If one embraces Islam, does one have a better chance to go to Paradise?

Zakir Naik

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Hello, good evening.

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I am Joshua from the Philippines. And before that, I would like to share that many 100 years ago, the Philippines are mostly Muslims, and before the Spaniards came. Now we are mostly Christians, Muslim Catholics, in my country, there's a lot of religions,

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different kinds of Christian religions. And most of them claim that if you follow the religion that we come to join, then you have a better chance to be saved, to go to heaven. And I am a Catholic. For me, I think religion is just a guide. It is not the religion who can save you, I think it is you can save yourself. If you do good things, whatever religion you are in.

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So my question is Islam is the same as this religion, claiming to be the one through religion, that if you embrace Islam, you have a better chance to go to heaven?

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That's my first and the second one.

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Before I go to second question,

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I realize

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that Islam is all about peace, and righteousness, not the other way around that I used to think many years ago.

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And I'm sorry for that.

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And I'm really grateful

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and thankful

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to the UAE, specially Dubai,

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and all its leaders, for giving us the freedom, the opportunity to live her peacefully, and exercise our faith, whether you're a Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, thank you. And I think Dubai, the UAE is the number one example of peace and unity, where all ethnicity, religion, come together, work in peace and harmony,

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peacefully together.

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Thank you.

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So I would like to say, God bless UAE and all its leaders.

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God bless Islam.

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God bless Christianity, God, this Buddhism, Hinduism, and all other religion in the world. God bless all of us,

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and peace to all of us.

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So my second question is,

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sorry,

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I want to talk about jihad. Brother. This is a question answer time. Normally a question is only have two or three sentences. If you speak for more than two or three sentences, it becomes a speech.

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Just now I'm sorry, I request the non Muslim brothers and sisters. This is a question answer time not a speech time for speech. Inshallah, after everyone gets over, we can sit in the modulus

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in the guest room, and we can talk I don't mind but there are mashallah 10s of 1000s of people here. So let's respect the time. Okay. Last question. I just want to talk about if you have any questions, yes, please, only pose this one, two or three fenders brother, I want to know what really Jihad means. Because I've seen a lot of television. There's a few individuals using jihad in, in army.

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So what really Jihad means to Islam. And you know, since this is about peace, I request the non Muslims that it would be preferable if you pause one question at a time. For the second question who can go behind the other non Muslim you don't have to go behind the complete queue? So that you know not like yesterday many non Muslims can ask the questions. I recommend the non Muslim asked one question, if it's interlink Question two is acceptable for us. Six Question Three Question four questions. It will be difficult to fulfill and answer all the questions. The brother has two questions. The first question he said that he believes religion is a guide, but it doesn't believe

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that everything is truthful, that it can take him to heaven. He wants to know what is the position of Islam?

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And can Islam taken to Jannah and what is the Quran? And the second question is, what is the meaning of jihad? As far as the first question is

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concern, if you believe that Bible is a guide, if suppose, we appear for an examination, maybe for bachelor's degree, many times for every subject there is a guide would you like to follow a guide, which is an old edition or a guide, which is the latest edition

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by the visionary like to follow old edition on latest edition, I would like to follow both both. So previously science used to say the light of the moon in its own light. Today sign phase light of the moon is reflected light which you believe in old on you

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whether from Philippine I thought Filipinos intelligent people,

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which you follow old on you previously people thought the world was flat, they did not go too far like they would fall over today and Sam say that the world is very kill, which will you believe flat of your Eagle

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mode

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which

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and follow the news. If the oldest correct no problem many a time there are certain things which are correct in the old. So if you compare both, and if you find commonalities, you can follow part of the old and the new one completely, but you should verify whether the new one is correct or not. The earlier question asked by the brother How do you come to know this guide is truthful. And I told you that today with the help of science we can prove the only reading scripture which is 100% Perfect and matches with established scientific fact it is a Quran. So based on that if you follow a wrong guide, you may not be successful in the examination. This world brother is a test for the hereafter.

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Allah says in the Quran in surah Mulk chapter number 67 Verse number two, Allah the collateral mortal Hatta, it is Allah was created that and life to test which of you in good deeds. So when you appear for the test, you should even read the correct guide and the last and final guide for the human beings. It is a Glorious Quran. After this no other guide will come. No other messenger will come. So this is the only book that will take you to salvation that will take you to heaven they'll take you to Jannah as far as the second question is concerned that what is the meaning of the word jihad. The word which is maximum misunderstood in Islam is jihad. It is not only misunderstood by

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the non Muslims, it's even misunderstood by the Muslims. Most of the non Muslim than Muslims think that any war fought by any Muslim for any reason, whether it be for money, whether it be for wealth, whether it be for personal gain, whether it be for fame, whether it be for land is called as jihad. Jihad does not mean any war fought by any Muslim, whether it be for wealth for land for fame. Jihad comes from the Arabic word shahada, which means to strive, which means to struggle. In Islamic context. Jihad means to strive and struggle against one's own evil collation. Jihad means to strive and struggle to improve the society. God also means to strive and struggle in self defense in the

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battlefield. G has also means to strive and struggle against operation just basically means to strive and struggle.

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For example, if a student strives and struggles to pass in the examination in Arabic will say he's doing jihad.

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Many people have a misconception that Jihad can only be done by Muslims. There are no less than two places in the Quran which say that even non Muslim do jihad.

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Allah says in the Quran, in Surah Lokman, chapter number 31, verse number 14, We have enjoined on the human beings to be kind to the parents in travail upon travels, the mother bore you, and in pain did she give you birth? The next verse Surah Lookman, chapter 31, verse number 15 says, but if your parents do jihad, strive and struggle to make you worship somebody else besides Allah, of which you have no knowledge, do not obey them, but yet live with them with love and compassion.

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Quran repeated messages who then Kabu chapter 29 Verse number eight, that Allah says we have enjoyed on the human needs to be kind to the parents, but if the parents do jihad, strife and struggle, to force them to worship somebody else besides Allah, then don't obey them. Your ALLAH is talking about non Muslim parents who are forcing the children to do shirk, to worship somebody else besides Almighty God. So here, Allah is saying that the non Muslim parents are doing jihad, but this jihad is just feasible shaytan

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what we Muslims should do is GSP Sevilla

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so whenever

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The word jazz is use it is normally used and understood that it is grsp Sevilla unless otherwise.

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So jazz basically means to strive and struggle, and many a time. The orientalist, they translate the word gr this holy war.

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Holy War in Arabic is herbal mocha dasa. This word herbal mocha the SA does not exist anywhere in the Quran. It does not exist in any Hadith of the Prophet. This word holy war was first used to describe the Crusaders.

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The Crusaders

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who spread the religion of Christianity with force, and killed 1000s of people to spread the religion. Today, this word is used for Muslims for Islam, which is totally wrong. Nowhere does the Quran say.

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That just means holy war.

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And Quran is very explicit. Allah says in the Quran in surah, Maya chapter five, verse number 32, that if anyone kills any other human being, whether it be a Muslim or non Muslim, unless it be for murder, or for spreading corruption in the land, it is as though yes kills the whole of humanity. There is no religious book in the world, which says that if you kill one human being, you have killed the whole of humanity. And if you save one human being, you have saved the whole nation. So how could such a religion we say you cannot kill a single innocent human being promote terrorism? This is mainly the work of the media, which is spreading misconception about Islam.

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hope this answers the question.

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That's right. So now do you believe that is some of the religion of peace? Yes, yes, I truly believe Do you believe in one God? Yes. Do you believe Jesus is God? As as per my religion? Yes, I believe he's got his son over Lord. Is there any text in the Bible? Where Jesus by speak before himself says?

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Any unequivocal any unambiguous statement that you know of in the Bible, where Jesus Christ please be by himself says that I am God always worship me. If you can point out any verse in the Bible, unambiguous, unequivocal, where Jesus can speak for himself says that He is God. Worship Me, I will join you in your fifth

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visit Can you point out a single unequivocal statement from the Bible where Jesus Christ please be by himself says that he's God. Only one not two. I'm a student of the Bible. Brother, have you read the Bible?

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Truth am not good in the Bible. So yes, how come you're following a religion where you have not read the Bible? I have read the Bible. And I'm telling you there is not a single unequivocal statement in the complete Bible where Jesus Christ peace be upon him says that he's got away still worship me. In fact, if we read the Bible, Jesus Christ will be open and said, it's mentioned the Gospel of John Chapter number 14, verse number 28. He says that my father is greater than I, gospel of John, chapter number 10, was the minority name My Father is greater than all Gospel of Matthew chapter number 12, was the murderer and did I cast out devil with the Spirit of God, Gospel of Luke chapter

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number 11 was number 20. I have the finger of what Castro devil was will have gone step number five was the Makati. I can have my own self do nothing as a you're a judge. And my judgment is just for a seek not my will, but the will of my Father, anyone who says I seek not My will. But the will of Almighty God is a Muslim, Jesus KSPs. Before the Muslim, it's clearly mentioned book of Acts, chapter number two was the modernity to a man of Israel. Listen to this Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God amongst you by wonders and miracles and signs which God did bang and you are witness to it. A man approved of God amongst you, not God, a man approved of God amongst you

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by wonders and miracles and signs which God did by him and you are witness to it. So when it's clearly mentioned in the Bible, that Jesus Christ peace be upon him was a messenger of God, but not God. So how come you are believing in God?

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Because Satan Swat, religion teach us. Someone taught you. If someone tells you that two plus two is equal to five, will you believe in it?

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Yes, oh, no, no, no. So now when I'm quoting you so many references from the Bible, do the unlined to you.

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Maybe

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so what I request you, you go home and check all these references

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Gospel of John Chapter 14, verse number 28, Gospel of John Chapter 10, verse 29, Gospel of Matthew chapter number 12, verse 28.

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Hello and welcome to the FLO Jo number if I was the modality and you take my DVD on similarity between Islam and Christianity, there are several references which can prove that Jesus Christ peace be upon him said that you should follow the last and final messenger Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and inshallah you will be a better Christian. I believe that Muslims are more Christian than the Christian themselves, because we follow more of the true teachings of Jesus Christ peace be upon him than the so called Christian