Channel: Zakir Naik
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I've always been a man of peace. And that's what the Quran stands for.
It has been my mission to spread peace throughout the world.
Unfortunately, I failed detectors who prevented me from carrying out my mission
about 10 days ago, after my successful lecture tour to Clinton, in which, in the last day, on ninth of August, I gave a talk on Islamophobia. In the Sultan Muhammad for stadium Madcap Roboto,
in which more than 100,000 people attended the talk, this success could not be digested by the detectors.
Since the last few days, I've been accused of causing racial discord in the country. And my detractors have been quoting selective sentences of mine out of context, and adding strange fabrications to it.
I have clarified my stance today to the police.
It however, saddens me that this complete episode has caused many non Muslims to think that I am a racist.
It has worried me that those who were hurt, have not heard my speech and have relied and based the impression on out of context coats of mine.
It is a further concern for me that this creates a bad image for Islam. And it may drive many people away from Islam. Racism is an evil, I'm staunchly against, as is the Koran. And it is exactly opposite of what I stand for, as an Islamic preacher. Our beloved prophet masala solemn said in his favorite brokerage, no Adam, is superior to a non Arab.
Neither is a non Arab, superior to an Arab, a white person is not superior to a black, neither is a black person superior to a white.
And Allah says in the Lotus Quran, in Surah, chapter number 49 was limited in all humankind. We have created you from a single pair of male and female and have divided you into nations and tribes so that you may recognize each other, not that you will despise each other. And the most honored in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala is the person was taqwa that is called consciousness. That is righteousness. That despite even though I have clarified myself, I feel I owe an apology to everyone who's feeling were hurt. Because of this misunderstanding. I do not want anyone to harbor ill feelings for me.
It was no my intention to upset any individual or any community. It is against the basic tenets of Islam. And I would like to convey my heartfelt
apologies for this misunderstanding.
At the same time, it's my humble appeal to all of you, especially the non Muslims. Please take out time to hear my speeches in the entirety. My lecture level on the YouTube, the PhD, as well as the PhD mobile app. Last but not the least,
I will deeply touched by the hundreds of 1000s of people who stood in my support.
I would like to express my earnest gratitude to all of you
Jackalope. May Allah reward you with the best