Channel: Zakir Naik
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Before we throw the floor open for the open question and answer session, I'd like to give to the viewers two important messages. The first is
my message on the eve of the independence of my beloved country India, today is the 15th of August 2020. It is the 73rd anniversary of the independence of India.
I would like to inform the viewers that landed in LA, several centuries before India was one of the most powerful countries in the world. It was one of the richest countries in the world. It was one of the most resourceful countries in the world, it was the most followed country in the world. And India was ruled by the Muslims for about 1000 years. And when the Muslims ruled India Alhamdulillah
all the Indians irrespective to whichever religion they belonged, whether they be Hindus, but the Muslims are the Christians with the six, all of them, they lived harmoniously together and the country developed and it was one of the best countries in the world to live in. Yes, there were walls, but that was for power, that was for land and on both the sides, you would find Hindus and Muslims, there was no war based on religion, the human beings on the platform religion, they did not fight with each other, and hamdulillah the advancement that India made was phenomenal. until
a couple of centuries before the Britishers they came to India, they came to India to do business
and they formed an East India Company. But what did they do? They came to India, they looted India, they cheated India, they ruled India, they ruined India, they destroyed India.
They took away all the resources of India, all the will of India to the country. And they made India a country which was known to be one of the lowest countries in the world. The GDP went down, the wealth went down. It was at its lowest
hamdulillah there were 10s and hundreds of 1000s of Indians from the Hindu community, from the Muslim community from the Sikh community from the Christian community, who unitedly fought for the freedom of India and Alhamdulillah 73 years before on the 15th of August 1947, my beloved country, our beloved country, India, it got its independence, its freedom from the clutches of the Britishers.
But unfortunately, when the Britishers left India, they left behind the disease of divide and rule.
From the time the bishops left in 1947,
more than 65 years later, hamdulillah India kept on progressing. After independence for more than 65 years, India progressed economically in terms of wealth, in terms of education, in terms of science and technology.
And it advanced and our hamdulillah again, India did not reach on top of the world, but it came somewhere Alhamdulillah close to the developing country, and India progressed.
But unfortunately, since the last six years, especially last four to five years, India, a deteriorating again,
the GDP has gone down, the wealth has gone down, the economy has gone down, the unemployment has increased.
And there is more linking there is anarchy.
There is loss of peace.
this present government has come to power since the last six years, we find that our country deteriorating, I pray to Allah subhanaw taala that may he free us also from the clutches of this fiercest new government that is controlling my beloved country for the last six years.
I could see a ray of hope.
last few months
when this government bought laws against the minority, especially the Muslims Alhamdulillah the majority community, the Hindus, they stood shoulder to shoulder with the Muslims, the Christians
came forward, the SEC came forward and hamdulillah they stood shoulder to shoulder with the Muslims against the wrong policies of government.
A few months ago, the same government engineered rights in the capital city of the country India. And the main aim was to disturb to kill the minority especially the Muslims and the engineered arrived Alhamdulillah you could find many people from the majority community, many from the Hindu community who risked their lives and they saved the lives of many Muslims.
At the same time, many Muslims in the Muslim majority area, they saved the lives of the Hindus, this is what is unity and we can see that inshallah again, India may go back to its glory, I would like to tell this new government, that you can fool some people some of the times, but you cannot fool all the people all the times, the best way that a country can develop is when there is peace, when there is harmony, when there is development, when there is economic growth, not when you try and divide the community, the people of India on the basis of religion,
just for power and money of a selected few people, the politicians that are destroying this country, I pray to Allah subhanaw taala that may he get this beloved country of mine India independence from this government and inshallah, inshallah I feel that time will come soon again, when India again will be a superpower