In the part 2 of his
talk, Dr. Naik said:
(Dr. Naik) And he said that
if it means a reflection of light and he quoted Sura Nur 24:35 that Allahu
nooru alssamawati waal-ardi (Allah is the light of the heaven and the
earth). Read the complete verse. And analyze what it says. It doesn’t
say Allah is the light, ‘Nur’; it says Allah is the light of heaven
and the earth. It is similar to light, a niche and within the niche there
is the lamp. The lamp is what is there. So Allah (swt) has got light of
his own and even reflects his light. Like you see halogen lamp – like
which are here. The lamp inside is like a siraj
but the reflector is like moon. It’s reflecting light. The lamp, the
tube, is having the light of its own, but the reflector of the halogen
lamp is reflecting light. So both two in one! So Allah (swt) Alhamdulillah,
beside having light of its own, as the Quranic verses, in the niche
there is a lamp. And that lamp, light of Allah (swt) is its own light.
Allah reflects his own light.
Sina) Earlier Dr. Naik
ridiculed Genesis 1:16 for saying ‘God created
two lights the greater light, the Sun to rule the day, and the lesser
light the Moon, to rule the night.'
same error also exists in the Quran.
It is He Who made the sun to be a shining glory
and the Moon to be a light
Blessed is He Who made constellations in the
skies, and placed therein a Lamp and a Moon
'And made the Moon
a light in their midst, and made the sun as a (Glorious) Lamp?
Dr. Naik insists that the Quran makes it clear
that the light of the Moon is borrowed light and to prove
that, he claims 'nur' means reflection. This is not a fallacy but a blatant lie.
Let us read the complete verse as Dr. Naik suggests.
Allah is the light of the
heavens and the earth; a likeness of His light is as a niche in which is a
lamp, the lamp is in a glass, (and) the glass is as it were a brightly
shining star, lit from a blessed olive-tree, neither eastern nor western,
the oil whereof almost gives light though fire touch it not -- light upon
light -- Allah guides to His light whom He pleases, and Allah sets forth
parables for men, and Allah is Cognizant of all things.
verse is not comprehensible. Putting it in a much clearer language
Muhammad is saying that the light of Allah is a lamp (flame) inside a
brilliant glass placed on a niche. Its never ending fuel is supplied by
the glowing oil of a pure olive tree that grows at the center of the
world. So we have light upon light (the light of the lamp plus the light
of the oil).
What this parable mean? I consulted Ibn Khathir for explanation (you
can skip it. I have written the gist of it below.) theholybook.org/en/a.47288
|The Parable of the
Light of Allah
`Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that
Ibn `Abbas said:
(Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth.) means, the
Guide of the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth. Ibn Jurayj
said: "Mujahid and Ibn `Abbas said concerning the Ayah:
(Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth.) He is
controlling their affairs and their stars and sun and moon.'' As-Suddi
said concerning the Ayah:
(Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth.) by His Light
the heavens and earth are illuminated. In the Two Sahihs, it is
recorded that Ibn `Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said:
"When the Messenger of Allah got up to pray at night, he would
(O Allah, to You be praise, You are the Sustainer of heaven and
earth and whoever is in them. To You be praise, You are the Light of
the heavens and the earth and whoever is in them. ) It was narrated
that Ibn Mas`ud said, "There is no night or day with your Lord;
the Light of the Throne comes from the Light of His Face.''
(The parable of His Light) There are two views concerning the
meaning of the pronoun (His). The first is that it refers to Allah,
may He be glorified and exalted, meaning that the parable of His
guidance in the heart of the believer is
(as a niche) This was the view of Ibn `Abbas. The second view is
that the pronoun refers to the believer, which is indicated by the
context of the words and implies that the parable of the light in
the heart of the believer is as a niche. So the heart of the
believer and what he is naturally inclined to of guidance and what
he learns of the Qur'an which is in accordance with his natural
inclinations are, as Allah says:
(Can they who rely on a clear proof from their Lord, and whom a
witness from Him recites it (can they be equal with the
disbelievers)) [11:17]. The heart of the believer in its purity and
clarity is likened to a lamp in transparent and jewel-like glass,
and the Qur'an and Shari`ah by which it is guided are likened to
good, pure, shining oil in which there is no impurity or deviation.
(as (if there were) a niche) Ibn `Abbas, Mujahid, Muhammad bin
Ka`b and others said, "This refers to the position of the wick
in the lamp.'' This is well-known, and hence Allah then says:
(and within it a lamp.) This is the flame that burns brightly. Or
it was said that the niche is a niche in the house. This is the
parable given by Allah of obedience towards Him. Allah
calls obedience to Him as light, then He calls it by other
numerous names as well. Ubayy bin Ka`b said, "The
lamp is the light, and this refers to the Qur'an and the faith that
is in his heart.'' As-Suddi said, "It is the lamp.''
(the lamp is in a glass,) means, this light is shining in a clear
glass. Ubayy bin Ka`b and others said, "This
is the likeness of the heart of the believer.''
(the glass as it were a star Durriyyun,) Some authorities recite
the word Durriyyun with a Dammah on the Dal and without a Hamzah,
which means pearls, i.e., as if it were a star made of pearls (Durr).
Others recite it as Dirri'un or Durri'un, with a Kasrah on the Dal,
or Dammah on the Dal, and with a Hamzah at the end, which means
reflection (Dir'), because if something is shone on the star it
becomes brighter than at any other time. The Arabs call the stars
they do not know Darari. Ubayy bin Ka`b said:
a shining star. Qatadah said: "Huge, bright and clear.''
(lit from a blessed tree,) means, it is derived from olive oil,
from a blessed tree.
(an olive,) This refers to the blessed tree mentioned previously.
(neither of the east nor of the west,) means, it is not in the
eastern part of the land so that it does not get any sun in the
first part of the day, nor is it in the western part of the land so
that it is shaded from the sun before sunset, but it is in a central
position where it gets sun from the beginning of the day until the
end, so its oil is good and pure and shining. Ibn Abi Hatim recorded
that Ibn `Abbas commented on:
(an olive, neither of the east nor of the west,) "This is a
tree in the desert which is not shaded by any other tree or mountain
or cave, nothing covers it, and this is best for its oil.'' Mujahid
(neither of the east nor of the west, ) saying; "It is not
in the east where it will get no sun when the sun sets, nor is it in
the west where it will get no sun when the sun rises, but it is in a
position where it will get sun both at sunrise and sunset.'' Sa`id
bin Jubayr commented:
(an olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would
almost glow forth (of itself)) "This is the best kind of oil.
When the sun rises it reaches the tree from the east and when it
sets it reaches it from the west, so the sun reaches it morning and
evening, so it is not counted as being in the east or in the west.''
(whose oil would almost glow forth (of itself), though no fire
touched it.) `Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam said (this means)
because the oil itself is shining.
(Light upon Light!) Al-`Awfi narrated from Ibn `Abbas that this
meant the faith and deeds of a person. As-Suddi said:
(Light upon Light!) "Light of the fire and the light of the
oil: when they are combined they give light, and neither of them can
give light without the other. Similarly the light of the Qur'an and
the light of faith give light when they are combined, and neither
can do so without the other.''
this tafsir we learn some possible interpretations of the following words:
= guidance; obedience to Allah
Niche = heart of the believer
Lamp = heart of the believer; Qur'an and the faith that is in his
Olive tree = Not given in the tafsir
pure, shining oil = Quran and Sharia
light over light = faith and deeds of a person; Quran and the
by no means explains the parable. The parable remains incomprehensible.
How did Dr. Naik come to the conclusion that God is within a niche?
What is this niche that houses God?
Naik says "Allah beside having light of his own ... [He] reflects his own
light." How is this possible? Assuming that God is within a niche,
(which is a ludicrous concept) how can He reflect His own light? How
can any luminous object act also as its own reflector? When Dr. Naik says
Allah reflects his own light, he is dabbling in absurdity. Is
the light coming to us from the Sun direct light or is it a reflection?
What is this niche that Dr. Naik is talking about that houses Allah and reflects
This verse is gibberish.
(Dr. Naik) Dr.
says that… ‘The Qur’an says that… ‘Qur’an is nur’…
It is reflecting light.’ Of course - The Qur’an is reflecting
the light and the guidance of Allah Subhanawataala. Regarding
Prophet Mohammed Sallallahu alaihi wasallam being Siraj -
Yes he is. The Hadith of the beloved Prophet is giving guidance to
us. So Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wassallam – he is also
‘nur’ he is also ‘Siraj’- Alhamdullillah. He
has his own knowledge also - Alhamdulillah. He has the
guidance from Allah Subhanawataala-Alhamdulillah. So if you use
this word ‘Nur’ as reflected light, and Munir as
reflected light, yet Alhamdulillah, you can prove it scientifically
that the light of the moon is not its own light, but it is the reflected
Sina) Of course you can. Also if you translate the word "slay" in verse
slay them wherever ye catch them" as
"love" and change the meaning of other words used in the
Quran that incite Muslims to hate others and be violent, we won't have any problem with Islam at all. By changing the
meaning of the words, not only we can make the Quran look peaceful but also make it look
we can't translate the words contrary to their meaning. Nur is not
borrowed light. It is light. Munir also does not mean borrowed
light. It means 'luminous'. Dr. Naik is simply
playing the Islamic game of deception, taqiyyah. What is impressive
is that he does it with absolute conviction and certainty. This must be
how Muhammad convinced his followers. He lied to them with such an
authority that they believed.
In response to Dr. Campbell
who quoted 24:35
showing that even God
has been called Munir, Dr. Naik gave an amazingly absurd explanation with such
a strength and authority that his
audience clapped. He said that God is like a lamp inside a niche, the
niche reflects the light of God. Now this sound utterly stupid but the way
Dr. Naik presented it, sounded very plausible. Derisively he sneered his
response and made his audience believe "how can anyone not see this obvious truth?" Yet what he said
was plain nonsense.
Naik has refined sophistry to an art. I don’t think I have ever seen
anyone lie so convincingly and with such an authority and sway. What he
says is all
chicanery. Dr. Naik is a flamboyant deceiver. Most of the audience were
Muslims and many of them were Arabs. Of course they all knew that nur
means light and not borrowed light. But no one objected. They all went
along and took part in this transparent game of deception, partly because
they wanted to believe in this lie - truth would have been painful - and
partly because Dr. Naik was so authoritative that left everyone spellbound.
"How can one lie with such an authority?" they must
have thought to themselves. "So he must be right. Maybe we were
wrong all along. Maybe the dictionaries are wrong."
review some of the verses of the Quran where the words nur and
Munir are used and see if it can be interpreted as borrowed light.
He bringeth them out of darkness into light
We have sent down unto you a clear light
There hath come to you from God a (new) light
We did reveal the Torah, wherein is guidance and a light
We bestowed on him the Gospel wherein is guidance
and a light,
Praise be to Allah, Who hath created the heavens and
the earth, and hath appointed darkness and light.
Moses brought, a light and guidance for mankind
Is he who was dead and We have raised him unto life, and set for him a light
Then those who believe in him, and honor him, and help him, and follow
the light which is sent down with him: they are the successful.
Fain would they put out the light of Allah with their mouths, but
Allah disdaineth (aught) save that He shall perfect His light,
Is the blind man equal to the seer, or is darkness equal to light?
We have revealed unto thee (Muhammad) that thereby thou mayst bring forth
mankind from darkness unto light
We verily sent Moses with Our revelations, saying: Bring thy people forth
from darkness unto light.
And he for whom Allah hath not appointed light, for him there is no
He may bring you forth from darkness unto light
And as a summoner unto Allah by His permission, and as a lamp that giveth light
Nor is darkness (tantamount to) light;
Is he whose bosom Allah hath expanded for Al-Islam, so that he followeth a
light from his Lord
And the earth shineth with the light of her Lord
On the day when thou (Muhammad) wilt see the believers, men and women,
their light shining forth before
On the day when the hypocritical men and the hypocritical women will say
unto those who believe: Look on us that we may borrow from your light!
it will be said: Go back and seek for light!
and the martyrs are with their Lord; they have their reward and their light
He will give you twofold of His mercy and will appoint for you a light
wherein ye shall walk,
So believe in Allah and His messenger and the light which We have
Their light will run before them and on their right hands; they
will say: Our Lord! Perfect our light for us, and forgive us!
you can see in none of these verses we can replace light 'nur' with
"borrowed light" or "reflection of light" without changing their meaning
Nur is a common day to day word. Every Muslim whether Arab or not knows that
nur means light and not borrowed light. But when it comes to defending
Islam and protecting it from being ridiculed, they remain silent and go
along with the lie. All these Muslims
in the hall listening to Dr. Nailk's charade felt that it is
their religious duty to take part in this taqiyah and not object when someone
lies for the glory of Islam. This comes so natural to Muslims that they do
it subconsciously. They think they are fooling others. In
reality they are fooling themselves.
and the Setting
Naik) The other
point that Dr. William Campbell raised was regarding Sura Kahf 18:86.
The Sura says the sun setting in murky water, in turbid water. Imagine,
sun setting in murky water! Unscientific! The Arabic word used here is:
it’s wajada meaning, it
appeared to Zulqarnain. Dr. William Campbell knows Arabic. Wajada
means… you can look in the dictionary also; it means it appeared. Allah
(swt) is describing what appeared to Zulqarnain. If I make the statement
that a student in the class said 2+2=5 and you say “oh Zakir said 2+2=5.
I didn’t say. I am telling that the student in my class said 2+2=5. I am
not wrong, the student is wrong. There are various ways to try and analyze
this word. One is this way, according to Muhammad Asad, that vajada means
it appeared to. It appeared to Zulqarnain.
Sina) Dr. Naik is again
trying to give a new meaning to a commonly used Arabic word. Wajada
means “found”, not “appeared”. All the ten translators of the
Quran that I consulted have translated this word as found. URL.
Dr. Naik is lying again. Let us read the verse:
And he followed a road.
Till, when he reached the setting-place of the
sun, he found (wajada)
it setting in a muddy spring, and found (wajada)
thereabout. We said: O Dhu'l-Qarneyn! Either punish or show them kindness.
The word wajada
is used twice. Are we supposed to understand that the people whom he
saw were not real but also an apparition? How could he reward and punish
such imaginary people? Again we find the same
word in the same sura:
18.92 Then followed he (another) way,
18.93 Until, when he reached (a tract) between
two mountains, he found, (wajada)
beneath them, a people who scarcely understood a word.
Was this also an apparition?
Here are two other verses where
3:37 And her Lord accepted her with full
acceptance and vouchsafed to her a goodly growth; and made Zachariah her
guardian. Whenever Zachariah went into the sanctuary where she was, he
she had food.
28:23 And when he came unto the
water of Midian he found (wajada)
there a whole tribe of men, watering.
Dr. Naik lied. Then he
went on to
shift the blame on Zulqranain and said it is not the fault of Allah for
saying what Zulqranain had mistakenly assumed.
If so, why Allah
did not make it clear
that Zulqranain had made a mistake? Since in those days everyone thought that
the Earth is flat, this was the perfect chance for Allah to set the record
straight and clarify that Zulqranain was mistaken because the Sun
does not set in waters; it is the Earth that is rotating making you think it is
rising and setting. If this was said, then we would have accepted that the
Quran contains scientific miracle. As it stands now, it contains nothing
but error and scientific blunders
Naik) Point # 2: The Arabic word used is Maghrib. It can be
used for time as well as place. When we say sunset, sunset can be taken
for time. If I say the sun set at 7 PM, I am using it for time. If I say
the sun set in the West, it means I am taking it for place. So here if you
use the word Maghrib for time. So Zulqarnain did not reach that place of
sunset –use it for time- he reached there at the TIME of sunset.
Furthermore you can solve it in various ways.
Sina) The verse in
Arabic says Hatta itha balagha
maghriba alshshamsi. This literally means: Till when he reached the setting-place
of the Sun. All the translators have invariably translated maghrib
as "setting-place" and not "time of setting". The structure of the sentence
does not allow for such an interpretation.
But the most
interesting part of Dr. Naik’s statement is his last sentence. He said,
“You can solve it in various ways”.
That is the main point. If the Quran is the book of God, it should have
been clear. There would have been no need for Muslims to try to solve its problems in every imaginable way.
Why should there be several
explanations for each verse when at the outset the book says "this is
a clear book with no doubt in it"? Did it appear to Zulqranain that the
sets in murky waters or did he just reach that place at the time of
Do you see how Muslims desperately try to find ways to explain the
The reason Muslims
need these “various ways" to explain the obtuse verses of the Quran is
because the meaning of these verses are not clear. They sound irrational and
Muslim ulama know that.
Therefore they bend backwards and perform all sorts of mental gymnastics
to make them look plausible. One comes with one silly explanation which is
not satisfactory, so someone else offers another explanation and so on. The only
correct explanation is that the Quran is not the word of God.
read tafsir, you see that virtually for every verse in the Quran the Ulama
have come up with several interpretations but none of them is convincing. This is proof that the Quran is
a book of confusions. If the Quran was true, there would be no need for
any interpretations and tafsirs. It would have been clear to all those who
read it. Truth is only one, but falsehood can be many. The Quran is the
only book that I know that cannot be understood without external help. So
much for a book that claims to be a perspicuous book 5:15,
explained in detail 6:114,
conveyed clearly, 5:16,
easy to understand 44:58
and in which there is no doubt 2:1.
(Dr. Naik) Even
if Dr. William Campbell
says… ‘No No, the basic assumption is too much - It is not…
‘Appeared to’… it is actually this.’ Let us analyze it further.
The Qur'anic verse says… the Sun set in murky water.’ Now
we know, when we use these words, like ‘sunrise’ and ‘sunset’ -
does the sunrise? Scientifically, sun does not rise - neither does the
sunset. We know scientifically, that the sun does not set at all. It is
the rotation of the earth, which gives rise to sunrise and sunset. But yet
you read in the everyday papers mentioning, sunrise at 6 a.m. sun sets at
7.00 p.m. Oh! The newspapers are wrong – Unscientific!’ If I use the
word ‘Disaster’, Oh! There is a disaster’ – ‘Disaster’
means there is some calamity which has taken place. Literally, ‘disaster’
means ‘an evil star.’ So when I say… ‘This disaster’
every one knows what I mean is ‘a calamity’, not about the evil
star.’ Dr. William Campbell
and I know, when a person who is mad, we call him a lunatic - Yes or no?
At least I do, and I believe Dr. William Campbell
also will be doing that. We
call a person ‘a lunatic’ – He is ‘mad.’ What is the meaning of
‘lunatic’? It means… ‘struck by the moon’ - But that is
how the language has evolved. Similarly sun rise, is actually, it is just
a usage of words. And Allah has given the guidance for the human
beings also - He uses so, that we understand. So it is just ‘sunset’
- Not that it is actually setting - Not that sun is actually rising. So
this explanation clearly gives us a clear picture, that the Verse of the
Qur’an of Surah Kahf, Chapter.18, Verse No 86, is not in contradiction
with established science - That is the way how people speak.
Sina) Earlier Dr.
Naik told us that this was an error committed by Zulqarnain who thought
the Sun is setting in murky waters and Allah is
simply reporting what appeared to Zulqarnain. Here Dr. Naik is shifting
position and is saying that Allah is only using a figurative speech. Which
explanation is the correct one?
indeed the word sunset, although technically wrong, is still part of our
lexicon, but this does not explain the difficulty that we find in the
Quran. Is Allah speaking figuratively? Verse 018:085
And he followed a road.
Till, when he reached the setting-place of the
Then he followed a road
Till, when he reached the rising-place of the
The text does in no way allow us to
take the setting and the rising places of the sun figuratively. The story
is clear. Zulqarnain followed a road till he reached the setting place of
the Sun. He took another road till he reached the rising-place of the Sun.
Anyone can see sunrise and sunset from anywhere in the world.
This is hardly worthy of mention. But only Alexander the Great (Zulqarnain)
believed to have conquered the world form one end to another had the
unique privilege to see the
setting and the rising places of the Sun. That is why this story was deemed to
be important to be mentioned.
All the explanations offered by Dr.
Naik are excuses. In these verses maghrib cannot be translated as
the TIME of sunset. None of the translators have made that mistake. The expression used is not figurative. The verse is talking about an
event that actually took place and was observed by Zulqarnian and not
something that appeared to him.
Naik) He quoted Surah Furqan, Chapter. 25, Verse. 45 and 46,
that… ‘The shadow lengthens and prolongates - We can make it
stationary - the sun is its guide.’ And in his book he
mentions… ‘Does the sun move?’ Where does this Verse say… ‘The
sun moves.’ In Surah Furqan, Chapter.25, Verse. 45 and 46, does not say
the sun moves. And he writes is his book… ‘We were taught in
eliminatory school’ - and he said that also in his talk that… ‘It is
due to the rotation of the earth, that the shadow prolongs and gets small.
But what the Qur’an says… ‘The sun is its guide.’ Today,
even a person who has not gone to school, knows that shadow is due to
sunlight. Even a layman, who has not gone to school, knows that shadow is
due to sunlight. So Qur’an is perfectly right - It does not say
the sun moves and the shadow is caused. He is putting his own words
in the Qur’an. The Sun is its guide - It is guiding the shadow - Without
sunlight, you cannot have shadow. Yes, you can have shadows of the light -
it is a different thing. But here it is referring to the shadow, which you
see, which is moving - Prolonging and becoming short.
Sina) Well let us read
the verse and see who is putting his own words in the Quran .
Hast thou not seen how thy Lord hath spread the shade - And if He
person] willed He could have made it
still - then We [1st
person] have made the sun its pilot.
Yes everyone knows
that shadow is caused by the Sun and not just today but always. My cat
knows it too because when it gets hot, he seeks a place of shade. But
Muhammad says that if Allah willed he could have made the shadow stand
still. How that is possible? The only way that is is possible is to make
the "moving" sun stand still.
Let us consult
Bukhari and Muslim and see if they can shed some light on this
The Prophet said, "A prophet amongst the
prophets carried out a holy military expedition, …and when he reached
that town at the time or nearly at the time of the 'Asr prayer, he said to
the sun, 'O sun! You are under Allah's Order and I am under Allah's Order
O Allah! Stop it (i.e. the sun) from setting.' It was stopped till Allah
made him victorious
Abu Dharr reported: I asked the Messenger of
Allah (may peace be upon him) the (implication of the) words of Allah, the
Exalted: The sun glides to its appointed resting place. He replied: Its
appointed resting place is under the Throne.
Narrated Abu Dhar:
The Prophet asked me at sunset, "Do you know where the sun goes (at
the time of sunset)?" I replied, "Allah and His Apostle know
better." He said, "It goes (i.e. travels) till it prostrates
Itself underneath the Throne and takes the permission to rise again, and
it is permitted and then (a time will come when) it will be about to
prostrate itself but its prostration will not be accepted, and it will ask
permission to go on its course but it will not be permitted, but it will
be ordered to return whence it has come and so it will rise in the west.
And that is the interpretation of the Statement of Allah: "And the
sun Runs its fixed course For a term (decreed). That is The Decree of
(Allah) The Exalted in Might, The All-Knowing." (36.38) This
hadith is also reported in Bukhari6.60.326,
9.93.528, and Muslim1.0297
Narrated Abu Huraira:
We were in the company of the Prophet at a banquet and a cooked (mutton)
forearm was set before him, and he used to like it. He ate a morsel of it
and said, "I will be the chief of all the people on the Day of
Resurrection. Do you know how Allah will gather all the first and the last
(people) in one level place where an observer will be able to see (all) of
them and they will be able to hear the announcer, and the sun will come near to them…
So it is clear
what Muhammad thought about the function of Sun in the sky. He thought
like any other ignorant person of his time. He thought the Sun is a lamp that
thinks and worships Allah; that it goes around the earth and if Allah
orders it to stop in midair it will and if He tells it to rise from the
West, it will obey. This is the cosmology of Muhammad.
Narrated Abu Musa:
The sun eclipsed and the Prophet got up, being afraid that it might be
the Hour (i.e. Day of Judgment). He went to the Mosque and offered the
prayer with the longest Qiyam.
This is again
another proof that Muhammad had no understanding of a natural phenomenon
such as eclipse. He was afraid of it and thought this is the sign of Allah
that the world is ending. Why would he be afraid of the Hour of Reckoning
if he had nothing to fear? Obviously he was well conscious of the fact
that he was lying.
Naik) Dr. William Campbell spoke about Solomon’s death -
Surah Saba, Chapter 34, Verse 12 to 14, and said that… ‘Imagine a
person standing on the stick, and he dies, and no one come to know,
etc.’ here are various ways to explain - Point no 1, Solomon peace be
him, he was a Prophet of God, and it can be a miracle. When Bible
says that Jesus Christ peace be upon him, could give life to the dead,
Jesus Christ is born of a virgin birth. Which is more difficult to
imagine’ - Being born of a virgin birth, giving life to the dead… or
standing on a stick for a very long time. Which is more difficult.
So when God can do miracles through Jesus Christ peace is upon him, why
cannot he do a miracle through Solomon Alai Salaam. Moosa Alaika
Salaam parted the sea. He threw a stick - stick become a snake - Bible
says that… Qur’an says that. So when God can do that, why cannot God
let a man rest for a long period? Any way I have give him various
different answers - No where does the Qur’an say that Sulaiman Alaika
salaam rested on the stick for a very long period - No where does it say.
It just says that… animal…. May be some say… ‘Ant’… may be
other animal of the earth came and bit - May be possible. May be,
that Sulaiman alaika salaam was just dead, and any animal may have
shook the stick, and Sulaiman alaika salaam may have fallen down. But
I assume - I use the conflict approach with the Qur’an - because
irrespective whether you use the conflict approach or the concordance
approach, the ayat I quoted in the beginning of my talk Surah Nisa,
Chapter 4 Verse, 82, says… (Arabic)… ‘Do they not consider
the Qur’an with care?’ Had it been from anyone besides Allah, there
would have been many contradictions.’ Irrespective, whether you
use the conflict approach or the concordance approach, if your logical, is
you will not be able to take out a single Verse of the Qur’an, which is
contradicting - neither a single verse which is against established
Sina) 34:12-14 say that
Solomon was dead for a long time while standing and leaning on his staff and no one
noticed it until a creeping creature of the earth gnawed away his staff
and he fell.
Now, this story is
ludicrous. Dr. Naik can’t explain it logically. So, instead he resorts
to the favorite Islamic tactic - the fallacy of tu
quoque; and says that in the Bible there are more incredible stories.
This is not an answer. This is a logical fallacy. Just because the Bible has
many unproven and unscientific stories, the ridiculous stories in the
Quran do not become true.
Then he sneers and
could be a miracle". This is also a logical fallacy. There is no
proof that any of the miracles claimed in any book has ever happened.
There is no scientific proof for miracles. Dr. Naik is using one
fallacy to prove another fallacy. If we take miracles as proof, we have to
take every charlatan for his word. This debate was about science not
miracles. Scientifically speaking the story of the dead Soloman standing
on his feet leaning on his staff for days or maybe months without anyone
noticing until termites or other creeping
creatures gnawed at his staff is ludicrous.
Dr. Naik says
“Anyway, I give him various different answers”. Truth is only one.
Various different answers that are illogical and can be refuted do not make up
for one solid and logical answer that can’t be refuted. If the Quran was
true, one logical answer would have sufficed. When a suspect is
interrogated, one way the investigators determine whether he is lying or
telling the truth is by seeing how many times he changes his story. If
he keeps changing his story and gives various answers to the same question, the cops determine
that he is lying. The very fact that Muslims
come up with several answers to every question is because none of them is
convincing. Truth is only one, lies can be many.
As it is clear; we
considered with care and have found much discrepancies and stupidities in
the Quran. This book is quite possibly the most asinine book ever written.
There are hundreds of statements made in the Quran that are absolutely
wrong and yet there is not a single claim that could not have been know by
an ordinary illiterate Arab during the time of Muhammad. In fact we see
that many men of Quraish were a lot more intelligent and more knowledgeable
All we need to
prove that the Quran is not from God is one error. We already found many. I can show
hundreds of them. But let me make this easy on Dr. Naik and all the
Muslims. I challenge any Muslim
to show me one verse from the entire Quran that could not have been said
by an ordinary man living in the seventh century
Arabia. Show me one single verse that is miraculous and I will withdraw all my
charges against Muhammad and the Quran and pay you $50,000 US dollars in
reward. If you can’t show me a single verse that is miraculous, why are
you clinging to this cult so tenaciously? Remember that the test of a book
that claims to be the word of God is that it should not have a single error.
We already found tens of them. What I am asking is actually much simpler,
forget about the hundreds of errors in the Quran, just sow me one single
miracle if you can and I withdraw all my charges.
Truth is that the
Quran has hundreds of errors
and not a single miracle.