Read to know why Non Muslims are not allowed to enter Mecca and Medina. Busting the lies of Zakir Naik again! Must read for everyone!
The problem with literally following intolerant religious texts as the word of God is that it corrupts one’s mind absolutely. You not only become intolerant from deep within but also start believing that you are morally right in doing so. Unfortunately, Dr. Naik’s brand of Islam is a perfect example of such mindset. More unfortunately, many Muslims treat him as a role model and champion of True Islam. This is a very sad truth as it’s a sign of growing intolerance in the Muslim psyche.
There is a limit to the intolerance a society can digest. Dr. Naik must understand it best, as he has been banned in the US and UK because of his videos showing his open support of Osama, killing of apostates and calling US a terrorist state. To protect his brand of Islam, he went on to glorify Yazid (killer of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussain) and was thus declared kafir by many Muslim sects. He has just managed a temporary stay on a non-bailable warrant issued against him for not appearing in a session court hearing on charges of waging war against India.
These reactions are bound to happen as the literal brand of Islam that he preaches is extremely intolerant and this is clear from his videos where he says Non-Muslims must not be allowed to exercise their freedom of religion in Islamic states but demands that Non-Muslims should give all privileges to Muslims in their states! It’s anybody’s guess as to how long humanity could tolerate such intolerance.
We at Satyagni, are doing our bit to sensitize the readers with those aspects of Dr. Naik’s Islam that are not only intolerant in spirit but in action too. Continuing with our series, this time, we examine Dr. Naik’s video where he responds to “why don’t you allow non-Muslims to enter Mecca and Medina?”
Before we analyze Dr. Naik’s arguments, we would like to mention that it makes no rational or religious sense ( for Muslims or Non-Muslims) to visit the Kaaba for pilgrimage, as it is a symbol of non-omnipotence of Allah!
We are not joking. We request the rational as well as religious to look at these two facts and decide themselves if there is merit to our opinion or not
When Kaaba was a Pagan site, it was saved miraculously
Quran Surah Al-Feel describes an event that occurred in pre-Islamic Arabia (around 570 AD). In fact some Muslims claim that this event happened when Muhammad was born. We know that at this point of time Kaaba was a pagan temple with many idols. Muhammad’s father and uncles were priests of these temples. Their names (like Abdullah, Abd Al Manat etc) were derived from the name of the idol they used to worship. In short, at this point in time Kaaba was a place plagued with shirk (as per Islam) and Allah should have ideally kept himself away from it’s affairs.
Surah Al-Feel of the Quran states that Lord decided to save this pagan site from an invading army!
Tafsir Ibn Kathir Surah Al-Feel
“(1. Have you not seen how your Lord dealt with the Owners of the Elephant) (2. Did He not make their plot go astray) (3. And He sent against them birds, in flocks (Ababil).) (4. Striking them with stones of Sijjil.) (5. And He made them like `Asf, Ma’kul.) This is one of the favors Allah did for the Quraysh. He saved them from the People of the Elephant who had tried to tear down the Ka`bah and wipe out all traces of its existence”
Fact 2: When Kaaba became an Islamic shrine, it could not
be saved by Allah!
In the year 930 AD, Kaaba was exclusively reserved for Allah (as the pagan idols had been destroyed much earlier by Muhammad himself). In short, Allah was the sole protector of Kaaba and it was an exclusive Islamic shrine. At this juncture, a Qarmatian leader by the name Abu Tahir Al-Jannabi attacked Kaaba.
To understand the extent to which Abu Tahir hated
Muhammad and Islam is evident from his opinion:
“He rejected and ridiculed belief in Mohammed and Islam in saying: In this world, three individuals have corrupted mankind: a shepherd, a physician and a camel-driver. And this camel-driver was the worst pickpocket, the worst prestidigitator of the three.”
an absolute enemy of Allah and Muhammad, when Abu Tahir attacked Kaaba- the
exclusive house of Allah, Allah could do nothing!
“The bodies of the pilgrims were left to rot in the streets or thrown down the Well of Zamzam. The Kaaba was looted, with Abu Tahir taking personal possession of the Black Stone and bringing it back to Al-Hasa.”
It’s abundantly clear from above that Allah could not protect His Kaaba after He threw the other deities out from that house. The Kaaba stands as a testimony of the fact that it was supernaturally guarded when it was a Pagan site and humiliatingly desecrated when it was an Islamic site.
The Kaaba stares at all Muslims in the face, asking the question: How did Allah become strong while defending shirk and weak while defending Islam?
Dr. Naik, the fact that non-Muslims are not allowed in Kaaba is a blessing in disguise! At least they are saved from the embarrassment of looking at the Kaaba and having no answer to this faith-shaking unanswerable question.
Dr. Naik, oblivious to this irony, gloatingly presents his arguments as to why non-Muslims are not allowed to enter Mecca and Medina. We respond to his intolerant arguments now
1. Zakir Naik:
Every country has a cantonment area where only those people who are involved in the defense of the country are allowed. Similarly Mecca and Medina are the cantonment area of Muslims. So only those people (i.e. Muslims) who are involved in fighting and protecting and defending Islam are allowed to enter Mecca and Medina
Great! Dr. Naik is elsewhere seen preaching us that Islam is religion of Peace. But what do we have here? He is comparing Islam with a military establishment! The Mecca and Medina are cantonment areas! And all this while silly non-Muslims thought that these were sacred sites of pilgrimage of the religion of PEACE!
Moreover, we suspect that Dr. Naik also knows about Abu Tahir’s desecration of Kaaba. That’s why he has no faith in Surah Al-Feel of Quran that claims that Allah can protect His house on His own. And thus Dr. Naik believes that Muslims must fight, defend and protect what Allah himself could not protect
2. Zakir Naik:
Allah gives the promise in glorious Quran from 9:28 that from this day do not allow the non-believers to enter Mecca and Medina
Now Dr. Naik plays Taqiyya (the religion sanctioned art and license of lying or hiding the truth in Islam) by half-quoting and ill-quoting verse 9:28 of the Quran. Let’s have a look at the complete verse 9:28 of the Quran
“O you who believe (in Allâh’s Oneness and in His Messenger (Muhammad SAW)! Verily, the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh, and in the Message of Muhammad SAW) are Najasun (impure). So let them not come near Al-Masjid-al-Harâm (at Makkah) after this year, and if you fear poverty, Allâh will enrich you if He will, out of His Bounty. Surely, Allâh is All-Knowing, All-Wise. ”
He ill-quotes because this verse only talks about keeping the non-Muslims away from Masjid Al-Haraam (at Mecca) and not the entire cities of Mecca and Medina. So the Muslims are prohibiting what even their God did not command them to prohibit!
He half-quotes because he does not want to tell the non-Muslims the real reason behind not allowing the Non-Muslims to enter the Masjid Al-Haraam in Makkah. And the reason given in the verse is that Non-Muslims are unclean/impure (Najis)!!!
Dr. Naik and his fans must hang their heads in shame. Is Islam a religion or a cult that instigates irrational unwarranted religious apartheid? (do we even need to answer that explicitly now?)
Do you know what all is najis (impure) in Islam?
- Urine, Feces, Semen, Dead body,
Blood, Dog, Pig, Alcoholic liquors, The sweat of an animal who
persistently eats najasat.
- Kafir [Polytheists, Atheists, any Christian or Jew that does not believe in Muhammad (in other words all Non-Muslims)]
Aren’t you delighted O non-Muslims! You can’t enter Mecca because you are as impure as a pig, feces or dead body as per Islam!
This is straight out of Quran. A book that is openly
calling non-Muslims as filthy. If a Muslim touches a najis thing he himself
becomes najis (impure)! We are at a loss how could any secular state tolerate
such nonsense. And above all how can the so called rational moderate Muslims
treat such a hate filled doctrine as a religion of choice. We simply don’t
And please don’t be in any doubt about what Allah thinks of Non-Muslims. Here’s another set of verses that makes it amply clear that Non-Muslims are the vilest of creatures in the eyes of Allah !
Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islâm, the Qur’ân and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikûn will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.
Verily, The worst of moving (living) creatures before Allâh are those who disbelieve, – so they shall not believe.
Dr. Naik half-quoted the verse to hide this ugly truth of Islam from the audience. He thinks Non-Muslims live on some shutter island and would not come to know of this truth. Gone are those days! And moderate Muslims should seriously start thinking about how could they tolerate this nonsensical religious apartheid and still wear the “moderate” & “tolerant” tags.
3. Zakir Naik:
For entering any country you need a visa. If you refuse to produce it or to abide by the laws of that country, you will not be allowed to enter. Don’t agree don’t come! YOU CAN’T ARGUE! Similarly to enter in Mecca and Medina you need a Visa which is to say with your lips- Lailah illallah Muhammadur Rasoolullah (That there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His final messenger)
1. When one can’t argue on the entry of Non Muslims in Mecca and Madina, how wise of Zakir is to give arguments in its defense?
2. Thanks again Zakir Bhai MBBS to accept that Islamic traditions and beliefs can’t be argued . Dear readers, hope you are discovering the tolerance and logic in Islam which is being assured to you Non Muslims by Islamists of today! However in the same breath we equally oppose all those beliefs that claim exclusivity of entering Hindus or Christians in any temple or Church. We claim that Vedas nowhere advocate such discrimination and whosoever believes in it is simply anti Vedic. Can Zakir Naik or any Mullah in the world condemn this discriminatory command of Quran the same way?
3. I wonder what will happen if Hindus of India, Christians and Atheists of the west start making the same Visa policy Imagine Hindus having a law in India- whoever wants to live or enter in India, he/she must recite Gayatri Mantra or Jai Shree Ram. Whoever fails to do so, will be sent back to his/her respective place. So any Muslim who refuses to recite Jai Shree Ram will not be allowed to live in India anymore! After all you have to abide by the laws of the country and you CAN’T ARGUE those!
4. As such, we have no objection against this argument when looked from the standpoint of Saudi as nation state. It has the right to allow or disallow entry to outsiders in restricted zones. The objection here is against the reason behind banning Non-Muslims at these sites, as the reason is inhuman and reeks of nonsensical religious apartheid. Anyways, the Saudis, in a way, are helping humanity by not hiding the truth of Islam as the likes of Dr. Naik do. Humanity should seriously take note of how Islam treats the other and what are the implications of allowing Dr. Naik’s Islam in a tolerant multi-religious society.
By the way, on this VISA argument we have an embarrassing question for Dr. Naik at the end of the article.
It makes no religious or rational sense for Muslims to visit a site like Kaaba which symbolizes the victory of pagan-hood over Tauheed. It’s a blessing in disguise that Non-Muslims are not allowed to visit such a symbol of defeat. Dr. Naik’s arguments show that Islam is more of a military religion than a religion of peace where the Muslims have to fight, protect and defend Allah’s house as Allah is incapable of doing the same on His own. Allah, as per the Quran verse quoted by Dr. Naik, is a religious bigot who thinks non-Muslims are as impure as pig and feces and hence must not be allowed in his house! And finally we agree with Dr. Naik on just one point that the Saudis have the right to ban Non-Muslims in Saudi cities as it’s their Islamic country after all, and they are free to show the true face of Islam to the rest of the world. But in the same breath, we ask our Muslim friends to think about the consequences of Hindus demanding same right to ban Muslims in India! Will Muslims agree with this peacefully or they only want peace to be practiced by Non Muslims?
The way out:
When you interpret the commands and injunctions literally, there are bound to be embarrassments of all sorts. To avoid the embarrassment, religions MUST do away with any bigotry and inhuman practices that are currently being followed or condoned by them.
Thankfully majority of Muslims who recite the intolerant verses of the Quran in their daily prayers and tilawat in Arabic, don’t know the actual meaning of these verses. The real moderate and rational Muslims still have the opportunity to sensitize the community that literal following of the Quran and Hadis will make Islam extremely intolerant and ill-fit in 21st century. The way forward and way out for Islam is reform. Islam needs to humanize itself and stop dehumanizing Non-Muslims.
On argument # 3, a question for Dr. Naik : Why Kafirs were requested to enter Mecca without the “Islamic Visa” by Allah’s chosen people Arabs?
We would remind our readers, especially Zakir Naik and his Wahhabi friends, about the other humiliating incident that took place on November 20th , 1979. Yes, we are talking about the Grand Mosque Seize when a Muslim claiming himself to be Mahdi (the redeemer prophesied in Islamic books to come before doomsday)- Abdullah Hamid Mohammed Al-Qahtani attacked the Kaaba with his few hundred armed Mujahideen. He took thousands of the pilgrims, preparing to offer prayers at the Kaaba, hostage. His goons killed a few hundreds including Saudi soldiers. Finally a team of French Commandos was requested by Saudi Government to help rescue the hostages and clear the mosque from the Mahdi and his Mujahids! To cut the long story short, the Kafir French Commandos accomplished the mission, executed the Mahdi and his goons, and rescued the Kaaba and the Muslims. As soon as the benevolent mission was over and the Kaaba was secured, the Wahabis started downplaying the fact that Kafir French soldiers helped Muslim Saudis in that operation. After all they had to defend the Wahhabi position that a Muslim equals ten Kafirs in strength! Some Islamists have tried to salvage the word of Allah of Muslim supremacy over Kafir in strength, by floating a story that those French Soldiers were made to recite the Kalma aka Islamic Visa as per Zakir Naik (Laillah illallah Muhammadur Rasoolullah) before they entered the Kaaba for the operation! So as per these story tellers, the French Commandos became Muslims and hence Kaaba was recaptured by Muslims only It doesn’t matter to them if these Kafir French recited a few words that they did not understand at all and could hardly recite because of their accent! On top of it, they also fail to explain as to why Saudi Muslims who used to recite Laillah illallah Muhammadur Rasoolullah five times a day, 365 days an year throughout their lives and of whom Allah is the friend, could not rescue their shrine on their own?
We would like Zakir Naik to answer following queries
1. Why were the Kafir French Soldiers allowed to enter Mecca without the Islamic Visa aka Laillah illallah Muhammadur Rasoolullah?
2. Why was Saudi Muslim army so incompetent to eliminate few hundred oppressors? Why did Allah let whole Muslim Ummah down by not helping them against the attackers? Why did not Allah act as per His assurance in Quran to help Muslims, especially for Saudis whom Allah loves the most?
3. Why ten times weaker Kafirs were requested by Muslims to carry out the operation? Was the Quran wrong in estimating the relative strengths of Kafirs and Momins?
4. Will those brave French soldiers go to Jannah (heaven) for the holiest of the works one can ever do i.e. to save the HOUSE OF ALLAH- KAABA? Or they will go to hell just like other great people such as Bismil, Azad, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru for the only fault of being Non Muslims?
5. If Dr. Naik believes in the story that the French Commandos were made to read Kalma before the operation, then we have one more query: Even if it be assumed that these French Kafirs became Muslims during the operation, they ultimately practiced Christianity after the operation. So they become apostates as per Zakir Naik’s Islam. And everybody knows that Dr. Naik supports death penalty for apostates.We are interested in knowing from Dr. Naik as to how does he plan to punish these unholy apostates who protected the holy Kaaba?
Do they deserve death here and eternal hell hereafter?
PS: Those preparing to rebut this article on the basis of Caste system in Hindus should consider the fact that Vedas are strictly against any discrimination of any kind. Here get your misconceptions eradicated http://agniveer.com/caste-system/ . Whatever we wrote about Islam is purely based on Quran and Hadith and not on the deeds of Muslims at all. So Muslim friends are requested to argue based on our Vedic view and not what Hindus do. They are also requested to denounce this disgusting discrimination in Islam just like we denounced caste system in Hindus