Channel: Zakir Naik
Good evening. Again, I'm a very strict follower of Brahmanism. But
I mean, I really like a lot of aspects in Islam. But is it necessary for me to convert into Islam to follow certain rules or, you know, following my own Brahmin religion, and then go ahead with those certain aspects, which I really like about Islam. I've seen a lot of lectures of use or like,
the similarities between Islam and Hinduism, and various other lectures, but I really like your talks a lot.
A good question. She said that she's a strict follower of Brahmanism. But she likes many aspects of Islam. She's asking that can she follow these aspects of Islam, and yet, follow Brahmanism she has seen many of my talks, and she appreciates Mattox sister. First, let me tell you that Islam, or becoming a muslim is not a label.
Islam, by definition means peace acquired by submitting a will to Almighty God. So any human being who submits his or her will to Almighty God, he or she is called as a Muslim, just by label mama Zakir Abdullah Sultan Shakir that doesn't mean you become a Muslim or Fatima, Ayesha, that doesn't make you a Muslim. Muslim means a person who submits a bill to Almighty God. So first, you have to find out what is
the commandment of Almighty God?
The sister said that she's a strict follower of Brahmanism.
And she likes many aspects of Islam. And she has seen many of my tapes, my lectures, including similar with some and Hinduism, if you have seen the sister, then my answer would be easier and easier for you to understand. If you have seen mica said similarities between Islam and Hinduism. The talk which I gave, I think in the first
peace conference in Chennai,
similarities between Islam Hinduism, Sister, if we analyze, even if you read the Hindu scriptures, Hindu scriptures to say
that you have to submit a will to Almighty God. But as I told you by the passage of time, all the previous scriptures, they have not been maintained in the pure form.
They have interpolations there have been fabrications that have been corruption, most of the scholars of all these religions, whether it be Hinduism, whether it be Christianity, whether it be Judaism, they agree that the scripture has not been maintained in the pure form.
And if you've heard my tapes, I told you initially, Mama that was the story told by the grandfather of Arjun, it contained 1000 shlokas. Then, you know, it kept on going down the ages, it became 24,000 cars. Now there are more than 100,000 versus 100,000, slow cars. Who says this, The scholars of mammoth
so by the passage of time there's an interpolation, there has been corruption, but all these scriptures in spite of being changed, yet they do contain the remnants of the word of Almighty God. And the basic of all religion, if you've heard my talks is that Almighty God is one.
You have got no ideas, you have no photograph, and all the religions preach that Almighty God is one and if you have heard my talk, I've said in many places Chandogya Upanishad chapter number six, section number two was number one, a community God is only one without a second, and insert us a thorough Punisher chapter number four was summer 19. And graduate chapter with it was number three, it says nothing stupid, the majesty of that God, there is no prathima there is no image but the man means image, photograph, painting, picture, sculpture, statue, idol of that God, there is no prathima there is no photograph, there is no painting. There is no picture. There is no sculpture,
there is no statue, there is no idol. So all the scriptures test on the oneness of Almighty God and the Brahma sutra of Hinduism is a come Bram Jota nasty, nasty qingshan Bhagwan aka Lucerna he now he and his Rabina here, there's only one God not a second one not at all, not at all, not in the least bit.
Now coming to a major question
that can you be a strict Brahmin and yet follow teachings of Islam sister by being a normal Brahmin and trying to become a Muslim is difficult.
But if you're a strict Brahmin, strictly following the Vedas, then you have no option but to submit a will to God. If you are average Brahmin who may be following something and not following the other thing, etc. Then it's difficult for you to submit a will to God. But first thing Momin strictly following the Vedas
You have to follow what I mentioned earlier, the three verses I quoted that you have to believe one God, you have to do no idol worship.
You have to believe that God is one he has no image you have got no photograph, he has got no statue. And if you read your scriptures, your scriptures mentioned about the coming of the last and final messenger Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. And if you have seen my talk on similar Islam and Hinduism, and masala some of the Hindu scriptures have mentioned in detail that Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him is mentioned your scripture. So if you are a strict DOM min, you have no option but believe there is one God he has got no images, I got no ideas. And you also have to believe that Almighty God's last messenger final outta Kalki Altiris, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.
But when your Scripture say you have to follow the Kalki Avatar and follow the last and final messenger. So when you read the teachings of this messenger Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, you will find that it is matching with many things what is mentioned in your scriptures, but at the same time, it may contradict with many things mentioned your scriptures.
Now what we consider the Quran is the last and final revelation of Almighty God which was revealed to the last and final messenger Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. This Quran is the furqan it is the criteria to judge right from wrong. So whatever matches with the Quran, if it's mentioned in the Bible, or in the Veda, on the Mahabharata on the Ramadan, you can be sure it is according to the will and the commandment of Almighty God.
If it contradicts then you have to agree this is against the wish and the commandment of Almighty God. So, if you are a truly strict Brahmin
following Brahmanism you have to believe one God
you have to go against idol worship.
And if you heard my talk on similar Islam Hinduism, if you follow at least those things which are mentioned in my talk, leave aside the other things at least those things and stop everything else, yet I feel that inshallah inshallah it will be sufficient to transform you to jannah inshallah, if you have heard my talk on similar to Islam and Hinduism, talking about oneness of Almighty God talking about Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, how Salah should be offered by prostrating should not have alcohol should not have pokeweed you mentioned your Scripture as well as the Quran.
It's mentioned about modesty in your way does that the lady should be covered it mentioned in the Quran.
So, all these things that I mentioned my lecture, there are many other things, but even if you follow these things strictly sister, then inshallah Inshallah, it will be sufficient for you to at least pass this test in this examination. If you want you can follow many more things rightly the thing the major thing which I mentioned, but whatever contradicts in your scripture, you should not follow because your scholars say it has changed by the passage of time, we have to realize that these things are interpolations or concoctions of fabrications. So, what is matching if you follow a sister Inshallah, Inshallah, you can be a very good practicing Brahmin following what I mentioned
your scripture which is matching with the fork on the Quran, and inshallah can be a practicing Muslim also. So I hope Inshallah, that Almighty Allah gives me Daya Sister, sister, do you agree with whatever I mentioned in my lecture on similarities between Islam and Hinduism, sister? Yes, so very well. Sister, do you agree with what I mentioned in my talk? Yes, sir. Do you agree to follow those things? Yes, yes, I do. So if you agree to follow those things, which I've mentioned. So practically, yes, submitted to God. You know, in Arabic, we may say Muslim. In English, we may say a person who submitted a bill to God. So if you agree with what I mentioned, the Scripture that
there's no God but one God alone should be worshipped. idol worship is wrong. If you agree, the last time final messenger the culture without His Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and agree with his teaching. And according to me, if I have to say in Arabic, I will say you're following the religion of Islam. And I say there are a muslim
system. Do you agree with that? Yes, I do. So do you want to be on to proclaim in public that you know, in Arabic way that you're a Muslim?
Sister, would you like to proclaim in Arabic fashion? You know, since you say you agree that there's one God and you agree that Prophet mamas is the last and final messenger. So I would like to proclaim that
you are a Muslim. I mean, I wouldn't say I'm a Muslim, but I do accept whatever you say, if you agree that there is one God and he doesn't have any ideas or image, and he alone does a worship. And if you agree that Prophet Mama's pill paper
My name is messenger what these two are sufficient to let you enter the fold of Islam you know pass other thing practicing will come later on. So if you agree there is one God who has got no image and you will disagree with that leadership and you agree Prophet Muhammad is the last and final messenger then you can enter this college insha Allah says Institute or the way of life is the right word and then inshallah as the practice keeps on improving, who would like to enter this way of life sister? God willing? Inshallah mashallah
sister again, I like to ask you officially that Do you agree there's one God sister? Yes, I do. Do you agree that no one else deserves to be worshipped by the Almighty Gods. Okay. Do you agree that idol worship is wrong?
And not fully Vidya? Partly? No.
Is it fully or partly? You can say that, you know, I want to eat the cake and have the cake either I know worship is right or wrong means you can pray to God but don't have to go through an idol. You have to worship Raja, do you believe that? God has got no image?
Yeah, yes. You believe that? Let's say so. You believe God has got no statue? Yeah. Good. Do you believe that Prophet Muhammad is the last and final messenger? I've not gone to that extent but the rest of the things which you said I would accept with that, but I really don't know why the leader is the messenger of Almighty God. Yes. Yeah. Do you believe the messenger of Almighty God? When everything practices? Being a perfect Muslim? No one is perfect. We strive so sister if I say Natalie would like to say the Shahada.
Would you like to say the Shahada? That is a proclamation in Arabic? The same thing when I mentioned that there's no God but Allah and Prophet Mohammed is a messenger would like to send Arabic? Yes, so should you find villages in Arabic and repeated and again I give you the translation, okay.
I shall do, I shall do Allah, Allah ILAHA Ilaha illa Allah illallah wa I shall do Nahusha do Anna and now Muhammad and Muhammad Abu Abu what a Zulu virus. I bear witness.
I bear witness, I bear witness that, that there is no God there is no God but Allah, but Allah and I bear witness and I bear witness that Prophet Muhammad that Prophet Muhammad is is the messenger the messenger and servant of Allah and messenger and servant of Allah, masha sister, thank you, Mara Muslim, and I pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala to guide you. And I request that inshallah all the brothers and sisters, that whenever a person accepts Islam, you can support her in terms of knowledge in terms of social things. Sister I request you that please Inshallah, read the Quran with translation even earlier, and implement on the guidelines and inshallah you will be a good
practicing human being for somebody you will tall, Mighty God, and do pray for others.