HE (Dr. Zakir Naik) SAYS that all non-Muslims will go to Hell no matter how good they are. Tell me is this statement good. My cousin expired in the 26/11 shootings.
If someone says he will go to Hell, and boiling water will be poured on him only because he wasn’t a Muslim, won’t I feel bad? Now I am a very practical person, so I would just let it go but an emotional person can become very aggressive on hearing this, so instead of PEACE I am sorry to say ZAKIR NAIK IS KNOWINGLY OR UNKNOWINGLY PROMOTING ANYTHING BUT PEACE (on his Peace TV). A non-Muslim child expires; will he also go to hell? yeh kya logic hai, aap socho! Now he can say Muslims will go to Heaven. Why does he have to say that all others will go to Hell? Surely the merciful God is not a human being to have a trait like possessiveness. Surely God wants his children to b righteous only.
Dear Ananya Menonji,
I am very sorry to know about your cousin. Rest assured he is a martyr and will go straight to Heaven. Dr. Zakir Naik is a suited-booted fanatic who has no understanding of Islam. He has the understanding neither of the spirit of Islam nor of its letters actually. It is a tragedy that thousands of Muslims follow him. Islam-supremacism, however, is not his invention. Millions of misguided Muslims think along those lines, without realizing that this renders us incapable of living in a multicultural, multi-religious society.
Indeed, we Muslims are incapable of living in Muslim societies either. With our sectarian loyalties acquiring paramount positions in our minds, our life is Hell in this world and according to the Mullahs of rival sects in the world after as well.
Please don’t take anything Zakir Naik or any other so-called Muslim tells you to heart.
And please don’t confuse their ranting to Islam.
You will hardly find a Muslim who is satisfied with calling himself a Muslim. He/she would be a Shia/Sunni/Wahhabi whatever but not Muslim. As these categories did not exist in the time of the Prophet, clearly none of them follows Prophet Mohammad’s Islam.
You may recall that some Congressi Mullahs whom Gandhiji made presidents of the party in preference to the truly secular Jinnah told him that he was a Mahatma and their leader but he would nevertheless go to Hell as he was not a Muslim. This is totally absurd. Islam teaches us that people would be judged according to their faiths, the faith brought to them in their local language by previous prophets of God. Incidentally this was the same faith brought to Arabs by Prophet Mohammad in their local language Arabic. Muslims have been repeatedly asked in the Quran to accord equal respect to all previous prophets as they do to Prophet Mohammad.
Indeed there are many people who don’t have any faith or are incapable of developing any faith for a variety of reasons including age – you cited the case of a child. Will they all be sent to Hell? Apparently this is absurd. In Islam huququl ibad (your duties towards other creations of God) are paramount. You will be judged with this criterion. Our God is the same as your God, regardless of where and how you try to find him, and He is Rahmatullil Aalemeen (Blessing for the Universe), not Rahmatullil Muslemeen (Blessing for the Muslims). Love Him, and if you don’t believe in His existence, love His creation, love the Universe, love Life, Love Existence, and He will love you too.
Once again I share your grief and pray for your martyred cousin. I am sure he is in Heaven, beyond the reach of any Mullah, suited and booted or in bare bhai ka kurta/ chhote bhai ka pyjama.