Anyone who has tried any interest in comparative religions will know of Dr Zakir Naik. Recently, he has been falsely accused of advocating terrorism since the Indian media claims the Bangladeshi attackers in Dhaka were inspired by his speeches.
This is shambolic and a complete lie. Muslim Council of Hong Kong asked Muslims in Hong Kong to voice of their opinion for the internationally renowned Islamic preacher. Here are 10 comments from born and revert Muslims with a diverse set of nationalities
1. A Pakistani brother shows why this man has to be supported:
A man admired by millions and has inspired Muslims and Non-Muslims alike. We continue to stand by Dr Zakir Naik for it’s the right thing to do.
“Truth has (now) arrived, and Falsehood perished: for Falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish.” (Quran 17:81)
2. A Filipino revert Muslim sister was inspired, not to terrorise, but to accept the truth and promote peace:
Dr Zakir Naik has inspired me to learn more about Islam. Before I became a Muslim I had loads of questions in my mind as past Roman Catholic, such as will I go to hell if I’m not a Muslim? Why Muslims don’t eat pork? Etc. Watching Dr Zakir Naik’s videos I had my answers and not just that I get to know more about Islam the truth and misconceptions.
Dr Zakir Naik’s debate videos on YouTube made it easy for me to understand the religion is of peace and later I embraced Islam Alhamdulillah.
Dr Zakir Naik is a legend, he is like a walking computer who knows a lot about religion and can also quote a verse to prove his answer regardless your religion. It takes years and dedication to memorise all that and understand and to be able to explain it very clearly.
3. An Indian brother asking people to debate him not ban him:
Dr. Zakir single handedly doing what world governments are supposed to be doing in bring communal harmony.
Don’t Ban Dr. Zakir Naik, Debate Him, if you have the credentials.
4. A Bangladeshi brother explains how Allah has honoured Dr Naik:
Dr. Zakir Naik, a man whom Allah Azzawajal has used as a tool to guide both Muslims and non Muslims. Spreading the deen tirelessly and enlightening everyone with authenticity and the power of truth. May Allah protect and preserve him and grant him the highest ranks in Jannah.
5. An Indonesian brother explains how his father wants him to be like Dr Naik:
His videos have been subtitled in Indonesian and re-uploaded. He become very well known now and household name. Even reaching my parents at their 80, and my father once comment, he wished I could be preaching Islam like Dr Naik. My father said he has a big ship so he will get big waves for and against him.
6. A Chinese revert Muslim sister saying Dr. Naik was one of the reason behind her accepting Islam:
His videos encouraged me to learn more about our religion and other religions. They are one of the few videos that directed me to Islam.
7. A Guinean brother is not surprised by this assault on Dr. Naik:
I’m not surprised at all about the vicious propaganda against Dr Zakir Naik, the intention is to silence him and make sure the true message of Islam is not heard. It is so shocking to hear anyone with minimum common sense who listens to Dr Zakir Naik say that his lectures inspire terror.
8. A Pakistani sister asks people to watch his videos to judge him:
Watch any of Dr Naik’s debates and you will agree that he has a profound knowledge of Islam, the Quran and other religious scriptures. To say that he is promoting hatred and terrorism, one has to first glimpse into his work at first glance.
9. Another Pakistani brother says all this is just propaganda against Islam:
Light of Islam won’t be put off by hollow blows of fake terrorism accusers.
10. A Tunisian brother believes in Allah’s plans:
May Allah bring a good end to the fitnah experienced by Dr. Zakir Naik, a man who has devoted his life to da’wah and thanks to whom the message of Islam has reached numerous people in different corners of the world.
These are just some of the hundreds and thousands of well-wishers for Dr. Zakir Naik’s positive impact on the world today.
We ask people trying to wrongfully accuse him to have a sense of shame and integrity. If they don’t want to accept the truth, then that’s fine, but there’s no need to play the devil’s advocate and incite hatred. Speak the truth or remain silent.