Listen to any of the Zakir Naik videos or read any of his defence of terrorism not being a Muslim monopoly, and he would quote in his characteristic semi-stammering shoulder shrugging style: Quran Surah 5 Verse No 32 says that ” If you kill an innocent human, it is as though you have killed the entire humanity.” Almost similar is the statement of another popular stuttering star Shahrukh Khan when he eulogizes Islam for being religion of peace! (Sorry for the comment, but Zakir being a medical student, knows that one stutters and shrugs shoulders when he lies! At least he should know so if he actually remembers medical studies as well, as per his claims!)
Indeed a very noble thought, and Agniveer salutes all those great men and women who believe in the above verse with utmost sincerity. Agniveer also agrees that Zakir Naik is not providing a wrong reference. The only problem is that he is quoting the verse incomplete and using Taqiah to fool the world. Now Taqiah is an interesting concept used in several sects of Islam which means that it is fair to use deceit and fraud to defeat the enemy or non-Muslim.
To know the reality, let us review what the verse actually means as per leading translations and commentaries of Quran. Note that we only refer to authentic Islamic sites and books for reference and not sites of anti-Muslim kafirs who are bound to burn in Hell forever! With these Kafirs, we shall in any case be spending eternity after Judgement Day! For now, we shall only live in company of those with whom we shall never meet in Hell because they would be enjoying virgins in Heaven while our skins are being roasted in Hell!
Now this particular verse appears in different places in different versions of Quran. We are not sure where it actually appears in first Quran that was written 20 years after Muhammad’s death. But in new versions of Quran available today, it is verse 35 of Chapter 5 in some editions and verse 32 in others. Let scholars how Islam decide and explain this discrepancy in numbering of verses in final message of Allah. But for us, the focus is actual verse as given by various translators.
Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.
Because of that, which Cain did, We decreed for the Children of Israel that whoever slays a soul for other than a soul, slain, or for, other than, corruption, committed, in the land, in the way of unbelief, fornication or waylaying and the like, it shall be as if he had slain mankind altogether; and whoever saves the life of one, by refraining from slaying, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind — Ibn ‘Abbās said [that the above is meant] in the sense of violating and protecting its [a soul’s] sanctity [respectively]. Our messengers have already come to them, that is, to the Children of Israel, with clear proofs, miracles, but after that many of them still commit excesses in the land, overstepping the bounds through disbelief, killing and the like.
On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person–unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land- -it would be as if he slew the whole people: And if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our Apostles with Clear Signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.
Now several points are very clear from the verse:
a. This verse is applicable only for people of Israel, and that is why Muslims hate Jews so much!
b. The Allah of Quran did not know of world beyond Israel, or else the final message of Allah for whole world should have provided message for entire world and not only Israel! Though I appreciate the spirit of fanatics who now try to implement draconian inhuman teachings of this new Quran to entire world, as though entire world is Israel!
c. The verse provides the conditions of exception. Anyone who is corrupt can be killed. A corrupt person is not innocent as per Islam. So far so good. Even we believe that corruption should have severe punishment. But let us go a step further and see what exactly is corruption or innocence as per Islam. Tafseer-e-Jalalayn details this – corruption includes unbelief among other variants.
So in summary, if you are not a Muslim, or you disbelieve in Allah, Rasul, Quran, Angels, Judgment Day, Heaven, Hell you are not an innocent. You are corrupt and hence this verse is no way applicable to you. If you want to be innocent or not corrupt, accept Islam. To further substantiate this definition of innocence/ corruption, let us review the following:
The mullah, a very eminent one, claims very clearly that a non-Muslim is not innocent and whatever a Muslim does, including terrorism, cannot be condemned by another Muslim. That is why Zakir Naik never condemns Osama Bin Laden.
2. Zakir Naik himself answers a question stating that if non-Muslims are perturbed because they are called Kafirs, they should embrace Islam. Refer his book on Common Questions non-Muslims ask about Muslims. Whole of Quran is full of treatment to be meted out to Kafirs and the are further elaborated by Hadiths. We shall provide some excerpts here itself.
3. The very next verse from same Surah 5 (Verse 33 in Sahih Internationl version) explains the context of the previous verse. It says:
“Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment,”
The Tafseer-e-Jalalyn only elaborates upon this meaning more brutally and readers can check out for themselves fromhttp://www.quran.com. The intent is clear – if you are corrupt (as per Islamic definition), or oppose Allah/ messsenger, you would be punished in most brutal manner. I would have wished that a book of peace would have emphasized more on forgiving and not the punishments that would be meted out if you do not yield.
Thus the very verse which is cited as verse of Peace by Zakir Naik and ShShShahrukh Khan are actually verses of blackmail and threat.
4. Some Muslims may argue that corruption does not include disbelief in Allah/ Muhammad but only publicly mischievous activities. Our counter-question would be to show one single verse from entire Quran that explicitly says that non-Muslims or disbelievers are to be treated equally and that disbelief is not the gravest crime. In fact, huge number of verses exist which claim that disbelief is the worst punishment.
5. As per fanatic version of Islam propagated by new Quran, Allah would forgive anything but not disbelief in Allah/Rasul/Quran etc. If peaceful disbelief is indeed innocence and not corruption, why would Allah punish peaceful innocents forever in Hell fire?
6. To understand true character of peace in Islam, let us review the following verses from Chapter 4:
92: Never should a believer kill a believer; but [If it so happens] by mistake, [Compensation is due]: If one [so] kills a believer, it is ordained that he should free a believing slave, and pay compensation to the deceased’s family,unless they remit it freely. If the deceased belonged to a people at war withyou, and he was a believer, the freeing of a believing slave [Is enough]. If he belonged to a people with whom ye have treaty of Mutual alliance, compensation should be paid to his family, and a believing slave be freed. For those who find this beyond their means, [is prescribed] a fast for two months running: by way of repentance to Allah: for Allah hath all knowledge and all wisdom.
93. If a man kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein [For ever]: And the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him.
Very clearly, Hell is recommended only for killing a believer and not an innocent or non-believer. Further, in case of emergency, even if a believer is killed unintentionally, it is NOT as though entire humanity is killed. You can compensate by freeing a slave or paying compensation or fasting. That is why terrorists are so comfortable throwing bombs around and then compensating through fasts!
7. Islam makes it more clear in Surate Nisa 150, 151 that those who differentiate between Allah and Muhammad and say that they shall believe in some things but not on other, and want to have a middle path are true Kafirs. And we have prepared worst of punishments for them. Clearly disbelief is greatest corruption and the favorite verse of Zakir and Shahrukh are not going to save you!
8. Read the articles on Partiality of Allah , Islamic Jehad , Islam – Reward and Punishment and Shirk – Why Islam is fanatic to find numerous verses that ensure that a non-believer is not innocent and disbelief is greatest form of corruption or mischief. And hence as per new Quran, non-Muslims simply do not qualify to be called human beings worthy of kindness.
9. Often parrots like Zakir Naik claim that Jehad is misinterpreted and in fact he himself is true Jehadi. I agree that Zakir Naik is a true Jehadi. But so are Osama Bin Laden, Kasab and all terrorists who spread Islam through violence. Husaini clearly states that to overpower on might of Islam, Quran or Sword is Jehad. Get more details on article on Islamic Jehad.
10. Surate Imran 28 is elaborated by Jalalyn as follows: If for fear or self-defense, one has to make friends with Kafirs, there is no harm provided in heart you have hatred and jealousy with Kafirs. That is why likes of Zakir Naik tend to fool people (read non-Muslim kafirs) by showcasing Islam as peaceful religion and working in-hand with Bin Ladens of the world. This was also the strategy of Sufis like Chistis whose sole aim was to spread Islam by fooling Hindus and acting as spies of terrorists like Muhammad Ghauri.
11. Visit the site of Darul Uloom Deoband. It states Rights of Muslims and Rights of Human Beings separately. All compassion, brotherhood etc are only for Muslims. You are expected to conceal their shortcomings, overlook his faults, remove his difficulties, accept his excuses and do 36 more things for him. That is why Zakir Naik et al never condemn Muslim terrorists and overlook their faults and remove their difficulties. That is why a fatwa is never issued against Shahrukh Khan for his vulgar movies but they will have objection to idol worship! And for humans, very tacftully, it is mentioned that innocents should not be harmed. (We know definition of innocent in above analysis) After 2 more silly points it is mentioned that they should be punished only as per Shariat. Now they assume here that non-Muslims would be interacting with Muslims only when Shariat (Islamic law) is applied for punishments and not otherwise. And what Shariat would say would be clear to all by now. You can visit http://www.darululoom-deoband.com/english/books/rightsinislam.htm and check out further details on the minds of the fanatics.
The message is very clear. If you are not a Muslim, you are NOT innocent. If you are not a Muslim, you are the most corrupt person. Rapists and murderers may be forgiven by Allah, but not you. So despite how much you admire Zakir Naik’s antics or Shahrukh Khan’s nautanki, there is no way that modern Islam can recommend peace for you!
I appeal to all true lovers of peace and brotherhood, Muslim or non-Muslim, to rise up to combat the fraud and fanaticism propagated by these perverts and help make world a safer place. I welcome all toVedic Dharma – the only religion for entire humanity, (refer Vedic Religion in brief ) that appeals to rise above all false dogmas and hatred, and strive for true world peace based on wisdom and tolerance. Religion etymologically means ‘Joining again’. So let us rise above barbaric cults that divide people and strive for true humanity.
Let us join hands to tackle the menace of intolerance and deceit. Let us no more be fooled by false promises of peace by those who, in any case, curse us to Hell forever for not agreeing with them. Let us wake up to combat such terrorist and fraudulent mindsets ourselves and justify our existence as Manushya – creatures who can think, analyze and rise above the self for welfare of all.
May the truth prevail!
Do not have the illusion of comfort that if you are a woman and have child, Jehadis would have mercy on you. In Islamic wars, women are the worst tortured. Men die but women have to face the torments of remaining alive. That is why throughout history, during Muslim wars, Hindu women preferred to commit Jauhar or have themselves killed. The ghastly practice of Sati has its origin in the Islamic view of Kafir women. So we appeal to all sensible non-Muslims to beware of fanatics like Zakir and others who emphasize on modern Quran being a book of peace. The only Muslims who are peaceful are those who do not believe in Islam, or do not take Quran seriously or have never read it. If you ever find a Muslim who claims that he has studied the current Quran thoroughly and believes it to be final and ONLY book of Allah and completely perfect, considers that all non-muslims would go to Hell; rest assured, he is simply doing Taqiah (fraud) and can potentially be as dangerous as Osama or Zakir. Rise up to unite people against such bombs and time-bombs before its too late.
I quote from authentic (Sahih) Hadiths on Islamic view on kafir women:
1. Innovative rape techniques for Jehadis:
Sahih Muslim: Book 008, Number 3371:
Abu Sirma said to Abu Sa’id al Khadri (Allah he pleased with him): 0 Abu Sa’id, did you hear Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) mentioning al-’azl? He said: Yes, and added: We went out with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) on the expedition to the Bi’l-Mustaliq and took captive some excellent Arab women; and we desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, (but at the same time) we also desired ransom for them. So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them but by observing ‘azl (Withdrawing the male sexual organ before emission of semen to avoid-conception). But we said: We are doing an act whereas Allah’s Messenger is amongst us; why not ask him? So we asked Allah’s Mes- senger (may peace be upon him), and he said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born.
Book 008, Number 3373:
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri (Allah be pleased with him) reported: We took women captives, and we wanted to do ‘azl (coitus interruptus) with them. We then asked Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) about it, and he said to us: Verily you do it, verily you do it, verily you do it, but the soul which has to be born until the Day of judgment must be born.
Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 137:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
We got female captives in the war booty and we used to do coitus interruptus with them. So we asked Allah’s Apostle about it and he said, “Do you really do that?” repeating the question thrice, “There is no soul that is destined to exist but will come into existence, till the Day of Resurrection.”
Comment: Mohammad says to his followers to verily go ahead and rape the captive infidel women. With such evil, ridiculous teachings in Islam, how can Zakir Naik claim Islam to be practical for women rights and human rights! Or is it practical only for the rapists?
2. Killing those who refuse to accept Islam
Chapter 1 : REGARDING PERMISSION TO MAKE A RAID, WITHOUT AN ULTIMATUM, UPON THE DISBELIEVERS WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN INVITED TO ACCEPT ISLAM
Book 19, Number 4292:
Ibn ‘Aun reported: I wrote to Nafi’ inquiring from him whether it was necessary to extend (to the disbelievers) an invitation to accept (Islam) before meeting them in fight. The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) made a raid upon Banu Mustaliq while they were unaware and their cattle were having a drink at the water. He killed those who fought and imprisoned others. On that very day, he captured Juwairiya bint al-Harith. Nafi’ said that this tradition was related to him by Abdullah b. Umar who (himself) was among the raiding troops.
Book 19, Number 4293:
This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Ibn ‘Aun and the name of Juwairiya bint al-Harith was mentioned beyond any doubt.
Comment: Thus, if any one of us has ever been invited to accept Islam (as done through Peace TV and websites), now we can be murdered by grace of Allah without any notice! Does Osama Bin Laden need any other justification? And That is why Zakir Naik cannot criticize Osama after all this?
3. Killing Women and Children
SAHIH MUSLIM Chapter 9 : PERMISSIBILITY OF KILLING WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN THE NIGHT RAIDS
Book 19, Number 4321:
It is reported on the authority of Sa’b b. Jaththama that the Prophet of Allah (may peace be upon him), when asked about the women and children of the polytheists being killed during the night raid, said: They are from them.
Book 19, Number 4322:
It is narrated by Sa’b b. Jaththama that he said (to the Holy Prophet): Messenger of Allah, we kill the children of the polytheists during the night raids. He said: They are from them.
Book 19, Number 4323:
Sa’b b. Jaththama has narrated that the Prophet (may peace be upon him) asked: What about the children of polytheists killed by the cavalry during the night raid? He said: They are from them.
Comment: What additional gospel do terrorists need to plant bombs, hijack planes and conduct 26/11 or 9/11!
Let the truth prevail! Let us come back to the Vedas.