Universal Brotherhood - (English) - (PB)
"A symposium was organized by the AQSA Educational Society, Mumbai, inviting some dignitaries of the City and Dr. Zakir Naik as the speaker to deliver his lecture on 'Universal Brotherhood' and answer the related question asked by the audience during the question -answer session of the programme. Dr. Zakir Naik spoke in detail on Universal Brotherhood with the references of the Quranic verses and Hadith and the instances of such brotherhood practiced, especially during salah and hajj.
The same lecture delivered on the subject to Universal Brotherhood by Dr. Zakir Naik followed by the question -answer session, is presented era in the pages of this book. It is hoped that it will suffice to serve the purpose in the matter of dispelling among the people, especially the ignorant and misguided Non-Muslims.
Acquainting the people with the virtues of Islam, thereby dispelling the misconceptions about many aspects of this divine religion, should be the main objective of a da'yee. Alhamdulillah, a group of scholastic da'yees has taken up this self-assigned task to disseminate the teachings of Islam, especially among those Non-Muslims who have cherished wrong notions about Islam as well as its followers, mostly under the misguidance of some Non-Muslim scholars, of course, a few of those pseudo-Muslims also. Such scholars through their writings and speeches are always found stooped to gain nothing but ersatz eminence as these anti-Islamic forces are always active in bolstering fame and money ravenous people to pen and propagate as Much to defame Islam as they can. Most of such writers and orators are aware of the Islamic teachings, but for their worldly gains, they have adopted the path of instilling the misinterpreted portions of Islamic teachings into the minds of the ignorant and innocent Non-Muslims. Hence, the need of the hour is to give rejoinders to their writings and dispel the prevalent misconceptions about Islam with the writings and speeches based on the authentic scriptural and other references.
Among the few learned da'yees of international repute, one name comes of Dr. Zakir Naik, the President of Islamic Research Foundation, Mumbai, whose endeavours and accomplishments in the field of Islamic da'wah have been of sterling worth and widely appreciated among the right-minded people. His speeches in the form of rejoinders act as an effective instrument to clear the doubts of the people. As his words are found replete with scriptural and scientific references and also with the applicable logics, there remains hardly any doubt to further any question until someone wants to disturb him with flimsy and baseless arguments.
Among the various issues and practices to be discussed end elucidated today, one of the most important of them is the Universal Brotherhood. When this particular aspect is related to Islam and the people are approached with its significance in the light of Islamic teaching, the ignorant and misguided Non-Muslims without going through the Qur'an and Hadith, start alleging and arguing that once this religion was spread on the edges of sword, how come this teach the Universal Brotherhood.
Therefore, keeping this important aspect in view, a symposium was organised by the AQSA Educational Society, Mumbai, inviting some dignitaries of the city and Dr. Zakir Naik as the speaker to deliver his lecture on ' Universal Brotherhood ' and answer the related questions asked by the audience during the Question-Answer Session of the programme.
Dr. Zakir Naik spoke in detail on Universal Brotherhood with the references of the Qur'anic verses and Hadith, and the instances of such brotherhood practised, especially during Salah and Hajj. He even gave the scriptural references of the Hinduism, some of which also speak about Universal Brotherhood. However, he laid great emphasis on adhering to the common terms, which are the main source to bring the people of different faiths to one platform of brotherhood. He also gave the references of other religions' scriptural references, which teach their followers to maintain universal brotherhood by believing and accepting the oneness of God, which is a perfect example of coming to the common terms.
Although Dr. Zakir had to grapple with some irrelevant, pesky and baseless questions raised by some audience, he did not lose his calm and explained them in the light of the authentic scriptural and other references as also with the applicable logic, as he knows that Hedaya is given by the Almighty Allah (SWT) only.
The same lecture delivered on the subject of Universal Brotherhood by Dr. Zakir Naik followed by the Question- Answer Session, is presented here in the pages of this book. It is hoped that it will suffice to serve the purpose in the matter of dispelling the doubts about Universal Brotherhood in Islam as prevalent among the people, especially the ignorant and misguided Non-Muslims.