Channel: Zakir Naik
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Next question is from Arif Ansari from Uttar Pradesh, India. One of my non Muslim friends have asked me, all religions are superstitious and false. The truth lies in science, which is constantly developing
religion faith that God is all powerful, merciful, and all good.
If that is so, then why do millions of children in the world suffer from hunger, cold, etc. As the great Russian writer, Dostoevsky asked in the famous novel
Brothers Karamazov? Why does God who is said to be merciful, not have mercy on them?
And give them food, clothes, shelter, etc? Why is there so much poverty, unemployment, malnourishment, sickness, etc in the world? If God is Powerful and Merciful? Why does he not abolish these and give everyone a decent life? The question posed by the brother is that one of the non Muslim friends is saying that all religions are superstitious, and their false. Science is ultimate. And while we're developing, I agree with the brother that most of the religions, they are superstitious, and they are false, but not all. Islam. Alhamdulillah is based on hack on truth.
As far as science is concerned, if you compare science with the religious scriptures of the various religions, I do agree with you that most of the religious scriptures, they will fail the test. But if you compare modern science with Quran, you will find out that there is not a single verse in the Glorious Quran, which is against any established science. There are more than 6000 verses in the Glorious Quran, or two of which more than 1000 speak about science.
And there are many scientific facts mentioned in the Quran 1400 years ago, which was discovered recently 30 years back 50 years back 100 years back 300 years back. Now who can tell? How come the Glorious Quran 1400 years ago mentioned about the facts
in biology and zoology in Oceanology, in embryology and medicine, in hydrology, which we came to know recently, 50 years back 100 years back 200 years back about what a cycle that every living creature is made from water. However, the creation of the new world, the Big Bang, and hundreds of things we find came to know recently 50 years back 100 years by 200 years back 300 years back, the Quran mentioned 1400 years ago, how can you justify this?
Out of more than 6000 verses of the Glorious Quran more than 1000 speak about science and not a single verse of the Glorious Quran is going against established science. So if you compare Quran with modern science Alhamdulillah Quran is far superior.
And science as you rightly said, is developing and many things what the Quran has mentioned, which science hasn't confirmed yet, but neither can it say it is wrong. Inshallah, in the near future sign filament confirm that. So Quran is far superior to science. But I do agree, if you compare with scriptures of other religions, all the other scriptures besides the Quran, they will fail the test. So Quran is based on heart controlled
Quran is not a book of science, as see i e, MC, but it's a book of signs, Si, G and S. It's a book of IR it's
more than 6000 if Saudi signs that otter with more than 1000s speak about science, coming to the last part of the question that
why are millions of children in the world dying of hunger?
Why is there suffering in the world? Why people are homeless? Why people are in pain and suffering.
The reply to this question If Allah saved in the Quran, in Surah mulk, chapter number 67, verse number two, I'll let the caller call Martha will Hatha, its Allah who has created that a life to test which of your good deeds this life in the world is a test for the hereafter.
Allah subhana wa Taala has said the human being on the face of the earth has sent us as the test for the Hereafter. And Allah says in the Quran in surah Baqarah Chapter number two was time 155 Surely we will test you with something of fear and
Hunger, with some loss
of life and goods
and what we have earned
through the toiling in the world
and give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere,
that will ally Fang, every human being will be tested with fear and hunger, with the loss of goods and lives and your toils. What you have worked hard and accumulated, but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, as I mentioned this life with the Tedford hereafter, and ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala tells different human being in different ways. Allah cannot have the same paper, the examination paper keeps on deferring every year. So Allah test different people do different ways, some with wealth, some with health, some with poverty, some diseases. So Allah is testing
these people with hunger, with fear with suffering, do they yet have faith in Allah? subhanaw taala there are some people who are children upon handicap, the children assume they're innocent. It's a test for the parents are allotted different people in different ways. And depending upon how will you react? Will you curse Allah? subhanaw taala? Will you get angry that Allah subhanaw taala? Or will you say okay, I'm gonna sadaqa I accept it. So this is a test alleged testing different people in different ways. No, it doesn't say that a person who will suffer in this world will go to hell. Nowhere does it say that people who are poor will fail in the test. In fact, it is easier for a poor
man to go to Jannah than a rich man.
Unless test testing, if we have trouble if we have patients, if we had the faith in Allah subhanaw taala will be successful in the hereafter. So since this is the test, the atheists will not be able to understand because they don't believe in the Creator Allah subhanaw taala but from believer for a moment, he realizes that this world, the life that we lead in this world is a test for the hereafter, and we are here to pass this test. So with this way in sha Allah for faith in Allah subhanaw taala if you follow the commandments of Allah subhanaw taala and obey what is mentioned in the Glorious Quran and decided inshallah you will be successful in this field.