A debate between Protestant Christian Missionary scholar Dr. William Campbell and Muslim scholar Dr. Zakir Naik.
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Qu’ran and Bible in the Light of Science
July 3, 2006
Amr Bil Ma’roof
April 30, 2006
Amr Bil Ma’roof-Nahy Anil Munkar (Commanding righteousness and prohibiting evil) remains a Waajib injunction on all Muslims in terms of their respective rights and power of jurisdiction over their subordinates.
Abandonment of this compulsory obligation is an invocation for the chastisement of Allah Ta’ala. In our time this obligation has been largely abandoned by the Ulama.
Even sincere Ulama have opted for silence in the face of the evil and corruption of the Muslim community. Their silence becomes more deafening and eerie when fellow Molvis innovate bid’ah and indulge in corruption in the name of Islam. While the sincere Ulama acknowledge the evil and error of their evil counterparts, they opt for silence which they incorrectly justify as being hikmat (wisdom).
Such silence is never wisdom. If these Ulama who have abandoned their duty reflect and make an honest appraisal of their hearts, they will not fail to discern the satanic thief lurking within them. Their silence is motivated by an inordinate unjustified fear for ’controversy’.
Their ’hikmat’ constrains them to rather court Allah’s displeasure. They believe that it is better to perpetrate Kitmaanul Haq (Concealment of the truth of the Deen) than to antagonise their Molvi acquaintances. They fear the slightest ripple of controversy which the proclamation of the Haq necessarily brings in its wake.
They conveniently overlook that the greatest controversy in this world was ignited by Muhammadur Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) with his Message of Tauheed. Indeed this confounded argument of ’hikmat’ has become the standard reaction for justifying concealment of the truth and abstention from Amr Bil Ma’roof and a convenient way to justify one’s weakness.
Even when there appears to be no hope of reformation, it remains the incumbent obligation of the Ulama-e-Haqq to proclaim the truth and to fight bid’ah and dhalaal. When the Ulama-e-Haqq of Bani Israaeel persisted with their Amr Bil Ma’roof, a group of people enquired about the ‘hikmat’ of offering naseehat when there appears no hope of redemption. The Qur’aan Majeed presents the response of the Ulama as follows:
"When a group among them said: ‘Why do you admonish a people whom Allah will destroy or inflict a severe punishment on them’, they (the Ulama) said: ‘So that (we can present an) argument to your Rabb, or perhaps they may (still) fear (and renounce their evil)."
The ‘argument’ in this context is a reference to the discharge of the duty of Amr Bil ma’roof. If on the Day of Qiyaamah the Ulama are interrogated regarding their duty, those who had correctly acquitted themselves by upholding the obligation of Amr Bil Ma’roof, will have a valid argument in their defence.
The Intellegentsia of the day
April 27, 2006
Commenting on the superficial understanding of the intellentsia of these times, Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thaanvi (rahmatullah alayh) said:
"Once in a village a man climbed to the top of a tall date palm tree. once on top, he realized that he was unable to climb down. All the villagers gathered by the tree to formulate a plan to bring the man down, but they failed to devise a plan. The villagers called their wiseman and sought his opinion. When the wiseman arrived, he intently surveyed the situation, with a prolonged gaze to the top of the tree. Then he suddenly nodded his head to indicate that he has hit on the solution.
He ordered the people to bring a long rope. After he made a loop, he instructed them to throw to the man stranded ontop of the tree. When the man on top caught the rope, the wiseman instructed him to tie it securely around his waist. After the rope was tied, the wiseman instructed the villagers to give a mighty tug. All together tugged at the rope. Down came the man. His brains and bones were smashed.
In consternation the people wailed: ‘He is dead’. The wiseman responded: "He died because of his fate. I had pulled to safety in this way many people who had fallen into wells." The intelligentsia of this age are of this hue.
They resort to corrupt reasoning, the consequence of which is ruin. If a man requires proper knowledge and practice, the only way is to appoint someone among the living to be the guide and leader. Mere book knowledge is insufficient. I have seen many people of knowledge stumbling into deviation. When they have not understood what reality is, how can they guide others?"
The Quran and the Bible
March 26, 2006
One of late Ahmed Deedat’s Lectures
March 26, 2006
‘Clear verse in the Bible which contains the name of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh), a lecture by Sheikh Ahmed Deedat in response of a great debate between him (Deedat) and Jimmy Swaggart just a night before this lecture. The Lecture has been recorded in the Year 1986. Look in the following link, it is a lecture called “WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT MUHAMMAD (PBUH) THE PROPHET OF ISLAM” by Ahmed Deedat http://jamaat.net/muhinbible/muhinbible.html , read it to find more evidence that Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) has been mentioned in the Bible clearly. ‘