Kalbe Jawwad, who blamed him for redirecting reserves.
Rizvi was ousted from the SP for a considerable length of time in 2012 after a conflict with Kalbe Jawad. The Shia Waqf Board was additionally disbanded subsequently. Rizvi, then again, got alleviation from the court and was at last reestablished.
After the BJP took power in Uttar Pradesh in 2017, Rizvi was noticed getting used to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
“Jitendra Narayan Singh Tyagi”, a New Name for Waseem Rizvi
Rizvi joined the Tyagi people group in the wake of changing over to Hinduism. Waseem Rizvi's new name is Jitendra Narayan Singh Tyagi.
As per reports, Rizvi offered milk to the Shiva Linga worked at Dasna Devi sanctuary as a component of the change service from Islam to Hinduism.
The occasion started at 10.30 a.m., with Vedic psalms being recited as a 'yajna' was performed (penance).
'It will require some investment for individuals to become accustomed to my new name, Jitendra Narayan Singh Tyagi,' Waseem Rizvi told the Times of India.
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