Channel: Zakir Naik
Series: Zakir Naik - Dubai Q&A
if everyones god is the same then why many religions
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Good evening, doctor. Greetings to you. I'm a Hindu. My name is Sandy. And I've been watching your videos on youtube since long time.
Being a Hindu, I do respect other religions. I do respect Allah prophet moment. I started my school, in my childhood in a Catholic School, where I was taught about Bible and Christianity and Lord Jesus. And later on after fifth standard, I came to know about my own religion, being born in Hindu family. And today, I do at times get attracted towards other religions. Okay, there is some common link between all religions. I have a basic question to you, doctor. Basically, I am from the science background pharmacy guy. Today, I'm authorized financial consultant. So, today, what I look out there in the market is, many religions exist on planet Earth. If human being is the same, if human
organs are the same, if the human body system follows the same heartbeats, blood flow, the same blood, the same year, the same nose, if everything is the same, and the Creator has to be the same, the supreme power is the same. So if the supreme power is the same, why do so many religions exist on earth today? What is going to be the future now onwards, because if I go as per theoretical books as history, before 1000s of years, Hinduism existed, then came, Lord Jesus, then Prophet Muhammad. And now today, what I see in front of my eyes is there are many religions, and every religion has its own pros and cons. So being a human, I get confused, and do I should respect my religion, as
well as being a human being, I should respect other religions. So what is the final truth and what is going to the future for centuries ahead? Because as asked a very good question, that there are so many different religions more than 4000 years back was Hinduism. Then Jesus Christ peace be upon him came 2000 years back or Christianity, then Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him came 1400 years back. Some things are similar, some things are contradicting, there's so much of confusion. God, our Creator is one human body is the same creator has to be same. So why is this confusion? It's a very good question. The reply is given in the Quran in Surah Al Imran chapter three verse 19. It says, In
Edina, in the light Islam, the only religion acceptable in the sight of God is Islam, that is peace acquired by submitting a will to God. Almighty God only gave one religion to the human beings.
As I said earlier, Almighty God has only sent one religion. But he has sent many messengers, when he sent messengers who got messages. By the passage of time, the message got changed.
Again, a new messenger came, he bought a fresh message.
Again, the people change it again a new messenger came, it happened for many years, down the ages, but all the messengers but the basic message was the same.
Almighty God, the last and final message
was the Quran. Now you will ask me this question.
That why did God revealed the Quran 1400 years back? Why didn't he revealed the Quran directly?
revealed the Quran directly, no confusion. You know, my son, he wants to become a doctor. He tells me, Father, Abba, why do you put me into nursery then dunya kg SR kg first standard? Why put me in school directly put me into medical college.
As our son if you want to be a doctor, first you have to go to nursery, pre primary, primary school, secondary school, Medical College, then you become a doctor. You can't directly
enter a medical college because you understand. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, who is our Creator, he knows very well. That human being would not be able to grasp the complete message of the Quran. If it was revealed earlier. 1400 years ago, Almighty God is our Creator, he knows this time, the time has come where human beings can understand the message. So that the reason previously he sent messages
which were there, but not complete, because human being could not understand could not grasp. As the message change. He sent a new message, a new messenger that the reason all the messages that came before the Quran, they were meant for a particular group of people, and meant to be followed for a particular time period.
All the messengers that came before the last and final messenger prophet masala Salaam were only sent for a part
group of people and was meant to be followed till a new message came.
he knew 1400 years ago was the time when human beings can understand the final message the Quran, he revealed it. And he sent the last and final messenger Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Since Quran was the last and final message, it was not only meant for the Muslims or the atoms, it wasn't meant for one particular group of people, it was meant for the whole of humanity. All the messengers that came before were meant for a particular group of people. And the message was supposed to be followed for a particular time period. Because Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was the last and final messenger, he was not sent only for the Muslim or the Arabs, he was sent for all of humanity.
But now today, you asked me, Why are the different religions, our Creator sent only one religion, V human means kept on changing, but even in the corrupted form, I have a formula. I have a formula which will not antagonize any human being. I tell all these human beings at least believe that there is one scripture which is 100%, the Word of God. So the Hindus would not mind agreeing, I believe whether to be 100% Word of God, the Christian would say, I do not mind believing Bible to be 100% Word of God, the Muslim will say, I don't mind believing Quran to be 100% Word of God. So I tell them okay. Now, let us agree to follow what is common in all these scripture? What is different? We
will discuss tomorrow. Let's not fight over the differences, let us agree to follow what is common and at least we will be sure that what is common in all the three scriptures, this at least minimum is 100%, the Word of God.
What is different, maybe the Word of God may not be the Word of God that we can discuss tomorrow. Or when we do a research, and I being a student of comparative religion, I studied the Vedas after the Punisher Bhagavad Gita, by Bill Old Testament New Testament Quran Oh, when I do research I've come to know that all the scriptures say that there is one God. All the scripture says that God has got no image has got no photograph, no painting, no statue, no idea. All the scripture say that Almighty God does not get noisy because in
all the scriptures say that the last and final messenger to come with Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. I have quoted in this session, many verses from Hindu scripture that Prophet Muhammad is the last and final messenger. I've quoted from the Bible.
I've heard from the Quran.
So at least let us agree to follow what is common
Bible, Vedas, Quran, all three phases that should not have alcohol. And I've coded the remaliah answer, all three say there should not jumble all three say that it should not have poke. So let others agree to follow what is coming.
So we have to agree that there is one God you have to believe Prophet Muhammad is the final messenger of God, we should not have alcohol we should not have called to pray we have to do the sujood. All these are common points. So I'm asking the question, that if you say you are a Hindu, and you say that you respect the religion, I must mean the question. Do you believe that there's one God?
As for books I do. Do you believe that idol worship is prohibited?
That's a confusing area. It's very clear in the Hindu scriptures Yoruba chapter three was number three, not a sympathy masti of that God there is no prathima there is no photograph, no painting, no image, no idea no statue, same thing is repeated in fetta cetera Punisher chapter number four, number 19. Natasha mosty of that God, there is no prathima no image, no photograph, no painting, no stretch, you know, I do.
what's confusing whether
I mean, today my knowledge is just like infinite knowledge like infant when a person of knowledge talks should believe it.
So why don't you believe it?
As I said, I do respect profit long, but I do respect respecting human thing, following is the other thing. If you respect a person, you have to follow His guidance.
So, question goes in the same direction what I was asking to you that if I am a Hindu, if I believe in Hinduism, but still when I step out of my home, I have to follow my colleagues, the other society members, human beings on the Is it a must suppose the other society members start robbing if your other human beings start robbing you when you start robbing?
Whether if your friends start robbing Will you rob
I will have to defend myself. Will you rob Yes or no?
Somebody is robbing me. No No You said that you have to follow the other human beings other society if your other friends start robbing other people who will start robbing
Will you rob others?
I don't know there is a point in robbing others, okay because you know robbing is wrong. So that time you will not follow society, follow the society when it is right. Do not follow when it's wrong. God has given you gray matter brain. Correct. So if your Hindu friends are going against the VEDA, will you follow VEDA? Hindu friends?
They have to follow what is written in the books. Yes, forget about them asking about you. If you're Hindu Scripture says don't do idol worship, will you do idol worship? No, then I will not. So now Do you believe it worship is wrong? Again, as I said, I have to study more. I'm not clear about you study when you study today or tomorrow when?
Maybe today or tomorrow, okay, fine. I have quoted so many references from the Hindu scripture about Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Do you believe Prophet Muhammad is the Messenger of God? Yes, I do. If you believe Don't you have to follow His commandments, I may have to my May. Again, if you may believe in then you may. If you do believe in you do have to follow it Simple English.
If you say maybe the Messenger of God, then you can say maybe I'll follow him. When you say surely the Messenger of God then you have to follow him surely Why?
But will a messenger of God deceive you?
But again, you have to be a Muslim to follow profit. No, no, no you have to be a good window also.
You have to be a good Hindu and a good Christian to follow masala Salah
if you are not a good if you are not a good Christian, you will never follow a prophet masala Salam because Hindu scripture say the anthem Rishi the calculator is profitable masala sallam, I gave references you know, if you want I can give again. Do you want me to give the references again no profit numbers in the in the scriptures. I did listen to your references. I need to go through them fine. So inshallah go today. Tomorrow, I would give you the first times under the lady there you to give the first chance, then I will call you a truthful person. Go today, Google check on the net. I gave at least 100 references that are more than 100. In my lecture. If you see on Hindu scriptures
talking about Mr. wasallam talking about one God taught me not to have alcohol, not to have poor not to gamble. What is different, we'll discuss tomorrow, at least what is common you should agree. So when you're talking about getting human beings together, I am giving you a formula which will not offend you. I'm not telling you follow that which is not mentioned in English scripture.
I'm telling you follow what I mentioned into scripture and the Quran 100% you will be a good into good Christian and even enter into Islam
may not be good Muslim, at least enter and then your Scripture says you have to follow the guidance of the last messenger you have to follow the Quran. So if you follow the Quran correctly, and the thing of the problem of Salah Salem, you will be a good Muslim and I'm waiting there inshallah, if we can do it today. Tomorrow inshallah we can interact. Thank you very much, doctor.