Dr.Zakir Naik continues with his substantiation:
Sanskrit word ‘Maitreya’ or its equivalent in Pali ‘Metteyya’
means loving, compassionate, merciful and benevolent. It also means
kindness and friendliness, sympathy, etc. One Arabic word which is
equivalent to all these words is ‘Rahmat’. In Surah Al-Anbiya:
sent thee not, but as a mercy for all creatures."
Muhammad (pbuh) was called the merciful, which is ‘Maitri’.
words Mercy and Merciful are mentioned in the Holy Qur’an no less than
(iii) Every chapter of the Glorious Qur’an, except Chapter 9, i.e. Surah
Taubah begins with the beautiful formula, 'Bismillah Hir-Rahman
Nir-Rahim', which means 'In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most
Word Muhammad is also spelt as ‘Mahamet’ or ‘Mahomet’
and in various other ways in different languages. The word ‘Maho’
or ‘Maha’ in Pali and Sanskrit mean Great and Illustrious and
‘Metta’ means mercy. Therefore ‘Mahomet’ means ‘Great
This is sophism at its
The Qur’an 21:107 does
not mean that Muhammad is a compassionate man. Read the tafsir for this
verse by Ibn Kathir:
Allah tells us that He has made Muhammad a mercy to the `Alamin, i.e., He
sent him as a mercy for all of them [peoples], so whoever accepts this
mercy and gives thanks for this blessing, will be happy in this world and
in the Hereafter. But whoever rejects it and denies it, will lose out in
this world and in the Hereafter, “
When I give a bread loaf to
a poor man and say, “this has been given to you by me as a mercy for the
poor”. This means, out of my mercy I gave the poor the loaf for them to
eat. It does not mean the loaf of bread is merciful. Furthermore if you
reject what I give you and then I decide to punish you, that is the sign
that I am vengeful psychopath and not a merciful person.
Dr.Zakir wrote that merciful is
“Maitri” in pali /Sanskrit. Actually the so-called scholar is wrong.
In Sanskrit the word for MERCIFUL = kRpAnvita, paropakArin, sAnukroza,
sadaya, AnRzaMsya, adhimAtrakAruNika. In
Pali, the word MERCIFUL = sānukampa,
Maitreya apart from meaning benevolent has an important scriptural meaning
- Bodhi-sattva and future Buddha
Dr.Naik say that the word
“merciful” appears no less than 409 times. Actually it appears 307
times in the Qur’an excluding the hogwash line “Bismillah Ir-Rahman
Ir-Raheem” before every Surah. This is meant for Allah/God and not for
Muhammed. So what’s your point Dr.Naik? Allah is Maitreya?
But what has it got to do with
Maitreya? Is he trying to mislead the reader with such irrelevant data?
Did you know Mr.Naik that:
word Disbeliever/Disbelievers occurs 153 times in Qur’an?
word war/fight occurs 67 times approximately?
there are around 164 verses in the Qur’an that speaks of Jihad?
First of all in Pali, the word for
GREAT is not “maho” but the words are mahanta,
tumula, uru, uttama, vipula, visāla.The
Pali word for mercy is not “metta” but the words are dayā,
Metta means love and not mercy. Mercy is forgiveness and sympathy, not
love! What a lie this so-called scholar is spreading?!!?
doctrine was Esoteric and Exoteric:
to the Sacred Books of the East, volume 11, pg. 36 Maha-Parinibbana
Sutta chapter 2 verse 32:
have preached the truth without making any distinction between exoteric
and esoteric doctrine, for in respect of truths, Ananda, the Tathagata
has no such thing as the closed fist of a teacher, who keeps something
on the commandment of Almighty God delivered the message and doctrine
without making any distinction between esoteric and exoteric. The Qur'an
was recited in public in the days of the Prophet and is being done so till
date. The Prophet had strictly forbidden the Muslims from hiding the
actual translation of Maha-Parinibbana Sutta chapter2 verse 32 is:
spoke the Venerable Ananda, but the Blessed One answered him, saying:
"What more does the community of bhikkhus expects from me, Ananda? I
have set forth the Dharma without making any distinction of esoteric and
exoteric doctrine; there is nothing, Ananda, with regard to the teachings
that the Tathagata holds to the last with the closed fist of a teacher who
keeps some things back. Whosoever may think that it is he who should lead
the community of bhikkhus, or that the community depends upon him, it is
such a one that would have to give last instructions respecting them. But,
Ananda, the Tathagata has no such idea as that it is he who should lead
the community of bhikkhus, or that the community depends upon him. So what
instructions should he have to give respecting the community of bhikkhus?
I am frail, Ananda, old, aged, far gone in years. This is my eightieth
year, and my life is spent. Even as an old cart, Ananda, is held together
with much difficulty, so the body of the Tathagata is kept going only with
supports. It is, Ananda, only when the Tathagata, disregarding external
objects, with the cessation of certain feelings, attains to and abides in
the signless concentration of mind, that his body is more comfortable.
Buddha calls himself as THATHAGATA( a title given to himself which means
self-realized and enlightened one). For practicing Buddhists, references to "dharma" or dhamma
in the singular, particularly as "the" Dharma, is used to mean
the teachings of the Buddha, and is sometimes referred to as the
Buddha-Dharma. Dharma is the universal law of nature and to call it
Buddha-Dhamma suggests that other kinds of Dharma may exist. But this is
not so, there is only one Dharma. The term Buddha-Dharma merely refers to
the fact that it was discovered by the Buddha, not created by him. So
Dhamma literally means the TRUTH DISCOVERED BY A BUDDHA and not a doctrine
or any kind of doctrine involving God or Allah or angels or whatsoever
superstition. The truth of Buddha was precisely self-realisation to escape
suffering in life. He never spoke of God. So, the dharma does not include
God in it. Buddha tells to Ananda, that the bikkhus (the Buddhist monks)
should be lead by Buddha and after him the next Buddha would lead them .Bikkhus
has no analogy to imams of Muslims. Bikkhus are monks who adopt the eight
fold path and practice and preach the teachings of Gautama Buddha.
the hiding or not hiding factor does not hold good for Muhammad, because
he intentionally wanted to pose himself as a messenger of God and so he
did not hide. Whereas Buddha never claimed to be a messenger of God. He
wanted his Dharma to be visible so that people who wanted to escape misery
can adopt his teachings.
Muhammad told his followers to
essentially SUBMIT to Allah and Love Muhammad more than any body else
including their family. But Buddha never ordered anything as such. So, the
Dharma which is open is totally different from the doctrine of Allah or
To be continued