Channel: Zakir Naik
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Hello, my name is Devi Puck I am a chartered accountant. I would like to ask a question to you sir regarding the
the erstwhile 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 satin has laid, and the Muslims should be aware of.
Rather asking the question, the same question was asked to me in Sudan of giving a lecture talking for just a couple of days after this issue. It was very hot in the oven. Taliban LED, more destroying rather at that time, the statue of Buddha Bamiyan was asking the question that, is it Islamic etc? And 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 say that I being a student of comparative religion, whether right or wrong, I'll tell 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 comparative 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. Did 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 was 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 likeness of 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 being?
I asked the journalist a question that what if suppose, the Indian government catches a hall of drugs, cocaine, non sugar worth 10 crore rupees
worth about $2 million dollars they catch a halt drugs.
What will the Indian government do? The journalist told me the Indian government ribbon 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 until the Indian government at Why are you burning the drugs
at Target addict will feel bad, too. Similarly, Afghanistan is their government. It is their property, statue, 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 and destroy. Who are we to object? We can't object. And furthermore, if we analyze that people who talk the other 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 Mojave
Desert outside the hotel jar and it was unloaded. So the people do 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 statute being on the road, see and do you know there are more jails in India than Buddhists in Afghanistan.
So when the Government of Bahrain
They could remove the statue which is believed to be God believed to be the cause of the Jains. And there are more genes living in India than Buddhism in Afghanistan. At that time, no one objected. And now when the Afghanistan government is you're objecting, why the devil policies? You know why? Because the World Bank
once again feel bad. So if the gen believes in keeping a statue of Mojave with a Tonka, why are you objecting? At that time everyone objected the statue should be removed statue should be removed, and the same people 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 two phase champion where we keep on changing the rules, what 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 if they're if they're non Muslim does not like our bar and your defenses up How can I object
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