Open Question & Answer Session
(1 hour and 2 minutes)
Chairman: Thank you Dr. Zakir. I am sure you agree with me that you have in front of you a very exceptional person. Okay some rules about the..the…the questions. Try to be precise and to the point. Try not to be… give a commentary or a lecture. Ahm.. And if you have more than one question please ask one first and then give others a chance and then wait for your turn again. Hope we’ll be… we’ll be fair and co-operative enough and so that I don’t have to interfere much. A…mm… please if you want to have written questions you can pass to the front.
Questioner: Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rehmatullahi wa Barkathu. My question is on polygamy. Umm…According to the Qur’an it is very clear that polygamy is allowed yet there are very serious rules involved, there is serious justice involved. So when a man commits… I mean when a man practices polygamy he is actually putting himself on trial. Well on the other hand, according to the statistics you have quoted for us, polygamy seems to be the only answer out to all the problems that the west is facing today due to a very high number of females involved but let’s be realistic. Every man who practices polygamy or marries even more than one wife is actually putting himself on trial. Your comments please.
Dr. Zakir: The sister’s asked a very good question and she said that a person can practice according to the Qur’an, polygyny. Polygyny is more appropriate than Polygamy. Polygamy includes polygyny and polyandry. Polyandry is prohibited in the Qur’an for various reasons different if you want I can tell. Polygyny is allowed and she rightly said that if a person practices polygyny he is putting himself to test and that’s what even we are doing sister here in the world. Allah says that we want to only be just passed or you want to undergo the test. We human beings were fools who took this test and we took this test and we are undergoing the test.
Sister asked a very good question that if you marry more than one you are undergoing a test, I do agree. If you fail the test you will be in problems I do agree but if you pass then you get plus points also because polygyny has been allowed in Islam to protect the women but natural. And the Prophet did say that the person is best who is best to hi s wives. And if he has more than one wife he has to do justice which is difficult. The statistics I quoted that there are millions of women throughout the world but the ratio I haven’t told you. the ratio is that for every 1,000 men in the world there are 1,005 women that means half percent. Means out of 1000 men 5 if they marry more than one, half percent in short. Therefore Allah hasn’t made the ratio so much, He hasn’t made 1:4. the women aren’t 4 times more than the men. They are only half percent more and many a times it’s a give and take. That a few of the reasons of polygyny I have told you. There are various other reasons. You know man is polygynous by nature. And suppose he has hyper sexual urges etc. which is more in man as compared to the women then his option is instead of going to the market place instead of going and having mistresses the other option is having more than one wife. So fore such people is a dual thing for himself also as well as giving protection for the women who require it. So Islam Alhumdulillah is just, it s not overburdening anyone. Therefore it’s not a Fard in Islam to marry more than one woman. But if you marry and if you do justice then InshaAllah you earn the positive points. You will get Sawab if you marry more than one woman and do justice. To do justice it’s difficult. For those people who can do and who require it Alhumdulillah they can do it. Allah will bless them but these who can’t its not a Fard that you should marry neither it is Mustahab. If you do any act and do it properly Allah is surely going to bless you. Hope that answers the question.
Questioner: It’s Farida. I want to ask one question as I was listening to your talk I was.. you know very nice and everything so I want to ask you a question. I since. I am a mother who have children growing up as you have done so well in your academic you are a doctor and going around giving lectures and that. To have children like you, more person like you in this world. What did your parents did to have a person like you? So you… I want you to give us some advice for mothers like me to know more details to bring up. Thank you.
Dr. Zakir: Sister’s asked a very good question that after seeing my talks becoming a doctor and giving such talks she is asking what did my parents do. And Dr. Yayha Alvi gave a very good introduction and rightly said that if I have to thank anyone in this world after Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) the first person is my mother and but natural may father and my other family members as well including my wife, Alhumdulillah after I got married I did more Da’wah. It’s a full family effort. People normally ask me, you know and they tell me that you know that if you have to be very good etc. you have to do family planning, normally people say. I say I am the 5th child of my parents. If my parents would have done family planning I wouldn’t have been here. So I thought may be that’s the question she is going to ask, Alhumdulillah she didn’t ask that. I am the fifth child and Alhumdulillah people think that having more children is a bain but Alhumdulillah it turns out to be a boon also depending upon how you up bring them and how do you follow.
Just in nutshell I would say that my parents Alhumdulillah they.. they let me think freely. They didn’t have any particular blinkers that you know follow this religiously, Alhumdulillah, my parents are religious Alhumdulillah. They didn’t force anything on me, they let me think freely but they followed the guidance of the Qur’an and Sunnah Alhumdulillah. So because they were on the Qur’an and Sunnah and when the child sees the parents are on the right way very often, Alhumdulillah, that children emulate the parents. But that’s not always the case we have instances of children of Prophets going astray. It is but natural as I said after the help of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) it is Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) whose help is most required, parent’s is required and as I said one of the reasons is as mentioned in
Surah Ale Imran ch. no. 3 verse no. 160 that
“If Allah helps you no one can overcome you. If Allah forsakes you then there is no one who can overcome you then”
If Allah forsakes you no one can help you so let the believers put their trust in Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala).
My parents put the trust in Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) you know the amount of money they spent in making me a doctor and my mother’s desire was my son should be the best doctor and she wanted me to become like someone like Chris Barnard, the person, the first heart transplantation, you know Christian Barnard from South Africa and since my mother had met him and that was her desire so Alhumdulillah even I wanted to become a doctor and I took the medical profession because as I thought that and it is Alhumdulillah not that I have changed my mind that first I had the impression that Doctor is the best profession to serve humanity. it is one of the good professions so that’s why I became a doctor and my father was a doctor, he was a physiatrist and that’s how Alhumdulillah I became a doctor but then I being inspired by Shaikh Ahmed Deedat, I got involved in Da’wah and I found that I used to find pleasure in treating patient physically but I got more pleasure multiple times more in treating the patients spiritually, multiple times more. And there are thousands of doctors in the world, many hundreds of them who are giving free treatment; I would be another drop in the ocean.
So that’s the time I decided to give up my profession and turn as a fulltime Da’ee and in which my parents, they supported me. But natural my parents could have said we have spent so much money on you, we had so much high hopes in you etc. now you want to leave the profession. Five and a half years you spent in medicine and then… but Alhumdulillah my parents supported me they said no problem, it’s in the way of Allah, Alhumdulillah. I asked my mother what would you like me to become when I wanted to give up my profession would you like me to become like Shaikh Ahmed Deedat or like Chris Barnard. So she gave a very witty reply, I would like you to become both together. But now when I ask her would you like me to become a Da’ee like Shaikh Deedat or what I am now or would you want me to become like Chris Barnard. She says like 1 Da’ee like Shaikh Ahmed Deedat I can sacrifice a thousand Chris Barnard, Alhumdulillah. With the support of the parents, which helps me because support of the parents and family is very important is doing Da’wah. How to up bring the children, I have given a talk ‘Islam for Children’ sister, ‘Islam for Children’ that’s the best children for the children is the mother. And I say that the first book that the mother or the parent should give to the child is the Qur’an. Qur’an is the first book and it will remain a guide for your children till the last day of his life. And but natural our parents didn’t know in Arabic its so important learning Arabic as a language. So I gave a talk on ‘Al-Qur’an – Should it be read with understanding?’ and showed them importance of Arabic. You know its important that you should teach your children Arabic as a language, it will help them to understand Islam better and but natural if anyone strives in the way of Allah, if you strive in the way of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala), Allah says in
Surah Ankabut ch. 29 verse 69
“If you strive in His way, He will open up your pathways.”
So you strive and you see to it that if you want what you want, you strive in the right way Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) will InshaAllah open up your pathways. So first is Faith in Allah, second is striving, third in technique. Hope that answers the question.
Questioner: Good evening. I have a question. It’s about polygamy also. If see some or if… Islam would have a system like the Zakaat why can’t they have another system similar to Zakat to overcome the overpopulation of female in the world? Thank you.
Dr. Zakir: The brother’s asked a question that how does Islam have a system of Zakaat to overcome the poverty and crime why doesn’t it have a similar system for polygamy. That’s what it has, in Zakaat what do you do? You share your wealth. Right or wrong? In Polygamy what do you do? The woman shares her husband. So Alhumdulillah you gave a very good striking resemblance. I never thought of it before. You made me think. You know I learn from the question and answer therefore I love it. The more I answer the questions, the more my answers improve, Alhumdulillah. And many a times you know Allah gives the answers on stage, Alhumdulillah. He gives the answer. And more people ask me questions the more my mind works and Alhumdulillah I can add to my lecture next time. That Zakaat is somewhat like polygamy you can compare it Alhumdulillah. It has a solution, how it has for wealth, you sharer your wealth here some women should share their husband. That solves the problem. So that the modesty of the other women is protected. Hope that answers the question.
Questioner: Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah. Ah.. Alhumdulillah it has always… you have mentioned that the west is coming to Islam as promised by Allah in the Qur’an and also the embracing of Islam by.. by non believers were because of Hiqma that was given by Allah. But I just want to know that in the west despite the fact that Islam has been adulterated and condemned and the behavior of some Muslims were… were not Islamic what is that.. that in treks the.. the non-Muslims to learn more about Islam? Is it the behavior of some Muslims, is it the contribution of Da’ees in the west or what exactly it is? I mean putting aside the Hidaaya that Allah has given this people.
Dr. Zakir: The sister has asked a very good question that in spite the media the western world is against Islam how come westerners are yet Alhumdulillah accepting Islam because but natural Hidaaya is important, she rightly said that’s the most important. Is it because Da’ees are going around, is it because they yare looking at the Muslims in the west and they’re accepting Islam or is it something else.
Sister rightly said that first is the Hidaaya and I wouldn’t say that looking at the Muslims all the westerners will accept Islam like brother Yusuf Islam said that “It is good that I read the Qur’an first before meeting the Muslims. If I had met the Muslims I wouldn’t have accepted Islam” that’s his view, that’s his view. May be the Muslims he met weren’t that good but there are many people in the world who accept Islam only by looking at the Muslims.
Therefore what I say, normally, in my talk. People say “Oh Islam talks such good things but you all Muslims, some people are cheating, they are bribing, they are doing wrong things” So what I tell them that there are black sheeps in every community, there are black sheeps in every community, you know. That we have Muslims who cheat, who bribe, who deal in drugs, many Muslims I know can drink the non-muslims under the table, you know, they are expert in drinking. The media what they do, they pick up these black sheeps and they project as exemplary Muslims. The pick up the black sheeps and they portray as exemplary Muslims as though every Muslim is a cheat, every Muslims is a drunkard, every Muslim does wrong things, it is the main fault of the media, they are doing for their own reasons so that they fill their coffers. So I tell them that on a whole Muslims, Alhumdulillah, we are the biggest community of teetotalers who don’t imbibe alcohol, we are the community which gives the maximum charity. No non-muslim can show us a candle where sobriety is concerned, where modesty is concerned, where humanity is concerned, where ethics is concerned.
Western media picks up black sheep and project them as examples. So what I give the example that suppose if you want to judge a car, suppose a new model of Mercedes Benz is there in the market, I don’t know which is the new model may be E230 of 1998 or whatever it is and you want to judge how good the car is. You let a person drive the Mercedes car who doesn’t know how to drive and he bangs up the car, who will you blame? Will you blame the car or will you blame the driver? Who will you blame? The driver. So if you want to judge the car don’t look at It’s followers. The best exemplary Muslim is our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihe wa sallam) best exemplary Muslim.
So sister some people by looking at Muslims may go away from Islam, some people may come closer. Therefore the right way is to judge the authentic sources. And though the media is against Islam as the sister rightly said you have people like Salman Rajni writing books ‘Satinic Verses’ those who have read know what the book is about so I say Alhumdulillah its Allah’s way. Whatever happens, happens for good, Alhumdulillah. Though he slandered the Prophet, his wives, Nauzubillah, yet there are hundreds of people who accepted Islam only because of Salman Rushdie’s book, Alhumdulillah. Allah has his ways; he can even let the devil do his job. He has His ways Alhumdulillah. So He has His ways, how He does the job. Many people only became Muslims because of Salman Rushdie. And those who are away form Islam may be it strength them, that’s a different thing.
But the amount of people did more research you know, you know people said he is wrong that whether it s right or wrong you can refer to my video cassette I have given ‘Death penalty is right or wrong’. But when people started having difference of opinion and the westerners when they want to form their own opinion and when they did research on the lifestyle of our beloved Prophet, Alhumdulillah, they accepted Islam.
You know the western world as I said; the maximum which they criticize in Islam is the women’s rights in Islam. I have given a talk on ‘Women’s rights in Islam – Modernized or Outdated’ clarifying the misconception. And do you know today amongst the westerners more women are accepting Islam than men. If Islam subjugates the women how come more westerner women are accepting Islam than the men? You know why? Because when they do research some people do research for speaking against Islam.
For example Garry Miller, you know Garry Miller one of the reverts Dr. Ahad Umar. He was given the Qur’an to take out mistakes. And he tried to take out mistakes, he couldn’t, he accepted Islam. So there are many people who criticize Islam, they read and then they realize the truth is something else. So different people Alhumdulillah, Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) gives them Hidaaya in different ways. Some people look at Muslims and they accept Islam, some people do research and they accept Islam, some people to attack Islam they take a step… and one of the best supporters of Islam was Hazrat Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, he was one of the staunchest enemy before. Our Prophet prayed that among the 2 Umar, may Allah be pleased with one of them. May Allah let one accept Islam and Alhumdulillah. So the different reasons and different things, many people’s problems are solved.
Regarding Da’ees doing their job, I don’t think so. Believe me we aren’t doing our job. We as Muslims we aren’t doing our job. In fact Islam is a religion which is a missionary religion. Allah says in
Surah Ale Imran ch. 3 verse 110
“Kuntum khayra ommatin okhrijat lilnnas”
“O ye Muslims, Ye are the best of people evolved for mankind”
“Ta-muroona bialma’roofi watanhawna anil munkari watu-minoona billah”
Because ye enjoin what is good and ye forbid what is wrong and we believe in Allah.
Allah calls us the best of people because we are suppose to enjoin what is good and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah. Every Muslim is suppose to be a Da’ee. If not a full time Da’ee, at least a part time Da’ee. How many daees do we have full time in the world? You can count them on your fingertips. It’s a shame on the Muslim Ummah.
But Allah has given a promise by which I ended my talk
Surah Saff ch. 61 verse 9,
Surah Tawbah ch. 9 verse 33 and
Surah Fath ch. 48 verse 28 that
“Islam will prevail over all the other ways of life.”
With or without you, with or without me, the rubbish that we are. Allah doesn’t require you and me to make his Deen prevail in the world or in the west the rubbish that we are, Allah doesn’t require us. Allah is giving us an opportunity to do a Prophet’s job and to earn a Prophet’s reward. Make hay while the sun is shining. Believe me we are not doing our job. We Muslims as a whole we should be people who do maximum Da’wah but the Christians, you know them, 60,000 Christian missionaries, crusaders raising the dust throughout the world full time. And hundreds of thousands more who are supporting them. How many Muslims do we have as full time Da’ees? How many? It’s a shame on us but Allah with or without you, with or without me…
Allah says in the Qur’an in
Surah Muhammad ch. 47 verse 38
“Wa-in tatawallaw yastabdil qawman ghayrakum thumma la yakoonoo amthalakum”
If you do not do the job Allah will substitute in your place another people
“Summa la yakoonoo amsalakum”
And they will not be like you.
You know we think “O we have got the key to go to heaven, to Jannah”; if you don’t do the job Allah will substitute in your place another people
“Summa la yakoonoo amsalakum”
And they will not be like you. We think you know westerners they are so bad Allah may make them the torch bearers tomorrow. Allah will substitute you if you do not do the job. Allah will substitute us if we do not do the job. Allah doesn’t require you and me to do the job, the rubbish that we are. He is giving us an opportunity to do a Prophet’s job and to earn a Prophet’s reward.
So where Da’ees are concerned, I would say, that we are far below even the passing level. As a Ummah, as a whole we are not doing the job. There are few people, Alhumdulillah, Shaikh Deedat, may Allah give them more life and health but as a whole we are very few Muslims Da’ees. So sister I wouldn’t say that Da’wah is doing the job, Allah is doing through his own ways through His thing. If… if we would follow the Qur’an then there would be many more hundreds and millions of more Da’ees. That’s what is required. Hope that answers the question.
Questioner: Bismillah Hir Rehman Hir Raheem. wassalato wasalam Ala Rasoolillah. Ah.. thank you our current speaker for this very genuine and educative lecture you have given us. My question is, in fact the first part of the question is already asked by the sister and you answered it. That is the role of Muslims as to the topic. As how the westerners are reverting to Islam. I was waiting when you were giving the roles.. the reasons why they are reverting to Islam.
I was waiting for you to mention that there are also Muslims who are playing the game but I waited while you finish. And that’s why I was coming here to ask you about the role of Muslims. What is the role of Muslims, what are we really doing in order to make those people revert to Islam. So you have answered that one may be. And may be you can shed more light on it.
Now the second part of the question is taking the west as such is sometimes for me it becomes very difficult, very hard so much so that there are some of them, they are who do not believe in scriptures. There’s how scriptures, manuscript and so on. So it becomes very difficult for me to deal with such a people, to convince them and make them revert. Only there are few people of your caliber may be can succeed in doing that. So what can we do actually in this field? And on top of that I attended your talk there in UIA, you mentioned that there are also some in the East i.e. in India who have claimed divinity, there are multitude of them there so those ones how can we deal with them? They don’t follow scripture, only don’t have the scripture but they are the ones to reveal, to give us the scripture because they are gods. So how can you convince god to.. to …to believe in another God? Thank you.
Dr. Zakir: The brother’s asked basically 3 questions. The first one was about Da’wah that what is the role of the Muslims in spreading Islam. Secondly how can you convince those who don’t believe in scriptures talking about atheist. And thirdly those whop claim to be God in India how can you tell a god about ..about the scriptures. The first part I already answered. Just an addition when I said that Muslims aren’t doing up to the level that doesn’t mean Muslims aren’t doing any job. There are Muslim organizations in the western world. There are good organizations like ISNA, IQNA, Alhumdulillah, they are doing their job. But not what they should not that, that organization. Muslim as a whole what they should be doing, they aren’t doing. Not only that the westerners should do their job, Muslims throughout the Ummah should do their job. I’m not only blaming the Muslims in America, etc. Muslim as a whole Ummah should do there job. So as a Ummah, as a whole we aren’t doing up to the level we should do. But there are good organizations also; I have been to the west several times. Brother Yusuf Islam, he has a wonderful school, one of the best Islamic Schools that I have been to. Islamic Foundation in Lester, ISNA is there in USA, Islamic Society for North America, ICNA is there Islamic Circle for North America, Alhumdulillah, there are organizations but not what we should do up to the level. There should be many more not just few handful.
Regarding your second question that how do we convince those people who don’t have scriptures and third is who make scriptures who make scriptures with their own hands. Who don’t have scriptures like who don’t believe in God like atheist. Brother asked how can you convince them. A person has scripture like Bible, Christians, Hindus have Vedas we can talk about their scriptures, how can we convince an atheist? If you were there for my talk today afternoon brother, I told you that master key was what?
Surah Ale Imran ch. no. 3 verse no. 64 which says
“Ta`alaw 'Ilá Kalimatin Sawa'in Baynana Wa Baynakum”
“Come to common terms as between us and you”
The master key for Da’wah is come to common terms as between us and you. So brother’s asked that how will you talk to an atheist. Are there any common terms between atheist? Are there any common terms? How will we speak to an atheist?
When I meet an atheist the first thing I do is I congratulate him, I congratulate an atheist. You may ask that why is Brother Zakir congratulating an atheist, I congratulate him because he is a Christian because his father is a Christian, that person is a Hindu because his father is a Hindu, many muslims are because… Fathers are Muslims. This atheist is thinking that coming from a religious background may be a Christian or a Hindu background. One god is fighting with an other god, other’s god’s wife is taken away and god takes 12 years to save his wife. How long will he take to save me? If I am in problem and god is crucified on the cross. So he starts thinking… how can he believe in such gods? So he doesn’t believe in God. I congratulate him you know why because he has said the first part of the Islamic Shahadah ‘La ila Ha’ there is no God’ what I have to do is prove to him ‘ill Allah’ which I shall do InshaAllah. So half my job is done. With the Hindu and the Christian first I have to tell him ‘Arre the god that you are worshipping is wrong.’ And then give the correct concept of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala). Here half my job is done he already agrees there is no God so my job is easy so I congratulate him. La ila ha, there is no God. But then you should prove ‘ill Allah’ which I shall do InshaAllah. And there are various techniques showed in my cassette, ‘Is the Qur’an God’s Word?’, ‘Qur’an and Modern Science’ how to do it listed in brief.
I’ll ask him the first question suppose if you have an object, a machinery which no one in the world has seen, if I tell the atheist, it’s brought to you for the first time, in front of you, this machinery, this object no one in the world has seen, no one first time is brought in front of you. Who will be the first person who will be able to tell you the mechanism of this object? Can you guess? Who will be the first person who will be able to tell you mechanism of this object? Can anyone make any guess? The maker. Any other guess? The creator, the person who makes this. Whatever answer the atheist will give you, he will tell you the maker or the creator or the manufacturer or the producer, somewhat similar. Keep it in your mind. The first person who will tell you the mechanism of the object which no one has seen in the world is the creator or the maker or the manufacturer.
Now you ask him how did the universe come into existence? So he will tell you that today science has told us that initially there was one primary Nebula then there was secondary separation, there was a big bang which gave rise to galaxies, planets and the present earth we live in. talking about the big bang theory. That’s how the universe came into existence. So you tell him but this is already mentioned in the Qur’an 1400 years ago in
Al Anbiya ch. no. 21 verse no. 30 which says
“Awa lam yara allatheena kafaroo”
“Do not the unbelievers see”
“Anna alssamawati waal-arda kanata ratqan fafataqnahuma”
“The heavens and the earth were joined together and we clove them asunder”
Who could have mentioned about this big bang theory you are talking about which was discovered yesterday in science. Yesterday means 30 years back, 100 years back. Qur’an mentions 1400 years ago. Who could have mentioned that? So he will tell you know may be tits a fluke. Don’t argue with him. Next part.
You ask him that what was the initial state of the celestial matter before the universe was created? He will tell you it is gas. You tell him this book, the Qur’an says in
Surah Fussilat ch. 41 verse no. 11 that it was Dhukhan, it was smoke. So you ask him is it right or wrong? He will tell you that smoke is more appropriate than gas. If you know the science well.
You ask him what’s the shape of the earth? He will tell you it is spherical. So you ask him when did you discover this? If he knows his science well, he will tell you In 1577 Sir Francis Drake was the first person to sale around the earth.
You tell him Qur’an says in
Surah Naziat ch 79 verse no. 30
“Waal-arda baAAda thalika dahaha”
“And thereafter we have made the earth egg shaped.”
Referring to the egg of an ostrich which is not round like a ball. You tell him the Qur’an says the earth is not round like a ball; it is flattened from the top and bulging from the center. He’ll say yes-yes, that’s more correct. It is geo spherical. So you are telling it is round, Qur’an says it is Geospehrical 1400 years ago who could have mentioned that? Haan your Prophet who wrote the Qur’an he’s an intelligent person. You know he may say something, don’t argue with him.
The light of the moon its own light or reflected light? He will tell you reflected. Qur’an says in Surah Furqaan ch. 25 verse 61.
I was taught in school the sun was stationary, it didn’t rotate about its axis. Qur’an says in
Surah Al Anbiya ch. 21 verse no. 33
“Wahuwa allathee khalaqa allayla waalnnahara”
That it is Allah who has created the night and the day,
The sun and the moon
“Kullun fee falakin yasbahoona”
each one traveling in an orbit with its own motion.
Qur’an says the sun revolves and rotates. In school I didn’t learn that. I was taught it didn’t rotate about its axis, it was stationary. He’ll tell you No latest discovery in science tells us that the sun also rotates and it takes about 25 days to complete one rotation. Who could have mentioned in the Qur’an? Ask him, he will pause.
Like that Qur’an speaks about biology; every living thing is made from water. Who has written that?
Qur’an speaks about water cycle, how does the water rise, forms the clouds, clouds move in interior, water falls down and the water cycle is completed.
Qur’an speaks about slat and sweet water. There are two types of water slat and sweet water between them there is a barrier which is forbidden to be trespassed,
Surah Furqaan ch. 25 verse 53 and
Surah Rehman ch. 55 verse 19 to 20.
Qur’an speaks about Geology that we have made the earth as an expanse
and the mountains that stakes
Surah Naba ch. 78 verse no. 6 and 7
Who could have mentioned that? Keep on asking and the only answer he can give you it can’t be by fluke because the theory of probability.
You tell him about theory of probability that the chances that it’s a fluke for example if I toss a coin the chances that I will be right is 1 out of 2, it can either be heads or tails. And if I make a fluke guess the chances I will be right is half, one upon two. If I toss a coin twice the chances I will be right both the times is half into half is one upon four, its 25%. If I toss a coin twice chances I will be right all three times is 1 upon 2 into 1 upon 2 into 1 upon 2 is one upon 8 its 12 and a half percent.
Similarly if you use this probability theory to the Qur’an that what are the possible shapes suppose you can think of for the earth a person can think about 30 shapes. It can be square, it can be flat, it can be quadrangle, it can be rectangle, it can be triangle, it can be spherical, 30 shapes. The chances if someone makes a wild guess, its correct is one out of 30. Light of moon can be own light or reflected light, chances someone makes a guess its correct is 1 upon 2, chances both are correct is 1 upon 30 into 1 upon 2 is 1 upon 60. So if a person wants to make a guess everything is created of what? In the desserts of Arabia a person will first think of sand, of wood, of some other metal, aluminum may be iron and may be a person can think of 10,000 things which living creatures can be made of. Chances that he makes a wild guess and it’s correct is 1 upon 10,000. Chances that all 3 are correct is one upon 30 into 1 upon 2 into 1 upon 10,000 is 1 upon 60,000. If you calculate point 000017 is .017 percent. In three things it has come to .017 percent. If you put up all Qur’an speaks about a thousand verses of science, and mathematics tells us if point 00, if there are 50 zeros it is equivalent to zero. So chances that it’s a wild guess is zero. Who could have written that? He will tell you creator, maker, manufacturer. This creator we call as Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala). I just told you in short for more details refer to my video cassette ‘Is the Qur’an God’s Word?’ various techniques, various techniques to prove that this is from Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala).
Third question brother posed is how can you prove to a god that what his scriptures are wrong, etc. in my talk I gave you a litmus test fro theology Surah Ikhlas ch. no. 112 verse 1 to 4. So you tell him that if you are God do you pass the test. Suppose someone says that this is a gold jewelry I want to sell it to you, 24 carrot gold. What will you do? Will you buy? Will you buy it? You’ll say first I’ll check up if it’s true or not. You will check it with a touchstone. You will go to a jeweler and say see there is a man who wants to sell me these Jewelry and he is telling me its 24 carrot gold. You’ll go to a jeweler he’ll take your jewelry and rub it against the touchstone and he’ll match the color. If it matches with 24 carrot, he’ll say 24 carrot. If it matches with 22 carrot he will say 22 carrot, if 18 carrot, he’ll tell you 18 carrot. It will not be gold at all because all that glitters is not gold.
So example of Rajnish which I gave, use Rajnish for example Rajnish he says he’s All Mighty God, put him to test of Surah Ikhlas.
“Qul Huwallaahu Ahad”,
“Lam Yalid Wa Lam Yulad”
“Walam Yakullahu Kufuan 'Ahad”
Lets put to test that say He’s Allah one and only. Is Rajnish one and only or anyone. Anyone who claims to be God whether it be Jesus whether it be Ram, Laxman, anyone you put to test. Normally you use your Hiqma, I don’t use the main god otherwise they will feel insulted. Like Qur’an says in Surah Anam ch. 6 verse 108 “Revile not those whom they worship, god besides Allah lest in their ignorance, they will revile Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala).”
So to these people who say they are gods you check them out with the touchstone Surah Ikhlas and you can prove that they aren’t God. So if they are not God, the scripture being right is out of the question at all. Hope that answers the question.
Questioner: Assalamu Alaikum wa Rehmatullah! I have a clarification to make. Ah.. the Hadith that you mentioned about marriage being half your Deen. I just wanted to know is it getting married completes half your Deen or the entire process of marriage, how you deal with marriage, how you deal with your husband or wife, the whole the marriage, right from you get married to the rest of your life or just the fact that you got married its half done?
Dr. Zakir: Sister’s asked a very good question the Hadith that that if marriage completes half your Deen does it mean that half your Deen, only marriage completes half your Deen or whole process etc. sister as I mentioned that when the Prophet said marriage completes half your Deen he meant that marriage prevents you from promiscuity, from fornication, from adultery. After that marriage is a full process, various Ahadith. The beloved Prophet said that when you marry you normally look for 4 things wealth, beauty, nobility and virtue. You know when you marry people look the girl is beautiful or the boy is handsome, how wealthy he or she is, which family Shaikh Family, Sayyed Family, noble family and last is virtue. Prophet said the most important of all these is virtue. So when you get married the whole process itself to look for a virtues wife or a virtues husband, how you get married. Our beloved Prophet said the best marriage is that in which the least expense is made. We have marriages in the Muslim Ummah in many countries, they spend hundreds and thousands of dollars and ringlets also may be here, several. They spend excessively. Qur’an says in
Surah Isra ch. 17 verse 25 to 26 that if you are a spend thrift, you are a brother of the devil. So choosing a life partner, how to get married in simplicity, in Sunnah all this then how you up bring your children, after marriage be loyal to your wife not that after marriage you go and do adultery yet you are completing half your Deen.
The Prophet said the best of you is he who is the best to his wife. How you treat your wife, the Qur’an says in
Surah Nisa ch. 4 verse 19
“Treat your wife equity and kindness even if you dislike her.”
Even if you dislike your wife the Qur’an says treat her with equity and kindness.
People give dowry in the eastern world, in India from the women. In Islam we have to give Mahar, if you get married you have to be a good husband. After you get married you have children, you have to be like a good father or a good mother all this process in total which is related with marriage. If you do all of these, these constitute half the deen, to be a good mother, to be a good father, to be a good husband, to be a good wife, not to be extravagant all these process, to abstain from adultery, homosexuality, promiscuity all this nearly constitute half the teachings of Islam. Therefore our beloved Prophet said marriage completes half your Deen means you marry and follow Islam and all those aspects InshaAllah half your Deen will be completed. Hope that answers your question.
Questioner: Assalamu Alaikum! Okay… I… you were just talking about the westerners just now, right.. and I am a convert or revert in your words.. ah.. before I converted I had a very bad picture about Islam…. I mean …I sorry to say I hated Islam and the reason was because you said the Muslims that I had delt with, I mean… I feel that since we are talking about how to do the Da’wah to the non-Muslims. Its very difficult even for me to talk to my family because of the picture that we portray to them.. I think that its.. we are talking about Islam itself… okay fine its very-very good religion like it is the only true religion. But don’t you think its wrong to always criticize other religions like that approach like is really wrong… I mean we criticize westerners so much. We do that I mean whatever you said about rapes and all those things it occurs in Muslim countries. I mean middle eastern countries, it may be reported that much but it goes on. .. so why do we always pick on them. and the other thing is that about women you were saying that non-Muslims say that Islam subjugates women because there are so many things in the Qur’an that you know refers to males and females but somehow whatever it refers to males is just ignored and everything that, you know, refers to females is pressed so hard like you were just saying that virtuous husband and wife but Now I mean I want… I only heard it… when I read it, when I heard read all the books is like you’re suppose to get you know virtuous wife and not.. not .. I mean everything is towards to women only. Why do we do this, very difficult to convince a non-Muslim because we do that. And one more example is, you know, that I… I was told that Rasoolullah had you know he gave equal hand in helping his wife in housework and all those things. But why do we only have books on how to be a good wife, why don’t we ever have lectures or anything on how to be a good husband. You know like nothing… everything is only pressed on women, women are supposed to be doing this, doing that. That’s not what the religion says. So be may be that’s the reason why we are putting off non-Muslims.
Dr. Zakir: Sister asked a very good question, very relevant. She said that Alhumdulillah she is a revert; I would like to congratulate her, Alhumdulillah. And she said that she had a very wrong picture of Muslims before and I did even say in my talk that many people when they look at Muslims, they would never like to become a Muslim, I said that in my talk. Alhumdulillah, Allah gave her Hidaayat and she accepted Islam and she said that the talk was based on how to talk to the west. The talk was Why the West is coming to Islam, it wasn’t based on how to do Da’wah to West. I have got other cassettes dealing with that. I have got a cassette on misconception about Islam. How specifically to do Da’wah amongst the west is a different technique. Today my talk was not how to do Da’wah, it was the reason why west is accepting Islam and I am calling a spade a spade. And you said sister very rightly that you should not criticize other religions. Qur’an says that in
Surah Anam ch. 6 verse 108
“Revile not those whom they worship god besides Allah lest in their ignorance they will revile Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala)”
But the Qur’an also says in
Surah Isra ch 17 verse no. 81 and 82
“Waqul jaa alhaqqu wazahaqa albatilu inna albatila kana zahooqa” that
“When truth is hurled against falsehood, falsehood perishes. For its nature falsehood is bound to perish.”
You said that I was criticizing the western world and talking about the XYZ. Sister criticizing means actually what I would say that without any proof. What I was quoting was statistics of America. So if Americans want to criticize America and if I am quoting them then why are you blaming me? Criticizing means what, you know, actually what I would say? That picking up points and twisting them like the westerners do. I am sorry I am blaming them again but that’s a fact. I have to call a spade a spade. And the westerners love calling a spade a spade. And they are proud to call a spade a spade and they say they are bold, we are truthful. Alhumdulillah, Even I am truthful. It may not go down their throat, that’s a different thing. They show in the media that women are subjugated etc. and I have given a talk on that to clarify. So sister what I was doing, I was quoting FBI report, written not by Muslims, by the westerners quoting statistics of rape not by Muslims, by non-muslim westerners, about adultery, about incest. I am only quoting their statistics and when I quote to them, they cannot say Zakir is criticizing because you know why? I am quoting from their statistics. If I say “Haan Mr. Ahmed Ali said this” So they’ll say this one is pulling a fast one. I am not quoting Ahmed Ali or Sultan bhai, I am quoting their statistics. So therefore I am using my Hiqma sister. And besides that saying that even in other countries it’s not reported. Sister I would like to disagree with you. Rapes takes place more in the western countries, it is not reported there. You know it is so common. Rape is so common it’s not worth reporting. I have been to west; hardly I read any cases of rape. It’s so common, it’s day to day life. Its not reported sister. It it’s reported, in news brief. If a rape take place in other countries, Headlines. It does take place, not that it doesn’t take place. It takes place throughout the world. Least rape is where? you’re talking Muslim countries it does take. Those Muslim countries which do not follow the Islamic law it takes place. So the least rate of rape is in which country sister? Which country? Least rape in the world? It’s in Saudi Arabia, least rape. It may be taking place there also, I am not saying it is nil. There are black sheeps in the community throughout the world but the least rate of rape in any country in the world, it’s in Saudi Arabia. The least rate of robbery in any country in the world, it’s in Saudi Arabia. Yes there may be other Muslim country who don’t follow Islam so they are pseudo Muslims.
Regarding reporting if it takes place in other countries it comes in Headlines because rape is something which is a stigma. In America, it’s a lifestyle. Like as the doctor said if a patient comes, “I have a V.D., doctor” he says “even I have”. So nothing great. They are shameless. According to me they are shameless, according to them its fine. So sister when I am calling a spade, a spade I have to call it. I use the best words, public property but that’s a fact. So people may say I criticize but I have to call a spade a spade. And that’s the reason the westerners like it, Alhumdulillah.
So regarding your first thing I am criticizing them, I am quoting the statistics. Like for example Qur’an says do Da’wah with Hikmah.
“Ud`u 'Ila Sabili Rabbika Bil-Hikmah Wal Maw`izatil Hasanah Wa Jaadilhum Bilati Hiya 'Ahsan”
“Invite all to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching and argue with them and reason with them in the ways that are best and most gracious.”
Our beloved Prophet said to the Christians “Wala Takooloo Salaasaa”, Qur’an says that. When you tell a Christian do not say trinity, desist stop it is better for you. Even if you say it in the best form, he is bound to feel hurt. See when you take out the faults of a person the best way you say he is bound to feel hurt. If I tell a Christian why do you worship Jesus Christ, even if I say with love and care he is bound to feel hurt. So I have to say it in the best way which is acceptable but he is bound to feel hurt. Not that I am going out of the way to insult him. I am giving the statistics. That was regarding your second part.
Regarding your third part that why do Muslim scholars and speakers speak about women, women only picking verses of women and not talking about what rights man have to do. Sister, I think you should see my cassette ‘Women’s rights in Islam’ and after I gave that talk people asked me when are you going to give a talk on men rights’ in Islam. And in that cassette I say that what a husband do to the wife. And even today if you heard me when I talked about Hijaab, I made the same statement which you made that normally Muslim speakers they speak about for the women but Allah speaks first the Hijaab for the man. So why the other people do that, you have to ask them, I cannot answer on their behalf. So if you want to see a neutral approach, Alhumdulillah, of Islam you can hear my video cassettes and there you will find even the women’s rights in Islam. I have spoken that how a husband should behave to the wife. More of that educating even the men and many men, they don’t like it and they say “Now when will you gave a talk on men’s rights in Islam?” So sister I have given talks, Alhumdulillah, Islam believes in equality between men and women. But equality doesn’t mean identicality. Men and women are equal but they aren’t identical. So here in my talk I have spoken about spiritual rights of the women, of social rights, I have spoken about economic rights, about legal rights, about political rights, about educational rights. Alhumdulillah I have tried to explain that Alhumdulillah that Islam believes in equality between men and women. Equality doesn’t mean identicality. If you compare to the western world, again giving statistics, quoting what they believe.
The western talk of women’s liberalization is nothing but a disguised form of exploitation of her body, degradation of her honor and depriving her soul. The western society claming to uplift the women have actually degraded her to a status of concubine, of mistresses, of society butterflies which are mere tools in the hands of pleasure seekers and sex marketers which are hidden behind the colorful screen of art and culture. The western world claming to uplift the women have actually degraded her. It talks about “O we want to uplift the women etc.” What are they doing? Surely many of you may have gone to the western world, it’s only in the name of art and culture, it’s a colorful screen but behind them you know what is happening. They want to change the role. That if a man can do this even a woman can do this. Men and women are equal but they aren’t identical. Men and women are different in physiology, they are different biologically. What everything a man does the women cannot do. Everything that women does, a man cannot do. Tomorrow you cannot say okay even I want to give birth to a child, I cannot give. I am different. And do you know in Islam the status, I’ll just quote a couple of examples I have given in my talk, in Islam where love is concerned and companionship for the parents,
Our beloved Prophet said in
Sahih Bukhari Vol. no. 8 in the Book of Adab ch. no. 2 Hadith no. 2
“Once a person came to the Prophet and said “Who deserves the maximum companionship in the world?” So the Prophet said “Your mother” the man asked Who next?” the Prophet said “Your mother”. The man asked “after that who? “The Prophet said for the third time “your mother” the man asked “After that who?” the fourth time the Prophet said “Your father” that means 75% of love and companionship, ¾ of the love and companionship goes to the mother. The remaining 25%, ¼ of love and companionship goes to the father. In short Mother gets a gold medal, mother gets a silver medal, she also gets a bronze medal. The father has to be satisfied with the mere consolation prize. See these are the teachings of Islam this is what our Prophet taught us.”
I cannot say “O mother gets so much respect so I also want to give birth to a child” I can’t. So men and women as I said are overall equal but they aren’t identical. For example if in a classroom there are two students A and B both of them get 80 out of 100, both come out first. But if you analyze the question paper, the question paper has got 10 questions each carrying 10 marks. In answer to question no. 1, student A gets 9 out of 10. So student A is 9 out of 10 and student B gets 7 out of 10. So in question number one A has a degree of advantage than student B. In question two B gets 9 out of 10, A gets 7 out of 10. So in question two, B has a degree of advantage. In the remaining 8 questions both get 8 out of 10. So overall if you add up both get 80 out of 100, both are equal. But in question no. 1, A has a degree of advantage than B. in question 2; B has a degree of advantage than A.
So men and women are equal but they aren’t identical. Suppose a robber comes into my house, comes to rob I cannot say I believe in women’s lib, I believe in equality of women, I won’t tell my wife or my sister to go and fight. So Allah says in Surah Nisa ch. no. 4 verse no. 34, 35 that Allah has given more strength to men. So men have a degree of advantage when it comes to physical strength. So it’s he who should protect the women. So in strength, men have a degree of advantage. As I gave you another example in companionship the mother gets more respect than father. So in some aspects men have a degree of advantage in some aspects women have a degree of advantage. Overall men and women are equal.
As you rightly said sister if you read the teachings of Islam, they are, Alhumdulillah, very good. Don’t judge Islam by the followers. If you want to judge, judge by what our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihe wa sallam) said. So what you should do sister if you said that they aren’t Islamic books etc. talking about what husband should do etc. InshaAllah you do research and you give talks, Alhumdulillah. InshaAllah I mean Allah will help you and you will be effective because you being a revert and when a revert speaks it has more effect, Alhumdulillah. So the thing is that sister I do agree there are black sheeps in a community what we should do, we should pick up the good points and we have very good people Alhumdulillah. Overall more of them are good than bad. We have to set exemplary of the good people and the best example is our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihe wa sallam). And InshaAllah, for a more neutral view as you said that people, the speakers only talk about women-women should do this, women should do that, I would request you to watch my cassette and then InshaAllah your view will change. Hope that answers the question.
Questioner: Hello. Salam… Assalamualikum wa rehamatullhi wa barkathu. Ah.. Dr. Zakir, I tried to understand earlier.. actually mentioned about western leader …ah… afraid of Islam. Is it even during Jahiliya, the leaders of Jahiliya are not afraid of Islam but still why they fight Islam. They are more afraid that when they see, when they see the Shahadah, they know that they have to change.. I mean most of the leader of the world cannot accept the change. So.. most probably why the leaders of the west or any leaders of the world is afraid to … to accept Islam is because they cannot accept the change and the biggest change is that they have to step down and also those leaders they have to.. Ah.. in a way give to a better Muslim although its in America or anywhere in the world. Assalamu Alaikum.
Dr. Zakir: The brother has posed a question that why should the western leaders be afraid of Islam and the leaders of Jahiliya they weren’t afraid of Islam. I am sorry brother I fail to disagree with you. I disagree with you. The leaders of… the pagan leaders at the time if the Prophet, they were really afraid of Islam. The only thing they were afraid of was Islam. Therefore they told the Prophet that we will make you the king of Arabia if you give up this message of monotheism, we will make you the richest man of this world. The Prophet gave the reply, even if you place the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left I will not give up this message of Islam. The leaders were afraid. You know why they were afraid that they had three hundred and thirty gods which they will have to barter for one God. Who will come to Mecca, who will come to Mecca and buy all these other things in which they sell in the name of idol worship? Leaders were very scared. Later on, Alhumdulillah, truth had to prevail. They didn’t accept Islam, therefore the Qur’an says target the leaders of Kuffars. Qur’an says target the leaders of Kuffars, target them, if they accept, thousands will follow. So therefore I said most of the leaders of the western world are afraid, not all. We have good people also, speaking good things about Islam; some leaders like Prince Charles said some few good words, his Niya? Allah knows best. I don’t doubt anyone’s Niya. Some minister of UK now spoke some good things about Islam. So brother as I said the leaders are afraid you know why, you said it’s so easy they have to accept Islam. It is not that easy brother. Easy – from our point of view. From their point of view – difficult, why? If they accept Islam who will fill their coffers? You understand that if the leaders of Quarish at that time. Abu Sufiyan, I mean the other leaders, they were rich. They were the richest man, if they accept Islam who will bow down to them? Because in Islam all the human beings are equal. He will have to embrace the slave. He’ll have to change his lifestyle. They were afraid that they will have to change their lifestyle.
Similarly here if they accept Islam, all the human beings are like one brotherhood, Alhumdulillah. So the leaders are afraid that they will have to come down from their status in which they are living, in an ivory tower. Leaders are afraid that they will have to give all these things just to barter for Islam but finally when Allah gives Hidaya they prefer having a mansion in the Aakhira than a mansion here. As the best example I can give you is again of a lady Qur’an says of Aasiya, may Allah be pleased with her, its mentioned in
Surah Tahrim ch. no. 66 verse no. 11 that she prayed to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) that please make a mansion for myself in the Jannah in exchange for the luxury in this world. She was the wife of the most powerful, supposed to be the most powerful man in the world, Pharaoh. But yet she prays to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) I would like to barter all these riches etc. for a mansion in the Aakhira, in the Jannah. So Alhumdulillah when Allah gives Hidaaya, let him be the biggest leader he accepts Islam for the Aakhira. Hope that answers the question.
Questioner: Ah.. Coming back to the equality of men and women in Islam. We are told in the Qur’an of course that men and women are equal in the sight of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) and that is also… ah… I mean the rights of the women are backed up by the Hadith of the Prophet where the mother is much more important than the father in terms of respect but then in the Aqiqa ceremonies you require to just slaughter one goat for the daughter and two for the son. Somewhat indicating that the son is more important.
Dr. Zakir: The sister has posed a question that why during Aqiqa are two goats slaughtered for the son and one goat for the daughter. Sister there are several Sahih Ahadith saying that you can even slaughter one goat for your son. It’s not compulsory there are Sahih Hadith. One goat for daughter and two goats for the son. You can slaughter even one goat for the son its not that you should slaughter two goats for the son but what I can think of the reason is that because man in Islam is the bread earner, man in Islam is the bread earner that before woman is married its is the duty of the father or the brother and after she is married its is the duty of the husband and the son to look after her lodging, boarding, clothing and all financial aspects.
So here Alhumdulillah, she is free from financial obligations. She is overprotected, Alhumdulillah. So but natural according to my logic, I am not saying this is the reason, Allahu Alam, Allah knows the best reason why two goats for the son but that’s not only the case. May be because he is financially more strong, therefore a person is required to spend more money because of a son. That may be one of the reasons, Allah knows the best. But compulsory two goats for one son is not in Sahih Hadith. Sahih Ahadith gives you the option either one or two. And for the women, one, no problem. If you wish, if you want to slaughter more, Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) and our beloved Prophet gave you the option. Hope that answers the question.
Questioner: Assalamu Alaikum. Doctor just you mentioned that in the early days it was stated that we should target the Kuffars, the leaders of the Kuffars. Alhumdulillah, the pra.. present state of Muslim Ummah as far as the quantity is concerned, almost every fourth person in this world is a Muslim. And every third country is a Muslim country. So what I feel that presently what we lack is the leadership of the Muslim Ummah. Am I right to say that we should target the leaders of the different states?
Dr. Zakir: The brother asked a very good question that Alhumdulillah Islam has spread throughout the world and according to him 25% are Muslims, every 4th person, every 3rd country is a Muslim country. But we lack leadership, shouldn’t we have a Muslim leader in target the leader of a Muslim country. I do agree with you brother you should even target the Kuffar, but I do agree with you that you should have a leader. Islam believes in leadership, Islam believes in Aamir. Unfortunately the Khilafa was abolished, last it was in Turkey by the westerners again. It should be reformed that Khilafa should be there, Islam believes in Khilafa and we should have a Khalifa. There are groups which are striving the level best to again have this system of Khilafat, may Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) give them strength and Hidaaya, and they are doing their job. There are people who are trying to convince leaders of various countries especially the Muslim countries. And they are trying their level best and we pray that may Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) let a leader emerge amongst the Muslim Ummah so that he can guide. With the leader, Alhumdulillah, we can do wonders. So Islam is for leaders so I do agree, we should try and find a good leader who follows the Qur’an and the Sunnah unfortunately most of the today’s political leaders of the Muslim countries, most of them they don’t fit the criteria of the Qur’an and Sunnah. So people are trying who will be the best. InshaAllah, may Allah help a leader to emerge but simultaneously while they are finding leaders fore the Muslim Ummah and when leaders try to emerge the non-Muslims try and put them down. They are trying their way. So we should try and find a leader simultaneously even follow the other guidance of the Qur’an that we should target the Kuffars. Both should be done simultaneously brother. And I do agree with you that there should be a leader amongst the Muslim community.
Chairman: Thank you very much for your patience and your co-operation ..Ah..and your.. time spent here and our most… ah… our most thanks is to Dr. Zakir for enlightening us again and enriching our knowledge in Islam and also teaching us on what to do in trying to spread Islam. Ahm… shall we first give him a round of applause in our usual way of thanking.
And shall we end the…. The evening with tasbih Kafira and Surah Al Asr.
Bismillahir Rehaman Hir Raheem
Subhanaka allahumma wa bi hamdika
ash-hadu 'an la 'ilaha 'illa 'anta, 'astaghfiruka wa 'atoobu 'ilahi
Bismillahir Rehaman Hir Raheem
Inna al-insana lafee khusr
Illa allatheena amanoo waAAamiloo alssalihati watawasaw bialhaqqi watawasaw bialssabr
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rehamatullahi Wa Barkatahu.