Channel: Zakir Naik
Series: Zakir Naik - Dubai Q&A
god is imageless but if someone still prays to idols will his prayers be accepted
Do we have on any of the other mics? Whether it be from the brothers or the sisters, any non Muslims? Who would like to ask a question? Yes, we have one from the brothers. Go ahead.
Let's talk about it. Thanks, God given this opportunity for me. My name is sundararajan, basically from Hindu religion, but I'm not differentiating Muslims and Hindu or any other Christian, but the one small doubt, God doesn't have shape.
But even if we are going temple in Hindu we are you know very well. There are different names of gods and different pitchers under statues, you know very well.
My question is, if I am going temple if for example, if I am suffering something, problem, if I am going temple, if I pray for me, garden will accept or not. This my question
was the question that God does not have shaped. But if I go to a temple and if I worship idols, Does God listen to me? Does God answer my prayer not? Whether if you read Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavad Gita is the most widely read book amongst all the scriptures of Hinduism.
But have you heard of Bhagavad Gita?
I know some of them. Not all, if you read but what Gita chapter number seven, verse number 20 says, all those whose intelligence has been stolen material desires, they worship Me gods, they worship false god. That means, if you're a materialistic person, you worship false god, you worship me, God. And further, it says, that those who worship false God, Almighty God, true God, yet answered your prayer, but you go to the kingdom of God.
That means even if you worship falls, God, God many times answered your prayers so that you go to the kingdom of God. Same thing you mentioned in the Quran in surah baqarah. Chapter number two was the 15 that Allah gives them rope, so that they may go to and fro. Allah says in Surah Baqarah, to the pocket for the moon affixed to the gaffer, that Allah gives them rope to go to and fro, so that they will understand
so many a time, many a time, even if you worship the false god, your prayers are answered, that does not mean that you are worshiping the correct God. Because many people think, for example, many of the people who are non Muslims, they are wealthy.
Now leading a luxurious life. No wealth is not the criteria for you to go to Ghana, it was on the criteria for you to go to Paradise. The Quran says what is the test
anything which good befalls you, it can be two thing. It can either be a reward from God, or it can be a test from God.
Any calamity that befalls you, it can either be a punishment, or it can be a test. So suppose you worship a false god, you go
to a temple, and you worship the idol. Just because your prayer is answered, that does not mean you're worshiping the true God. God is testing you.
You are for when God gives you Well, God is testing you.
That Do you follow the true path or not? Because if you read the Hindu scriptures, but what Gita is called as the nectar of the Vedas, the most superior scripture amongst all
the scriptures or the Vedas, there are two types of scriptures one or
the other is pretty Sruthi is the word of God and spirit it is the word of human beings. So among the Sruthi, you have the Vedas and the Upanishads. These are the highest when you read the Chicago Punisher chapter number six, section number two was number one, it says it comes with a theme. It's a Sanskrit quotation, which means God is one without a second.
If you read this with a thorough Punisher, chapter number six was the main not just a passage, Jonathas, a diva of that God, there are no lords. He has got no parents. Almighty God has got no superior. He has got no mother, he has got no father. It's mentioned synthesiser Upanishads chapter number four was the 19 nothing nasty of that God there is no prathima Fatima and the Sanskrit word which means an image a photograph, a painting a picture an idol. It means a portrait it means a statue. So Sasa Punisher chapter number four summer 19 says Natasha but the modesty of that God there is no image there is no photograph, there is no painting there is no portrait there is no
Iris, there is no statue, there is no sculpture. The same message repeated even in graduate. Chapter number 32 was number three. Natasha Demosthenes.
That God, there is no image. There is no picture. There is no painting. There is no portrait, there is no ID, there is no sculpture, there is no statue.
So if you go back to the Scriptures, you realize that according to the Hindu scripture, Almighty God has got no image, there goes no statue. So if you worship, an image of going against the Vedas, or going against the Punisher
so just because you're going and praying, sometimes, as the Bhagavad Gita says, God may answer your prayer to test you
that do you follow his commandment or not? That does not mean that who you're worshiping is correct.
But that's the reason you should follow your scripture. And your Hindu Scripture says that Almighty God has got no idol has got no image has got no photograph has got no sculpture. So making an idol of God an image of God, a photograph of God, a statue of God is primarily Hinduism.
Does that answer your question? Whether Okay, thank you. So do you believe that God has got an idol?
Do you believe God has got an idol?
You mean what clearly? Do you believe in idol worship? Yes. cuando una Ito scripture, under going against the Vedas, my point of view faith only.
Whether you said that your Hindu correct? Yes. So do you believe in the Vedas or not? Yes. So I quoted the references from Hindu scripture that your Hindu scripture you read a chapter three was number three says that God has got no image has got no portrait has got no idea. So isn't it worship wrong?
No, I don't know how much communication skills so that I could not express more. You don't have to have communication skills you have to read. You have to read your scripture I'm quoting. I'm giving references from your scripture. You don't have to hunt. You have to go back home. Or we have a library in Bombay Islamic foundation library, which we have translations of all the major scriptures in the world or you go on the internet, and type
Roja chapter 32 was the machinery the translation? It says almighty god I've got no image I've got no photo, no painting. So do you believe in the Vedas or not?
Yes, I am believe so. If your visa says God has got no ideas will go to a temple.
But from my childhood onwards, I'm going there. Suppose your father believes from childhood? Two plus two is equal to five? Would you believe today? If this teacher from the fastest 100 onwards, then I will also same thing. So if someone teaches in the village to play physical to fight from first and then he comes to you, so we'll use it two plus two is equal to five that is the first case of my knowledge then that is the way I will accept. So suppose your son goes to school and the teacher
says are no problem continue? Will you say that? No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
What you will tell your son My son, that teacher taught you wrong? See already is 32 plus two is four. So I cannot put myself two plus T two is fine. No, but if he goes to a school before admission, do you interview the math teacher? No, no. So suppose a math teacher teaches him wrong? to want to correct your son? Yeah.
I'm correcting you.
I love you brother. Thanks because I love you I want to correct you that what you're saying is against your scripture. Forget what the Quran says forget what the Bible says. If you read your Hindu scriptures or Hindu Scripture says that God has got no image has got no picture has got no painting has got no idol. So if you're doing idol worship or going against your scripture, so what I request you brother today when you go back home, go on the internet type is revised chapters it was number three. So it has an opening chapter for summer 19 and try and read the translation and tomorrow, inshallah come again, we're having a question answer session tomorrow at nine o'clock,
same time, and inshallah we'll give you the first opportunity.