Terrorism And Jihad
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Respected chief guests
I welcome all of you with Islamic greeting assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. May peace, mercy and blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Beyond all of us.
It gives me immense pleasure in welcoming all of you on behalf of Islamic Information Center for the unique communal harmony meet. It has been a long felt need by the people of Chennai to have a meat of this kind, cutting across religions and differences, I'm sure inshallah, by the will of almighty that this meat would enable to understand similarities between us, which would promote communal harmony.
I welcome with gratitude, the chief speaker of the day, Dr. Zakir Naik, the chief guest of the program.
All the ladies and gentlemen present here. All the organizers and volunteers who have been the backbone of the meet.
May Almighty paved the way for us to walk on the straight path and may He guide us to gain benefit out of this meet amin Walker to Davina and Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen
respected dignitaries or the dice of the Dyess
My dear brothers and sisters.
It gives me immense pleasure to be amongst you
in this August gathering, in this feat evening.
I feel this
as a golden opportunity
to express my views
on terrorism in the present day world scenario.
Evolution is nature's way of showing concern for the survival of all living beings.
If we observe carefully, we can see that the nature loves everything it has created.
It has given color and shape to even the smallest of its creators.
We cannot but we have potentialities of being creative. When we are born from so great creator
if we are not happy now
We will never be,
we can no longer lose in life.
Once we have gained the ability to see the greatness in God
involved, we do not eat, whom we kill,
lest it should be considered barberries.
It is better to be harmless than helpful
when God has given us
sight to see his greatness, surely, he must have also given us the mind
to understand it.
Sight helps us
to realize the existence of God, but only the mind can help us to find him.
Deep down below the jumble of our minds, there is something which knows and which can reveal much knowledge and wisdom.
We are in big society, following different parts of life
and connected with different religions. When we accept society, we commit ourselves to a ridiculous way of life.
The greatest achievement of all is
conquest of self, for every human being, that should be the goal, and that is the only great achievement.
that our basic instinct should be the same as those of other living creatures.
Can the thoughts and philosophy of a person go beyond his pursuits?
My dear brothers, to Lau the Creator, we must first love his creation.
Man, in his glamour and glory, forgets the glamour and glory of God.
One thing unique about wisdom, it cannot be inherited, but must be acquired.
Man success should not be judged by the wealth of
his position, what he has, but to the extent
whether he is at peace with himself.
The success of our achievement depends on the intensity of our desire.
Wisdom lies in its choice,
as far as the soul within us,
in everybody we have soul, the energy which understands and speaks, and whichever horo vice and virtue are understood, it is the soul. So as far as the soul is concerned, it understands only the language of feeling.
Each unfortunate event in life should be considered as a lesson for the development of our minds.
Our attitudes govern our destiny.
Therefore, the happiness that we enjoyed in childhood was due to our state of mind.
Not due to any external factor, we must realize that we have become victims of our own values.
In everybody among us, one of the chief vices which could destroy the intellect is the voice of anger.
Therefore, a person desirous of remaining a true human being,
must conquer anger in all possible ways.
Anger is an acid that does more harm to the vessel in which it is stalled, then to the person on whom it is poured.
The whole nervous system in our body is shattered by an outburst of anger. And various poisons are thrown into the blood when one is angry. That's why it is absolutely necessary for a person to conquer anger,
from anger, delusion arises, and from delusion, be Wilder ment of memory. When memory is bewildered, intelligence is lost. And when intelligences is lost, one falls down again into the material for material poor. Hence, anger has to be controlled.
The best tool to conquer anger is forgiveness. It is said that by remembering an injury or insult done to us or not by forgiving the wrongdoers, we keep our wounds. evergreen
Hence, the best
In the interest of our own spiritual, mental and physical health, is to forgive the wrongdoers. There are only two things which concern us, Mind and Matter.
our conscience is the best guru. Only our feelings can bring about self realization. We should be guided by our feelings, not by our thoughts. The richness of life comes with feelings that which cannot be seen, it can be felt.
The greatest pilgrimage is the journey of ours is inward. By looking inward we can travel to any part of the universe. The inward journey begins from the time we start to observe our mind, body and behavior. Law is the common language of all our creators. Only our ignorance prevents us from experience experiencing the low, it is low, which limits the atmosphere, world and universe. We cannot experience low without a feeling of oneness, we should try to convert our adversities into opportunities.
We have the intelligence to make weapons but not the wisdom to refrain from using them. Some nations for which people have fought and died no longer exists. Only those who identify with you are close. All others are strangers even though they may be related. The younger generation are merely repeating our mistakes, ceremonious blessings can never be effective. As we are responsible for our own deeds, acts and behavior. Our motives determine our destiny. Our selfish motives eventually lead us to misery and destruction. Whereas our unselfish motives eventually lead us to please an immortality.
Brothers, the percentage is extremely difficult to live in. The teaching of self restraint can be the effect to foster self control and then discipline the walls of caste ism and communalism divide the people.
To make such walls transparent, we should realize and make a slogan man is first
easier Hindu or a Muslim.
In short, we should realize that we are all one
problems are multiplying. They prop up in our new forms, the problems would not be solved as long as the prevalent trends of our age do not change their course. Therefore the trend would change by observing only each individual self restraint. It should be truly historical day for mankind. When religion and science complement each other. That would be the day when devotion to self restraint would have served its purpose and it would be possible to train men to lead a proper life wiping a quota in the Islamic information centers are located under egoriy in a mutual agreement
in the Name of Allah, the kindest and the Most Merciful One.
The dignitaries seated in the dais,
the dignitaries seated in the audience. Ladies and gentlemen.
At the outset I should thank Madame Fatima muzaffer Jana musafir Ahmed, my brother Jana Hakeem for giving me this opportunity to address the alight audience.
I'm feel very humbled in front of great scholars like Richard Haines, shore dia, and the erudite scholar, Dr. Zakir night, from whom you're going to listen about the
terrorism and jihad.
Terrorism is an aberration
in the human behavior,
terrorist, whether it is a Hindu fundamentalist, or it is Christian terrorist, or it is Muslim terrorists,
their normal brain, their delusion and illusion
and the way in which the terrorism has to tackle this, these people have to be counseled by the fellow human beings and the administrators have to find out what exactly is the root of root cause of the terrorism and see that the root cause is completely eliminated.
The terrorists are in the pond. But what exactly the cause is the one which has to be found out and they are also fellow human beings.
The Jihad what is the hardest struggle
to learn more
give charity, you struggle more and more, to help the fellow human beings to feed the poor,
to look after the downtrodden
to heal the sick and the suffering.
The struggle is not to take away life. The struggle is to
to help life to thrive Well, in a happy mood. I am a practicing physician and a consultant nephrologist for over four decades 40 years in this profession, fighting illness with hope and optimism, as only reinforce one important fact of life. That life is very precious. Every life is a precious gift to be respected and treated with care.
Today, life exists even after death. a dead man can save love and lives with his two kidneys, two eyes, two lungs, one heart, one liver, one pancreas, provided the organs are harvested in time.
Of course, the soul is indestructible. That there is always a chance that when a person dies, he goes home.
He doesn't die.
He leaves he goes and leaves in his home.
Living is possible only if we learn to live in harmony,
learning to care for our fellow human being, expressing our respect and kindness. It is in each human being that the animal unmanifest God manifests Himself. The godliness in man is manifested in his unselfish ability to give, give food for the hungry, give books to the poor for education, use medicine for the sick, give out to the needy and neglected in our world once give a smile of hope to the deepest and deprived.
Lao is the law of life. Where there is low there is a touch of divine why there is hatred. There is a devil in that particular individual. He has to be counseled.
And isn't that what religion is all about? To be good and to good.
The secret of religion lies not in theories, but in practice. The basic aim of religion is to bring peace to man.
Mahatma Gandhi, regarded non violence as his religion. Today it is very very important that we follow the principles of the father of the nation. Everyone must be happy here and now. The book from which to learn religion is our own mind and heart. We are to remember,
it is feeling that is life, strength and vitality. You must have muscles of iron, nerves of steel. Feel like Christ, you will be Christ. Feel like Buddha and you will be Buddha. Religion is a manifestation of the natural strength that is in man.
Man strength or his tolerance, low unselfish unselfishness, generosity, truthfulness, and combined with faith
differences create gaps and we need to reflow not hatred out of diversity. And to do so, we need to release the long forgotten value of tolerance
to recalculate Mahatma Gandhi, quote, if you take away 194 I, the whole world will become blind. Also, he said, If only Christians are true Christians and follow the principles of Christianity, there will not be one Hindu in India.
So the basic principles of human life is more important than the religion and other unimportant matters. So let us teach ourselves to sow, sow, sow, sow, where there is hatred, to pardon where there is injury.
Or Brexit brother said, forgive. I think there is the great ideals of humanism is forgiveness, to spread faith where there is doubt, give hope there is despair, and too loud to be loud, so that our country wakes into that heaven of freedom, where the world has not been broken into fragments by narrow dimension walls, fulfilling toggles dream. I would like to end by saying that if man is not able to respect the manifested God in human being, what his use of thinking about the unmanifested God,
I think we have to respect god man. We are to see that we give low. We are pure. We are truthful. We have the charitable attitude, and we save people rather than taking lies. With this iron. I thank you very much for your patient listening. Thank you
freedom of religion is a central value in the US. There's a common belief that Americans don't care about religion, I'm here to tell you, that is wrong.
Americans care passionately about religion.
For us, however, religion is perhaps more of a private than a public matter.
For us, it matters very much that one chooses one's own religion. Because in the end, one chooses one's own fate, and one's own salvation.
I can look at my own family, for instance,
and I'm not making this up. But within my own family, we have Methodist, Christian, we have a Buddhist,
we have a Jew.
We have an Eastern Orthodox Catholic,
we have a Shia Muslim.
And we finally have a Roman Catholic. And that's just my family.
And I submit that most American families will have in them, a variety of individuals with a variety of views, nearly all of whom carry very passionately about their religion.
Now, I love India, I've been coming to India for more than 30 years, I would guess that the most of you were not born when I first came to India. So I am the old, the old experienced teacher here. And I tell you that India is changing very, very rapidly. And it's an exciting time to be here in India.
India is along with the US, I think the two most pluralist societies there are in the world.
I run into Indians constantly, who say, Well, I'm here, but I'm actually from Calcutta.
And I'm there, but my family is actually from Kerala, again and again. And again, an Indian is not a person who's rooted in a single place, but comes from a family, a family that can look back to other parts of India, to other ways of seeing things. And so you to like an American have made choices to determine who you are, and why you are here.
That to me is very exciting.
I find that as I visit India again and again, all the way from Ladakh, Srinagar to Chennai.
That it is not
a divide between those who care about religion, and those who don't care about religion. It's a divide between those who believe that people should be allowed to practice their religion, and those who do not.
The United States is known for Coca Cola, Pepsi, MTV, a whole lot of other things which you may enjoy, but which do not seem particularly important.
But I would suggest that the United States gifts to the world, our tolerance and freedom and the respect for tolerance and freedom.
The United States wants a world where there's a balance of power between those who would be for with this version of freedom, and those would be for that version of freedom. The United States does not want a world where the United States controls any approach to freedom. Instead, we want you and you and you to work with us to find a balance that will lead us all to freedom.
Therefore, the United States wishes to create the conditions that will allow you and all the people in the world to choose along with you their own ways toward political and economic liberty.
United States supports this not out of a political purpose, not out of a desire to appear good because it is good.
Now, the United States believes in peace. However, the United States also believes that is necessary to defend peace.
Especially, we wish to achieve our goals of freedom and tolerance.
By defending peace against those who advocate global terror,
we will use every tool at our disposal
to prevent and contain and respond to terrorist attacks.
However, when I say every tool, I do not mean bombs, planes, guns, knives, I mean, things like good education. I mean things like clean water, sanitation, health, I mean things like plain old auditing of financial accounts. I mean, things like cooperating with your authorities, with those of the other countries in the world, to contain criminal elements. I mean, things such as stopping the flow of narcotics, which fuels a lot of terrorism,
I mean, things such as stopping the flow of people, against their will, across borders to be used by others.
these really are, I think, basic to our campaign against terror. It is unfortunate that too often, the resort to force captures the central attention, when actually, you and I are engaged together with all these kinds of ways of combating terror.
There's a common misperception that the US somehow is against Islam. I am here to tell you that is absolutely, definitely completely wrong.
The US is a nation of immigrants. And our people include Muslims from around the world, whether it be Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Africa, or, of course, India.
Therefore, the US War on Terrorism is not a clash of civilizations. It is not the US versus Islam.
It is really a clash between civilization, which is everyone in this room, and those who would seek to destroy it.
To defend against the common dangers and build on our common hopes, the United States has and will intend to continue working with the UN and other international organizations, as well as bilaterally with countries like India, to combat terrorism. We know that any single vision of the world, even if it's the US vision is not enough, we need your visions as well.
Therefore, because we think that democracy is an absolute good,
because we think that tolerance and freedom are basic to democracy.
These values will remain central to us just as they are central to you in India.
You are, after all, the world's largest democracy, you are, along with the US one of the world's two most diverse democracies, you share with us a constitution which protects the freedom of religion for everyone in India.
It's a long, hard struggle, I do not pretend that the US believes that it is perfect. I do not pretend that everyone in the US believes as much as I passionately believe in tolerance. But I do promise you that these are the ideals of the US that tolerance and freedom of religion are central to our view of ourselves as a people, just as I think they are central to those of India.
As the two largest democracies, India and the US must continue to support Freedom, freedom will not live without your support.
Therefore, you must join with us and continue to struggle for freedom and the freedom to practice religion.
In many ways, the character of the future that these children here will inherit, that my children will inherit depends on the success of our action and our cooperation in this difficult time.
However, the shared values of freedom and tolerance, give us a common bond. We have something very precious that we share.
They also give us a shared responsibility to work together for a better future. Yours and ours. Thank you.
Salam aleikum. It's a privilege to introduce Dr. Zakir tonight.
Dr. Zakir Abdul Karim nag is the president of the Islamic Research Foundation IRF and internationally renowned orator on Islam and comparative religion.
He is the main driving spray behind the IRF striving and acclaim for proper presentation, understanding and clarification of Islam as well as removing misconceptions about Islam.
Though a medical doctor by professional training, he has turned around to spread the truth of Islam to millions worldwide.
At only 36 years, Dr. Zaki explains the teachings of Islam, and convincingly clears misconceptions about Islam based on Quran an authentic Hadi with reason, logic and science. He quotes extensively and verbatim from the Holy Quran and other religious scriptures
that Zakir is more famous for his critical analysis, and spontaneous and convincing answers to challenging questions posed by the audiences and skeptics, after his public talks in open question and answer sessions.
He has delivered more than 600 public talks in the last six years in several countries. In addition to many public talks in India.
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Dr. Zakir appears regularly on many international TV and satellite TV channels in more than 100 countries of the world.
He is regularly invited for TV and radio interviews. He has authored books on Islam and comparative religion. Thank you Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah Subhana Allah maba owls Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Wakil Jarl Huck was Akela battle in Nevada Lacan as a hookah rubbish Elisa de
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the respected chief guest,
Dr. Richard hence,
Mr. Krishna centuria, the other dignitaries, my respected elders, and my division sisters, I welcome all of you with Islamic greetings. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Peace, mercy and blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala of Almighty God be on all of you.
The topic of this evening's talk Is
there a reason and Jihad and Islamic perspective.
And many of you may be aware
more than 20% of the world population, there are Muslims.
More than one fifth
of the world population consists of Muslims.
But unfortunately, Islam is also a religion, which has the maximum number of misconceptions the people that have the maximum misconception about any religion as a whole is the religion of Islam, which also happens to be today, the fastest growing religion of the world.
these misconceptions are increasing, especially after the 11th of September 2001. And today, number one
top of the list amongst the misconception is terrorism and jihad in Islam.
hears about the Muslim, immediately, he starts thinking of a fundamentalist or a terrorist.
What is the meaning of the word fundamentalist? A fundamentalist is a person who strictly adheres to the fundamentals of a particular subject. For example, if a doctor has to be a good doctor, he should know follow and practice the fundamentals of medicine, unless he is a fundamentalist in the field of medicine. He
cannot be a good doctor.
For a scientist,
to be a good scientist, he should know, follow and practice the fundamentals of science. Unless he is a fundamentalist in the field of science, he cannot be a good scientist, for a mathematician,
to be a good mathematician, he should know follow and practice the fundamentals of maths. Unless he is a fundamentalist in the field of maths, he cannot be a good mathematician.
You cannot paint all fundamentalists of the same brush, that all are good or bad. Depending upon the field in which a person is a fundamentalist, you can label him accordingly, whether he's a good human being or a bad human being.
if the person who's a fundamentalist robber, a fundamentalist thief,
whose professional is to rob, who's professionals to steal,
he is a nuisance to society. He's not a good human being. On the other hand, if you have a fundamentalist doctor whose profession is to save human lives, then he's a boon for society. He's a good human being, you can paint all fundamentalists with the same brush that all are good or bad, depending upon the field in which he's a fundamentalist, you have to label him accordingly.
I am proud to be a Muslim fundamentalist. Because I know I follow and I strive to practice the fundamentals of Islam.
And I know that there is not a single fundamental of Islam, which is against humanity as a whole.
And I challenge any human being in the world to point out a single fundamental of Islam, from the authentic sources of Islam, which is against humanity as a whole, there may be certain people who may find that certain teachings of Islam, certain teachings of foreign,
they are against humanity. But the moment you give the logical reason for it, the statistical record of the world, there will not be a single human being who can point a single fundamental of Islam, which is against humanity as a whole. That's the reason I say, I'm proud to be a fundamentalist Muslim.
And I say in the same breath,
that for a Hindu, to be a good Hindu, he should be a fundamentalist in the field of Hinduism. Unless he's a fundamentalist Hindu, he cannot be a good for a Christian, to be a good Christian, he should be a fundamentalist in the field of Christianity, unless he's a fundamentalist Christian, he cannot be a good Christian.
If you read the Webster's dictionary,
it tells us that the word fundamentalism was first coined, was first used to describe a group of American Christians were called as protesting Christians in the earlier part of the 20th century, when they objected to the church. Previously, the Christian Church, the belief, the message of the Bible was from Almighty God, these Protestant Christians, they protested and they said, that not only is the message of the Bible from God, but every word, every letter of the Bible is from God.
If any human being can prove that Bible is the Word of God, then this movement of fundamentalism is a good movement. On the other hand, if someone proves that Bible is not the word of God, then this movement is not a good movement.
If you read the Oxford Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary says that fundamentalist is a person who strictly adheres to the ancient doctrine of any religion.
But if you refer to the new edition, the revised edition of Oxford Dictionary, there is a slight change the definition, it says that fundamentalist is a person who strictly adheres to any ancient doctrine of any religion, especially Islam.
The word especially Islam has been added in the revised edition of Oxford Dictionary, the moment you hear the word fundamentalist, you start thinking of a Muslim,
that is a terrorist.
And many times,
two different labels are given for the same activity of the same individual,
or the 60 years back
when we were ruled by the Britishers, when they were controlling India, there were certain Indians who are fighting for the freedom
These group of Indian by the British government, they were labeled as terrorists.
But those same people,
by the common Indians, we call them as patriots as freedom fighters, same individual, same activity, two different label, one group is calling them a terrorist. The other group is calling them freedom fighters, patriots, same individual, same activity to different label. Therefore, before you give a label, you have to try and find out what is the reason that the person is giving the label. If you agree with the British government, that Britain had a right to rule over India, you would call all these people as terrorists. But if you agree with the view of the common Indians, that the Britishers came to India to do business, they had no right to rule over us, then you would call
these people a freedom fighters.
same people, same activity, to different labels.
And I like to give one more example
of Nelson Mandela,
who was the ex president of the new free South Africa. And we know that by the previous government, the white apartheid government, they called Nelson Mandela earlier as a terrorist, and they imprisoned him in Robben islands for more than 25 years.
But the same person, by the indigenous South Africans,
they called him as a hero,
same person, same activity to different label, if you agree
with the previous white apartheid government of South Africa, that the color of the skin makes you superior. If your skin color is white, it makes you superior, then we all have to agree that one of the greatest terrorists on Earth was Nelson Mandela.
But if you agree with the view of the South Africans,
the original inhabitants of South Africa that the color of the skin does not make a superior or same as as mentioned in the Quran. In surah, Chapter 14 in verse number 13, it says Jah Johann NASA in the Calico naka de la comme Shu Baba Illallah Tara in the
in the La La Mancha be 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 shall recognize each other not that you shall despise each other. And the most honored in the sight of Almighty God is the person was taqwa, the criteria for judgment. In the sight of Almighty God is not color of the skin. It's not sex. It's not wealth, but it is taqwa it is righteousness, it is by T It is God consciousness.
So if we agree with the view of the Quran, and as a beloved problem of Salah Salim said, he said in the favorite pilgrimage in the legendary Buddha, he said that no Arab is superior to non Arab. Neither is a non Arab superior to an Arab, no white man is superior to a black, neither is a black man superior to a white except by virtue.
So if you agree with the view of the Quran, and the saying the blood partner Salah Salaam, you would not call Nelson Mandela as a terrorist, but he would call a person who's fighting for his rights.
Therefore, before any person gives any label to any individual for any of his act, we have to first analyze for what reason is he doing that?
The number two, on top of the list of misconception Islam is jihad.
And there is a great misconception regarding the meaning of the word Jihad not only amongst the non Muslims, but even amongst the Muslims.
Most of the people irrespective whether they're Muslim or non Muslim, they feel that any war fought by any Muslim for any reason whatsoever, irrespective whether it be for personal reasons for political gain, for regions for language. for any reason, if any Muslim fights a war, it is called as jihad.
It is a great misconception not only among the non Muslims, but even amongst the Muslims that any Muslim fights a war
it is termed as jihad.
Jihad comes from the Arabic word Giada, which means to strive, which means to struggle, which means to exert effort. And in the Islamic context, Jihad means to strive against one's own evil inclination.
jihad in Islamic terminology also means
to strive to
Improve the society. It even includes to strive in the battlefield in self defense. And it even includes to strive to fight against tyranny and oppression.
Jihad comes from the root word Shahada, which means to strive, which means to struggle. For example, if a student strives to pass an examination in Arabic, we say he's doing that. He's striving, he's struggling to pass an examination. If an employee strives struggles to satisfy his employer, irrespective whether the work you're doing is good or bad, it is called as the as.
Irrespective whether the employer whether you're doing good work or bad work, if he striving to satisfy his employer, it is called as the
Jihad merely means to strive. If a politician stays, to acquire vote, irrespective whether it's good or bad, it is referred to in Arabic as jihad.
And there is another misconception as far as the word jihad is concerned.
Most of the people think, Muslim, non Muslim or like that Jihad can only be done by Muslims.
In fact, there are verses in the Quran
in which Almighty God says that even the non Muslims, they did jihad. The Quran says,
in Israel of man, chop number 31 was number 14 that we have enjoyed on the human beings to be kind to the parents in travail upon travail did the motherboard them and engineers Twain was the Vini the next verse through Luqman chapter 31, verse number 15 says that but if they strive,
but if your parents strive
to force you to worship someone else besides me, besides Almighty God, of which you have no knowledge, they do not obey them. The Quran says that if your parents strive, they struggle, they do jihad, to make you worship somebody else besides Almighty God, do not obey them. To the Quran says that the non Muslim do jihad. The same message repeated in chapter number 29, verse number eight, that we have enjoined on the human being to be kind to the parents, but if they strive if they do jihad, and force you to worship anyone besides me besides Almighty God, of which you have no knowledge, then do not obey them, but live with them in compassion and love. So you're recovering
from the Quran, that even the non Muslim the Jihad further mentioned the Quran.
In surah, Nisa, chapter number four was number 76. That the believers, they fight in the way of Allah subhanho, wa, taala. And unbelievers, they fight in the way of the Satan. So strive against the Battle of the Satan, you're against, it speaks that they will people even they do jihad.
So jihad is an Arabic word which merely means to strive to struggle.
in context, called as Jihad feasibility
and the evil people, they strive in the way of the Satan it is called as geometry submission.
So judges have to type good jobs and bad jobs also, striving for the good cause, striving for an evil cause. But in the Islamic context, if it is not specified, it is taken for granted that the jihad is for a good cause. It is just a civilian law, it is jihad in the way of Allah subhana wa Taala. Unless specified, is taken for granted that whenever God has mentioned it means jihad, jihad in the view of Allah subhanaw taala.
There is no misconception that most of the people, whether Muslim or non Muslims, they think that Jihad means holy war.
if you read the Quran, nowhere is the word holy void used any when the Quran no way will you find holy war mentioned in any of the authentic Hadith of the Prophet sayings of the Prophet masala Salaam.
The Arabic translation for the English word holy war is harbor Mukunda which means a holy war.
This word is nowhere mentioned in the Quran. Nowhere does mention in any of the Tentacle Prophet, this word holy war was initially coined by the orientalist when they started writing books on Islam. And unfortunately, many of the Muslim scholars even they translate to the holy war. It's unfortunate
If someone makes a mistake regarding there is enough Islam. Unfortunately, many of the Muslim scholars, even they use the English translation thinking that the most appropriate translation for the Arabic word jihad is holy war, which is totally wrong.
The word which is used in the Quran, it is fighting, it is cattle.
to kill, and again, fighting is of two types. Killing can be of two types for good purpose and bad purpose. As Allah says in the Quran, in Surah, Nisa, chapter number four, was number 76. That the believers, they fight in the way of Allah subhana wa Taala. They fight in the way of Allah subhanaw taala. And unbelievers, they fight in the way of the Satan.
So the believers let them fight against the brothers of the Satan. That means the evil people they fight in the way of the devil and the good people, they fight in the way of Almighty God.
So Jihad does not mean holy war.
And kita merely means to fight kita feasable Allah means fighting the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala and kita shaytan means fighting in the way of the city.
This word Jihad occurs in the Glorious Quran several times on several occasions. It's even used by a beloved Prophet Muhammad May peace be upon him in several authentic hadith
if you read the Quran, it says in the Quran in surah Hodge chapter number 22.
was number 78. It says that strive in the way of Allah subhana wa Taala as you ought to strive
with sincerity and discipline,
striving the view of Allah subhanho wa Taala as you ought to strive
for the mentioned the glorious Koran and for taba chapter number nine was number 20.
That as for those believers, who suffer exile, and who strive stripe with might and main in the way of Allah subhana wa Taala with the body and wealth and position.
These are the people who shall attain the highest rank in the hereafter they shall attain the salvation. That means it says that all those people to believe will do sulfoxide and if they struggle with the jihad, if they strive in the way of Almighty God,
doing good things,
with all the position, with the body with the wealth with the time these are the people who shall achieve the highest rank in the Hereafter, and they shall go to heaven.
Especially the heartbeat of our beloved prophet homos Allah Salam in say Buhari, why number 400 number 46. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam said that
homage is a person who stays in Allah. And Allah Allah knows who really strive in His way, with the true intentions is like a person who continuously fasts and priests. And if a person who's a Mujahid who stays in Alaska, if he's killed, he shall go to Paradise. And if he turns back, he will come back with a great reward, as well as beauty of the war.
The word jihad is referred to in the Quran in several places.
Allah, Allah says in the Quran,
into the unka booth, chapter number 29 was number six,
which says that strive in the vein of Allah subhana wa Taala as you ought to strive, but Allah subhanho wa Taala is free of all ones. It says that if you strive in the way of Allah subhana wa Taala you're doing for your own cells for Allah subhanho wa Taala, the creator is free of all ones. It indicates that if you're struggling in the way of Almighty God, it is for your own benefit.
It is not for the benefit of Almighty God because Almighty God is not dependent on any of his creations is independent. It does not require anyone's help. If you are struggling in this way it is for your own benefit.
And Allah says in the Quran in Surah Tauba Chapman was number 24 in Ghana about to say that before your father's What
are your sons? What
are your brothers? Well as logical or your spouse's their wives or husbands? What
are your relatives? Amal anixter. Mohan?
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The house in which you live Alessi, what considerations are their fathers, your sons,
your brothers, your spouse's, your relatives, the wealth they have amassed the business in which you deal the house in which you live, what type of consideration and Allah continues, I have my la mina la he virtually he was he had in feasibly, if you love all these eight things more than Allah,
His Messenger and doing jihad in the way of Allah subhanaw taala. Again the word is used, indicating that if you love all these eight things more than Almighty God more than the messenger of Almighty God or striving or struggling in the way of Almighty God, then Fatah Basu wait Hata to La Jolla Marie Wallah hola como fasigyn wait until Allah brings his decision on to you wait and Allah bring the destruction to you, while La La fossicking and Allah guides not the fossick people. Allah says that if you love all these eight things more than Allah, Almighty God more than a messenger and strive in the way of Allah subhana wa Taala then wait until Allah brings in decision on to you and
Allah guides are the classic people, the rebellious people.
And you find several Hadith
of the Beloved Prophet masala Salaam, which speaks about jihad.
It's mentioned in Sahih Bukhari volume number four. How did number 2784?
It mentions here that I'm in love with Peter the wife of the Prophet. She asked the Prophet masala Salaam, that, shouldn't we go for Jihad? And the Prophet said, the best job for you is the perfect touch
on any location.
It's mentioned it's a Bukhari
Hadith number 5792, that a person approached the prophet and said that should I go for Jihad and here the gr stuggling refers to fighting against evil people. So person asked that should I go for jihad, to fight against evil people? So the Prophet asks him that do you have parents? The man says, Yes, so Prophet says the best job for you is to serve your parents.
On the other occasion,
which you mentioned, and so nice, I
had the number for 209
that a person asked the Prophet, that which is the best of jihad. And the Prophet said, the best jihad is to speak a word of truth against the tyrant ruler.
You find that depending upon the situation, the best type of jihad, the best type of toggling keeps on deferring.
Sometimes Prophet said, the best yard is performing perfect hedge. That is the perfect pilgrimage.
On Location, the prophet said, the best job is to serve your parents. On occasion, the prophet said, the birds yard the best juggling the best traveling is to speak a word of truth against the tyrant ruler.
And the beloved problem was a law firm said, it's mentioned inside a band
that the Prophet said, a
person who strikes on Mujahid is a person who strive against his own self for the cause of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the more Mahajan, a person who migrates is the person who migrate from evil to good
Do you find that jihad is used in various different contexts and depending upon the situation,
the best type of jihad keeps on changing. So to understand the concept of jihad, you have to go to the authentic forces, that is the glorious foreign and authentic hadith of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon you.
And here we find
in the Quran,
Allah subhanaw taala says
in Surah Baqarah
chapter number two was number two and it says that you will listen
to me Kapha or you believe, enter into Islam wholeheartedly,
and do not follow the hot water shaitan the footsteps of the devil, you're alive specifically telling that all you believe all believers do not follow the footsteps of the devil.
On many occasions, the Quran said that do not follow the Satan. But your Allah says do not follow the footsteps of the Satan. Is there any difference between following the Satan and following the footsteps of the Satan? Why does Allah subhanaw taala change the words? The reason is that anyone who has little Eman was
If, for example, if a young lady comes and tells him that let's spend the night together, because the person has faith, he will say, No, not at all. It is totally prohibited. It's a sin, and he will not do it. But the same person who has little faith, if a phone call of a young lady comes, he may say, there is no harm in speaking to young lady. So he speaks for a couple of times on the phone. Later on, the lady may call that let's have tea together, outside. And after a few days, he goes to 50. Then he may go to a joint like McDonald's, and they go to McDonald's. After a few days,
they may go to a restaurant to have dinner. And after a few days, they may spend the night together in a hotel.
This is a watershed on the footsteps of the devil, that the difference between the devil and the devil is the devil himself comes in front of a person who has faith, he will immediately recognize the devil and will abstain from him. But in the footsteps of the devil come this attraction. Only speaking to a young lady, what is the problem? only having to solve the problem, no problem. Only having a dog and McDonald's no problem. Only having dinner, no problem, only sleeping one night no problem.
So Allah says in the Quran, he gives us guidance, or you believe
and tend to Islam wholeheartedly. Yeah.
Tell me Kapha
and do not follow the foot watershed on the footsteps of the devil, for he is to you and about enemy.
And one of the best ways, the best type of jihad, the best type of struggling is to convey the message of truth to those who are not aware of it. The best type of jihad is dava conveying the message of truth of Islam, convey the message of truth to those who are not aware of it.
And Allah says in the Quran, and Salam Ron chap number three was 110 kuntum Hara monophysite linas. Oh, he Muslims, he had the best of people ever for mankind.
Alive, giving us the honor and his calling the best of people. There is no honor. Without responsibility. Allah continues and gives us the responsibility. morona bill, Mr. mulcair. But Amina Bella, because you enjoy what is good and you forbid what is wrong. And you believe in Allah. The reason Allah, Almighty God is calling us the best of people because we are supposed to enjoin people towards the good and forbade them from doing the wrong. If you do not enjoy what is good, and if a person does not forbid from doing wrong, he's not fit to become a Muslim. He's not fit to be called as kerama at the best of people. So the reason they are given this honor is because we are supposed
to enjoin people to the UK and forbid them from wrong. And I started my talk by quoting a verse from the Quran from Teresa, chapter number 17. was from a demon received workload Jarl Huck was
in anabolic onizuka when truth is her login, false, false parishes, false should is by its nature bound to perish.
It is the duty of every person who has the truth, that he should convey that truth to those people who are not aware of it.
That's the reason one of the criterias for any human being, to attain salvation, the criteria the mentioned in the Quran in surah, Allah surah chapter 103 was the one to be safe while us in in South Africa's 11 Armando mamilla solly hottie what was Oh, Bill hatchet, wasabi sobre, that by the token of time, man is very in a state of loss except those who have faith. Those are righteous deeds, those who exhort people to truth and those who exhort people to patience and perseverance. Only faith will not take you to heaven. Besides faith, we should also have righteous deed.
We should even exhort people to throat and exhort people to patient in proceedings, if any one of these criteria is missing under normal circumstances, according to the verse of the Quran, you shall not enter Jannah you should not enter heaven.
And today we find
the international media
whether it's the television satellite channels, whether it be the newspapers, whether it be the magazines,
you find that Islam is in the firing line.
Even on the internet, there is virulent propaganda about Islam.
do agree with the statement or Richard Haines. The constant
Have you ever say to Chennai, when he said that the American nation is not against Islam, and I do agree with him. I've been to America several times, the American people as a whole,
the American people as a whole, I do agree with him, the American people as a whole, they aren't against Islam. And same thing, I tell my members,
that the Indian Hindus as a whole, they are against Islam, then
we have got several in the friends, no problem. It is only a small group of Indians. For the personal gains,
they may try to mine Islam, it may be a small group of Westerners for the personal gain, they missed item and Islam for the personal reasons, some people because they want to come in power. It's an easy vote bank, to create a tension between two communities, some people to divert the mistakes made by the head of state, he diverts attention
by creating another scenario, making Islam in the firing line. So I do agree that as a whole, the American nation is not against Islam as a whole, the non Muslims of India and against Islam, it is only a selected few. And these people, they are controlling the media
about Time Magazine, that article came on the 16th of April
1979. It said that more than 60,000 books were written against Islam, in a span of 150 years.
More than 60,000 books written against Islam in a span of 150 years. And if you calculate, according to this article of Time Magazine, more than one book is written against Islam every day,
every day, and the media, I blame the media, and I blame the politicians the problem that we have today in the world. According to me, the root cause is the media and the politicians. I'm sorry, if I hurt anyone's feelings. I'm not targeting any particular people. But just there's no opinion that the media to analyze I know there are many journalists out here. So but as I mentioned the morning that the many journalists who are truthful, and they really have a good view, it is then as a majority more than 50%. It doesn't mean all it means more than 50%. And if we analyze
the Muslim be targeted on the media. For example,
if a Muslim woman wears a hijab, she's targeted. On the same hand, we find nuns when they wear a similar type of this, covering the complete body except the face and hands up to the wrist.
The people respect them.
Why? Why the difference?
If a Muslim keeps a beard,
it's indication of a terrorist, the Sikhs, they keep the beard there's no problem. They wear the turban there's no problem. And when I went to Canada the first time in the 90s, the the article that the sick he fought for the right that he was a Canadian, he fought for his right that he will not remove his turban in the Canadian Army and even the case. Last month, an article came that the sick your object in the court of law of the den that he will not take out his turban in the college. And and they won the case. Here we find that the person who keeps a beard
people feel that no, I don't know what harm can a beard do. And that happened even in Madras.
I came along with some of my colleagues.
And we came to the hotel yesterday. And my colleagues you know, even they have a beard and they wear a cap. So there was some police's are following us and questioning
just because of the beard in the car. What I'm gonna do it got an armor fly.
What I'm gonna do
find somebody scanning a gun into question if it's fine.
If somebody is carrying certain things will find suspicion it's fine. Imagine a beard, it can't even harm a fly. And you analyze all the saintly people of most of the religion, their beard, Jesus Christ, please be upon him supposed to be the messenger of Islam, and even considered as the Christian inverted commas as God he had a beard
all the sunsense How do they have a beard?
All the religious personalities almost all if not all, if you analyze in the religion, if you see on the high level their beard, so what's the problem in a beard?
There's no problem at all. So this is the height of the media.
It is the height of the media, it is selectively targeting. So because of this you find a scenario today that there is a misconception
about Islam, and I blame the Muslims also, that we aren't actually conveying the message of truth to them. We aren't doing our job and we find that certain most of the Quran are called out of context. And one of the most famous verse of the Quran in which the critic they try and say that oh Quran says we wherever you find a non Muslim McKellen and one of the famous critics of India, as you know, orangerie he wrote a book called The world of fatwa. And he writes in his book and he quotes the Quran in Surah Tauba chapter number nine, was number five, he says, The Quran says, wherever you find a Kaffir into brackets into into brackets Hindu wherever you find the cafe into back at him Do
you kill him?
You wait for him in every strategy mo for so imagine if a common Hindu is in Hindu read this.
Quran says that wherever you find the Hindu killin then immediately there will be a reaction he will start going against Islam.
So, the problem is that selected few people for the own ulterior motives because of their writing. Then he wrote the book The world of fatwa, and he codes the same verse which has been called by orientalist Surah Tauba chapter number nine verse number five giving reference after work number five he jumps to was number seven directly.
Any intelligent person will know why. Because verse number six has the key the reply to the allegation.
in context, if you read for a Toba chapter number nine, the first few verses speaks about a peace treaty between the Muslims and the Muslims of Mata. This peace treaty was relatively broken by the Muslims of Makkah.
So by the time Almighty God he was number five. He says that in the battlefield, that wherever you find your enemy, Darfur means the unbeliever enemy, wherever you find the enemy,
you kill him in the battlefield, if anyone quotes out of context,
it was on episode imagine, a few decades earlier, there was a war between USA and Vietnam.
And if the Army General of USA or the person of USA tells the American soldiers on the battlefield, that my soldiers Don't get scared, wherever you find the Vietnamese killin it is to boost up tomorrow. But today if someone quotes that the president of America said that wherever you find a Vietnamese kill him you will make him sound like a butcher.
And but natural any army general to boost up the morale, he will give more to support the soldiers. Similarly, when Almighty God says in the Quran to the believers that when the enemies come to kill, you don't get to kill them. So
and the next verse, verse number six says that if the unbelievers
if they seek asylum,
it does not say let them go. It says if they seek asylum, if they seek peace, escort them to a place of security, so that they know the word of Allah. The Quran does not say if the enemy wants peace, let them go. The Quran says export them to a place of security today, the most generous army gender, the maximum Israeli soldier that if the enemy wants to be let them go, which army general say that escort them to a place of security, but this is our currencies.
If you read in context, you come to know the real message of the Quran. And you pick up any religious scripture, I am a student of compiled religion, I read the Ramayana and Mahabharata Bible, Old Testament, New Testament Scriptures, Jain scriptures, I read it.
And you find that in certain occasion or the other, almost all the scriptures,
some or the other, they have mentioned fighting, they have mentioned killing, I can give quotation,
if you read the Bible,
in the book of Exodus of the Old Testament, chapter number 22, was the May 25. Kill.
Exodus chapter two says kill.
Numbers, says kill New Testament. If you read Luke, in the Gospel of Luke, it says, kill and if you remember the story of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him. When he goes to the Garden of Gethsemane, he, he tends to one of the apostles to take a sword and Stein day and that apostle uses the software.
So you find that fighting has been prescribed in almost all the Scripture. You read the scriptures. Mahabharata is a scripture.
But what leads up number two, and you know that when urgent when he feels sad, that when he has to fight his relatives,
urgencies, how can I kill my relative the 1000s of people I had in front of me, how can I kill them? So Lord Arjun, Arjun, he's given guidance by Lord Krishna. And Lord Krishna tells him that as far as for the truth, when you're on the truth, you don't have to see who's in front of you. Whether the relatives Oh, it is
Truth prevails much more higher than the built elations. Same thing the Quran says in Surah Nisa, chapter number four was the 135 Yeah, you will live in harmony, all you believe, stand out firmly for justice as truth to Almighty God, even if it be against yourself, against your parents,
against the rich against the poor, Allah protects all. So if you study all the Scripture, all the scriptures somewhere the other, some time or the other, they have mentioned about fighting. That doesn't mean you pick up their boss of Exodus, you pick up that verse of Bhagavad Gita and say that, you know, Bhagavad Gita says that or to kill your relative.
So you have to analyze that to get a communion harmony, the best thing we have to do is we have to go back to our scriptures. If you go back to a scriptures, you will come to know what is mentioned the Scripture, which is the authentic source of a religion.
And we find
that the Quran says into the Maya, chapter number five was the matrix is that if anyone kills any human being, whether it be Muslim or non Muslim, unless it be for murder, or for creating mischief in the land, it is as though yes kill the whole of humanity. The Quran says if any human being whether Muslim or non Muslim kills any other human being, whether Muslim or non Muslim, unless it be for murder, or for creating mischief in the land, it is as though he has killed the whole of humanity and the worst continues, and if anyone save then human being, it is as though Yes, save the whole nation.
And as far as fighting the way of Allah subhanaw taala, Qatar for several years concern, there are certain guidelines laid down
in the Quran, and the sayings of the beloved partner masala Salah that even as a last resort, if you have to fight if ever they have to fight the evil people, there are certain guidelines laid down. And Allah says in the Quran in surah baqarah chapter number two was the 190 that fight against those who fight you.
But do not commit excesses do not transgress the limits for Allah does not like those who transgress limits. Allah says in Surah Baqarah chapter number two was not 194 that fight those who fight you until there is no more torment and oppression.
And there are several guidelines laid down the Quran the Hadith, regarding if you have to fight as a last resort, in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When you fight, you should not harm the woman you should not harm the children. You should not harm the elderly people who had their home, you should not break monasteries, you should not harm the religious people. You should not burn down trees. You should not uproot the trees, you should not burn the crops, you should not kill the animals. There is a big list of do's and don'ts.
And according to a book written by Rama Krishna Rao, he writes on the life history of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. He says that in all the fighting that took place at the time of the Prophet all these years 22 years, he gives a calculation from his own sources that 1018 people work in harmony 1080
Do you know the statistics of First World War, harmony, vocal harmony, vocal harmony 20 million people 10 million soldiers and 10 million civilians.
Second World War 30 million people were killed
and another 34 million injured.
We find that if you go back to the source,
you come to know the real reason and the real philosophy behind the statement of the worst of the fallen. And one of the most common allegation today that we have. Or, again top of the list. The common misconception is that Islam was spread by the sword.
Islam comes from the root word salam, which means
peace. It comes to the word sell, which means peace, which means to submit your will to Almighty God. And if anyone who submits a will to Almighty God to acquire peace is called a Muslim.
if you translate the statement, Islam was spread by the sword, it means peaceful spread by the sword.
And Islam as a general norm, it is against violence.
But as a last resort,
force can be used. And in every country of the world. Every country of the world has a police and this police to if suppose the civilian or the citizens or anyone else if they do not follow the law of the country.
This police, it uses force to let peace prevail in that country. So when every country has a police, and when they can use force, they can keep guns.
And if Islam is against violence, it's mainly promotes peace as a last resort, because some people do not want peace, and they want to disrupt the peace. to control these people as a last resort, Islam gives permission for the use of force and violence as a last resort.
The reply to this misconception that Islam was paired with Assad is given very well by a famous historian by the name of the ratio lady.
He writes in his book, Islam at the crossroad on page number eight, and he says that
history makes it clear
that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping across the world, forcing Islam at the point of the sword over conquered races is the most fantastic observed myth that historians have ever repeated.
Delete the old lady writes in his book is summer at the crossroad, that history makes it clear that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping across the world forcing Islam at the point of the sword, over conquered races is the most fantastic observed myth that historians have ever repeated.
And we know that we Muslims,
we restrain property rented years, we did not force anyone to accept some of the buttons Assad. Later on the Crusaders came and wiped out the Muslim there was not a single Muslim who could openly give the US and
we were the Lord of the Arab land for the past 1400 years. For a few years, the British came for a few of the French game, but as a whole, not all Muslims were the Lord of the Arab land for the past 1400 years. Yet today, yet today, there are more than 14 million Arabs for Coptic Christians, Coptic Christians, with Christians since generation, these 14 million Coptic Christian Arabs,
they are bearing witness, they are giving Shahada that Islam was not spared by the sword.
The Muslims ruled India for about 1000 years.
If they wanted, they could have forced every Indian to accept Islam as a part of the sword. Today, after 1000 years, we find in India that more than 80% of the Indians they are non Muslims, these 80% non Muslims Indian, they are bearing witness, they are giving Shahada that Islam was not set by default.
Which Muslim army
which Muslim army went to Malaysia, Malaysia happens to be a country which has more than 50% Muslims, which Muslim army went to Indonesia,
which is a country which has a maximum number of Muslims in the world. Which Muslim army went to the east coast of Africa which Muslim army which thought
Thomas Carlyle is their plan. He again is a famous historian
from Europe, and he says, we thought first Africa thought every new idea originates in the mind of man, in one man's head, it originates one man against the full world, one against everyone else, it will do little good that he picks up a sword and propagates it. First, you have to get your sword. He is referring to the sort of intellect as Allah says in the Quran in surah chapter number 16 was number 120 502. Ella sabirah bakeable hikma Walmart and hasna why Jordan bill at Essen in white all the way of the Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching, and argue with them and reason with them in the ways that our best, most gracious.
We have statistics today.
There are articles that came in the plains of magazine, which was a reproduction of the religious Almanac yearbook 1986. It gave the statistics of the increase in the major world religion in a span of 50 years, between 1934 to 1984. And it felt that number one religion
to grow maximum was Islam 235%
and a span of 50 years. Islam grew by 235% Christianity only 47% I'm asking a question which war took place between 1934 and 1984 which falls the non Muslim to accept Islam?
Which war today the fastest growing religion in America is Islam, the fastest growing religion in Ukraine Islam. I am asking you a question
that I want to know that which Muslim is forcing the Americans to accept Islam. I'm asking the question that which you
Muslim is forcing the Europeans to accept Islam.
The freedom of speech in America, the freedom of speech in Europe.
If Islam subjugates women, then why should the non Muslim woman accept Islam? How come those people accepting Islam two thirds of the moment
as a solution to the problems of the humankind, according to statistics of care, it's the Council of America. In Washington, it felt that two months after 11, September, two months after September 20,000, Americans accepted Islam.
And after that are in September, I was there on the ninth of September, two days before I left, otherwise it would have been
I was in UK. And after leaving September, in a span of just hardly five, six months, thrice, I was called to UK, only to give talks on terrorism. And he was good. The Act is bad, act is bad,
or salamander is needed. Or salmaan was wrote, The Prophet was bad. But people wanted to know what is our mandate, the right and the read the Quran to find the truth, the next step in Islam. Today in America, these are statistics from the leading newspaper of America, even New York time That said, the American wants to know that cannot have a Bible of the Muslims. They don't even know that Quran is the holy book, they want to read the Bible of the Muslims. It's good. And the moment you have interaction with the truth, as I start my talk by quoting a verse of the Quran from Surah chapter number 17 was the matey when we say Huck was awful battle. in Nineveh, Karnataka, when truth or
login false or false or perish, for forest is by its nature bound to perish.
We have to use the sort of intellect, the sort of reasoning which is conquering the hearts
and Allah subhanaw taala Almighty God He gives a promise in the Quran in no less than three different places.
And so, chapter number nine was number 33.
itself chapter number 61 was number nine, as well as in sort of Fatah chapter number 14, verse number 20. With a different ending Allah says, who will Lizzie Ursula Sula, who bill Buddha was the lead hero of the nickel Nicola shikun. Allah has sent His messenger with guidance, and there is enough truth so that it will prevail over all the isms.
And Islam is the stand to supersede all the other isms.
And Allah says, however much the unbelievers would like it, and Allah gives a different ending instead of Fatah chapter 14, verse 20, which says, what a fabulous shader and interface analyzer witness, I'd like to end my talk of this topic, terrorism and Jihad and Islamic perspective with the quotation and the statement about Adam Pearson, who said, people who worry that one day nuclear weaponry will fall in the hands of the Arabs, they failed to realize that the Islamic bomb has already been dropped. It felt the day Prophet Muhammad was born after 100.
Now we begin with the more interesting part of the program. That is the question answer session.
Please pose one question at a time. Maybe have the first question. My name is watseka. And I am a Christian. And we are told that the Crusaders on the crusades, were waging a holy war. I am a Christian Sir, I'm a journalist. We were told that the Crusaders on the Crusades were waging a holy war. And now after seeing the film's we know how
much terrorism they did to the innocent Muslims, and do not think that these religious terrorists from started from these crusades, and it is in another
way it continues against the Muslims through all these centuries, to be now this terrorism seems to be in another phase and why this Western nurses are always
after the Crusades continuing this sort of thing. And James,
with us very good question. He being a Christian, he says that, he was told that the crusade is a holy war and that for a total the orientalist use this word, holy war for jihad. It was nothing but the usage of holy war wasn't in the need for crusade to see to it that everyone joins and fingers religious, and brother being a journalist and rightly said that now we realize that
These crusades were nothing but terrorizing the innocent Muslims. I didn't say anything about this in my talk because I came here to speak about the Islamic concept. I didn't touch on any religion negative point of any religion either do I want to touch? It is just I said that all religion prescribed fighting, let peace prevail. That's what everyone does. I never touched on any religion. That's not what I've come here for. But if you ask me a question, I have to say, Yes, you're right, that the crusade did terrorize the innocent Muslims. And that's how it has continued. And now the same thing what they do, they are now saying the same thing to the Muslims, which if you analyze,
you see in the world around you, you see in the world around you, that how many people are actually accepting today, Islam is the fastest religion in the world. There may be still incidences somewhere in the world, there are black sheep in every community, but you will not be able to point out as a whole, that where in the world are people forcing other non Muslim to accept some of the partners? No way. In fact, they are getting harassed because they're Muslims. Now this thing can only be solved. If you go back.
If you go back to the Bible, if you read the Bible, Jesus Christ peace be upon him. He said, it's mentioned the Gospel of Matthew, chapter number five, was number 4041. He says that, if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, offer him the other, depending on which takes you on the right cheek, offer him the other. If someone asks you to walk one mile to walk with Him train, if someone asked for the shirt, you give him the clock. So Jesus Christ peace be upon him a message of Almighty God, he shows us how peace should prevail. He said, Love your neighbor.
So if you analyze if you go back to the Scripture, I don't find any way Jesus Christ peace be upon himself prescribed that he should have as the Muslims. So therefore I tell all the human beings that go back the scripture which you consider to be the most holiest, whichever scripture you consider, at least go back to your scripture. As the Quran says in Psalm nine chapter three verse 64, tala will occur within a minute, come to come in terms aspirin as a new which is the first term I line up with a lot that we worship men but Allah
My name is Celia Raja Salam alikoum.
The name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent,
the proper Boomer azula
that peace be upon him. Actually, I'm a non Muslim. My brother is Saifullah actually standing the Dyess. Everyone can see him. He has embraced Islam, in my family. And he's having so much problem with the parents. Actually, that's not my question now, actually belong to the front end of Moore's law. Now just like to make a suggestion that the non Muslims can ask any question. In topic out of the topic, this is the opportunity they don't get the opportunity. I would not mind answering any question. If it's a non Muslim.
It would be my pleasure to answer any question in the topic or the topic on religion, on any religion. It will apply here but the most welcome. My question is basically from a friend, actually, he said disabled person is physically handicapped. He's asking whether there is any intention of the God or there is any verse or any sayings of the Prophet moment. What is the criteria for God to create handicapped or disabled persons? That's it. And I think Mike will not be available after my asked me the question. So for the Islamic employment center under Dr. Fatima Mustafa and Dr. dragonknight Thanks for giving me this beautiful opportunity. Thank you.
Very good question. That
why what is the reason that Almighty God has created some people who are handicaps?
Better The reason is given the Quran in surah mulk chapter number 67 was number two which says, Allah Zhi Kalika Mata, Mata It is Allah who has created death and life test which of you is good indeed.
This question posed by you, brother, that why was some people created handicap some poor, some people with defective congenital heart disease. This question even troubles the philosophers of Hinduism. And that the reason
the Hindu philosophers they came up with
a philosophy known as samsara the cycle of birth and rebirth. If you read in the Vedas, I'm a sort of compiled religion way that speaks about putting a gentle miss next gentleman's birth next birth. Even the Quran speaks about life after death, but nowhere near the Vedas speak about life than their lives and that life then that there is no cycle, but because the Hindu philosophy is based on the logic karma, every karma based on karma
It has an action has a reaction. So based on that the Hindu philosophers came up with the philosophy that maybe in the previous birth, these people did some evil thing, that the reason in this life The upon handicap, though this is not mentioned in any of the verses of the Vedas, where they're supposed to be one of the most authentic scriptures of the Hindus, and you find nowhere in the way that is mentioned, only wounded animals mentioned which means next life, which also the Christian belief, which even the Muslims believe, because they could not give the reply why some people are born there, some people are born with heart disease, they came with a philosophy and a logic that
human beings die, then the key point changing forms, and if you did some bad deeds in the last life in this life, you're born handicapped. And they say, that, if a person does good deeds in next life will be born on a higher level. And the best level of living creature is the human being.
If you do bad deeds in this life, next life you may born as a lower being, maybe as a cat or maybe as a dog as a low p, if you do good deeds as a higher being, I asked this question that today crime in the world is increasing or decreasing,
increasing or decreasing,
increasing or decreasing? In grading, unanimous decision engraving? Today the population of human beings in the world increased ever decreasing, increasing if I agree with the logic that good deeds make you inferior being than the population of human being should decrease.
But yet the query why some human beings are born handicap, some poor, some congenital defect. The reply is given as I said in the Quran in surah, Chapter 16 verse number two, I love the Calico motto, it's Allah was created that and life to test which of you is good indeed, this life you're living in this world is a test for the hereafter. And based on the examination that is given to you, you will be judged. And Almighty God
judges different people in different ways. See, when you appear for an examination, every year the examination paper keeps on differing. If you have the same paper then where is the test, the paper should keep on changing. Similarly, Allah subhana wa Taala tells different people in different ways some people he gives wealth. If you give them both, the Islamic Sharia says you have to give 2.5% of that excess wealth in charity, it is called as zakat.
For a poor person you have to give Zakat, he gets 100, out of 100 and Zakat, you know the rich person is more difficult, Jesus Christ peace be upon him said it is impossible for the rich person to go to Paradise. And try masala Salam said it is difficult for a rich person to go to heaven. If he analyze that, depending upon the facility Almighty God has given you, He will judge you accordingly. So if in giving you Well, you have to give charity, if you know well, then you have to give no charity, some people he makes them born with congenital defects. They are born handicap. So someone asked me that what is the fault of that young child? What did you do? We believe in Islam,
that every child is Muslim, every child is innocent, he sinless. But when he's coming this life, maybe as Allah says in the Quran, the wealth and your children, and your wives are a test for you. It may be a test for the parents, Almighty God maybe want to test the parents, the parents may be very pious, maybe believing in God? No, God wants to test them with a more difficult examination, that now I make your children born handicapped, then God wants to test Do you yet have faith in Almighty God and more difficult to test?
The higher is the reward. For example, if you want to appear for a simple be a graduation examination, the test is easy to appear for an MBBS
graduation examination. It is more difficult, but the moment you pass MBBS in front of any of you get doctor, they're still difficult. But the moment you pass, you get doctor more superior honor. So more difficult that tests higher they're about so Almighty God tells different people in different ways. Just because the person is handicap that does not mean that he did fit in his previous life. He's innocent, the handicapped person maybe it's a test for his parents, maybe the test for the person himself.
That God wants to test him that yet does he believe in the creator not
that there isn't some people he makes poor to be born in a poor environment, some people rich environment, some people are unhealthy, some people are handicap and depending upon the examination he gives you you know when we have 100 meter dash, there are some people who get handicap. They start from 50 meters Mark because of a person with a slight defect in the leg to make the race equal. He gets a 15 meters lead if Almighty God has seen to it that certain facilities have been taken away from certain human beings.
His test will be accordingly. If the examination paper is difficult, the teacher corrects the paper leniently is the examination paper is very easy, the teacher corrects the paper very strictly to similarly,
Almighty God has created different human beings in different ways in different colors in different languages, in different atmospheres. And depending upon that mercy they have been provided by Almighty God and the facility they have been given, they will be judged accordingly hope down to the question.
This is regarding the many books which were written against Islam, which led to the belief that a lot of people worldwide, that our religion was wrong, the Quran was wrong and prophets were wrong among these people who believed in it. There were a lot of Christians who believe in the Bible too. And the Bible and the Quran have nearly the same prophets we have Jesus Christ Do we have Moses to? So why today is the term terrorist use only in respect to Muslims? This is a good question that when Quran and Bible there are so many similarities to why is this world specifically used in terms with Muslims as a tournament talk, sister, this word fundamentalism initially was coined to describe a
group of Christians in America in the early part of the 20th century when they objected to the church. So this word was coined for the Christian ministry. The first time it was used in English language, it was coined to describe the Christians. But today, as I told you, they have turned the tables over. So now they use it more to describe Muslims. Why it is the case. Regarding similarities I have given the talk sister similarities between Islam and Christianity, when I've described that there are various similarities between Islam and Christianity in the Quran and the Bible. So at least we, as human beings, letters agree to follow these similarities, the differences you can talk
later. But the reason that they are doing this as I told you because Islam today is the fastest growing religion in the world, the people may be fearing that of Islam, girls, may be what they call as pleasure.
My name is Vasa thiagarajan. I'm a law student actually. Firstly, I would like to thank you for giving us such an informative talk on terrorism and Islam. My question is, what do you think is the reason for the sudden increase in the number of terrorist organizations which are basically Islamic, and they fight in the name of Islam? And since you say that Islam is giving the guidelines is that women, children, elderly people shouldn't be injured or killed. But there have been various bomb blasts and killings of women and children. What do you think is the reason for that? Thank you.
Sister has asked a very literal question that what is the reason that the increase in terrorist organization among the Muslims and so many bomb blasts? And especially when Islam says they should not kitchen, etc? What is the reason? And that's very good question.
Personally tell you again, that personally, I haven't met and interviewed any so called 100% hardcore tariffs I haven't met, but I can give the reasons the logical answers Why such thing may be happening. Number one, some people may really be terrible in innocent people, some Muslims may be on the wrong track. They may not be following the guidance of the Quran, like a black sheep in every community, one of the number one terrorist of human history, who it is, it is it
generated 6 million Jews. So can I blame Christianity for that? Hitler was a Christian. So I can't say because it leads me to 6 million Jews. Therefore Christianity says that you have to he alone.
If you add up all the terrorist organization put together, I doubt whether reach 6,000,001 individual alone.
Again, Mr. Looney, Miss Maloney, he's a Christian. So just because Mr. Ronnie killed 1000s of innocent people, that does not mean I can blame Christianity for that. So there may be certain black sheep in the community, black sheep may be calling themselves Muslims, and maybe in the wrong maybe, point number two, it can be that there are people who have perished. Now you asked me that today, there is no Indian fighting for the freedom of the country. Do you find any Indian fighting for the freedom of the country? No. 100 years backwards. So if you ask me brothers arcade, why did 100 years back there were many Indians fighting for the freedom because the British government ruled India,
that the reason people are fighting for their freedom. Today, the British government has gone back so no one is fighting for the freedom. So maybe the Muslim may actually be harassed. They may be being Irish. And you find this in several parts of the world in Palestine etc. that you find that maybe if you go to the history, if you go back to the history and you find that they have really been arrested
And if no one is coming on to help them, they are resorting to whatever means they have, like the example which given in the Bible, David and Goliath, the stone was sufficient.
So who's to blame? We are to blame. We are to blame that we aren't going to the root cause of the problem. If there's a terrorist organization, we have to go and daily find out what is the reason that they have resorted to terrorism. The only way we can solve this problem is by killing them these terrorists it will not solve the problem, if you can imagine there will be 10 emerging, what we have to do we have to go and find out what is the reason? Why are you referring to this method, we have to go back to the root cause, it will give me the example of Palestine. When Hitler inserted 6 million Jews. The Jews were kicked out from Germany and the Palestinians, they said, Alan oseland,
you are a cousin's Come and join us. It is like I tell a stranger that if you have a problem come and stay in my house. After a few years, he kicked me out of the house. And when I started making noise outside my house, that he these people have entered my house. So you call me a terrorist.
And my terrorist, I was welcome a personal stranger, just as a human brother, I got him to the house. After a few months, he kicks me out. When I say that I want my house back, you say that I'm a terrorist, who's to blame? We are to blame.
We are to blame, we have to find out that what is the cause of the problem? If we, who Almighty God has given us intelligence has given even the power and to get together, if we get to the root cause, we will come to know that why should a person want to die?
Who would like to die? Who would like to die?
A person who says I'm gonna get killed. So why not a die and take somebody else also. So if you ask the psychologists, they will tell you the root causes, we have to go and ask these people that by doing all this and many times we find out that the truth is lying behind it.
And the truth is that they may be being harrassed. And some people may really be terrorists, some people may be terror and the people for money, some people for pain, some people for politics, so I do agree, sister that but majority what I feel that they are being troubled, whether it be Muslim, whether be Hindu, whether it be Christians, there has to be a backlash if a person cannot bear
whatever torture that he's undergoing. He resorts, the psychology say and I'm a medical doctor, I have done my studies in medicine, they have to retaliate. It is human nature. So why should a person who would not like to raise a finger would like to carry a gun in the hand? Why? So what we have to do, we have to find the root cause and try and solve this problem. That's the only way we can see to it, that these terrorizing the innocent people will stop and all human beings can live together as one.
Yeah, myself is Ravi Kumar, I'm a software engineer. And my foster request to my fellow Indian says don't always relate September 11 with the terrorism because so many things have happened in India, more than 20,000 people have been killed in Kashmir 2000 Muslim brothers have been killed in Gujarat. So, we have so many instance to link with the terrorism in India itself. Like we can link it into the terrorists terrorism and the day in which saddam temple people are interred that we can link it with the terrorism. My
I thank Mr. Jagger
for clearing the misconception about t jihad. My question is that you told that just for the sake of one person, you cannot attack the country? No, I am asking about the imaginary scenario. Suppose I am going to the some Arab country I'm causing a great devastation I'm killing lakhs and crores of pupils. And I'm coming back to the India and the country is giving a proof to me proof to Indian Government stating that this person has caused the devastation and the Indian government is repeatedly still telling that proof what is given by you is not valid. And that proof is being shared with the other countries they all agree and suppose the country repeatedly is not ready to
surrender me. Then what is the action that particular country has to take? And let let me just say I'm not completed. And another thing is the proof of the country is previously also when that kidnap the plane
entered that they encourage the kidnappers they are allowed the terrorists who will come in that plane to escape out of the country.
If that is the status of the country, then what is the action that particular country has to take it you are telling suppose I have come after causing a devastation I have come back to India Indian government is not ready to surrender me
The proofs have been given and the Indian government is repeatedly telling the proof what you are given is not valid. What is the action that country has to take? The blogger has asked a very good question and a very relevant question, a very good analogy between what's happened during September again, though he came back to live in September.
And Roger very good that he as a person goes and crosses an Arab country kills 1000s of people devastation comes back and Arab country gives proof to the Indian government Indian Government does not accept.
Mullah Omar again is not my friend. He told us. He told us a give me proof, and the USA government could not give proof they shared it with Tony Blair.
They shared with Musharraf Musharraf is saying that I have got enough proof. I have seen the proof. When you asking the Afghanistan government to give the culprit the Afghanistan government is telling me Please give us proven they could not give proof of goodness and government and they're sharing it with Tony Blair. It is illogical. That means there's something fishy in the proof till today, till today.
Till today, Osama bin Laden is prime suspect it fully hypothesis, the proof should be solid proof. And if they're given solid proof that Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan had to handle Osama bin Laden, we then do if you do something with our country, and Arab country give proof. And if Indian Government objects, then you can go to the international court of law. Where is the International Court of our databases in case Osama bin Laden or is it Where is it? There are international guidelines? Do you know the rule of international guidelines? If suppose there is an extradition policy between the foreign countries for example, if a person like India and UK have an extradition
policy, if any criminal of India does a crime and goes to UK they can ask for the criminal back and one of the example Nadine, Nadine, the music director. The Indian government said that was involved in Wilson's murder. So when they gave the proof in UK government in the UK court of law, the UK court of law said a proof is nonsense. They sued the government Indian Government, Indian government had to pay the charges of the advocates
enough proof they gave. They didn't agree they say your proof is not valid. Did India wage a war against UK by an individual man individually.
But the Indian government gave prove at least their us India proved Ganesan at all. So even now, if you go to a Saudi land or any Arab land, and if you do something, and if Saudi Arabia gives proof here, that you are the culprit. Even if the Indian government doesn't agree, Saudi government or any Arab country cannot bombard the 1 billion Indians. It doesn't give permission.
Islam doesn't give permission that even if you're the culprit, even if killed 1 million people, they can come and catch you. If they have the power. They can't bombard the innocent people. They can't they can't do it. It's not allowed in Islam. Same thing you're saying let's talk about the present scenario in Kashmir, in Gujarat, in akshardham. I say that whatever may be the background, why those two terrorists entered in Islam, you cannot destroy the monastery, you cannot kill the religious people.
When one goes in a monastery, in the place of worship in the temple, and killing innocent people, it is against the Quran.
It is against the Quran, we have to condemn it. Just because those two people, whatever the reason was, and they got a letter that they believe they came from teriyaki sauce kisa, the Arabic word
which means you can take revenge. And it felt it was the cause was because maybe their family was killed. Even if their family was killed. They have no right to kill 44 people.
The cause was maybe somebody else but the action was wrong. Just because somebody killed if they knew the person that killed the family members, if they have gone and taking revenge with that person for separate, how can they kill other 44 people who are innocent. So in Islam also, even if you know who the main culprit is, as I said in my talk in chapter five, verse 32, if anyone kills any other human being, unless it be for murder, or for creating mischief in the land, it is as though Yes, kill the whole of humanity. Only if you know who the person is, if he ran mischief, and then murder, that is the only way that you can kill him for no other reason can kill anyone else.
Islam condemned that as though you have killed the whole of humanity of them.
as a Muslim Personally, I want to ask you this question. In the current socio political theological climate of Stark black and white, prevalent in the world today. I find it extremely difficult to endorse any facts
Or even my own notions of right and wrong, ruling out the validity of the prejudice. It is an accepted norm today that it is a followers of the faith who reflect the faith itself. Assuming such an argument, how can I make a stand? How can I preserve the solidarity of my faith? There is a basic conflict of opinion between me and my Islamic peers, as an individual, would you personally endorse the standard for Saddam Hussein, the passion of a Mujahideen fighter, or the death of a Palestinian suicide bomber?
This is a question that seeing the conflicting views and ideas. She doesn't know where she fits in. Who should she agree with? Who should she not agree with? Or should we say she's asking the question that? Do I agree with? What's happening the Palestinian Mujahideen? What's happening about Saddam Hussein, etc. Sister, as I told you, many times these issues are political.
What I say that everything has a hidden agenda. And because I keep on traveling a lot, and again, right or wrong, Allah Allah, I can't say this is the thing. But mainly the cause are a few selected people. And the politicians, again, the politicians, for political reasons, they make someone the scapegoat. And that is the reason they want to see to it that the ulterior motives have been solved me as a Muslim. If you asked me that, what should I say if someone asked me, I can only speak the truth, if someone has caused them harm. If someone has murdered them, etc, etc. In this way, if they retaliate, it's allowed, otherwise, they cannot. You asked me what's happening about a particular
individual case, Osama bin Laden or Saddam Hussein is a I don't know the background. I cannot give a fatwa I can give a verdict on them. Because I haven't interviewed them for me to give my opinion after interview with him. So what I say Allah, Allah, Allah knows best, Allah will not ask me on the Day of Judgment is Osama bin Laden a terrorist or not?
I will tell that if he had done wrong if he has broken the guidelines of Quran and Sunnah he is wrong, if he hasn't broken is good. That is not my basis to pass the examination. What have to read after read the Quran after read the Scripture? This question can be dealt with those who export to keep on traveling to Afghanistan, taking interviews, etc. And we find such coming in the paper etc. you as a Muslim me as a Muslim, Allah will not Almighty God will not ask us a question or do judge me that Do you agree Saddam Hussein is a terrorist or not? We have to say, allow them we don't know. Neither do we support them, neither we condemn them. If the solid proof of a particular person of a
particular Muslim was done the Act, which is proven to be against the Quran, then we have to condemn him. But if there's no proof, which is substantial proof, we have to remain neutral. That's what Quran says. And your faith has into shake system. Your faith should be based on the truth which is mentioned in the Scripture. The best way
to secret that a faith is reinforced
is to read the Quran, you will not find any defect in the Quran, you will not find any contrast in the Quran.
If a person doesn't understand Arabic as the language, you have to read the translation
of this book. This is the translation of the life to family and the translations available outside in the foyer.
That sister if you read
how to lead a life based on the Quran, inshallah faith will become strong. And believe me, you will not feel shy at all to practice any of the fundamentals of Islam. If you know the reason and logic why the fundamentals have been prescribed. If you know that believe me I keep on traveling in different parts of the world. I mean, I speak I go this cap, I have a beard I go to different Western countries never ever faced a problem sometime query inquiries there, but never the problem. I mean, why should I get scared to speak the truth? So if you have knowledge of the Scripture, and you know the reason and logic, you will feel proud, even you too will call yourself like me. You
will also call yourself a Muslim fundamentalist
Islam Allah and Muhammad Abdul Rahman Allah. So we are still on this elements and I want to say something on this that he told that.
I was told that there is something fishy in the proof. That's why they didn't prove put the proof. I got this fish on the net. There is site to the i&i n.com i nn dotnet that have been banned, actually. But I got one page in that, that there was two pictures displayed on that. One was the actor who acted as Osama bin Laden in the film displayed to all another was a suburb in London. And the title was, any fool with two eyes can see easily that these two persons are not same. That is the proof
Well, America put it before that. Another thing. My question is that I'm working in HL, we are given a handbook, which contains do's and don'ts. On the top page of the handbook, the written bhagwad Gita show a part of the flow. And he said the whole flow like yada yada he tarmaseal granted haughty Partha a Buddha Dharma dharma. Dharma Madame patroni sadhana benatia cascata Dharma some topknot higher up.
They especially mentioned it that pretrained eyeshadow una benatia Chiquita. If you had to, if you have to protect the tooth, or the good, you have to remove the bad there's no other way.
Okay, after that, I even did that last year that that slope is that
thermistors top notch somehow it means that my hair jerk may somehow one cut me hurt somehow Whoa. But But our belief is our Hindus brothers belief is that my hair joke May Allah who I want Mr. dakini to explain this are these belief of we are having is correct or not. Thank you.
Our request again, from the audience and the volunteers. We prefer questions from non Muslims so that let's clarify the misconception and then come to the Muslims, they may be attending several programs as such, I normally prefer giving a chance to the non Muslim they may not be having this chance regularly to ask any question on Islam. The brother has posed the question before that he made a comment that there was a fish on the net. And he for that one proof was authentic and origin Osama bin Laden was false. Again, this fish could also be fishy.
So I'm normally one sided and that proof you got is correct. Even that will be cooked up by somebody who's enemy of America. So I don't believe on that fish also. So you have to be neutral, I cannot be biased and start judging saying whether you are right, you know, the proof they gave that also could have been cooked up. That's what we have in America, you know, telco,
telco, the audio cassettes and video cassettes. So all this is a gimmick of media. See, I am a man of the media. We know if we want we can change very easy to change something when the media is very easy. I can make you say what you have not said also, that's a field. So it's very easy. So let's keep the media side again that also I don't agree what is right or wrong alum there's no proof at all. Come into question. What the Brotherhood is the show from Bhagavad Gita chapter number four, for the better quoted, he didn't give the quotation. It's from barbershop number four, that whenever there's a term that is untrue, there is violence. There's an arc in the world, Almighty God, he
comes and he takes the form
about our and he sees to it, that this whatever NRK, whatever trouble whatever chaos is in the world, he comes to finish that thing by taking the form of our time.
Is it right Do we agree? The difference would we say, Muslims, or the Muslim say, at Almighty God, he sends His Messenger. Whenever people deviate from the throat, he keeps on sending messenger as Allah says in the Quran, in Surah, Chapter 13, verse number seven, while equally common heart and to every nation have we send a messenger a guide? Allah says in the Quran in Surah Fateha, Chapter 35, verse 24, well mn Allah, Allah Manila fantasy, there is not a nation or a tribe, to whom we have not sent upon or a guide, what we say that Almighty God send messengers,
like Adam, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, peace be upon them all. All of them are messengers of Almighty God, then this belief in the Almighty God, he takes forms, we say messengers, they say Almighty God take forms. That's the difference. The difference is this Almighty God comes down himself in taking form which we disagree with Christianity disagrees. Islam disagrees. What we agree is somewhat similar, though it's a difference of chalk and cheese. But what we say Almighty God sends messengers, the the chosen people of Almighty God, to guide the people to the throne. And the last and final messenger that came on the face of the earth was Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, and
Allah send several revelations
semi revolution by name for dimension. If you have something like the Old Testament some way like the New Testament,
we Muslims say this is the last testament. This is the last testament of Almighty God.
Good evening, sir. My name is Raj Kumar. I'm doing a final MBBS in standard medical college.
My question is, why do Muslims in India constantly oppose common Civil Procedure Code?
Why do Muslims in India oppose a common Civil Procedure Code?
Thank you, sir.
That's a very good question.
That why do Muslims
oppose the common Civil Code
I am for the common Civil Code. But that common civil code should be the best code which practically gets resolved.
I'm for it, even if the full Muslims of India are against it, I doctors are can I get for it and I would debate I would be on the platform to discuss logically, which is the best code, which is the best law. And you find this that the law which is the most practical law, you implement that I would advocate that let India have a common Civil Code. common criminal code also won the Civil Code, have common Civil Code, common criminal code, but we should have a dialogue that which is the best
code, like a Hindu lady who asked me that, why does Islam allow a man to have more than one map? I gave the answer. People appreciated it. So if you I'll give you the answer, a common civil code that man is allowed to have more than one wife. There is no the answer. For the surplus number of women in the world. There is no other solution. No religion has the solution to all the religions and no religion. We say that Marian one except for the Quran. And I gave an analogy that
for a good analogy, that the best punishment that you can give
the best punishment you can give, which has the best result.
Islam says, the woman should be desktop any job the man whenever looks at a woman should lower his gaze. And after that, If any man rapes a woman, he gets capital punishment, the death penalty, and I gave the states of america that according to the FBI report in 19 91,756 cases of rape took place every day in the 1990s. In 1996, upon the site, six of us department of justice 2713 cases of rape took place every day in the year 1996. That means every title second one day is taking place. No, we are just in the past two hours, more than 200 deafness taking place in USA from the time we are here.
I say that if you implement this some Sharia that every man when he looks at a woman, you should lower his gaze, every mission with Islamic company bodyguard except the face and hand the wrist after that, if any mandates he gets capital punishment, I'm asking you the question, will the rate of rape increase? Will it remain the same? Or will it decrease?
It will decrease the practical law. And this you can see there was a program on BBC talking about the part of Nigeria which implemented the Islamic Sharia and they gave the death penalty for rape and immediately the cases of rape came down the least rate of rape in any part of the world in Saudi Arabia. I'm not speaking in favor of Saudi Arabia for what is appropriate. And wrong. Rajat lk Advani. I remember a couple of years back in the 1989. In the month of October, he gave a statement being the home minister that deathtrap should be given to the rapist, and I congratulate him. He's coming closer to Islam. Maybe the next Home Minister will say that all the women should rise up.
Salam Alaikum I'm My name is Joshua famiy. I'm from Iran Really? And I want to know exactly is that you must have that Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses. And as a Muslim, I normally would have liked that book. But so what do you think Imam Khomeini did was? What he did was correct asking for the people for fatwa. That was my main point what Imam Khomeini told about the fatwa against fatwa against Salman Rushdie. Was it correct or without the question that what a mom Khamenei said regarding the fatwa salmaan? Right, is it right or wrong? My basic question Is that why did the mom community give the fatwa one year later, the first country to ban the book of salmaan registax Nick
And I congratulated Rajiv Gandhi for doing that.
Why should Khomeini give the fatwa of killing salamander after one year because he was getting out of the news?
all politicians, politicians, if you wanted to give the fatwa should have given the book was reviewed by so many parts of the world. So many countries banded and and he gives a fatwa should be killed. whether right or wrong is afterwards all the political gains, or political gains, all these things, the political gains, but what Rajiv Gandhi did, maybe he didn't know about it. And I've given a talk on this issue of sadness versus though this book is banned in India. I've read that book, you know, Salman Rushdie, who claims the namesake is a Muslim. He did not leave anyone.
In his book, he will abuses Queen Elizabeth
and the same British government
who had banned an American author for using a four letter word, Father, uncle, cousin King
for the policy
of Margaret Thatcher, that same Thelma and Louise de, he makes it active and using
and yet the book is very popular to one American author. They banned because he was a four letter word for Margaret Thatcher, this another person Selma, and it makes it active. I mg for the same Margaret Thatcher policy, but he gets an award.
Why? Because he's maligning Islam for the very happy.
And do you know, he even did not leave Rama and Sita. You know, these people are respected by the majority of the Indians, even abused them. I don't use that word. He abused them, as you know, leave them and many of the people are supporting. So maybe Rajiv Gandhi didn't know. But later on, if you read that book, you realize he did not leave anyone. So if a person who keeps on maligning, etc, Allah says in the Quran, and Jeremiah, chapter number five,
was on the territory. As to anyone who waged a war against Allah and His messenger. There are various options given that you can either execute him, you can crucify him, chop off opposite limbs, or take him out of the country. And this law is not only in the Quran, it is even in the Bible. If you read the book of Leviticus it says that anyone who doesn't meet the law, you stone that person to death, even a passage I was a stranger should stone that person to death, who bless him with the law. So this lawyer, then all the religious scripture, not only there, in Islam, in most of the Scripture for blasphemy, whether it be Christianity, whether it be Islam, whether it be Judaism, for
blasphemy, if it's a confirmed blasphemy, if it's that part of the country, we cannot give fatwa here, they should kill him, etc. If it's an Islamic state of law, if anyone blasphemy there are certain laws and rules and regulations laid down, but what politicians do, whether it be a Muslim politician, or whether it be non Muslim politician, I'm sorry, I don't again want to hurt any politicians per se. If not all I say majority, you find some way or the other the compromise for the Old World Bank. And that's the reason that it is said the religion and politics that pulls apart the US religion and the plank, to see to it that they get famous cetera. And therefore people do which v
people should be aware that the fatwa given by a committee it was just a political gimmick a point to me. But banning the book, what Rajiv Gandhi did was perfect. He banded you're the first and now the thing you're removing the band, I don't know the band has come out or not. There's another statement that didn't remove the band. But if anyone rescued the Lord, in Islam and Christianity, that person are going to Krishna it should be stoned to death in Islam. There are four options again, when exactly casalino option, Christianity only in Islam, there are four options you can choose. In Christianity, you have to stone that person to that hope. That's the question.
Good evening, sir. I'm Tiana rockne. I'm a law student. I believe that terrorism could be stopped by at least could be reduced when people are taught about tolerance. Does Islam preach about tolerance? And if it does, do people who are in charge of imparting Islam? I mean, I believe they a lot of
I don't know the exact term terminology. They are gurus like in Hinduism, who teach Islam to do other
Muslims. So in that case, do they do they impart preach tolerance ism?
That's a good question. And today it says that terrorism can be caused by teaching tolerance. And does Islam be tolerance? Do the religious leaders of Islam do they teach colorism? Sister I said in my talk, which I said a bit fast I didn't pay emphasis on it. One of the criterias for any human being to go to Jana, to go to heaven, to go to Paradise is tolerance. Allah says in the Quran in Surah Al Azhar chapter 103, was the 123 while us in the in Salah, because lls in Aminu, mamilla solly hottie what was so we'll have to tawassul with sovereign by the token of time, man is rarely in a state of loss except those who have faith, those are righteous deeds, those who exhort people
to throw that into dava and those who exhort people to patience and perseverance. Tolerance is one of the criteria to go to Jannah if you are not tolerant upon the food or acid, you shall not go to China, not only should you be tolerant, you should even exhort people towards tolerance.
But tolerance by definition,
it has got various meanings. And if you ask experts, that tolerance also has a limit.
What do you mean by tolerance? Find someone does something wrong to you, you do not retaliate? It's good to how long
so tolerance also has a limit.
And in Islam zahlen is a person
means you could say that
a person who causes harm
the two types of zoom. One is the person who does harm to the others, and is the person who does harm to himself.
The two types of Allium and both are referred to as solid, one could assume on others, as the type Buddha zone on himself, our beloved Prophet, no masala firm said, it's a hadith of a Muslim. If you see anything which is wrong going on.
If you can, you should stop with your hand.
If you cannot talk with the hand, stop it with your mouth with your tongue. If you cannot talk to the tongue, at least close in your heart, that the act is wrong. And if you do that, you are the lowest level of believer, the lowest level. So what we have to do that we have to be tolerant to tolerance. Allah says in the Quran in surah baqarah chapter it was 153 in the Lama Sabri that Verily, Allah as we do, do suffer, but why do we suffer we should see to it that does not go beyond limit. sabar also has a limitation. Tolerance has a limitation to before it goes over limit. If you see that the woman is being raped. You can tell the woman tolerated problems.
If God has given me strength, if I see a man raping a woman, I should stop it with my hand.
If I cannot do is manage alibis, please don't rape
in Bombay an article
or young girl 13 years girl, she was raped by a man and there were five passengers. Only one person objected and he was kept quiet five people could overpower that man what drunkard was drunk, and they did not do anything. What's happened to the humanity? What has happened to humanity, five young people cannot take care of one drunkard raping a girl in a train.
We'll call this tolerance out got it covered I therefore I say that if these five people were terrorists, terrorists in the sense terrorizing the antisocial element, that person won't have the guts to do it. So what sister we have to encourage and sit with that tolerance level of everyman we've increased at the same time they should not become cowards. They should see to it that the anti social element in the society they are reduced and we should collectively gather together and see to it that these people have antisocial people, they are brought to task problems as a question.
Hello, my name is Deepak I am a chartered accountant. I would like to ask a question to you sir regarding the
the soil Taliban regime issued a fatwa for the destruction of Bamiyan Buddhas terming it as an Islamic, I would like to know whether it is really an Islamic and if it is one of the footsteps which the southern has laid and the Muslims should be aware of.
But asking the question, the same question was asked to me in Sudan of giving a lecture taught me for just a couple of days after this issue. It was very hot in the oven. The Taliban that were destroying rather at that time, the statue of Buddha Bamiyan was asking the question that, is it Islamic etc? The same question asked by non Muslim to mean surah. That, is it right? Or is it wrong?
At that time, yet there were conflicting views, whether they were destroying or not. So again, I said at that time that I don't know whether destroyed or not, but today we know that I confirm news that they have destroyed it, whether right or wrong, what I can see
what I can see that I being a student of comparative religion, whether right or wrong until afterwards, what I can tell that surely the Taliban's if they destroyed the statue of Buddha, what they were doing, is actually they were educating the Buddhists. I am a student of combined religion. I have read the Buddhist scriptures, I have a Dharma, but I have read the scriptures, no way in any of the Buddhist scriptures, the Buddha ever say make a statue of myself. Buddha never said that the Buddha should widely worship, it is a later innovation. So what I could say as a student of comparative religion, whether right or wrong will come afterwards. What they were doing is surely
they were educating the Buddhists.
And in none of the Buddhist scripture, is it mentioned that they should make a statue come to the question.
And this question was asked to me even by the press when I was in Bangalore,
that just because Islam feeds, idol worship is not allowed. There are other religions Islam, Christianity, if you read
the Old Testament, it's mentioned in the book of Deuteronomy, chapter number five, verse number seven and nine, as the Book of Exodus, chapter number 20, verse number three to five. It says, Thou shall have no other image besides me. Thou shall not make any graven image of me of any life.
have anything in the heaven above in the earth beneath, on the water above the earth, Thou shalt not burn on to them. Now serve them for thy God, thy Lord is a jealous God. So even according to Christianity, according to Judaism, making images of anyone who say is God is prohibited, same it is private in Islam.
So when I gave this reply that they were educating the Buddhists.
So what they said that but didn't, these Taliban's? Didn't they cause grief to millions of Buddhists? I said, Yes. So does Islam allow anyone to cause grief to millions of human beings?
I asked the journalist a question that what if suppose, the Indian government catches a halt of drugs, cocaine, non sugar worth 10 crore rupees
worth about $2 million, they catch a halt drugs.
What will the Indian government do? The journalist told me the Indian government will burn the drugs. I said, good. I said do you know for millions of meaning in the world drug is God for them. So will you agree with the Indian government or go against the government that they're destroying the God of millions of drug addicts?
Because the Indian government feels that the drug will cause loss to the body? What they're doing is right, even though it's causing grief to millions of diabetics, but if they feel it is wrong, they're burning. You cannot go and tell the Indian government that why are you burning the drugs?
a drug addict will feel bad to similarly, Afghanistan is their government. It is their property. statute their property. If they come and do something in any other country, then you can object they are doing in their country, it is their property. If they like it, they'll keep it if they want to destroy it and destroy it. Who are we to object? We can't object. And furthermore, if we analyze that people who talk to the person will say that Indian Government is so tolerant. Do you know in Bombay, when you come up with a domestic airport of the Santa Cruz airport, there is a big statue of Mojave of mavi
just outside the hotel jar, and it was unloaded. So the people who objection and then they build a wall in front of the private parts, later on after a few months removed the statue. Now the same people who objected to the statue being they're
the same people today condemning Afghanistan by
the same people who objected to the statue being on the road, see, and do you know there are more jails in India than Buddhists in Afghanistan.
So when the government of Bombay could remove the statue, which is believed to be God believed to be the cause of the Jains. And there are more Jains living in India, then Buddhism in Afghanistan. At that time, no one objected. And now when the Afghanistan government is objecting, why the devil policies, you know, why because the World Bank?
One doesn't feel bad. So if the gen believes in keeping a statue of Mojave, who's Tonga, why are you objecting? At that time, everyone objected the statue should be removed, statue should be removed and the same people who objected we're condemning that why did you destroy the Bamiyan Buddha statue double policies. Therefore, V as logical people should have single policy, we should not be too fast jammed in where we keep on changing the rules, but I feel that it is their property. Suppose suppose a non Muslim, he buys a house in the house there is a carving of Kaaba suppose is that is that is that non Muslim does not like ABA and he D faces the cup How can I object
if someone and believe me if if any Muslim, if any Muslim, if he makes a statue of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. And if you destroy the statue, even if the full Muslim world is against you, I doctors can actually support you. Because making a statue of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him is prohibited.
If any Muslim lunatic makes the statue of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and he worships it. And if you being a non Muslim, knowing knowledge of Islam, if you go and destroy the statue, even if the full Muslim world is against you, I'd like to support you.
Mr. Jagannatha? What does Islam say about the defaming of the other religion or other religious gods? why I'm asking this question is that when one of the Indian artists who is Muslim, he has drawn into God's Saraswati nude condition, which was appreciated by everybody as a freedom of expression, and each and every Indian supporter when Solomon was three has written one book about Islam, and when it was banned by Rajiv Gandhi, almost each and every Indian has supported that. But when Hussein has drawn the Hindu god in Inuit condition, Indian political parties, especially the parties like a communists have told that
Add some freedom of expression he can try anything. But what is the Islamic view on that about the defaming the gods of the other religion? The brother is referring to the Muslim rtfm Hussein didn't give the name or maybe doesn't know maybe knows in order to give the name. FM Hussain is from Bombay from the city where I come, he did some paintings of Casa de unclouded and
many of the journalists afforded saying, if you know expression, you ask Melburnian, first of all making a nude picture of any lady whether God or not God is haram in Islam.
Whether Muslim or non Muslim
is unethical in human. Why do you want to sell your daughter's mother going back? See what's happening in Western cultures?
They are selling our sisters selling our mothers and rather famous dad which I heard about BMW BMW car. You know what the BMW car
it is somewhat like Mercedes for the youngsters, Mercedes top level in that ad, I'm sorry to say. I was told that the lady standing in the bikini in front of that car, and it's mentioned the test driver now who the car of the girl
the girl got to do with a car.
So this is all in the name of freedom of expression that degrading the woman. What FMO center is totally wrong. regarding a basic question. Can you criticize
the other gods of other religion? Allah says in the Quran in surah Anam chapter number six was 908, reviled not abused, not those who worship God besides Allah, lest in the ignorance they will abuse Allah subhanaw taala Koran says abuse not those gods who the people worship besides Allah, left in the ignorance, they will abuse Allah subhanaw taala so in Islam, it is prohibited to abuse. anyone else's God even though you may not agree is God. It's prohibited. That's what the Quran says in Surah Anam, chapter number six was the mandate and what FM Hussein did during the nude painting is totally prohibited in Islam. Hope that's the question for now, Dhawan Alhamdulillah.
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