Dr Zakir Naik to challenge ban in UK court

Published: June 21, 2010

TV grab of Dr Zakir Naik while giving interview.

After getting banned from entering the UK, Dr Zakir Naik has decided to challenge the the ban in Britain’s courts.

While giving an interview to Headlines Today, Dr Naik said that Islam is spreading fast in the western world including UK and USA, and the respective governments are well aware of the fact.

Dr Naik said that according to the statistics, Peace TV is the most popular Islamic channel while he is the speaker who gets the maximum number of viewers throughout the world. By banning his entry, the UK government wants to curb the spread of Islam, he added.

He said that the decision is more on political grounds rather legal as the UK government is aware of his speeches and that he is against any form of violence. The speeches were taken out of context and presented to the media as an evidence of promoting terrorism, he added.

Dr Naik, a 44-year-old Muslim scholar, was due to give a series of lectures in London and northern England but new Home Secretary Theresa May decided to bar him.

His decision came after he was banned from entering the UK on the charges of making “inflammatory comments and unacceptable behaviour.”

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Reader Comments (176)

  • Jun 21, 2010 - 5:21PM

    Long Live Great Dr. Zakir NaikRecommend

  • Jun 21, 2010 - 5:27PM

    I hope his appeal is rejected as well !Recommend

  • arshin
    Jun 21, 2010 - 5:43PM

    this is sad to ban mr naik,he speaks truth only and he always says never terrorise innocent people.come together which is common in us and dont fight .Recommend

  • Dennis Dey
    Jun 21, 2010 - 5:45PM

    The world needs leaders who bring out similarities in different religions as a means to curb fanaticism and narrow-minded sectarianism; e.g., HH the Dalai Lama, HH Ravi Shankar, and Mahatma Gandhi, among others, who insist that all religions are actually different paths to the same goal. Deriding other faiths in the name of “comparative religion”, as Dr. Naik is doing, is actually inflammatory.Recommend

  • greg summers
    Jun 21, 2010 - 5:46PM

    It was a totally innocent answer to a question on terrorism. It made sense and was the right sort of answer any democracy should expect. I can see the government trying to slander him here but he wont take this lying down, c’mon Zakir tell the world the truth!Recommend

  • Jun 21, 2010 - 5:59PM

    huh? what happened to freedom of speach then?

    who is being an extremist now?

    and besides that text is being published out of context! first of all this is what he mentions as the definition of terrorism:

    if a Muslim sees a rapist, the rapist
    should get terrified, if a robber sees
    a Muslim he should get terrified. in
    this sense every Muslim should be a
    terrorist who terrorizes the
    anti-social elements of the society.
    for example when a robber sees a
    police man, he gets terrified, for the
    robber the policeman is a terrorist!

    Why is UK always following US’s footsteps in their conservative minds??

    he is only delivering a SPEACH! like it, listen to it, dont like it ignore it simple asRecommend

  • Joynal Hussain
    Jun 21, 2010 - 5:59PM

    I think his TV broadcast to the UK should be stopped too! He can still get through to the British public via Peace TV.Recommend

  • Mir
    Jun 21, 2010 - 6:26PM

    whom the UK government is try to fooling ?? if you read his comment in full context even a 5 year old can understand what he mean by that sentence.

    here is the full answer answer of DR Zakir Naik.

    Every Muslim should be a terrorist.
    A terrorist is a person who causes terror. The moment a robber sees a policeman he is terrified. A policeman is a terrorist for the robber. Similarly every Muslim should be a terrorist for the antisocial elements of society, such as thieves, dacoits and rapists. Whenever such an anti-social element sees a Muslim, he should be terrified. It is true that the word ‘terrorist’ is generally used for a person who causes terror among the common people. But a true Muslim should only be a terrorist to selective people i.e. anti-social elements, and not to the common innocent people. In fact a Muslim should be a source of peace for innocent peopleRecommend

  • bilkes
    Jun 21, 2010 - 6:27PM

    Surly every country gives right to people exercise his religeon n preach as long as he does not cause any terror on the people of other religeon.

    there is surly no ambiguous statement by him that insults other religeon,community or country.It a lies on him to control the spread of islam. TERRORISM is the only word that they find for muslims for nothing!!!

    this is unjust!!!Recommend

  • imran
    Jun 21, 2010 - 6:36PM

    @Dennis Dey: exactly as a scientist who told that the earth revolve around the sun….i.e. the truth…and they try to tourch him….plz hv some common sence…or is thet not that common when conservatives r in power…. it’s completly political…. their political correctness has truly gone mad…..Recommend

  • Syed Saleem
    Jun 21, 2010 - 7:00PM

    I know why they are Baned To Dr.Zakir Naik, becasue of ISLAM has Spreading very Fast Over all world thats why they are fearing,they dont know what is right (ALLAH says in QUR’AN that Islam is the very Peace and Beautiful Religen and I am Excepting only “ISLAM”

    they should understand why his telling the TRUTH.

    please try to understand the truth by DR.ZAKIR NAIK.Recommend

  • Madeeha
    Jun 21, 2010 - 7:24PM

    They are quoting Dr. Zakir Naik completely out of context. What happened to Freedom of Speech? Is freedom of Speech only allowed when ppl are disrespecting our Prophet (PBUH)???Recommend

  • Sajith Ali
    Jun 21, 2010 - 7:26PM

    This is very sad,when i heard this.he(Zakir Naik) is straight forward man and he is the one spreading for Peace.Recommend

  • wonde
    Jun 21, 2010 - 7:49PM

    This is realy shame becuse this is era of science and every one is searching the truth incontrast UK government goes to stone age era. Dr. Zakir Nike is realy want to teach not only about muslims religion but also another religions belife and scerpiures but UK government decision is really not good becouse they are pushing knowlodge out of UK.
    Trully Islam is perfect religion but not terrest’s religion and Dr. Zakir Nike is really the only scholar of all religions hating him means hating knoladge , perfect way and good hmanity.
    UK chieves Allah makes your heart good and be good humans. Recommend

  • Rachael
    Jun 21, 2010 - 7:54PM

    Oh dear, I have watched him for several years (and I am not Islamic) and to me he comes across as a peacefull man who is only justifying the religion that he believes in. If we ban people like himself from talking about their faith in a way that shows their love of it then surely all churches and other faiths should be banned from supporting their faith vocally also. The world has gone crazy, people never learn that divided we fall together we stand we are all human and so similiar in the main faiths (Islam, Judaism, and Christianity) I will never understand why people of these faiths cannot see that their faiths are interlocked and woven together, please people do some reading!!!! Jesus was not a arian man he was a Jew, who wore robes and lived in a jewish/arab culture. Our lives today are heavily influenced by many cultures and historical events.Recommend

  • shaik ismail
    Jun 21, 2010 - 8:21PM

    Dr Zakir naik is very peaceful person , don’t be afraid mrs teresa he is honest person he speaks only truth may be UK Government jealous with his popularityRecommend

  • Md Ashfaq
    Jun 21, 2010 - 8:28PM

    This is very sad news that he Ban to UK This is may be allah’s Hikma just be patience and pray to allah ,allah knows allRecommend

  • Aimal
    Jun 21, 2010 - 8:33PM

    This is thier justice.
    these are the most developed and powerful people of the world.Recommend

  • Aimal
    Jun 21, 2010 - 8:35PM

    It means no one can struggle for for peace in the world.Recommend

  • Saad Azher
    Jun 21, 2010 - 8:37PM

    Dr. Zakir Naik is a SHAM, people like him are not proponents of Islam but a threat to the very core of our religion. He isn’t a religious scholar and has no scholarly body of work, his speeches themselves are self contradictory in nature, he has never been published in any publication worthy of note and the debates he convenes are at best drawing room level with little or no scholarly persuasion. I for one am happy that he is banned, his isolationist stand needs to die a natural death and his days of using Islam to make a quick buck needs to stop now.Recommend

  • Mike
    Jun 21, 2010 - 8:51PM

    I believe Islam is a religion of peace, and Dr Naik is an honest man who firmly believes in what he says, his immense knowledge makes him far ahead from any other Religious Scholar in the World.
    These are cheap tactics played by west to curb the roots of the most beautiful Religion.

    Read the Holy Quran, you will get to know what ISLAM is all about.
    Today the world is afraid at the speed which ISLAM is spreading, instead of believing the truth, they are running behind giving baseless reasons.

    This act of UK Government is not against a particular person, it is against ISLAM.Recommend

  • Ayesha Kundi
    Jun 21, 2010 - 8:51PM

    I hope Mr. Zakir Naik gets through this appeal. Truth always prevails. Long Live Zakir Naik.
    Long Live Peace.
    Amen.Recommend

  • Waseem
    Jun 21, 2010 - 9:06PM

    Dr Zakir Naik believes in death penalty for Apostasy. Which is no where to be found in Islam and Quran.
    Thus he is inciting hatred and murder. SO HE SHOULD BE BANNED EVEN IN INDIA for his hateful preaching.Recommend

  • Jun 21, 2010 - 9:13PM

    The UK Govt. can stop Dr. Zakir Naik for time being but they can’t stop the movement of freedom of speech and understanding of the people on right prospective. Recommend

  • Mohd farooq khan
    Jun 21, 2010 - 9:29PM

    If you go for pease you will always get trouble on between. But no need to
    worry Dr. Zakir Naik you will win the fight of true. Live longRecommend

  • shadab sirkhot
    Jun 21, 2010 - 10:01PM

    Oh Allah give Us Jannatul Firdaus .. dont fear do sabr InshAllah All will good AmeenRecommend

  • Samirul sk
    Jun 21, 2010 - 10:20PM

    I am very sad to hear this news.I hope BRITAIN change their maintality.Recommend

  • MD.Rajib
    Jun 21, 2010 - 10:40PM

    Allah Hu-Akbar, Allah Hu-Akbar, Allah Hu-Akbar…Dr. Zakir go ahead..Inshallah you will be the winner…!!Recommend

  • Anela
    Jun 21, 2010 - 10:49PM

    My husband who is a new convert to Islam has the most respect for Dr. Zakir Naik simply because he has always preached “peace” and has incredible knowledge, memory and verbal communications skills. It is absurd that the foreign government has rejected his visit to the UK. I think in the end he will prevail this injustice. All this is doing is making him more popular and it will force people to watch is videos on youtube and Facebook to see for themselves. In an indirect way, their negative reaction will help Dr. Naik to become more popular. He is scheduled to come to Toronto on July 2, 3, & 4 2010 at Metro Convention Centre for Journey of Faith convention. Recommend

  • abdul hakeem
    Jun 21, 2010 - 10:49PM

    I know Dr. Zakir Naik very well through his lectures and debates. He is very intellectual person with enough knowledge of all the religions. He always advise every human being to come to common terms as between us whatever diff you have keep aside and follow what is common in all the world scriptures. that is our GOD is one and we are all belongs to him.
    Dr. Zair naik is a man of peace. there are some individuals or groups of indivduals who don’t like him OR opposing him are the Non believers of GOD and believers of Humanbeings , Animals , Tress, Plants, Dead Persons as GOD or equal to GOD.I THINK THIS LADY WHO BAN DR.ZAKIR NAIK IN ENTERING INTO UK IS A BELIEVER OF HUMAN BEING AS GOD.Recommend

  • Andrew
    Jun 21, 2010 - 10:51PM

    The videos posted by the media against Dr. Zakir Naik are false and out of CONTEXT. To clarify the real truth you must visit the following link and read properly from Top to Bottom.

    http://bit.ly/bOJhYx

    And to all those people who are writing comments against him didn’t even bothered to research properly.Recommend

  • waqar ahmed
    Jun 21, 2010 - 10:53PM

    Zakir naik is the peaceful man and he is spreading the peace in the world.Lots of people like him and his ideas and they are coming to Islam because of his speaches but the UK govt. dont like it but they cant stop his true voice beacause ALLAH is with him and helping him INSHALLAHRecommend

  • deri
    Jun 21, 2010 - 10:53PM

    HE SHOULD BE ALLOWED!!!!!Recommend

  • Riyaz
    Jun 21, 2010 - 10:53PM

    Anyone who despises Islam and Muslims is welcome in Great Britain. Any foul language used against them is welcome because this country believes in core values of Free Speech. That is the reason, Salman Rushdie and Taslima Nasreen are welcome, although they belong to Muslim community. Their words and writings are not considered inflammatory nor their behaviour unacceptable. They do not write anything against Britain nor anything against British people. So long as they write or use strong language against Islam or Muslims, Britain has no problem and it will not consider them inflammatory.

    However, if any one comes to Britain defending Islam or Muslims, that would be considered as unacceptable behaviour. Any of his words or speech would be considered as inflammatory and hence rightly banned. Entry in Britain is the discretion of UK Government. No Muslim can claim a right to Free Speech. This right is reserved for Swedish writer/cartoonist, Salman Rushdie et el. They are the previlege people. They will be rewarded with special Prizes and previleges. Long live Britain, Long live its “Freedom of Speech”.Recommend

  • Jun 21, 2010 - 10:54PM

    Britain bans Dr Zakir Naik.

    Britain banned a popular Muslim preacher,
    Dr Zakir Naik from entering the country !

    …huh? what happened to freedom of speach then?

    who is being an extremist now?

    and besides that text is being published out of context! first of all this is what he mentions as the definition of terrorism:

    if a Muslim sees a rapist, the rapist

    should get terrified, if a robber sees

    a Muslim he should get terrified. in

    this sense every Muslim should be a

    terrorist who terrorizes the

    anti-social elements of the society.

    for example when a robber sees a

    police man, he gets terrified, for the

    robber the policeman is a terrorist!

    Why is UK always following US’s footsteps in their conservative minds??

    he is only delivering a SPEACH! like it, listen to it, dont like it ignore it simple as

    is only take “every Muslim should be a

    terrorist”
    you tell me what’s wrong in this???????Recommend

  • mukthar
    Jun 21, 2010 - 10:55PM

    shame on u UK governament.. when somebody speaks against our beloved prophet & Islam u give knighthood..but when someone speaks only truth then thats not digesting for u.? this shows ur hatred against Islam.Recommend

  • sohel
    Jun 21, 2010 - 10:56PM

    mr.zakir naik allah talah with you muslims of all over the world inshah allah will support you and doing battle with uk government.Recommend

  • avinash
    Jun 21, 2010 - 10:59PM

    i m with u dr. zakir, u r the ultimate winner, and idol of my life.Recommend

  • Muriam Butt
    Jun 21, 2010 - 11:08PM

    very Sad….. Now where is the freedom of speech….??? this is the real face of most civilized world…….Recommend

  • Azamuddin Syed
    Jun 21, 2010 - 11:13PM

    Dr.Zakir Naik has been misinterpreted. His aim is to propogate peace and millions of people are witness to it. UK govt. need to review their ban and should welcome the personality like Zakir naik on their land.Recommend

  • Shahid K
    Jun 21, 2010 - 11:15PM

    Dear Human being,

    I myself heard, understand the speech of Dr.Zakir Naik, His talk has logic, science, proof, authenticity, faith and specially peace. Before putting your comments know yourself and understand that you are the superior in all the creature (THE HUMAN) then utilize your superiority, check what you heard and what is the fact and make your mind accordingly and put your comments.

    Once you will watch Dr.Zakir Naik’s all the videos, lectures on different topic, his debates with many scholars belongs to various religion i am sure you will understand the truth and every one will protest the ban.

    This is a test for UK Government and we hope they will not go against their own LAW by continuing ban on Dr.Zakir Naik.

    May Almighty Allah help UK Government to understand the truth.Recommend

  • ifrahim
    Jun 21, 2010 - 11:26PM

    I dont understand one thing about all religious people of all faiths..i agree there are people with difference of opinions but cant they even think for one time god’s call.why is UK government after such a pious man.speak up if you have explanation,just dont blame anyone going out of context.Recommend

  • Shahid K
    Jun 21, 2010 - 11:31PM

    Freedom of Expression is not only a fundamental right in all democratic countries, its also a “Human Right” under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948.

    Under the 30 Human rights(HR), Dr. Zakir Naik also Enjoys his rights simply he is born a Human Being.

    Human Rights-HR

    1)Your Human Rights Are Protected by Law (HR-8)
    2)You Have Rights No Matter Where You Go (HR-6)
    3)Freedom to Move (HR-13)
    4)Freedom of Thought (HR-18)
    5)Freedom of Expression (HR-19)
    6)The Right to Public Assembly (HR-20)
    7)The Right to Democracy (HR-21)
    8)A Fair and Free World (HR-28)
    9)No One Can Take Away Your Human Rights (HR-30)

    Home Secretary UK,Theresa May said “Coming to the UK is a privilege, not a right…”, I would like to correct u mam, Its not a privilege, its his RIGHT under UN Declarations.

    Being a Security Council’s Permanent Member at UN, are you going against your own rules??
    Open: All content is public.Recommend

  • Jahed
    Jun 21, 2010 - 11:40PM

    Shame on us. For peace we are not doing anything. Dr naik is a good person. Pls let him free for spreding peace. Recommend

  • khalil khan
    Jun 21, 2010 - 11:57PM

    They can’t stop Islam, they are trying.
    even ban on Dr. Naik will not work.Recommend

  • majid khan
    Jun 21, 2010 - 11:59PM

    Islam need no boundaries and Dr Naik is the one of the best represntative of Islam so Uk / Usa or any country leadership didn’t stop to Islam to spred in the whole world.
    GOD BLESS YOU DR NAIK.
    AMEENRecommend

  • Mathew
    Jun 22, 2010 - 12:00AM

    I believe what i see and do not appreciate things which are highlighted or propagated through media or any government who has personal interest in harming any religion by any means for there own benefits.
    If what Zakir Naik is preaching is the Truth then obviously there will be 100% chance of getting resistance for it. So, what i see here is the UK government trying to resist the truth by banning a personality who is trying to preach & show the world “THE TRUTH”.
    Any common person in this world who has a similar & good understanding for all the religions can say that banning any harmless personality for entering any country is against International Moral Ethics.
    Rest i leave in the hands of “THE CREATOR” of “THE TRUTH”. Regards…Recommend

  • Mathew
    Jun 22, 2010 - 12:05AM

    Last, but not the least. Take this as the “Thought for the Day”.
    We should always take into consideration the task a person is performing and not the person itself. I personally give importance and appreciate
    the task Mr. Zakir Naik is performing regardless of his own personality.Recommend

  • Usman
    Jun 22, 2010 - 12:05AM

    Dr. Zakir is a Peceful Person dats why Allah is giving him so much respect success.ALLAH BLESS HIM.LONG LIVE ZAKIR NAIK.Recommend

  • Phil
    Jun 22, 2010 - 12:09AM

    Interestingly, Muslims who have left comments here talk about the double standards of the West, i.e talking about free speech while denying Zakir Naik a visa. But these same Muslims should keep in mind that Muslim countries themselves do not allow other religions to flourish. Rather other religions are suppressed and their followers are pressured to convert.
    So it seems Muslims want secular law to take precedence when it is to their advantage and apply Islamic law when they can. So who has the double standards here ? Recommend

  • Shafkat
    Jun 22, 2010 - 12:23AM

    This is really ridiculous …

    Stinks of Islamophobia of the highest order !

    A knee-jerk reaction/decision without any research put into it!

    The only thing it will do is make Dr Zakir Nike more popular!

    Especially after all the sympathy and anger shown by the world to the senseless and brutal attack by the Israelis on the flotilla in International waters carrying aid to the wretched Palestinians imprisoned in the ‘Gaza Concentration Camp’ …

    Zakir Naik is a much loved and very popular ‘peace ‘ activist who always tries to reconcile ‘warring parties’ .. insisting on ‘ coming to terms on commonalities and not the differences’ …

    We need more like him in this world … and DEFINITELY do not need Hate Mongers like that creep from Netherlands allowed to enter the UK to spread mischief ..

    What a let down, BRITIAN !!!Recommend

  • malik junaid
    Jun 22, 2010 - 12:26AM

    It is shame on uk govt if they stop dr naik(preacher of peace) from entering UK.Almighty is with u dear naik.If UK doesnt change its decision,we took world wide protests about this insha Allah.Recommend

  • ahmed
    Jun 22, 2010 - 12:43AM

    dr zakir nike is a good person he speachs for truth allah with him. uk can ban entry in uk but can not ban his speaches may you live long nikeRecommend

  • monir
    Jun 22, 2010 - 12:47AM

    i heard almost all the speeches delivered by dr zakir and as per as i concern he never made any statement without refferances either from quran or other religious books even if any survey he gives the chapter no. verse no. logic scientific reason
    i don know what is uk govt’s problem
    it seems they are afraid of spreading truthRecommend

  • Mehvish
    Jun 22, 2010 - 12:53AM

    Its ridiculous that the ban has incurred on Dr Zakir, he is a peaceful blessed man with outstanding knowledge, the Britain’s didn’t dare face him and his views because they are cowards, and are afraid to realise the truth. His messages and knowledge will prevail far and wide inshaAllah.Recommend

  • aaar
    Jun 22, 2010 - 2:18AM

    hey, I think there are hundreds of thousands Dr Zakir’s like minded people who are really working hard to spread Allah’s religion in UK. is there any law to ban or deport them. May …may not be!
    Then no point in formatting the orinal PC after its spreads virus to other Pcs of in same net work. It will not work. We are so called advance but still lacking knowlege the true faith.Recommend

  • Mo
    Jun 22, 2010 - 2:40AM

    I don’t c anything wrong in what he preaches. This is to the Muslims who are dissing dr naik he clearly states in his talks that he isn’t a scholar he is a student in comparitive religion and mentions time and time again verses of the Quran from where his quoting from so go and check for urself weather he is quoting rite or wrongRecommend

  • Faryal Tahir
    Jun 22, 2010 - 2:44AM

    It was Uk’s right to ban him and its his right to challenge the ban. The approach is rational and sane. Recommend

  • feroj khan
    Jun 22, 2010 - 9:39AM

    dear dr. zakir naik :

    i am always with you as long as you spreading peace towards human being … uk gov. are less sensitive … but they will understant what the Quran says about the co-existane of human being and true teaching of peace and harmony, very soon … insallah allah will help you … and . we all muslim are with you….Recommend

  • Shah jahan
    Jun 22, 2010 - 9:59AM

    Dr Zakir Naik, We love you for the sake of Allah(swt).Recommend

  • Jun 22, 2010 - 12:58PM

    Alsalamalaikum wa rahmatAllahi wa barkatahu.
    Regarding U.K. Trip I want to give my suggestion to my brother Dr. Zakir Naik.
    That if a person does not want to invite to his home than I ask you question that will you go and protest or ask question to others that he is not inviting me? No.
    So same is in the case of U.K. it is there wish they don’t want to allow you.
    So let them are.Recommend

  • Tattoo Singh
    Jun 22, 2010 - 1:28PM

    @Phil: You are right buddy, Muslim countries don’t allow other religions to flourish in their lands but at least they don’t cry about being secular and defenders of “Freedom Of Speech”. They do this because they believe that only Islam is the true religion and they have every right to defend their faith. All the Prophets from Adam to Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Them All) taught us the same thing i.e., to worship and follow the commandments of One Supreme Power but due to their selfishness people twisted this truth. People talk about Freedom Of Speech only when someone try to defame Prophet Muhammad(PBUH). The same UK Government gave Salman Rushdie the title of ‘Knighthood’ for insulting the faith of so many Muslims all over the world and now the same Government quote Dr. Zakir Naik out of context to bar his entry into UK. This is what you call “Double Standards”.Recommend

  • AM
    Jun 22, 2010 - 2:21PM

    @ Dennis
    why don’t you watch the episode in which dr.naik and shri ravi shankar had to speak about concept of God in Islam and Hinduism. shri ravi shankar participated to advocated the subject topic, implies that he felt hinduism his basis to spread peace and serve humanity.
    so does dr.naik do in his approach by making Islam as the basis for spreading peace.
    therefore your viewpoint for removing fanaticism without religions is false.
    moreover it was shocking to see that for some reasons shri ravi shankar was not able to communicate on the subject topic and was asking again and again about the time left for his speech. watch this episode again. where as when dr naik speaks, not even muslims, but non muslims get mesmerized. do you know why? what do you think are these non muslim all fool? or dr. naik is a magician? Big No !!!
    dr naik knows about christanity or hinduism more than a common christian or hindu. and thats why he is able to talk with references which makes his comments logical. otherwise non muslims would have not been among the audience. they go there with intention to learn the principle of life on the basis of common parameters of all religions.
    dr naik is the only person working on harmonizing different religion’s common principles and then giving the message of Islam. no other person from any religion has courage and content to do this. he is one the prominent players of making Islam, the fastest spreading religion in world and doing his job while based in india and a country like india never objects on him, proves that his efforts are largely acknowledged.
    it is better not to waste time in writing against him, rather avail his knowledge to gain some wisdom.
    @Phil- you will get the answer when uk will re-allow him. a person with peace mission, no matter from any religion can’t be stopped by any political decision.Recommend

  • Mehmood A Ahmed
    Jun 22, 2010 - 2:37PM

    i feel the whole situation as “funny”. because now dr. zakir naik will not be affected by any ban.
    he has already done a great work by using technology for spreading his message via books, articles, internet and his 2 tv channels. he remains in uk all the time through media and people are getting his message easily. so uk govt. is helpless actually and his presence in each house mocks at them.
    his peace missile is already fired, and listen everyone, its already too late to obstruct him.
    dr.zakir- good going- Mashallah. Recommend

  • Sashna
    Jun 22, 2010 - 4:57PM

    You may stop this man from entering the UK, but Theresa May, you cannot stop him from talking the truth. I guess the truth hurts and your trying to stop the spread of Islam. Love, try stopping peace TV.Recommend

  • Mohammad Awais Tufail
    Jun 22, 2010 - 6:43PM

    Very Very shame on U.K government. They are continously tring to stop the spreadibg of ISLAM all over the world… So I am wid you DR Zakir Niak sahab..Recommend

  • Ghazala Yasmine
    Jun 22, 2010 - 6:47PM

    Shame upon U.K government. It is the collision of Haq and Batil InshAllah, Haq will won and Batil will fell down.. InshAllah.
    I wish Dr Zakir Niaq to live long.Recommend

  • Amber Tufail
    Jun 22, 2010 - 8:04PM

    It is shame on uk govt that they stop dr naik from entering UK.ALLAH Almighty is with u….This is really really ridiculous …we r always with you as long as you spreading peace towards human being…you are really a great man….thay can ban ur entry but thay can not ban these speeches made by u…thay r raelly weak people…thay can’t do any thing…rather than putting ban over u …u are a blessed man wid great knowledge … :)….Almighty GoD is wid u INSHALLAH …stay blessed ameen ..Recommend

  • Jun 22, 2010 - 8:39PM

    Freedom of speach is exposed.
    British Government is partial and anti muslim, It welcome all anti muslim elements like Rushdi, Tasleema nasreen and many others who even can not dare to speak in public what they written in their books and articles.

    It is very shameful for the champion of democracy amd freedom of speach.

    Government should have courage to face the truth.Recommend

  • Lencha.H
    Jun 22, 2010 - 9:05PM

    Knowledge is power
    education is the key
    success is the fruit.
    So, DR.Zakir don’t pass this day
    without doing something
    until your dreams(Spreadint Islam)
    come to truth and accepted in all
    over the world!Recommend

  • Shahid K
    Jun 22, 2010 - 9:31PM

    Assalam wa Alaiqum wa rehmatullahe wa barkatahu,

    I request each UK muslim citizen to spread the trust among the other UK citizens (the complete statement of Dr.Zakir Naik) by using print media, electronic media etc and being a citizen of UK you may put case on the UK media who printed the incomplete or out of context statement of Dr.Zakir Naik. Force them to re-print the complete statement again in the same media which indirectly force the UK government to take back their ban.

    Use your brain rather then just putting text on web. If one person take step there would be thousand join him.
    I am asking you the reader if you are a UK Citizen then stand up and take only one step and see how many believers are behind you?????Recommend

  • Taqi Usmani
    Jun 22, 2010 - 10:23PM

    the muslims should keep their own countries in mind to the situation. In a country where perfectly muslim people are persecuted as infidels and other religions are not allowed to even pray openly, britain has adopted the same stance as the muslim countries. :DRecommend

  • Faryal Tahir
    Jun 23, 2010 - 4:12AM

    You can’t judge over what you have been told at homes, in schools and on your prime time television. This is a matter of National Security. Countries can choose who steps within the border and who may not . Zakir Naik is the student of comparative religions and the statements he made were either misunderstood or were actually meant; each way he had to be careful.

    Canadian Govt. has also decided to bar him, where he was due next month for Journey of faith conference for he has been spotted advocating death penalty for apostates, homosexuals and Jews. Recommend

  • Bilal
    Jun 23, 2010 - 5:51AM

    People like Mr zakir should focus more on muslim societies more where corruption, lawlessness, rather animal insticnt is at its full swing and create a model of an islamic society (of the sort they ‘preach’) with all the blessings (inlcuding for the people who disagree with them) and then go to west to present it as an ACTUAL and REAL model.

    Directing all friable attention towards west is a known way of exploitative politics and above that of religion, that has proven cause of almost total destrcuction of muslim majority societies.

    The beliefs I have heard from Mr Zakir I see another exploitative ‘scholar’ in making that will further harm muslims in future.

    So people a bit of memory and knowledge of history would help instead of adopting an easy way to jump on west without showing ability to see under our own noses.

    CheersRecommend

  • Ahmed Gonzalez
    Jun 23, 2010 - 7:27AM

    Injustice! Somebody with an agenda is behind this and has forced the UK to ban him. Same thing has happened here in Canada. Recommend

  • Miss
    Jun 23, 2010 - 10:36AM

    Banning of Dr. Zakir Naik in the UK is not surprising at all. Whats really sad is that people try to justify their ignorance. The non-muslims will obviously agree, but whats really sad is that some muslims are agreeing to this as well, who are not educated enough, which gives a boost to the non-muslims. Our religion is already being critisized, why not try to educate some people? It’s ok if you dont know enough about your religion but try to study it a little more. This man is being banned from SPEAKING, where is freedom of speech now? where is freedom? Westerners are treated with respect in most muslim countries unless they go against law which is obvious but sorry to say we are treated as second but for what one is unable to understand.Recommend

  • Jun 23, 2010 - 11:28AM

    ***

    1. *> They can’t stop Islam, they are
    > trying. even ban on Dr. Naik will not
    > work. May you live long DR.Zakir Naik*

    ***Recommend

  • Amir Shah
    Jun 23, 2010 - 12:46PM

    @bilal,

    we are no one to direct dr.zakir naik what he should do or not. whatever he is doing has never been done by any muslim scholar of present time. how can you impose the duty of all other dimensions of Dawaa’ to dr. naik? he has chosen one of the most difficult area of dawaa and doing Mashallah very very well. do you know how much difficult task is this to invite non muslims to make them listen what you say and eventually make them accept Islam “without any force”? this needs profound knowledge and splendid character which dr.naik is having, evident by his results. an exploitative person can not even initiate this job.

    can you share with readers what teaching you have heard from dr.naik which made you think him as an “exploitative” scholar? please share with us and let us also know if we are unaware, otherwise these are mere bawdy allegations.

    i can tell you dr.zakir naik can not be exploitative; because he is the “only scholar on media” in the entire world who does not give his single speech without accurate references from Quran and Hadith; unlike our tyrant mulla (majority in number around us) whose work (mostly) is based on sham references along with their own interpretations to run their bread and butter.

    how can be he wrong if he quotes you from Quran? while you can check his comments after reading the reference verses and hadith by yourself very easily. you must have not tested it, i am sure.

    the actual problem lies with majority of us; we don’t aim to read Quran’s translation and hence we seldom know the truth. as a result we adopt easy things of religion and ignore the one needs persistence (may include rituals also). these are things which have done and will do harm to all muslims; i.e. not knowing what our own book says? a person like dr.naik who translates Quran for you in his speech to respond your queries and uses the science of Logic can not be exploitative, ever.Recommend

  • Samiq Reza
    Jun 23, 2010 - 2:46PM

    Dr Naik is not a representative of Islam and before the UK, Muslim governments should have banned him. he spews venom and disrespect other religions which is quite contradictory to Peace TV’s self-proclaimed slogan of interfaith harmony. He must not tell Christians how to be good Christians and Hindus how to be good Hindus. We Muslims don’t think any Christian or Hindu has the right to do the same to us so why should we unleash Naik or his ilks on others Recommend

  • Bilal
    Jun 23, 2010 - 3:20PM

    @Amir Shah
    Firstly with due respect, to my years of experience of living in Europe there are number of Islamic movements doing a lot of good and PEACEFUL work re ‘dawa’ and Mr Naik stands nowhere near except his own bit of POPULIST self positioning.

    His beliefs about non-muslims and vice versa in an Islamic state are entirely unacceptable and do not reflect true Islamic teaching of tolerance and humanity and particularly going Europe with that preaching is a shock. Double standard or inability to comprehend the law of nature is so obvious from what he preaches about this.

    His beliefs about shia for example, and other muslim sects are entirely unacceptable (although I am not a shia) There is more but above two points are more than enough to shatter any foundations of even a minimally human society.

    Moreover, I am very very interested where this money is coming from for his huge ventures and what historical role money ‘from Saudi Arabia’ play in this self proclaimed ‘biggest voice of Islam’ in the ‘world’ (with quite a shallow and contradictory knowledge of Islam itself). On Youtube you may view number of his viewpoints so sensibly and true humanely rejected if do not want to go too far to see the other wide.

    Moreover, coming from the part of India where Muslims are symbol of ignorance, poverty, crime name anything; why not start from home and leave Europe for tomorrow with true islamic model of success to take with.

    But na, he wont and his ‘followers’ wont also. That is where we need to have a look into history of such ‘scholars’ very carefully.

    Please spend a minute on the question: what Muslims need most right now? and what they do not need at all? and please try to relate it to his work, if possible.

    CheersRecommend

  • habibi
    Jun 23, 2010 - 4:21PM

    Long live ISLAM.
    MR.ZAKIR NAIK you are the proud of MUSLIMS in this century.
    all the bestRecommend

  • subtain asad hussain
    Jun 23, 2010 - 5:04PM

    @samiq reza
    Every practicing Muslim is a representative of Islam. Islam does not demand any degree of represntation to spread truth.
    Should Zakir Naik tell or not, a hindu or christian how to be good in their faith have to be decided by hinduz and christains and not by you. Do you know majority of his audience in a hall consist of non muslims. If not benefited, why they are coming?
    They want to know how to be good in their religion by Zakir Naik “BY CHOICE”, thats why they visit and attend his lectures. If they don’t have any objection, who are muslims to suggest Zakir not to give them teachings. He never calls any religion bad, EVER. If you have any evidence, present to the readers to support your point of view. Non muslims would never have tolerated disrespect from him.
    And what is the harm if a non muslim tell us how to be good muslim, IF HE TALKS WITH QUARNIC REFERENCE? Zakir Nair does the same because HE ASKS THEM TO DO SO BY REFERING TO THEIR OWN BOOKS. They are compelled to do so because they can’t deny their holy books and so do they agree with him. Those who don’t agree can never be forced to listen him, even.
    Atleast we should present our rationale if we write against anyone.
    @ Mehmood A Ahmed
    you spoke my words dude, its too late to impose such bans on him, he has already done his great job- thumbs up !Recommend

  • Shamran Khan
    Jun 23, 2010 - 5:22PM

    Dr Zakir Naik is simply reducing the differences between Muslims and Non-Muslims, the differences, which were created by political Leaders. Dr Zakir Naik always produce evidence. He is a great man who left his profession for the better profession. He should not be banned.Recommend

  • Ali Dar
    Jun 23, 2010 - 5:30PM

    My Prayers are with Dr ZAKIR NAIK. He is an honest preson,v good speaker and also have got vast knowledge and understanding of THE QURAN & AHADEES.Recommend

  • Amir Shah
    Jun 23, 2010 - 5:38PM

    @Bilal,
    Thanks for a healthy discussion. You have right to favor any political decision upon your will, but writing or saying any negative thing for anyone needs justification to support your thoughts.
    I have following things to share, besides my actual comment !
    1. you have not responded to term “exploitative” with your experience from his speeches? please let the people know.
    2. there might be so many other dawa bodies working, who says they are not doing good work and how can you say dr.naik is doing populist self positioning? when on his channels he occupies not more than 18% of the total time in a day, where as 15 more speakers present their programs daily. please visit peace tv official website to verify.
    3. how does a trust organization run? we don’t have misguide readers about funding of IRF unless you have facts to present.
    4. youtube; its my request on behalf of all the readers to paste links to support your viewpoint, so people will also know the reasons of your stance that dr zakir teaching contradictory to Islam. people want to know.
    5. Ok….Muslims need to read the meaning of their Holy Book, which are often being read in funerals, rituals, wazeefa etc in arabic which are largely unknown to non arabs (memorizing Quran is a different thing). The message of God was communicated through Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to all of us. After understanding, the books of Hadith and lifestyle of our Prophet (PBUH) are valid guidance. Are we doing this all? If we see a scholar helping others to know these things, we make him “unacceptable” on perceptual grounds without evidence.
    Fact I know is that this ban will not affect dr.zakir’s work because his infrastructure for spreading knowledge is beyond boundries now. Even UK has not alleged him that much, which are being done by people here.Recommend

  • Mohammad Chowdhry
    Jun 23, 2010 - 5:39PM

    Zakir Naik incites hatred towards Ahmadi Muslims. So I’m glad he doesn’t bring his bad mouth here!Recommend

  • Mehmood A Ahmed
    Jun 23, 2010 - 5:53PM

    @sabtain- your request is very correct.
    @all- If anyone writing against Dr. Zakir Naik, he/she should give some supportive facts to all so that we all can know the reality. Mere blowing out hatred is not a convincing.
    Moreover his entrance to UK might be immaterial to his fans. By this UK’s frustration is exposed and Dr. Zakir’s image is enhanced further.Recommend

  • Shahid K
    Jun 23, 2010 - 6:28PM

    Assalam wa alaiqum,

    I am completely agree with Mr. Amir Shah’s comment above, all our so called “Muslim Scholers” should go back to the quraan and sahi hadees and do not only read it but also understand and memorize it properly. i believe they feel guilty that even after getting big digrees of Islamic they have no name as Dr.Zakir Naik. Dr.Zakir is on 82nd possition in most powerful personality in india where no other mulla reached, Dr.Zakir got the 3rd possition in spritual leader where no other mulla got that possition so one should think and analyz the person before making the comments and talking against him. These kind of mulla was present at the time of prophet (PBUH) also and they always try their level best to destroy the good image of islam where the person like Dr.Zakir Naik always try to make a good and true image of ISLAM.
    These kind of mulla only knows to talk with muslims with their lauder sound but has no guts to gather the other religion people and give them the lecture which can make them sattisfied and change the image of islam in their view.

    I wish Dr.Zakir for his good work and may Allah send his angels to support him as we useless people can only type and send our views on web.Recommend

  • faiza zaheer
    Jun 23, 2010 - 9:29PM

    writting with my heart…zakir bhai is the best…and god gifted..ALLAH IS WITH YOU….ALLAH HAS POWER OVER ALL THINGS…inshAllah dr zakir will be the winner.Recommend

  • Ali
    Jun 23, 2010 - 10:10PM

    He should be banned more so because of the childish nature of his arguments. He debates use logic that a 5 year old would use in an argument on the playground. Not only that there have been numerous occasions when he has used his channel and the debates presented there to inflame the sectarian issue and hurt fellow muslims. Not the actions of a well natured scholar of comparative religion.Recommend

  • shoaib
    Jun 24, 2010 - 12:31AM

    I love Zakir NaikRecommend

  • Talha
    Jun 24, 2010 - 3:47AM

    Very Sad I condemned english government who banned on Zakir naik entering in UKRecommend

  • Jun 24, 2010 - 3:48AM

    We Condemned Government who banned on Zakir NaikRecommend

  • Jun 24, 2010 - 1:17PM

    Different people different opinions, if you are in right path, shaitans stoping to you, the same thing British government is doing now, they support Salman Rashdi and given shelter, because they need such people, also they speak freedom of speech.Recommend

  • Md. Ekramullahil Kafi
    Jun 24, 2010 - 2:53PM

    The problem of the British government is that there is not a single individual among the British who stands equal Dr. Zakir Naik. Besides, his convincing answer to all question posed by the audience encourages people to accept Islam. And this is the only headache of the British Government. Recommend

  • Saif
    Jun 24, 2010 - 3:09PM

    Putting bans will do nothing but increase his popularity. A good reward, for an honest and non-violent man!Recommend

  • Bilal
    Jun 24, 2010 - 4:24PM

    @Amir shah
    Enough examples given but many wont listen which is a known trait also. So let us live with our beliefs.

    and not that simple what you say. we have seen this all before. It is nothing new and wont end differently also.

    How about making a model society in India and go out present that to the world? After all as you claim he has such a biggg following??? It will be such big service and also the right way.Recommend

  • Erfan Afghan
    Jun 24, 2010 - 5:11PM

    Come on Dr. Sahib … Hopefully the ban will be removed. B/w he can still be effective through his Peace TV (Absolutely fantastic channel).Recommend

  • Shahid K
    Jun 24, 2010 - 11:30PM

    Assalam wa alaiqum wa rehmatullah,

    Dear World,

    The truth is spreading now and no one can stop it by banning Dr.Zakir or any other Islamic Scholar.
    If you really wants to know the reason for banning Dr.Zakir to visit to Uk check it out at this link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJqBnuIdQX8&feature=related there are minimum 100 people every day accepting Islam in UK and the UK government fear for it.Recommend

  • sherr
    Jun 25, 2010 - 5:53AM

    @ phil , please tell me one country where non-muslims are supressed and forcefully converted to islam. apart from saudi arabia which prohibits the preaching of any other religion, it is there right as a country to which they abide. you like all others have just quoted a line from what ever the media has told you. do some research and soul searching. as far as dr. naik is concerned he is by far one of the leading scholars of islam, and a country like UK has tarnished no ones image but itself by conjuring up this childish act. why be afraid of him, let him speak the truth and let people decide whats right and whats wrong. i apologize if my comments hurt anyones sentiments or feelings, they were not intended in any way to do so. peace.Recommend

  • Jun 25, 2010 - 9:41AM

    I think UK Government is acting Fool.
    This is what happens of Partial Listening., n Quoting Out of Context.
    If ths is so thn UK Gov. must ban ISLAM as religion n all MUSLIM people in ths world.Coz its also mention in QURAN-
    “Wherever u find a KAFIR(Disbeliever) Kill HIM.”
    Its the most commonly Misunderstood Verse of Quran used for Quoting Out of context.
    But they dont read the next Verse.,
    Which says.,’But if they seek PEACE(ISLAM).,escort them to a place of Safety and do not Kill thm jst for the sake of Land/money.
    Similarly in case of Dr.Z.NAIK. Quoting of out context will lead to a big argument n controversy.
    ” Whn Truth is Lies against Falsehood., falsehood perishes, Coz Falsehood by its Birth born to perish.” AL QURAN…Recommend

  • Shoukat Khan
    Jun 25, 2010 - 3:16PM

    In writting of reply to Mr Phil I may here mention that today the wohle world is against Islam using each and every means to supress it and declear it as terriorist religion. So we muslim believe that Dr. Zakir Naik is the right person who arised at right time to protect our faith against the propaganda of West regarding Islam .Therefore in current scenario we diserve the right to fight for our right.Recommend

  • abdul sattar
    Jun 25, 2010 - 8:00PM

    i think this is very big mistake of uk. l prevail this injustice. All this is doing is making him more popular and it will force people to watch is videos on youtube and Facebook to see for themselves. In an indirect way, their negative reaction will help Dr. Naik to become more popular.

    sattarRecommend

  • danish
    Jun 26, 2010 - 4:47AM

    i do believe that it’s a shameful act by the uk govt.to ban dr.zakir naik.i am sure that they will have to lift this ban sooner or later.Recommend

  • Shahid K
    Jun 27, 2010 - 10:05AM

    Dear Friends,

    There are two diferent recordings available on youtube, one is audio which is a short tap or incomplete or out of context as shown in UK media check out on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ysrkVC-DMU&feature=related and the other one which is the video which is the truth and actually said by Dr.Zakir Naik is available on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dTqnkd4bLI&feature=related Kindly do check both the link to know the truth and decide what is the truth.Recommend

  • h khalid
    Jun 27, 2010 - 11:04AM

    this is shameful for so called liberal and open minded government of uk and in india too top newspapers are having headlines like ‘muslims divided on dr zakir’s uk ban’but they are not publishing the real story that how some of his speech has been quoted out of contex.Recommend

  • Jun 28, 2010 - 9:06AM

    He is a scholor. He is a great personality. He says everything with a logic, so if u uk do that wat they did. It will be shame on him. Now uk should bring good scholors in front of Mr naik they we will see who is telling the truth? ? ? Long live dr naik Recommend

  • Jun 28, 2010 - 2:34PM

    Dear Mr Phil I ponder you don not have a ample information about the substance on which you commenting, Dr Zakir at present have a visa of UK for next 5 years…. they have just ban his entry.
    It is about what you discourse UK/USA turn out to be the protector of Freedom of speech/FO Expression conversely.. why they frightened now???
    They must be straightforward in what they want do & should not act?
    What I have faith in, it is significant for all of us to know all communities in the biosphere has black ships & people who are evil! BE IT ISLAM,HINDUUISM OR CHRISTIANITY…………………………..
    Malign the name of religion would not help what media does if any Muslim does terrorist movement they blame Islam but incase of non-Muslim they doesn’t…. blast carried out by LET they blame ISLAM but if people die in Gujarat they don’t blame Hindu religion or if prabhakaran was running a show of LTTE’S terrorist activity or Virapan was doing terrorist act they don’t blame their religion or Naxals for that matter… if any Christian become terrorist they call it IRA Irish republican army they don’t call Christian terrorism!

    So what I understand is… Islam is on a toss for whatever come about wrong by any muslim yet it is vice-versa for others!
    Apart from this let us first become a good human and then probably we can talk about religion I feel Dr Zakir is already a good human who is spreading a message of peace so let me do his work.

    It’s a challenge you get an evidence that Dr Zakir is spreading a message of TERRORISM I will support you…..Recommend

  • Riyaz Ahmad
    Jun 29, 2010 - 12:10PM

    Mr. Naik they can stop you temporary not permanantly bcos Islam is a light of truth and you are the person who is working to spread this beutiful light in the darkness of false and ugly world.

    Any way we all muslims who belive on the preaching of islam are with you.

    Allah will help as always.

    Regards…………… Recommend

  • Fazlul Bari Khan
    Jun 29, 2010 - 3:57PM

    He is a well know scholer. British Government imposed bann on him putting the wrong quote from his speech. Dr. Zakir always ready for the debate on any topic. so have a open debate on this issue as well and let the public of UK decide if he has to be banned.
    Any one who is against to him should listen the speech and should watch the vedio first it wiould be crystal clear to you the UK Bann is right or wrong. if the uk thinks the bann is right they should never talk about freedom speech.Recommend

  • Jun 29, 2010 - 7:11PM

    What they are trying to do is Goanna come back to them Insha’Allah 100 more Dr Zakir will born on the land of UK who is going to spread the message of truth & peace then what UK government will do?

    Can some democrat explain us what UK government is doing is terrorism or not / does terrorism only mean killing people!!!

    I have a faith DR ZAKIR & Religion of PEACE will come up with flying colors…………….

    Where is barrack Obama ( USA ) where is freedom of speech……will USA now attack on UK………..like they have done on Iraq & Afghanistan to protect freedom of speech/expression

    MEDIA ( BBC/CNN/AAJ TAK/INDIA TV/NDTV ) where are you……………

    Why don’t you show that video clip on your channels let people know how cruel Dr Zakir is …..I know you will not because people have common sense they will understand the injustice done by UK Government……. And your bosses will shut your business!!!!!

    People don’t worry believe in hereafter & allah…..Assalamwalikum Recommend

  • Ayesha
    Jun 30, 2010 - 12:40AM

    I started loving other peoples due Brother Zakir Naik. And now I know that we all have common terms, which can bring peace and harmony among us.I feel that UK government should not ban Dr Zakir Naik.And all the reasons given in the letter are simply ILLOGICAL.If u want to ban Dr Zakir Naik at least give some logical reasons.Recommend

  • Dr.Nazir Ahmad
    Jun 30, 2010 - 12:51AM

    Mr.Zakir will emerge victorious out of this issue…human rights and regulations are all in his favour..british is going as usual according to their history..dumb heads..have some common sense and look into your own constitution before barring somebody as if you ban hole it long…you are not going to pass through it without punishment from God…you have always been of double standard towards muslims by welcoming rushdi and tasleema like people..then you were not bothered by their inflammatory remarks against muslims and now you are imposing ban on a peace loving person..its terrible of you and your policies…british is failed state just copying its evil brother USA..Inshallah truth will prevail..God be with you zakir naik…Ameen Recommend

  • Dr.Nazir Ahmad
    Jun 30, 2010 - 1:04AM

    I am not a great scholar of islam but i had been through some Dvd’s of zakir naik… And in not of his single speeches has he supported terrorism. Why is this issue arising bt all? This is not mere ban from mrs.may but a deeper conspiracy from the conservatives and other jewish roots inside the british parliament..you are not going to win at this..Recommend

  • Abdul Rauf Khan
    Jul 1, 2010 - 12:56AM

    This is just injust. To brand Dr.Zakir Naik as war monger or giving inflamatory speaches is baseless excuse to prevent him to expose the truth. So called humen rights leader UK as it projects itself is fearing from the truth.

    Why does not they prove or let him prove. Everything comes out in black and white.

    My deepest condolences to UK’s freedom of speach.Recommend

  • Zeeshan
    Jul 1, 2010 - 9:39AM

    To stop the Truth is Very Difficult and silly task. No one can do it, it’s all useless. Infect UK Govt is helping Islam to spread more. It is the history that whenever someone tried to stop the message of Islam it had grown a lot as you know Islam is No. one growing religion in US and UK and I am sure this time, it’ll happen once again InShaAllah.Recommend

  • Liaquat Ali
    Jul 2, 2010 - 11:27AM

    Dr. Zakir naik though he is muslim but he talk about “similarities in different religions” even then this ban from UK is ? can any body explain it Recommend

  • Jul 2, 2010 - 3:56PM

    Media has to play vital role now if they are truly irreligious!!

    BY throwing unbiased light on the issue…

    Nonetheless we anticipate fairness for Dr Zakir & I am certain people of this planet would back truth & peace by rendering their support for Dr Naik!!

    Insha’Allah Insha’Allah all humans pray for him….Recommend

  • idris
    Jul 3, 2010 - 10:48AM

    i consider dr zakir naik the abubakr of modern islamic world; ALLAH is aware and promised to safeguard this religion when they plan ALLAH also plans and HE is the best planer.am sure some who dont know dr zakir will asked themselves why was he baned and refer to his video cassettes and see the truth about him and they will imp race Islam ‘uk do whatever you can but islam will be ruling inshallah and iy s fastest growing religion in the world: ISLAM IS THE ONLY SOLUTION FOR HUMANITY ZAKIR ALLAH IS FOR YOURecommend

  • Jul 3, 2010 - 7:44PM

    I was shocked when i came to know that Dr. Zakir Naik was banned in U.K, it’s unbelievable, how come a man who preaches against terrorism, the U.K government called him the supporter of terrorism, it’s illlogical. I think they wanted Zakir Naik to support the politics but Dr Naik had been rejected that’s the reason they banned.Recommend

  • Jul 4, 2010 - 3:34AM

    zakir.naik.veyri.goud.man..i.m.100%agrey.peac.fullman.i.m.full.suport.bey.zakir.sahab.allha.apkey.sat.haiRecommend

  • qureshia
    Jul 4, 2010 - 5:51PM

    I am happy to see he is banned in UK, He is a extremist. I would like to ask Indian government also to banned him in India, I hate this guy he is selling Islam he is totally commercial, his school in Mumbai one of the most expensive school, what is special about the school? Nothing but “Deeni taleem” he is charging more money for Islamic teaching? What is his source of income? He is selling his TV programs! What is in his programs? Islam!! & Islam
    He believes in death penalty for Apostasy. Which is no where to be found in Islam and Quran.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ44MDiwUkk

    Please Muslim brothers & sisters open your eyes, don’t follow him blindly. Recommend

  • Obaidullah Musleh
    Jul 4, 2010 - 7:36PM

    respected Dr. Zakir Naik should be motivated and respected throughout the world, rather than be banned, he is talking the truth and guiding the people to the right path, the country which is fighting for democracy, where is then democracy??? im afraid to say its is the terrorist action taken by them, but that is political decions and im sure britian poeple realized the fact, and UK gvt wont be able to stop the movement of ISLAM, i personally condemn it and im sure the truth is always killer of false, so DR.ZAKIR NAIK will finally win inshallah.Recommend

  • shahid malik
    Jul 4, 2010 - 8:54PM

    says who islam is spreading fast in europe????only thing i see is more and more muslims going to pubs and night clubs,

    i dont know where they get these figures from about spread of islam in europe?
    first we need to clean our image before we can impress someone with our peaceful religion

    too right naik should not be allowed here he is a hate mongerRecommend

  • Mubasher Ali
    Jul 5, 2010 - 12:42PM

    Long live the doctor! The most precious asset of Muslims as well as of Islam.Recommend

  • Moslehuddin
    Jul 6, 2010 - 8:39AM

    Comment on banning Dr. Zakir Naik
    I am 99% sure that this will not be published by any agent who does not promote the TRUTH. If we all whether Muslim, Jews, Christians, Hindus or people of any other faith try our level best to find the truth by logic and apparent evidences, what is the problem? Dr. Naik is doing exactly the same. But there is not an iota of doubt that the decision taken by the UK government to bar Dr. Naik is absolutely not for public interest but for some heinous political gain. Remember the people of UK also has the right to know the TRUTH which the UK government is opposing. Now the most dreadful news is that if you find yourself in the hell fire after your death will the UK goverment save you or can it rather help itself? So let everyone be exposed to the angelic TRUTH not the devilish LIE.Recommend

  • Jul 6, 2010 - 2:40PM

    Mr. Shahid Malik I am sorry but I feel you are not in your right mind….Because Muslims go to night club/Dance bars/ Pubs etc. does not mean Islam is immoral that means those Muslims are evil!!

    That’s the reason allah has given us free will whatever we want to do is our choice……then in hereafter face consequences consequently

    Go & Watch a CD of Dr Naik Topic ~ Why west accepting Islam you will get where they get these FIGURES FROM!

    If you speaking about cleaning image it will never happen since everybody in Muslim community is not gonna follow peace properly but there are people who are doing a right job like Dr Naik because there are people like you WHO WILL NOT FOLLOW A PATH!!!!

    I think you have some private problem with Dr Zakir kindly investigate before you document comments…………. Recommend

  • H Saqib
    Jul 6, 2010 - 10:51PM

    If they don’t like your face, respect their decision. After all why do you want to go there. Will you allow any christian Zakir Naek entry into Makkah Mukarrama or Madinah Munawwara. They don’t appeal against refusal of visas to these places. Why do you want to go there. Tell them to go to hell. Stay where you are or go where you are welcome. It seems that we have no self-respect, we want to be in USA and Europe at any cost. Read a related story at: link textRecommend

  • raisakhtarkhan
    Jul 7, 2010 - 4:34PM

    Assalamoalaikum brothers and sisters

    Dr. Zakir Naik is man who speak truth and gives references of Holy scriptures in his speach.Ban by UK govt. is strongly condemned. But dont worry it is the responsiblity of every human being to speak truth and then see the result.The falsehood will be vanished.I quote a verse of Holy Quran:
    “AND SAY :TRUTH HAS COME AND BATIL ( FALSEHOOD) HAS VANISHED. SURELY BATIL IS EVER BOUND TO VANISH.”

    So ban of Dr. Naik to visit UK will not effect and Inshallah Islam will spread by hundred of thousands like Dr. Dr. Zakir Naik.Recommend

  • fahad
    Jul 8, 2010 - 7:04PM

    i believe that Dr. naik wants purify the Islam from those misconception which non-Muslims have in their minds and he is highly success in his effort. may God bless him and help him in this effort.Recommend

  • Jul 8, 2010 - 8:06PM

    Qureshia you got furious……I am assuming for myself SELL means here as shift….It is a process of shifting knowledge……………..Pls explain what sense Dr Zakir is extremist????For me he is extremist for TRUTH FOR PEACE FOR NON-Violent even mahatma Gandhi was extremist for all these aspects…

    You know why he charges such extraordinary emolument because to run a school on the lines of islam is not a piece of cake OKAY………, So far In India it is not possible there is absolutely no financial support from government or another institution….Can you compare a student who have been studied from Oxford university & from Bihar university…….what is the difference………fees is one aspect right………. WHY I am sure it answers your question charging fees……You seen he charges such high fee what about facilities & treatment students get…………..

    People get education both in government & private why people prefer spending so much of money in private schools….

    To build those students is not a piece of cake right………

    He is selling islam in a right way so its fine he never quotes anything without reference at least I have not seen yet…….

    If kingfisher sells liquor its fine but people like Dr Zakir cannot sell islam in right perspective….

    O my ALLAH give some brains to all the human being living on this planet!!!!!!!!!!Recommend

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    Jul 8, 2010 - 9:22PM

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  • Adam
    Jul 10, 2010 - 4:26PM

    They are afraid of truth. I am happy that they have unmasked their hypocrisy. Now the history will be a witness to their ugliness. Recommend

  • Jul 10, 2010 - 10:45PM

    Dear Mr. phil

    Can u tell me the name of single muslim country where other religions have been stopped from flourishing???

    Before getting to the conclusion get some details from history.

    What muslims were and what they are now??Recommend

  • Jul 10, 2010 - 10:54PM

    A debate is necessary as it encourages people to know and say about the given subject.

    And this one is remarkable.

    Thanks Everyone for such great replies.

    Do not take comments personally .Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Jul 12, 2010 - 10:37AM

    Zakir Naiks ban is completely wrong, his speech is considered to be inflammatory by the U.K government, but when millions of muslims worldwide protested against the defamation of the Prophet, that was considered to be legal expression of the freedom of speech.

    This is an act that can’t be logically supported by the English. Whats the next step going to be? the banning of Minarets just like the Swiss did? The banning of the veil like the French? When will they develop the guts they need to flat out come out and say that they want to ban muslims all together? They’ll never do this till the Muslim world runs out of the resources that are oh so dear to them. Cut their oil supplies for a month and then see if they have the ability to ban someone from the country based for inflammatory speech.Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Jul 12, 2010 - 10:43AM

    @Qureshia

    The point here isn’t whether you like the person or not, it’s about the principle. It’s about upholding law, the man is talking about religion.. everyone has different views about religion just because his do not coincide with yours does not mean that he should be banned. I personally do not follow his programs or his work but he has been charged wrongly and the action should be reversed. Your personal hate of someone cannot and should never lead to someones ban from entering a country. He has not harmed the country in any way, he has no links to a terrorist group, all he does is preach his view point, thats an expression not an action. Huge difference between the two.Recommend

  • Muhammad Arif
    Jul 12, 2010 - 1:02PM

    I totally agree with the observations made by Dr. Zakir Naiq. Islam is religion of peace and harmoney. Dr. Zakir Nazik Ban seems to be quite suprising a person who always propogate the true picture of Islam in light of quran and sunnah. I do hope that british government must review their decision to ban Dr. Zakir Naik in Uk. He is no doubt a great muslim scholar.Recommend

  • Jul 12, 2010 - 3:19PM

    Allah bless him and give him more strenghtRecommend

  • Jul 13, 2010 - 1:22PM

    ASW

    I am pleasant to perceive lot of non-Muslims brothers & sisters as well supported DR Naik
    However one and all have all the constitutional rights to dictum good/bad about any subject/action I feel that’s their privileges but should do lil research before commenting would be productive for channel of communication.

    UK should evaluate their judgment of banning Dr Zakir Recommend

  • Jul 13, 2010 - 1:25PM

    All pls pray for him a gentleman who does not speak his words but he quotes & express what authentic scripture of various religion says like quran,haddis,vedas,bible & any other books for that matter.Recommend

  • zubair khan
    Jul 13, 2010 - 2:15PM

    dear Zakir Naik ,shame on uk government ,inshallah u will win the case which you hire in the court.The prayers of all the muslims are with you.

    Long live zakir naik.Recommend

  • A Khan
    Jul 13, 2010 - 10:38PM

    Shame on you Ms. May. If you have difficulty understanding simple English you should go back to elementary school. I have never come across another orator who is this knowledgeable and balanced. Hope the judge throws out the ban..Recommend

  • yasin
    Jul 14, 2010 - 11:29AM

    if dr zakir naik is banned even from whole world, yet he is 100 percent agree to preach islam on all over the world.Even if he is sacrified at the way of Allah,yet we will have thousands of dr zakir naik Insha-Allah.Recommend

  • Sheraz
    Jul 15, 2010 - 2:52PM

    Dr. Zakir Naik is doing welfare job for the whole world by showing the cause of day to day problems and solutions with refference to Quran, Finally saving for endless life after death also.

    Hence, U.K. Govt. must realize their mistake and lift bann for Dr. Zakir Naik for spreading peace and Humanity.Recommend

  • M. Salahuddin
    Jul 15, 2010 - 9:08PM

    Dr. Naik you are right and we are with youRecommend

  • AKBAR ALI
    Jul 15, 2010 - 10:38PM

    I think Great Dr. Zakir Naik has only stated the true message of ALMIGHTY ALLAH ,what was given by SARKARE DO ALAM before 1400 yrears ago. On those days this message was strongly objected by non-biliever of islam in the same way as it is happening now a days.

    I think what ever effort one make to stop the message of ISLAM will go in vein in the same way as it was swept away by RASOOL-ALLAH; the last messenger of the ISLAM.

    I strongly support the great and commandable work of DR. ZAKIR NAIK.

    No body was able to stop the message of QURAN before 1400 years ago, still now the same theory will continue.

    I again congratulate Dr ZAKIR NAIK for his way of making true statement of ISLAM. Recommend

  • Myo Win
    Jul 17, 2010 - 12:01AM

    I think UK government is abusing human rights. Can anyone on earth prove that Dr.Zakir Naik is harmful to UK security? What he has been doing throughout his life is just preaching and inviting people to the truth. He is just innocent. UK government is doing extreme things that motivate muslim ummah.We can say US and UK government and so on are main culpirits of damaging world peace and tranquility. And Dear Disney and Saad Azher, you have to study deeply about Dr.Zakir before commenting against him. Even after that, if u can not understand him, something wrong happens with your mentality. I am sorry to say that. Recommend

  • Shakhina Yasmin
    Jul 21, 2010 - 10:33AM

    May Allah help those persons who is uplifting our relegion,Islam.Recommend

  • abdirasaq
    Jul 24, 2010 - 8:07PM

    asalamu alaykum i love you dr zakir naik wallahi you are one of the scholars i like
    you and peace tv workers and those who are like you may allah give long live asalamu calaykumRecommend

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