Adding fire to the controversy over conversions, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi had said that Islam is the 'real home' of all religions and hence the real 'home coming' will be when people of other religions embrace it.
The MP from Hyderabad said that every child is born as a Muslim but his parents convert him to other religions. "The real home coming will be when people of other religions embrace Islam," he said, addressing a public meeting on the eve of 'Milad-un-Nabi' Saturday night.
The MIM leader said the Sangh Parivar was running a campaign in the name of 'home coming'.
"Muslims are being allured with Rs.5 lakh and Christians with Rs.2 lakh to convert. Only five lakh? What a joke. Muslims can't leave Islam even if you give them the wealth of the world," he said, amid loud cheers from thousands of people at Darussalam, the MIM headquarters.
The Muslim leader invited people of all faiths to accept Islam but made it clear that there is no compulsion. "You come back. We can't give money but we guarantee you success in this world and thereafter," said the MP.
Stating that India is the country of 'our father', Owaisi said Adam who is the father of entire humanity landed in India when he came to Earth. He criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his silence on 'ghar wapsi'.
"Have you ever thought what will happen to the country. How foreign exchange will come to India. You announced that you will bring 100 billion dollars. Will this bring FDI (foreign direct investment)," he asked.
Demanding action against Pakistan-based terrorists Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and Hafiz Saeed for killing innocents, Owaisi said the enemies of the country are enemies of Muslims.
He said MIM has political differences with the Bharatiya Janata Party but supports any action against the enemies of the country and has made this stand clear in parliament.