Why doesn’t Islam believe in Idol worship
Channel: Zakir Naik
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Good evening to doctors I can everybody presenter. before I say anything, I just want to say that whatever asking I do not mean any disrespect to anybody and to anyone. I'm a very young person. So please excuse me if I say anything inappropriate. My question is, since as I said, I was heard and know, and I've seen around me that Islam does not believe in idol worship. So I want to know, what are the reasons for non believing idol worship? That's my first question.
The question that I thought if he believed that Islam does not believe in idol worship, why Islam doesn't believe in idol worship. The reason Islam doesn't believe adult worship because it is prohibited. Point number one, you cannot make idol of God, the moment you make an idol of God, you're degrading God. Imagine you make idols and suppose idol falls. What happens with idols it breaks, if the idle cannot help itself. How can it help me?
but my main point here is that if there's an idol of God, it might not be the actual, actual God that that actually exists. But if it helps me in focusing my worship towards him, if it helps me in actually
increasing my focus when I'm actually praying to Him, don't you think it is correct? Brother said that if that idol helps me focusing God, isn't it good for him? But when God says, Don't make an idol of me, and you tell me it helps me in focusing on God? Is it right or is it wrong? If you love God, will you obey God or not? If you love God have to obey Him. Suppose you're working in a company, and the boss tells you, the boss tells you that come on time. You have to come at 10 o'clock sharp to say no effect from 11 o'clock, I will sleep I'll be more fresh. I recommend either right or wrong. That's wrong. Then some people come at 10 some people live and some people two is no
no, but you know, I know I can have better some people come at one o'clock some people come at two o'clock. Do you think the company will function correctly? No, I love my boss very much. The boss says come on time. 10 o'clock 10 o'clock.
If you don't love your boss, then you may come late and maybe write in the register of common type that's cheating. So God has clearly mentioned in the Quran that idol worship is prohibited. even mentioned in the new scripture. Clearly it says as I mentioned earlier in cetera cetera Punisher chapter number four, verse number 19. In graduate, Chapter 30, verse number three Nativity masti of that God, there is no prathima there is no image, there is no photograph, there is no painting. There is no portrait, there is no ID, there is no sculpture. There is no statue. When God is saying there is no statue, no sculpture No no, to concentrate, I require God.
This Who says that? The new pundit when I speak to the pundit that is clearly mentioned the way that idol worship is wrong, what they say no, no, initially when you're in the initial stages, at the lower level, you require idol to concentrate, when you read the higher stage higher consciousness idol is not required. So I tell the new pundit, the Muslims have already reached the higher consciousness.
sir, but if it is helped me helping me in any way, why would God say that do not do it? Because the degrading god, I'm asking your boss comes at 10 o'clock, not helping me if I come at 11 o'clock, I'm feeling happy. So the boss will tell you, if it's helping you get out of this company, go and join some other company. Someone comes at 10 someone and someone tells you I employ you to come at 10 o'clock. I mean, employer says, I will come at 12 o'clock. I feel happy. I feel good about it. I'm praising you very good boss. Will you like it?
Everyday say My boss is very good. My boss is very good. You notice we know rosary. My boss is very good. Other employee comes at two o'clock in the afternoon. My boss is very good. My boss is very good. The boss will say bye. You stop breathing, you come on time and do your work rather than praising me. So your God, your Creator has told you in your scripture into scripture in the Christian scripture in the Muslim scripture, don't make idle your degrading God, God is so powerful, or making idle out of and who makes an idle, who makes it human being so God will tell I have created the human beings now that human beings are creating me What nonsense it is.
When God is telling you don't require idle concentrate on God without idle so we're not creating God when we're making an idle and and i think that we're not degrading him when we make an idle. It's just that if you make a form of him and and assume it's a it's a there's a part of him even if it is not that what is mentioned in your Vedas. So I am not I am not an inducer. I do not believe in divisions. What are you are you a Christian? Sarah Jane? Jane. Jane believe in God. Yes, do do you know Jennifer
Tell me, so Lord Mahavira he the three Tonga is not God. You don't know your genuine, sir I might not know not knowing is an atheistic religion. Jainism is an atheistic religion, you're mixing Hinduism and Jainism. So I claim that I'm not in Hinduism. I know you're not a Hindu. But if you're a Jain and you think Mahavira is God, why is it mentioned in your Jain scripture Mojave is God. He's a Sangha. Yes, he's not God. So but then we worship Him and all the other functions, but he is not God.
Did Mojave Desert you should worship Him.
And like that has not read to know that from telling you. You don't know what Mojave said, and you're saying Mojave still Tonga is indeed your duty that it should find out what Mahavira said. Yes, sir. It is. So that means you're in logical person. When you join a company, don't you follow the rules and regulation of the company? Yes, sir. Jainism is an atheistic religion.
So they will believe that someone who comes in life, dying birth, birth, that birth that if you're free from the cycle, when you don't have any negative or positive, you get Nirvana Moksha there are 24 people who have attained Moksha according to Jainism, and Marvin is the 24th in Tonga Yes, sir. 24th Yes, he's not God. Yes. So that means you don't know your mommy, you don't know journalism. So how can I talk to you about you, sir? I'm not talking Is that so? What I'm asking is that if his idol worship so what you're telling me is that what because it's mentioned in the Quran that idol worship is wrong, man mentioned in Bible, no, it is mentioned in Quran mentioned in Bible mentioned
Hindu scriptures that I do worship is wrong. So where do you get this philosophy from? Sir? Am I saying My point is that we are assuming here that if Quran is actually what God has told, so that means that that's why idol worship is wrong. If I say that, if I argue that it might be a pointless argument, but if I argue that Quran is not the word the words of God then what is the what is the actual logic that why idol worship very good. So what is the word of what you have to tell me? If Quran is not the word of God then which is the word of God that I do not know that I don't know I know not so you follow me? If you don't know you ask a teacher or student tells the teacher two plus
two is not equal to four teachers What is it? I don't know. Sir but if I'm not convinced of the answers, that the reason Did you hear my earlier answer? Have you seen my tapes? No, sir. This is the last time attending you fine lecture if you heard the earlier answer we just spoke to a theist about science are you paying attention so maybe I was not present in all that time I'm can you use that if you're not available? What I request you you go and see my video cassette is the Quran God's word, by DVD Can you can be the name is the Quran God's word
is the Quran God's word and inshallah if you watch it with an open mind, you will in shall accept that Quran is the word of God, you will believe that there is one God who doesn't have any idea and inshallah you will accept it. So go and see that DVD, it's a four hour DVD, and inshallah, if you have any queries you can write to my email Zakir at IRF dotnet.
Thank you, sir.