Zakir Naik – The Greatest Leader of History

Zakir Naik
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the three criteria that leaders should fulfill in leaders of history. The first is that leaders should provide a social organization where people feel secure, and the second is that leaders should provide a set of beliefs. The third is that leaders should fulfill a statement made by Jesus and Moses, which says, peace be upon him, if he assumes the dictatorship of the modern world. The speaker also mentions a book written by a famous creative named Michael H Hart, which focuses on the importance of Prophet Muhammad's peace be upon him, and how he gives peace to the world.
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I'll just mention a couple to you. There

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was an article that came in the Time

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Magazine

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on the 15th July,

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1974.

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And the title was

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great leaders of history.

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And many

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people gave their reasoning. Who was the greatest

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leader in human history?

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Historians gave their views, writers

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gave, military men gave, businessmen gave, many people

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gave.

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1 person,

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he gave his reasoning.

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His name was

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Jules

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Masserman.

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He was a psychoanalyst,

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a professor

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in the University of Chicago in USA.

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And before he mentions

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the great leader of history,

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he gives

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reasons

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that a great leader

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should fulfil 3 criteria.

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Number 1,

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that leader,

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number 1, should provide

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for the well-being of the led.

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Number 2.

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He should provide

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a social organization

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in which

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the people will feel secure.

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Number 3,

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he should provide

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a set of

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beliefs.

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Then,

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Jules Massaman,

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he gives

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a name of few leaders.

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He says

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that Pasteur and Salk

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were great leaders in the first sense.

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Gandhi

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and Confucius,

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on 1 hand,

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and Alexander,

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Caesar, and Hitler, on the other hand,

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were leaders

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in the second sense.

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Some maybe also in the third sense.

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Jesus and Buddha

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were only leaders in the 3rd sense.

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But

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the greatest leader of humankind,

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which fulfilled

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all 3 senses,

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was Muhammad,

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peace be upon him. And

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Moses to a lesser extent.

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Jules Masserman,

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a psychoanalyst

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from the University of Chicago, USA, he says

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that pastures and sulk may be the first

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category

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they fulfilled. They were leaders

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who provided the well-being of the led.

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Gandhi

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and Confucius

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on 1 hand. And Alexander,

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Caesar and Hitler on the other hand, they

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were

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of the second sense.

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That means they gave a social organization

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in which

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the people felt secured, and some extent maybe

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second. Some set of beliefs they gave.

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Jesus and Buddha,

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he says,

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only in the third sense, they give a

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set of belief. But the greatest leader who

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fulfills in all 3 categories, according to Jesus

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Messer,

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provides

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the well-being of the led,

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provides a social organization which people feel secure,

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provides a set of beliefs,

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is Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.

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And Moses to a lesser extent. Maybe I

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believe, maybe I think so.

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Judas Massaman was a Jew, so he put

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Moses also.

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And fulfilling

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Deuteronomy chapter 18 verse number 18, that Prophet

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Muhammad, peace be upon him, is like Moses,

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peace be upon him, and Jesus, peace be

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upon him, is unlike Moses, peace be upon

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him.

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There was a book written by a famous

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historian by the name of Michael h Hart.

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The topic

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of that book was

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100 most

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influential

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persons in history.

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Right from Adam, peace be upon him, till

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the time the book was written, a few

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years back.

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And number 1,

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Michael L. A. Charlie is not a Muslim,

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maybe a Jew or a Christian.

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He puts number 1,

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the most influential human being in the world.

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He places prophet Muhammad

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Jesus,

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number 3.

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And he says Jesus and Moses, their influence

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put together is no way compared to Prophet

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Muhammad, peace be upon him, alone.

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George Bernard Shaw.

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He says

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that if a man was to assume

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the dictatorship,

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he talks about Prophet Muhammad

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Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, a man,

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if he assumes the dictatorship

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of this modern world,

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he will succeed

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in solving the problems

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of humankind.

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And

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he would give

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the much needed peace and security to this

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world. He's talking about Muhammad

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That if Prophet Muhammad

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was to become a dictator of the modern

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world,

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he would give the solution to the problems

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of humankind,

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And would give it peace and security which

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is much needed. Allah says in the Quran,

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chapter number 46,

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verse number 10.

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Say,

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if this book,

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the glorious Quran, is from almighty God, Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, and you reject it after

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a messenger

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from the Bani Israel, from the children of

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Israel, testifies to it.

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He believes in it and you are arrogant.

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You are unjust.

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Allah guides not the unjust.

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Surah Qawsar, chapter number 108,

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verse number 1 to 3, which says,

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Allah Almighty says, to the Prophet Muhammad

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we have granted the font of abundance.

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So turn to thy Lord in prayer and

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sacrifice.

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Anyone who hates prophet Muhammad, peace be upon

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him, he would be cut off from all

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future hopes.

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