Are All Religions Equal or Is there Supremacy of One Religion over Other Religions?
Channel: Zakir Naik
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Good evening and Salam Alaikum to everyone.
I'm constantly avintia, leader of Harrow Council.
I'd like to give a very warm welcome to Zakat vi on behalf of Harrow Council, and multicultural multi faith community of Harrow. You're very, very welcome.
Since I'm limited to one question, I will follow the discipline. It's been very thought provoking address. I'm very grateful for that. You have analyzed to some degree of detail, various religions, the Islam, the Hinduism, Judaism, and even atheists. Is it a question of equality of religions? Or do you reckon that there is a case for supremacy of one religion against another? Thank you, the brothers a very good question. That is the question of supremacy of one religion or the other religion.
Basically, what is the meaning of the word religion? religion means a way of life.
I rather believe what the Quran says. Rather than talking about supremacy, the Quran says tala will tell me things are in binary No Come come to common terms as mean as in you. If there is a question of supremacy, then each one will try and prove that religion is the best. For others. The Quran advises when we speak with people following other religion is tala will occur within so why in binary men come to common terms as we ascend you? So I personally disagree with the interfaith dialogues that take place normally in the world. Normally, what happens that there is a person coming from the Christian faith preached, and coming that all religions are the same. Christianity
is the same Hinduism same Islam is the same, then you have a Hindu pundit coming and saying Hinduism is also correct and same Islam is the same Krishna the same, then they get Joker Muslim, who comes and says that Islam is the same Hinduism syncytia, the same. Ci being a student of Islam and compiled religion. It's a big lie to say that all religions are the same. There are commonalities, but they aren't the same. There are differences. I can talk about differences and the similarities. But the Quran encouraged us to talk about similarities. What my strategy is better, that I tell that at least let us agree that one religious scripture is 100% perfect.
So the Christian will say fine, I don't mind believing that Bible is 100%, the Word of God, then they would say I would not mind believing the Vedas to be the Word of God. Now Muslim is I don't mind considering currently the Word of God. I'm not trying to put anything on the top of somebody's head not to put anything down the throat. Now what I see that what is common in all these scriptures, at least that has agreed to follow that strictly.
What is different we'll discuss it later on.
So when we come and try and find the commonalities, in all the scriptures, we find that the commonality is the same. All of the Scriptures say believe in one God. I give you references from the Bible, Bible Moses peace be upon him said in the book of Deuteronomy, chapter six, verse number four, Shema Israel, admittedly not naked, Euro Israel, the Lord our God is One Lord, when Jesus Christ peace before is asked that, which is the first of the commandment, he repeated verbatim, the same thing in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter number 12, was number 29. Shama is right below admin 100 naked, which means you're Israel, the Lord our God is One Lord, if within the scriptures if we
do punishers it's mentioned handle your Punisher chapter number six. section number two was number one, it comes with a theme. It's a Sanskrit tradition, which means God is one without the second. It's mentioned in the shadow shadow Punisher chapter number six. Verse number nine, not just a passage, Jonathan, it's a deeper which means of that God, he has got no superior he has no Lord. He has got no parents. He has got no mother, he has got no further he has got no superior. It's mentioned in Shashi Tharoor Punisher, chap number four was number 19. Not a sympathy majesty of him. There is no images. I can give quotation from Bhagavad Gita Upanishads VEDA several talking about
oneness of God. So I say that why don't all of us believe in one God. Bhagavad Gita, chapter number seven, verse number 20, says that all those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires, they worship demigods, they do it worship. So if you read the Vedas and Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads, they say there is one God, it's against idol worship. They don't believe in Almighty God coming down. They believe in Almighty God sending messengers. So I say that let us the Hindus, the Jews, the Christian, the Muslim, at least be
Leave that we worship none but one Almighty God, and that God has got no images, you cannot be forgotten. It's mentioned the Bible. It's mentioned Bhagavad Gita admission the Quran.
If you studied all these scriptures, the next point to come to know which is common is that there is going to come a final and last messenger Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. I give you quotations in my lecture about Judaism and Christianity. I can give you references even from the Hindu scriptures. If you publish a Parana part of a 303 a day three shlokas 10 to 27 it speaks about homosassa lamb is speak or concepts of tos atharvaveda book number 20 hymn number 127 was the one to 14 speak about Hamas Allah Salam. There is a book called as Kalki Purana. It speaks about an outer Kalki Avatar to come its mission the Hindu scriptures in Kalki Parana, that there is a final outer
anthem Rishi last messenger going to come whose mother's name shall be sumati which means peaceful, which means Amina. It says the Father's name shall be a man who worships Almighty God. Vishnu Yosh translate the Arabic It means Abdullah the name of the parents of mama Salah salam, it says that he will be born on the 12th month of model which will be our it says that he will be the last and final messenger masala last and final messenger. It says that he'll be held before companions talking about the first four calyx of Islam and on and on, he will be born in the place which is known as peaceful samalla which is maca. It'll be born in the family of the chief of Makkah. I've given a
talk on Amazon last Hindu scripture, the second point of communism to me, after being human God, you have to follow the last and final messenger to come.
That is prophet masala Salam. It speaks about life after that.
The Jewish scriptures, Christian scriptures, Hindu scripture, then Islam.
When Hindu Scripture speaks about foreigner gentlemen, it speaks about next life It doesn't speak about life that life that that's the misconception poner miss next gentleman's life we believe in life after that, but not being born and that modern dying bond like that's a misconception. So what I say at least that is agree what is common. So all the major religious scripture, whether it be Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, speak about one God and speak about the final messenger to come whose name shall be mama Salah Salaam. So if all of them follow the last and final messenger
then have to follow the revolution you have to follow the finance so rather than talking about supremacy, we have to go back there's only one religion
and the one religion has Allah says in the Quran in surah Lim Ron chapter number three verse number 19, in Edina in Delilah Islam, the only reason acceptable in the sight of Almighty God is submitting your will to Almighty God.
Islam submitting a will to Almighty God it's not a label, a person by keeping in a Muhammad Sultan Abdullah Zakat, you will not go to heaven. Just by being a Muslim name. Muslim is a person who acquires peace by submitting his will to Almighty God. So all the religious scriptures that came previously brother by the passage of time they have been changed. Quran is the last and final revelation which has been kept in its pure form. But in spite when all the other scriptures have been changed upon to the scholars, you read the books of Hindu scholars of Christian scholars, they say the scriptures have been changed. But even after they have been changed, there are remnants of
truth in them which speak about the last and final messenger masala Salaam and talking about one God. So if you go back to your scriptures, and at least for the commonalities, that nothing like supremecy will culminate only to one religion that is submitting to Almighty God. Hope answers the question