British authorities consider banning Peace TV

Published: February 21, 2011

Britain had earlier banned a popular Muslim preacher, Dr Zakir Naik from entering the country.

LONDON: Popular satellite channel Peace TV, which features Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik, is being investigated by Britain’s telecommunications regulator Ofcom over its apparent ‘extremist message’, according to press reports.

Urdu and English versions of the channel can be viewed in the UK through satellite television. Dr Zakir Naik is founder and president of the channel. According to reports, Ofcom is pursuing the investigation after a single complaint by a viewer.

Dr Naik’s entry was banned from the UK last summer on the basis that it would not be conducive ‘to the public good’.

Giving reasons for the proposed move, Home Secretary Theresa May quoted Naik’s assertion that ‘every Muslim should be a terrorist’ and his apparent support for Osama bin Laden.

Before the Conservative Party came into power last year it had expressed its intention to ban the use of satellite technology to broadcast the views of ‘excluded Islamic preachers’ based abroad.

Despite the government’s exclusion order, the prestigious Oxford Union debating society last week invited Dr Naik to address the Union via satellite link from India on ‘Islam in the 21st century’.

In the course of his speech and the subsequent question answer session, Dr Naik claimed that portions of his speeches had been quoted out of context, that his ‘mission was to spread peace’ and he ‘condemns all forms of terrorism’.

Dr Naik also expressed his faith that the exclusion order will be reversed. “I hope I will have the chance to meet the home secretary personally and explain to her the peaceful message of Islam,” he said.

Youtube contains many posts of Dr Naik’s speeches. In an extract from one lecture, seven minutes 30 seconds long, he says about bin Laden: “If he is fighting the enemies of Islam, if he is terrorising the terrorist, America, the biggest terrorist, I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist. The thing is if he is terrorising a terrorist, he’s following Islam. Whether he is or not, I don’t know.”

Published in The Express Tribune, February 21st, 2011.

Reader Comments (72)

  • Realist
    Feb 21, 2011 - 11:23AM

    Well, you can’t call someone a terrorist and expect to be invited to their country, now can you? Just like I am sure Osama bin laden will not invited the Home Secretary to have a cup of tea with him because she considers him to be a terrorist.Recommend

  • Feb 21, 2011 - 11:26AM

    This channel should be banned worldwide. It is a disgusting channel that promotes ANYTHING but PEACE and Islam. Recommend

  • ravi
    Feb 21, 2011 - 2:50PM

    finally he got a taste of what he actually deserves. I would also like to see his channel banned from all of india.Recommend

  • Asad M
    Feb 21, 2011 - 3:14PM

    @ravi. you are quite late in watching this dream about banning him in India ! because he speaks truth. he recites verses from your book than anyone else of your preachers actually do. people want to listen him, learn from him. all hinduz, christian brothers attend his speeches & lectures.
    before peace tv, he has already done majority of his work at the platform of IRF, his books, website etc. now its too late. he has already communicated the spirit of Islam everywhere which can’t be taken back. they can be retrieved on dvdz, youtube, books till these media exist. how can your ban all this? no one can ! it spreaded and got acknowledged because it was based on logic, facts and truth and not on coercion.
    UK is afraid thats why they refrain. and your comments shows that you are afraid too !
    its nice to see people like you frightful- who talks without logic and who wants to ban every person on this earth who promotes peace and harmonization among communities.Recommend

  • aisha
    Feb 21, 2011 - 3:18PM

    Wow!! Hats off to the champions of freedom of speech !! What hypocrites..Recommend

  • Haris Tayyab
    Feb 21, 2011 - 3:27PM

    The move is totally against the freedom of speech. Watch and listen his lecture on youtube, you will know the truth. Why west is worried from one Islamic TV channel. Everyone has a right to give his opinion. Dr Zakir is preaching true Islam and his opponents are speechless and want to shun Peace TV.
    I listened to his various lectures and i found him a great scholar.
    Recommend

  • gul
    Feb 21, 2011 - 3:30PM

    considering the above comments i have to conclusion that the truth is indeed very very bitter. Non of you have the guts to watch the channel which promotes the real religion that is ISLaM. Which has got the best solution for non muslims…. V all muslims wish him a long life.Recommend

  • karachiite
    Feb 21, 2011 - 4:17PM

    The thing is if he is terrorising a terrorist, he’s following Islam nothing wrong with that like it or not this is exactly what Quran teaches .. but if had only focused on this rather than giving example of the Shaitan-e-haazir (bin Laden) he would have came across much better. After seeing what he has done I am afraid Mr. Naik you cannot simply say Whether he is or not, I don’t know. and wash your hands off it either you shouldnt have brought his name up, but since you did you should have called him a mass murdered that he is!Recommend

  • Feb 21, 2011 - 4:39PM

    @gul:
    could you please explain what REAL ISLAM would be?Recommend

  • Feb 21, 2011 - 4:41PM

    @aisha:
    there is a very big difference in FREE SPEECH and HATE SPEECH!!
    With free speech come a lot of responsibility as well.. Recommend

  • Nassir Zamir
    Feb 21, 2011 - 5:13PM

    I completely agrees with gul comment he always explain the things with reference from Quran and Haidth, and i think he is doing a great job may Allah gave him more successRecommend

  • Aisha
    Feb 21, 2011 - 5:17PM

    @QuranVsHadith.. Really?? Thanks for telling. Do you remember ‘Everybody draw Mohammed day”. The world came to a point that it was freedom of speech. :) And I heard Zakir Naik say come to the points which are common between all religions.. What exactly were the words of hate my dear brother?? Recommend

  • M.Ibrahim
    Feb 21, 2011 - 5:17PM

    Where is freedom of Speech???
    and Dr. Naik is the person who is presenting the real concept of Quran and Ahadith
    and give references to each and every problem.

    If its promoting terrorism how come it is the most watched Islamic Channel with such a huge number of viewers!
    I think people are trying to qoute things out of context!
    he is a great scholarRecommend

  • G.Din
    Feb 21, 2011 - 6:00PM

    Whenever hearing a demagogue, always keep reminding yourself how the rise of fascism and its leader,Hitler, took place. He mesmerized the whole German nation, a very rational people otherwise. But ask, to what end? It is always better to be inclusive than to be exclusive and exclusionary, if you catch my drift!Recommend

  • MUSSADDIQ HUSSAIN
    Feb 21, 2011 - 6:51PM

    A.A to everyone.Peace tv is a good plateform to preach or show the real Islam to the world.I like the Dr Zakar Nike live questioning,answering shows.Because they give the answer with solid arguments in veiw of Quran,sience,and even other non religious books which is the impress and accept to the non religious that ISLAM is only true Religious in this world that leads the success in both world.Recommend

  • Abdul-Mughis Rana
    Feb 21, 2011 - 7:20PM

    @ QuranvsHadith
    I dont understand your name, its better if it is Quran & Hadith! As for what American & British Governments are doing killing only Muslims and putting a bad name for Muslims allover the world through their media, is that free speech or hate speech? And adding we are not against Islam! Muslims dont fear death, but why it has to be American Government deciding that? I suggest let God’s responsibility, be God’s responsibility!
    A Muslim never hates the human instead hates his bad qualities for him and the rest! Recommend

  • ravi
    Feb 21, 2011 - 9:53PM

    @Asad M:
    peace tv tries to pursue peace for name sake only. Such is this man who patornises talibans and fanatism in Islam, preaches male superiority on females by embracing fatavas (of darul ulum) like women should not work and talk to males in their offices.
    And for people like me being afraid??????? …….. oh comeon man..
    I think Zakir Naik emphasises in medeival age customs of male domination on females that is what makes you extremely comfortable with his speeches.. Recommend

  • hahahah
    Feb 21, 2011 - 10:23PM

    I had a neutral opinion of Mr. Niak which changed one day when I heard him reply to a question posed by a boy during one of his evangelist sessions. The guy asked him whether it was all right for him to wish Merry Christmas to Christian friends. The answer given by Mr Niak shocked me. I don’t remember his exact words but paraphrasing; he said that it was haram to do and went on to say that it amounted to accepting the belief that Jesus was the son of God and what not. That got me thinking…really is the faith that he is preaching so fragile that I would turn away from my religion Islam and its preaching every time i wish somebody merry christmas? hmmm… maybe he shouldn’t be wearing a tie, isn’t that like wearing a cross around his neck… surely that must be haram! Recommend

  • Farhan
    Feb 21, 2011 - 10:54PM

    What a great way to judge a person. Use one sentence of his and interpret the way you want and then ban him. KUDDOS
    I can smell the fear in these anti Islam anti Muslim mind set.
    The more you try to suppress Islam and its message of peace the more it will come out InshaAllah.

    Zakir Naik said nothing wrong. Don’t interpret him wrong for your own vested interest.Recommend

  • nina
    Feb 21, 2011 - 10:58PM

    People are afraid of the truth, and that is exactly what is happening to the UK authorities. Dr Naik is so full of knowledge of not only Islam but Hinduism, Christianity, etc and his speeches are extremely informative as he has studied comparative religions. Recommend

  • S.Haque
    Feb 21, 2011 - 11:09PM

    It teaches violence and bigotry, violence against women, blasphems against other religions and some follow the holy edicts without using their brains. Recommend

  • Bambbaayy
    Feb 21, 2011 - 11:36PM

    @ Aisha

    Ask him or watch him about his views about multiple marriages in muslim religion … even then if you agree with him … may Alaah with you … all the best ..Recommend

  • Ehsan
    Feb 21, 2011 - 11:49PM

    @Asad M:

    Your defence shows you are fearful. Atleast your comments show desperation. Dear friend, any thing good is welcome anywhere.. but any thing spreading hatred and creating differences among fellow human beings is not.
    For your information..neither the channel nor the person himself will survive for long, for it is peace that every one belives in.. and the channel itself is a far cry from peace.Recommend

  • Asit
    Feb 21, 2011 - 11:58PM

    @Aisha:

    Dear sister… have you seen any good thing coming out of this channel than trying to put other relegions down by his cooked up knowldge of relegions? While any channel or platform is good where it brings out the good in any religion, this one thrives desparately to prove that one particular religion is better than the rest, not only that it also is desperate to show that one particular religion is correct. And dont you see how much devastation already been caused in this world in the name of religion… Doesn’t every one have a right to peaceful life especially in your own country?Recommend

  • MHK
    Feb 22, 2011 - 12:31AM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJiPTCtAPAY

    Dr. Zakir Naik’s address at the Oxford Union (Please watch his address, and identify if you find anything as hate-speech, secondly, you shall also learn that he will explain about the misrepresentation of his words which were given to’ Home Secretary-Theresa May’, and it would have been responsible on the part of the British Government, if it had researched the matter, rather than jumping to immature and hasty conclusions.
    By the way, I am not a muslim…before you lot prejudge me but I time and time again find Indians to be the most prejudiced against muslims and dont waste any opportunity in acting so.
    CheersRecommend

  • Singh
    Feb 22, 2011 - 6:21AM

    Please decide first, What is real Islam, Fake Islam, Peace Islam or violent Islam.
    Everybody say this is real Islam or that is real Islam. All of you are confused about Islam.
    Talking Peace but dagger in arm. Wow.Recommend

  • Anand
    Feb 22, 2011 - 6:52AM

    Zakir naik is full of childish logic. His audience is the kind of people who are happy with simple logic and melodrama….He cannot do any debate is real sense of the word. He is just a cheap politician for the largely stupid masses. He is trying to be elusive with his arguments and conveniently gets into a “peace”platform as and when he feels so, else in his heart is like any other Muslim, that is 100% hatred and zero logic.Recommend

  • icurious
    Feb 22, 2011 - 6:57AM

    @ Aisha, you do make sense.
    @QuranVsHadith, first of all your name is an oxymoron. secondly your comments suggest you are an Ox or a Moron.
    Spare the names Quran and Hadith.
    As for Peace TV never seen it enough to feel qualified to ban it.
    may be argument should be responsible speech not necessarily freedom of speech.Recommend

  • Feb 22, 2011 - 9:58AM

    @Aisha:

    The facebook contest was freespeech…..but this man who lies about what Islam says and promotes violence against others based on false interpretations of the Quran and Islamic teachings according to the Quran is HATE SPEECH. Facebook was having people draw cartoons….NOT asking them to kill anyone. The Ignorant people who protested and THREATENED the lives of others over that contest were the VIOLATORS of the principles of Islam and what ALLAH has told us with his perfect book the Quran.

    Allah tells us to show tolerance and to live and let live. Facebook would not physically harm me….but what this man preaches is for people to physically hurt others. He promotes violence. The muslims complaining about the facebook thing are the only ones who threatened violence and death, the people hosting the contest did not say any such things.

    Just because you do not agree with someone does not mean you have the right to hurt them physically. Allah teached us that. And Allah teached us that violence is WRONG. Anyone who preaches that hate and violence are the solution is a Kafir.Recommend

  • RizwanTKhan
    Feb 22, 2011 - 11:06AM

    LOL. Britain scared? Recommend

  • Feb 22, 2011 - 11:11AM

    @Abdul-Mughis Rana:
    no MY NIC is exactly what it says.. either you are a MUSLIM and believe in the QURAN or you are a HADITHER! you can not be both!!Recommend

  • Feb 22, 2011 - 12:23PM

    for people who have an issue with my NAME…

    Recommend

  • pakiri
    Feb 22, 2011 - 7:52PM

    gud news, keep it upRecommend

  • Ahmed
    Feb 22, 2011 - 8:37PM

    This channel promotes only one sect of Islam(wahabiism) and the material it presents is always offensive to other sects.Recommend

  • islam
    Feb 22, 2011 - 9:51PM

    Dr Zakir, we all love you! The media is full of dirty tricks and know that only God can judge you.

    Muslims\Islam have been oppressed\criticised for toooo long. Now it is the muslims time to shine to get rid of curruption in this world.

    I pray to God that He gives Muslims new leaders who are just and follow the Quran and the ways shown by the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him).

    Christians, Jews, Hindus, Atheist and all the other religions know that we Muslims love you to bits. But at the same time when you attack\oppress Muslims (i.e Iraq, Palestine, Afganistan, etc) we have no choice but to fight back.

    Toooo many Muslim lands have been attacked and occupied by forign forces and committing so many crimes (murder, rape, torture, abuse, etc).

    Muslims are fedup with all the oppression, that is why you see the uprising in the MiddleEast.

    I have a dream that one day the Muslims will unite under one leader and that will be the day when peace will prevail through out the world.Recommend

  • Feb 22, 2011 - 10:01PM

    @islam:
    wow.. blaming everything on someone else.. thats the NORM for HADITHERS.. ? instead of the QURAN believing and trusting in MULLAHS.. twisting the words or ALLAH to meet needs..

    the CRIMES you are talking about are commited against other muslims in the name of religion..
    MURDER.. RAPE.. TORTURE.. ABUSE etc are commited not by other nations againt you!!

    Look around you… Your BELOVED MULLAHS are promoting HATE 5 or more times a day in the Places of worship (hadither centers) and you think these HARM is being done to you by someone else!!

    A BEARD used to be a sign of piety

    Turn to the QURAN (not some MULLAH) and see what ALLAH gives you!!

    Read and FOLLOW the QURAN .. not some HADIHTER.. and see what ALLAH GIVES YOU!!Recommend

  • Feb 22, 2011 - 10:59PM

    @Ahmed:
    Dont know about you, but according to ALLAH if you associate yourself with ANY SECT.. (does not matter how big or small) you are no longer a MUSLIM..
    dont belive me.. pick up the QURAN!! so if you are saying that this guy is a WAHABI then why are you considering him a MUSLIM?Recommend

  • Adnan
    Feb 22, 2011 - 11:04PM

    some of the things dr. naik says are weird. but in general, he’s a knowledgeable scholar. i remember when dr. naik debated sri sri sri sri ravishankar, and ravishankar ended up looking like a well-intentioned ignoramus.

    whether or not peace TV represents islam in the best light is a different issue. banning him shows the levels of islamophobia and ignorance about islam pervading many western countries.Recommend

  • Abdul-Mughis Rana
    Feb 22, 2011 - 11:21PM

    @ Singh
    You are right first decide what is fake and what is true. If you don’t decide now at least for your self you will have lot of trouble my dear!
    @ Quran & Hadith
    May ALLAH SWT gives us all hidaya’!
    Our job is to keep trying till our departure time arrives. So what, the rest of the world is still open to Dr. Zakir and even all of you, go ahead make your day!Recommend

  • Noman
    Feb 23, 2011 - 1:17AM

    @QuranVsHadith,
    Zakir naik and peace truth, You just denies truth.There are lots of verses in Quran available which talk about disbelievers, do yourself a favor and read Quran.
    May Allah guide you to right path.Recommend

  • Feb 23, 2011 - 3:00AM

    @Noman:
    Actually I have read the QURAN.. no where does it say that 100s of years after the death of the Prophet.. these is going to be a MULLAH who will write a manufactured book.. and you will find ALL the answers forgotten by ALLAH in that book!!

    thats your.. and the belief of all the hadithers out there.. who love to INTIMIDATE.. THREATEN and MURDER in the name of MY religion..

    if you had read the QURAN you would know that what you are calling ISLAM is anything BUT islam!!

    Read the QURAN.. its a PERFECT book.. no MULLAH required to EXPLAIN IT better than ALLAH canRecommend

  • Bilal
    Feb 23, 2011 - 7:26AM

    @QuranVsHadith: Before Asking people to look in the Qu’ran, you might consider reading the aayat that states that a muslim should follow BOTH the Qu’ran and The Hadith.Recommend

  • Aninda Chowdhury
    Feb 23, 2011 - 11:26AM

    Zakir Naik said –

    1) There can be no love between a man and a woman before marriage . (So you want to manufacture love ?)

    2) Air hostess cannot serve coffee to men since they come in close proximity and therefore un-Islamic. (Don’t fly, ride on a camel)

    3) All religions are not the same and then he said Quran is the best. (What is your problem in accepting equal status of all religions ?)

    Any sensible religious scholar (irrespective of any religion) will refrain form making such statements.Recommend

  • Junaid Alam
    Feb 23, 2011 - 12:06PM

    strong textHe is one of the few Islamic scholars who talk logically and reasonably; and this is what scares the west–they don’t want their people to listen to a logic that contradicts what they have been feeding them. They are afraid of the truth! they have always deceived their people, whether it is politics or religion… and now they can’t stand something different and more logical.Recommend

  • Feb 23, 2011 - 12:36PM

    @Bilal:
    Please QUOTE the VERSE which says that we have to BELIVE in HADITH something which as written 200 to 1200 years AFTER the death of the rophet Mohammad… QURAN is a COMPLETE BOOK which is PERFECT in ALL respects..so do not put words in ALLAHs MOUTHS and say that ALLAH said “MESSENGER” which actually means believe in the HADITH..

    If you can not show me in STATED clearly in the QURAN then you have just tried to ADD things to the QURAN and have commited SHIRK!!! and the blasphemy law should be applied to YOU!!!!Recommend

  • Talal
    Feb 23, 2011 - 2:15PM

    This article is so sad because its totally out of context!
    First of all i heard this speech and after a lot of prodding by the person Zakir Naik answered this question. He did not want to answer it in the first place as he always avoids commenting on other people. He believes in just teaching religion based on Quran and sunnah. Check on youtube how sweetly he answered the question when he was repeatedly asked abt Sania Mirza and if being a muslim she should wear clothes like that.He clearly said its her personal decision and none have the right to comment however it would be good if she’d wear longer clothes and play! He’s cool!
    Its sad how people love sucking upto the U.S despite its majorly flawed foreign poilicy which has caused nothing but destruction the world over and given rise to hatred,,social and religious divide…Supporting dictators and killing innocents in the name of collateral damage!!
    AS far as the U.K is concerned why are the afraid of him when they are famous for giving asylum to dictators,mass murderers,known gangsters and the list is never ending!
    This speech of his has been taken so out of context as Zakir Naik has always spoken ill of the taliban and been their biggest critic! He is there for the betterment of man kind being a master at comparative religion exposing the changes made in other religions by their preists for personal gains and bring forward the truth which was brought forward once again by God/Allah/Yahwey through the Holy Prophet (pbuh)….revealing the book who’s responsibility Allah took upon Himself to save from being corrupted!
    Once again its really sad how people would take something like this totally out of context and try to prove some sick point!
    Good luck to the British foreign office they can keep giving asylum to mass murderers!Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Feb 23, 2011 - 2:54PM

    Islam is to obey Allah.peacetv it’s promoting peace and knowledge and it’s the only channel that is telling islam is mercy.if u want 2 know the truth do research in bible and qur’an u will know which is the way 2 paradise and justice in this worldRecommend

  • Asad M
    Feb 23, 2011 - 3:55PM

    @Ehsan- “For your information..neither the channel nor the person himself will survive for long”, this is not information, this is your conjecture. Talk on present data, not on your day dreams, please and also “Dear friend, any thing good is welcome anywhere.. but any thing spreading hatred and creating differences among fellow human beings is not”. I agree. Thats why he is accepted everywhere, mere UK banning him does not justify anyone dieing !!! Fearful are those who breaks harmony & tolerance among communities, and scold everyone without rationale which actually you are doing.
    @Ravi- you are speaking without studying the man-woman subject on Islam. So better get some study on it first, if you can’t then hold your comments. If he is an extremist, then why audience other than muslims attend his lectures? Are they all extremists? Really ? (if yes, then believers of all the religions are extremist???? is that it??? think think think)
    @Anand- if he is politician, childish, zero logic man then why person like Shri Ravi Shankar accepted his invitation, tried to harmonize with him, on his PEACE PLATFORM? Why everyone is getting fooled by Naik so easily? Do they come there by coercion? What kind of coercion? Please explain?
    He quotes and talks with references, from all religions’ scriptures, if you rank him illogical then it signifies that you don’t want to accept any of the reference from any religion; For an atheist, all the preachers from all the religions are always childish, politician, fools, so no wonder you think the same about your pundits also. Even on such platforms, you are spreading hatred by talking directly against religions which is not the subject. Calling “Muslim a nation with hatred” is actually showing your and many of your other country-mates’ great insecurity since you people are quite itchy that why and how Dr. Naik has been able to do that all while being in India.
    Keep thinking and stay restless !Recommend

  • HM
    Feb 23, 2011 - 4:13PM

    @Aninda Chowdhury

    1) There can be no love between a man and a woman before marriage . (So you want to manufacture love ?)- Yes, for longer run, its true. Adultery is a resultant of that. Islam does allow to choose your mate before marriage, in order to execute marriage. Prolong proximity is not justified in any society- Even your Indian society with your own religion. Yes he promotes love, and not LUST.
    2) Air hostess cannot serve coffee to men since they come in close proximity and therefore un-Islamic. (Don’t fly, ride on a camel) – No, you fly. Airlines can have male attenders/stewards like majority of the restaurants have. We have males serving in planes. We absolutely dont have any problem with their service. Why male can not serve coffee on board? Zakir speaks about misusing Women as a symbol of lust and attraction. Moreover he never forces a non muslim not to be an air hostess. Its his idealogoy about scope of muslim women’s appropriate professions. Why you are so anxious to sit on a camel?

    3) All religions are not the same and then he said Quran is the best. (What is your problem in accepting equal status of all religions ?)- For this, study comparative religion and then comment on it, or atleast study your own books first. He quotes from your books more than your preachers. Recommend

  • Khan Khalid
    Feb 23, 2011 - 5:32PM

    If UK is planning to ban Peace tv, whats so special about it? What is significant about UK as a benchmark for deciding growth of some religion on the basis of banning a tv channel? And why everyone out here is discussing religion, Quran and Hadith where as the subject is UK showing some reaction on a preacher’s medium by PLANNING TO BAN IT? It is not banned yet still the comments on this podium adversely shows mindset of so many people !
    How funny you people are who get furious so easily wherever you read word Islam, Religion and now Dr. Zakir Naik !!!!!
    UK is not anyone’s GODFATHER, if people are giving UK such importance, it suggests that their FATIGUED MINDS are still under their RULE !
    Its obvious that UK can’t present any one against Naik to respond, so it is hindering him to be propogated via TV. Simple ! Dr. Zakir supporter’s should be happy enough upon this. By banning peace tv, ISLAM can not be banned – THEN WHY TO FEAR ?????Recommend

  • Feb 23, 2011 - 10:46PM

    He not only comments on Koran, but other religious books also. He suggest to remove some portions of other religious books and say then they also become Koran. Whether these lovers of Dr. Jakir Naik will appreciate if somebody from other religion comments on Koran about its deficiencies. Are we having that much decency and patience? Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Feb 23, 2011 - 11:25PM

    @QuranVsHadith:
    Its not about belonging to a sect or having a view point different from others. I hate this guy because he always try to impose his opinion on others. He always portrays wahabi opinions as a general Islamic opinion when it is only a wahabi opinion and scholors from others schools of thought have a very different opinion about the same thing. He says he does not follows any sect when he always put forward the wahabi things. He should put forward all the opinions with logics, if he cant than he should admit that he is a wahabi so that only the wahabi audience listens to him. Recommend

  • Hussar
    Feb 24, 2011 - 1:56AM

    ISLAM AND PEACE ARE CONTRADICTORY TERMS…you lie (TAQQIYA), suppress, offend, steal (benefit cheats), murder, hate and disrespect OUR EUROPEAN WAYS, OUR EUROPEAN FREEDOMS, OUR EUROPEAN HOSPITALITY – I advise you to change the ways or start packing…NO BURKA, NO MORE MOSQUES, NO MORE BULLYING..start integrating or go back to your HEAVENS…Recommend

  • HM
    Feb 24, 2011 - 2:24AM

    @subhan basha- firstly its not Jakir Naik- its Zakir Naik (yes, Z which comes after Y and not J which comes before K). So we are talking about Dr. Zakir Naik here, right!
    2ndly, he never points defencies in other scriptures… never. If he had, he would have not quoted from these books. He speaks about SIMILARITIES in these books, and coorelate them.
    3rd and most importantly that people do comment against Quran- I am very sure you don’t watch his programs and like many others, are participating here without understanding his teachings. Refer to his debate with Dr. William Cambell in 2006, Dr William has pointed out more than 30 scientifc flaws Quran has according to his research. That debate was organized by Zakir’s IRF. And then, Zakir replied about them all. So he himself invites people to comment on Quran, even scolding, unlike our typical Maulvi. Do other preachers of other religion do that? BIG NO !!!! You know why Zakir does that? Because he has the knowledge, a research based study… and on the basis of that he stays confident that he will answer the questions. Dr. Zakir did not become angry in that debate, at all. Similarly a muslim with profound study will always listen the other about Quran and then will respond accordingly. Islam supports harmony and peace and so does he exhibited that all in that debate. Recommend

  • Imtiaz Ali
    Feb 24, 2011 - 4:15AM

    Almost all the Religious channels talk nonsense 24 hours a day. I only stop on these channels for few seconds while changing the channels. Therefore I don’t care if the Peace TV or all the religious channels are closed down!Recommend

  • alam, mumbai
    Feb 24, 2011 - 4:18AM

    The live question and answer session itself proves that Dr.Naik is delivering the truth!
    We understand people becoming plagued by nightmares about the truth being revealed so clearly and easily.Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Feb 24, 2011 - 8:49AM

    He must be invited in Pakistan as “Visiting Professor” to the seminaries located in Southern Punjab, North and South Waziristan. People must know the differences between “Peace and Pieces”. He needs to understand that Me me me me and us us us us is not for which this world was created. He must better work for Peace in Sudan, Somalia, among our religious leaders, Afghanistan and other troubled areas.Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Feb 24, 2011 - 8:58AM

    There was a Christian News Channel called “Good News” who was only on air for few weeks and then stopped (in Pakistan). This person is only known for “Finger Pointing” at others. People around the world are now interested only in HUMANITY with no tags attached.Recommend

  • Truth Prevails
    Feb 24, 2011 - 9:32AM

    @QuranVsHadith: Yeah Man! Isn’t it fun using sort of an Islamic nick to post your funny stuff here, enjoy the responses, re-post again after googling about Quran. Yes, it would be unfortunately fun for an unmature non-muslim. Anyways, just once, close your eyes and see yourself as a Muslim. You’ll see a person:

    getting up before sunrise, cleaning himself [wadoo] and praying,
    then he doesn’t go back to bed and maybe exercises a bit,
    then he goes to work and has to perform his job honestly,
    cleans himself again @ noon and prays, finishes work,
    returns home, cleans again & prays
    spends time with family and friends
    cleans again @ sunset and prays [max time for each prayers would be around 10-15 minutes]
    continues good time with family/friends/other stuff,
    helps poor with 2.5% [Zakah] of his annual savings [throughtout the year],
    gives charity in addition to his savings [throughtout the year],
    learns from or teaches others
    Cleans & Prays again at night
    Goes to bed

    Now you open your eyes, you’ll for a spit of a second think “Ahhh! That wasn’t me…” But my friend, you can be that person. Perusal with good intent will take you there. All the best!Recommend

  • MAD
    Feb 24, 2011 - 9:56AM

    @QuranVsHadith:

    Aaah you’re one of those guys who think the Mosque is a place or meeting and the Hajj is an annual event to socialize. now I get it. In short your posts are not really worth reading. please ignore him people and pray that Allah guides him to the right path before its too late.Recommend

  • MAD
    Feb 24, 2011 - 9:56AM

    @Ahmed:

    Than might as well ban QTV too. Recommend

  • Aninda Chowdhury
    Feb 24, 2011 - 11:59AM

    @ HM -

    1) Marriage is a social institution to preserve the sanctity in a society. Love is the feeling which comes from inside before you develop physical intimacy. If there exists true love before marriage then problem should not arise after the couples marry. You mean to say people always fall in love out of lust ? And, by the way what adultery has to do with love marriage. It may happen even after arrange marriage. Regarding India, let me tell you here the society is changing very fast. Love affairs are open discussed with parents and among friends.Religion remains the same which evolved 5000 years ago. It never barred anybody from not loving anybody.

    2) If female serving coffee to unknown male is un-Islamic then male serving coffee to unknown female should also be un-Islamic, isn’t it ? There will be both female as well as male passengers. Say if a male cabin-crew is fastening the seat-belt of a female passenger, then that should also be un-Islamic. After all female passengers can also develop lust for the male cabin crew as well. So what you gonna do about it ? Therefore, camel is the best solution for people like Zakir Naik to travel.

    3) You know what is the basic purpose of studying Comparative Religion ? So that we can understand how different religions have tried to pave the way of life for its followers which facilitated them to lead a happy and prosperous life by submitting yourself before the will of God. I have studied very few books related to Hindu religion and also studied Islamic law during my law school days. So what I gathered is that any religion is followed by an individual according to his/her suitability. But, the very essence of every religion is the same. Therefore, no religion can be better than the other.

    Swami Vivekananda said in Chicago World Congress of Religion that there are two frogs – one who dwells in a well and the other who dwells in a pond where he finds other creatures as well. The frog in the well thinks his well is the best and biggest place to live in. Its not his fault but its his thought-process which made him think like that. So, Swamiji said we should all try to live like the frog in the pond who has learned to respect other creatures who are also dwelling with him. He also said Hinduism is not the best religion but every religion is the same and that is why till date you will find emblem of Judaism, Islam, Christianity and other religions in Ramakrishna temples all over the world.

    My dear friend, I am criticising some of Zakir Naik’s views (who is no doubt very learned) in a way that his wahabism ideology will never gain popularity in India or in any democratic set-up. Just quoting some other religious preachers won’t help. He may have studied or rather mugged-up every religious texts but I am sorry to say that didn’t serve the purpose. Recommend

  • guru
    Feb 24, 2011 - 1:36PM

    how many of u have watched “loose change” documentry….
    Watch it on youtube……
    Or
    Research or search the term “building 7″ on youtube or google….

    Also ,,watch zakir naik latest lecture on oxford union…available on youtube….

    It will tell u all d truth about zakir naik “views”..

    search……n….research……..!Recommend

  • Feb 24, 2011 - 1:56PM

    @MAD:
    you are confusing HADITHER CENTERS with Mosques..Mosques is where MULSIMS PRAY.. not follow some HADITHER RITUAL and PROMOTE HATE..
    HAJJ which can be performed over a preiod of 4 MONTHS as HAJJ.. not the PAGAN METHODS and RITUALS followed these days..

    Are you reading and following the QURAN or some MULLAH?

    Allahs GUIDENCE comes from the QURAN!! the Question is are you reading the QURAN? or just using it to justify the writtings of MULLAHS out there?Recommend

  • Anwar Raza
    Feb 28, 2011 - 3:53AM

    Let me clear and be straight forward to all those who think Islam is the solution to every problem in the world. It is not and that is how majority of world people feel. Naik followers have shallow knowledge themselves. It is easy to gather them in thousands in India in the name of religion. Thoss acts along with inviting Hindu preachers is a well thought out scheme to add more subscribers to his TV program. He is hateful towards other religions with but hides his hate with a smile and call everyone a brother. Naik is a b rated actor who came at a time where technology helped and he gained notoriety. He should be banned as he puts down every religion and that is dividing people.Recommend

  • RM
    Feb 28, 2011 - 2:04PM

    The DEAF,the DUMB & the BLIND will never follow the path of truth!
    The QURAN is the truth !!!
    The INTENTIONS of the British Authorities is clear!
    They are the DEAF,the DUMB & the BLIND.

    May be tomorrow they come up with a new idea i.e. banning all MUSLIMS from entering their country!

    ISLAM is for the sake of MANKIND!!!
    QURAN is meant for MANKIND !!!
    IF ANYTHING IS ERROR-FREE ON EARTH,ITS THE QURAN !!!
    Even the Science bows down to it!
    What the holy QURAN said 1400 years back,the Science is telling now !
    And that is just because,ALLAH is the CREATOR of ALL and HE KNOWS EVERYTHING!!!
    QURAN is the book of ALLAH for the whole humanity!!!

    QURAN says——————-” VERIFY THE INFORMATION,BEFORE PASSSING IT ON TO OTHERS”

    DARE TO KNOW THE TRUTH !!!
    Better Late than Never!!!

    I believe in the TRUTH !!!

    SO, I believe in ALLAH !!!
    I believe in the QURAN !!!
    I believe in prophet SAW !!!
    I believe in ISLAM !!!
    I believe in the PREACHERS of ISLAM !!!
    I believe in ZAKIR NAIK !!!
    Recommend

  • G.Din
    Mar 4, 2011 - 6:23PM

    @HM: to Aninda Chowdhury
    “…Airlines can have male attenders/stewards like majority of the restaurants have. …”
    Since we don’t want stewardesses serving coffee to male passengers because they will come close to male passengers, we may consider
    1. banning women fliers because now stewards will come close to them while serving coffee.
    2. ban serving coffee during flights
    3. ban men fliers objecting to stewardesses serving coffee during flights from flying
    4. allow only gender – segregating flights
    5. follow all these suggestions for restaurants tooRecommend

  • USA
    Mar 6, 2011 - 12:02AM

    He should be kicked out from India to Saudi Arabia… Watch out this Video..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsGajgXkge4

    Muslims have distorted the meaning of peace and brotherhood. They say one thing but their actions speaks otherwise.Recommend

  • Mar 10, 2011 - 12:37PM

    This peoples who criticizing zakir naik r jealous because they accepting islam :) and becoming Muslims.

    In just 20 yrs we will be the half population of world.

    Inshallah.Recommend

  • Tee
    Mar 11, 2011 - 11:07PM

    Ban him. Ban them all. It makes me happy to hear that.Recommend

  • Aninda Chowdhury
    Mar 12, 2011 - 10:30AM

    Allah doesn’t like mullahs … Allah likes progressive Muslims !! I am a Hindu but I believe in Allah too !! Zakir Naik – you are not allowing your own people to follow the progressive path !!Recommend

  • Shadab Ahmad
    Mar 19, 2011 - 12:46AM

    @QuranVsHadith:

    Why u use this type of sentence coz he toled the truth with cite
    u can investigate>

    Thanx!Recommend

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