WOMENS’ RIGHTS IN ISLAM -MODERNIZING OR OUTDATED ?

WOMENS’ RIGHTS IN ISLAM
 MODERNISING OR OUTDATED?  – PART 1

(Excerpt from Dr. Zakir Naik’s speech on)

Honorable Justice M. M. Qazi, respected elders and my dear brothers and sisters, I welcome all of you with the Islamic greetings… ‘As-salaamu Alaikum Warahamatullahi Wabarakatuhu’… meaning… ‘May peace blessing and mercy of Almighty Allah, be on all of you’. 
The topic of today’s day is - ‘The Women’s Rights in Islam - Modernising or Outdated?’
According to the Oxford dictionary, ‘Women’s Rights are the rights, that promote a position of social and legal equality, of women to men’

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UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD

UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD

(Excerpt from Dr. Zakir Naik’s speech on)

 (Dr. Zakir) Alhamdulillah  ...(Arabic)... Respected Advocate Hegde, respected Advocate Hingorane, my respected elders, and my dear brothers and sisters, I welcome all of you with the Islamic greetings, Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barkatahu –  May Peace, Blessings and Mercy of Allah (swt)… of Almighty God, be on all of you. The topic of this mornings’ talk is ‘Universal Brotherhood.’ There are various types of brotherhoods - For e.g. brotherhood based on blood relationships, brotherhood based on regions, on race, on caste, on creeds, etc. - But all these types of brotherhood –  they are limited.

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Why are most of the Muslims fundamentalists and terrorists?

ISLAM AND TERRORISM

BY
DR. ZAKIR NAIK
MUSLIMS ARE FUNDAMENTALISTS AND TERRORISTS
Question:
Why are most of the Muslims fundamentalists and terrorists?
Answer:
This question is often hurled at Muslims, either directly or indirectly, during any discussion on religion or world affairs. Muslim stereotypes are perpetuated in every form of the media accompanied by gross misinformation about Islam and Muslims. In fact, such misinformation and false propaganda often leads to discrimination and acts of violence against Muslims. A case in point is the anti-Muslim campaign in the American media following the Oklahoma bomb blast, where the press was quick to declare a ‘Middle Eastern conspiracy’ behind the attack. The culprit was later identified as a soldier from the American Armed Forces.

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QUR’AN AND MODERN SCIENCE-Conflict or Conciliation?

QUR’AN AND MODERN SCIENCE
CONFLICT OR CONCILIATION? – PART I

(Excerpt from Dr. Zakir Naik’s speech on)

My respected elders and my dear brothers and sisters - I welcome all of you with the Islamic greetings - Assalaamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh - May peace, blessings and mercy of Almighty Allah be on all of you. The topic of this evening's talk is, ‘Qur'an and Modern Science - Conflict or Conciliation?’. The Holy Qur'an is the last and final revelation of Allah Subhanu WaTaala, which was revealed to the last and final messenger Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

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The Truth

As the name indicates, the mission is to expose the true faith, the religion of Islam, to the seekers of truth. It helps any non-Muslim to know about the religion of Islam.

 

Many people have a misconception that Islam is a new religion which came into existence 1400 years ago and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the founder of the religion of Islam. Infact Islam is there since time immemorial, since man set foot on the earth. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is not the founder of the religion of Islam but he is the last and final messenger of Islam.


Man's existence in this world and the creation of this entire universe are not mere accidents or products of a fortuitous nature. This universe, every single atom of it, manifests and leads us to the realization of a Loving, Merciful and All-powerful Creator. Without a Creator, nothing can exist. Every single soul knows that he exists and that his existence is dependent upon a Creator he knows for sure that he cannot create himself. Therefore it is his duty to know his master, the Creator.

 

Mankind: Man is a unique creature. God gave man the ability to govern over all other creatures in this world. He is endowed with the faculty of reason, which sets him apart from all other animals. Together with this faculty to discriminate and discern, man is given the freedom (free-will) to choose for himself a way of life worthy of his position or to fall lower than the lowest of all animals or creations. Man is born pure and sinless and is given the choice to do righteous deeds or indulge in sins.

Divine Guidance: The Creator, out of His abundant Love and Mercy for mankind has not left us in darkness to discover the right path by trial and error alone. Coupled with our intellectual capability to reason, our Creator bestowed upon us Divine Guidance that outlines the criterion for truth, knowledge, as well as the reality of our existence in this world and the Hereafter.

Revelations: From the beginning of mankind, our Creator sent Prophets to convey His revelation and to invite human beings to the path of true peace and obedience to the One True God. This is Islam. This message is conveyed towards successive generations of man through the different prophets, all inviting mankind to the same path. However all the earlier messages or revelations from God were distorted by people of later generations.
As a result of this distortion, pure Revelation from our Creator was adulterated and polluted with myths, superstitions, idol worship and irrational philosophical ideologies. The religion of God in a sense was lost in a plethora of religions. Human history is a testament of man's drift between light and darkness, but God, out of His abundant love for mankind has not forsaken us.

Final Revelation: When mankind was in the depths of the Dark Ages, our Creator sent His final Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) to redeem humanity with the final revelation, which represents the ultimate and permanent source of guidance for the whole world.

Criteria For Truth:The following criteria can best serve as a gauge to find out the authenticity of the last revelation (the Qur'aan) as the Word of God:

1.Rational Teachings:
Since our Creator bestowed reason and intellect upon us, it is our duty to use it to distinguish the truth from falsehood. True, undistorted revelation from God must be rational and can be reasoned out by all unbiased minds.

2.Perfection:
Since our Creator is all-perfect, His revelation must be perfect and accurate, free from mistakes, omissions, interpolations and multiplicity of versions. It should be free from contradictions in its narration.

3.No Myths or Superstitions:
True revelation is free from myths or superstitions that degrade the dignity of our Creator or man himself.

4.Scientific:
Since our Creator is the Creator of all knowledge, true revelation is scientific and can withstand the challenge of science at all times.

5.Factual Prophecy:
Our Creator is the Knower of the past, present and future. Thus His prophecies in His revelation will be fulfilled as prophesied.

6.Inimitable By Man:
True revelation is infallible and cannot be imitated by man. God's true revelation is a Living miracle, an open book challenging all mankind to see and prove for themselves its authenticity or veracity.