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If Everyone’s God is the Same, then Why Many Religions?

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Zakir Naik

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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.

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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

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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 for 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, am Andrew I should respect my religion, as well as

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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? The brothers asked a very good question, that there are so many different religions more than 4000 years back was into Islam, 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 great as to be same. So why 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

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Edina, in the line Islam, the only reason 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.

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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.

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Again, a new messenger came, he bought a fresh message.

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Again, the people change it again a new messenger came, it happened for many years, down the ages. But all the messengers bought the basic message was the same.

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Almighty God, the last and final message

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was the Quran. Now you will ask me this question.

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That why did God reveal the Quran 1400 years back? Why didn't reveal the Quran directly?

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reveal the Quran directly, no confusion. You know, my son, he wants to become a doctor. He tells me Father, Ababa, why do you put me into nursery then Junior Gigi Finnick at first standard, why would mean school directly put me into medical college

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as their son if you want to be a doctor, first you have to go to nursery, pre primary, primary school, secondary school, Medical College didn't become a doctor, you can't directly

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enter a medical college because you will 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

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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.

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All the messenger that came before the last and final messenger prophet Mombasa Lhasa

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them will only send for a particular group of people and was meant to be followed till a new message came.

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Almighty God.

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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 Arabs, it wasn't meant for one particular group of people, it was meant for the whole of humanity. All the messages 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.

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But now today, you asked me, Why are the different religions, our Creator sent only one religion via 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 scriptures? What is different?

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We'll discuss tomorrow. Let's not fight over the differences. Let us agree to follow orders common and at least we'll be sure that what is common in all the three scriptures, this at least minimum is 100%, the Word of God.

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What is different, maybe the Word of God may not be the Word of God that we can discuss tomorrow. When we do a research, and I being a student of comparative religion, I have studied the Vedas, asteroids, opuntia, Bhagavad Gita, Bible, Old Testament, New Testament Quran. 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 idle. All the Scriptures say that Almighty God does not beget, noisy begotten.

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All the scripture 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.

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I've heard from the Quran.

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So at least let us agree to follow what is common

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Bible, Vedas, Quran all three phase that it should not have alcohol. And I've quoted that remaliah answer, all three say there should not gamble. All three say that you should not have spoke. So let us agree to follow what is coming.

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So we have to agree that there is one God you have to believe Prophet Muhammad is the final messenger of God, you should not have our call, 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 Hindu, and you say that you respect other religions, I must mean the question. Do you believe that there is one God?

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As for books I do. Do you believe that idol worship is prohibited?

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That's a confusing area. It's very clear in the Hindu scriptures, you read chapter 32 verse number three, not a sympathy majesty of that God there is no prathima there is no photograph, no painting no image no idea no statue, same thing is repeated in

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chapter number four number 19 Natasha Patti musty of that God there is no prathima no image no photograph, no painting, no statue, no idea.

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what's confusing brother?

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I mean, today my knowledge is just like infant No, no your knowledge like infant when a person of knowledge talks, you should believe it.

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True.

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So why don't you believe it? Well, as I said, I do respect prophet Rama idol no respect, respecting one thing following it the other thing if you respect the person, you have to follow His guidance.

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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 or human beings on the other must suppose the other society members start robbing. If your other human beings start robbing you will you start robbing?

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Whether if your friends start robbing Will you rob

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I will have to defend myself. We will

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You Rob Yes or no? If somebody is robbing me no no You said that you have to follow the other human beings other society if your other friend start robbing other people you start robbing

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Will you rob others?

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I don't know there is a point in robbing others guy 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? For if your Hindu friends are going against the VEDA Will you follow without your Hindu friends?

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They have to follow what is written in the books. Yes, forget about them asking about you. If you're a Hindu Scripture says don't do idol worship when you do idol worship. No, then I will not. So now Do you believe idol worship is wrong? Again, as I said, I have to study more. I'm not clear what you study when you study today, tomorrow when?

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Maybe today or tomorrow? Okay, fine. I've 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 do you have to follow His commandments. I may have to my me. Again I'm if you may believe in the new me. If you do believe in you do have to follow it Simple English.

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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 show a lever

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but a will a messenger of God deceive you.

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But again, do you have to be a Muslim to follow prophet moment? No, no, you have to be a good Windu also.

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You have to be a good Hindu and a good Christian to follow masala Salam.

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That's really the whole if you're not a good Indu if you're not a good Christian, you will never follow a prophet mama Salah Salam because Hindu scripture save the undimmed Rishi, the Kalki author, a prophet who masala salam, I gave references you know, if you want I can give again Do you want me to give the references like you know, Prophet Muhammad 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 time and there the lady there you to our 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. There are more

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than 100 in my lecture, if you see on Hindu scriptures talking about 14 missiles alum talking about one god talking 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 to when you're talking about getting human means together I am giving you a formula which will not offend you. I'm not telling you follow that which is not mentioned in the Scripture.

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I'm telling you follow what they may say into scripture and the Quran 100% you will be a good Indu Good question. And even enter into Islam

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may not be good Muslim at the 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 Salaam, 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.