- Religion and Philosophy
Is Zakir Naik a False Prophet of Islam?
"If Osama Bin Laden is terrorizing the enemies of Islam, I am with him. If he is terrorizing America, the biggest terrorist, then I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist."
I guess, in his own words, from one of his Islam sermons in English, surely indicates his true intent and political leanings. Zakir Naik is Indian, born in 1956, in Mumbai. Thus, he is a baby boomer. I suspect, he grew up liking almost anything Western and from the USA or UK. At some point, he attended medical school and became a doctor. At another point, he quit being a doctor in 1991, why? What is better that helping those in need, real need and treatment? Yet, he stopped and took up the banner of Islam and is now a preacher of the Quran, justifying many of its false practices. If you want to be converted, listen to him.
On polygamy, he claims it protects the modesty of women, while keeping men from going astray. He writes in his website that human males are polygamous by nature and that a man is less likely to cheat if he has more than one wife. This is as idiotic as saying, "let's make stealing legal, as it will put an end to robbery."
Naik states the following as another reason for it is Islam: "A woman who has more than one husband will have several sexual partners at the same time and has a high chance of acquiring venereal or sexually transmitted diseases which can also be transmitted back to her husband even if all of them have no extra-marital sex. This is not the case in a man having more than one wife, and none of them having extra-marital sex."
STD does not appear by itself in polyandry, and there is nothing different in the case of polygamy either. In order for someone to contract an STD in this type of scenario, they MUST have sexual contact with someone who already has the STD. It does not magically appear. It is obvious that if a man marries four wives and one of them has AIDS, he will eventually contact it from her and pass it on to the other three wives to result in all five of them suffering from AIDS. The case of a woman with multiple husbands is the same.
Also, "If a man has more than one wife, the parents of the children born of such marriages can easily be identified. The father as well as the mother can easily be identified. In case of a woman marrying more than one husband, only the mother of the children born of such marriages will be identified and not the father."
Both statements when made to intelligent humans will seem false and stupid. Naik, like many Islamic sermons or Mullahs, simply twist it in meaning and words. Hitler and Stalin did similar things when talking to those not wanting to know what is true.
Naik's rise to fame and fortune has occurred as he promotes Islam that is superior to all other religions and bashes them in his sermons to those who are misled. His Peace TV videos are all over Facebook and YouTube, so he should thank the Western countries and technology, namely the USA, for this, as it allows him to spread false statements regarding Islam.
The Shariah Board of America has also issued more than 20 fatwa’s against Naik on their website. They believe Naik has gone astray, as he is not a scholar and issues Islamic teachings without authority or any knowledge to do so, which is dangerous to Islam; "Naik is known for discussions on comparative religions. He is not a qualified Aalim of deen. His comments on fiqh have no merit. If it is true that he condemned the fiqh of the Imams, then that in itself is a clear indication of his lack of fiqh and understanding of Shairah.
Naik is being financed by the Wahabi sect that perpetrates violence in the name of Islam. This is how he is able to preach his version of Islam to the West, in English, using the Internet.
So, Naik, is just another Muslim turned radical even though much of his life was NOT the case. In fact until 1991, he was professional working in his profession, well educated, but a man harboring resentment, jealousy and other feelings against all other religions that began in the Western world. Like Osama bin Laden, who was an engineer by training, he promotes Islam in English speaking countries.
He is another wolf in sacred clothing.