Who is a ‘Fundamentalist’

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Zakir Naik

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The term “fundamentalist”, a person who follows the fundamentals of a particular subject, is defined by Dr. Zakir Naik using examples and encourages to clear the misconceptions of fundamentalist Muslim using knowledge of Quran.

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What is the meaning of the word fundamentalist? fundamentalist by definition means a person who follows the fundamentals of one particular subject. For example,

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if a mathematician wants to be a good mathematician, he should know, follow and practice the fundamentals of maths. Unless he's a fundamentalist in the field of maths, he cannot be a good mathematician.

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For a person who wants to be a good scientist, he should know, follow and practice the fundamentals of science. Unless he's a fundamentalist in the field of science, he cannot be a good scientist.

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You cannot paint all fundamentalists the same brush that all are good or bad, depending in which field is the person to the fundamentalist, you have to label them accordingly.

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If we have a fundamentalist robber in the society, whose professional is to rob,

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he's a pain for the society.

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On the other hand, if we have fundamental if doctor whose profession is to save 1000s of human lives, He is good for the society. So depending in which field the person is a fundamentalist, you have to label him accordingly.

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As far as I'm concerned,

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I am a fundamentalist Muslim, and I am proud to be a fundamentalist Muslim.

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Because I know 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. There may be a few fundamentals, which the non Muslims may think it is against humanity, but the moment you reply to them, or tell them the logical reason why the thing that in Islam, there is not a single human being who can point out a single fundamental of Islam which is against humanity as a whole