Actress Zaira Wasim, who left the field of entertainment after acting in films like ‘Dangal’ and ‘Secret Superstar’ stirred up a storm on the Internet with her latest tweet justifying the locust swarms attacks.
Zaira used a verse from the holy Quran as a reference to ‘locust attack’ and related it to people’s arrogance. She tweeted : “So We sent upon them the flood and locusts and lice and frogs and blood: Signs openly self-explained: but they were steeped in arrogance- a people given to sin -Qur’an 7:133”
Zaira received a lot of backlash over her controversial tweet on social media. Upset with the brutal trolling, Zaira deleted her Twitter and Instagram account for a day.
Now after coming back at twitter, she hit back at Tarek Fatah’s tweet against her. For the unaware, Tarek, a Canadian journalist, mocked the former actress in a tweet and wrote: “Indian Muslim actress @ZairaWasimmm mocks her own countrymen as being victims of Allah’s wrath. This is how she explains locust swarm.”
Zaira replied to Tarek’s tweet with a long post. She began the note by writing, “Asalamualaykum Uncle Fateh” and stated that she never claimed that the locust attacks in multiple states of the country were a sign of God’s wrath.
“While I too agree making claims like `this is wrath or a curse’ when the world is going through so much is a really insensitive one, I wish to also emphasise that making a claim on our own as big as It’s a wrath or curse of Allah upon any land* is a statement one is making on behalf of Allah, which is actually a religiously irresponsible one and a sin and also a claim I never made, let alone mock anyone,” she wrote.
— Zaira Wasim (@ZairaWasimmm) June 1, 2020
Zaira asserted that her tweet was misinterpreted. “My tweet was completely taken out of context and blown out of proportion and none of the opinions, whether good or bad, define the reality of my intentions, for that is between me and My Rabb, and something which I’m not even going to explain, for I’m only accountable to Allah and not His creation,” she added.
“The world is going through a tough time and a lot of hatred and bigotry already, the least we could do is not add more to it,” she wrote.
Zaira ended her tweet by writing, “P.S I am not an actress anymore.”
On a related note, It’s been a year since Zaira Wasim had taken the whole film industry and fans by shock when she suddenly announced her disassociation from films saying she was not happy with the line of work citing that it interfered with her faith and religion. She had made her decision public and shared a long detailed note on her social media.
Zaira was last seen in Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar starter ‘The Sky is Pink’