Since the attacks in Dhaka on June 22, Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has been in trouble for his alleged preaching that provoke or instigate violence. Utv Pakistan Report
There are several instances as well where Zakir Naik has allegedly misquoted Quran. Islamic scholars claim that there are several clerics who misquote the holy text which results in maligning the image of Islam in the eyes of the non-Islamic world.
Some of alleged lies preached by Zakir Naik are
1. Suicide Bombing are legitimate.
Zakir Naik has said that suicide bombing and killings of infidels is legitimate. However, after being lambasted for being an inspiration for Dhaka attackers, Naik took a U-turn and declared suicide bombing haraam.
“I challenge you to show me any unedited answer of mine where I have not condemned suicide bombing of the kind that is happening,” he said. Clearly, he does not categorically condemn all kinds of suicide bombing, but only the “suicide bombing of the kind that is happening”. Is there any other kind of the suicide bombings that extremists undertake Mr. Naik?
2. Quran allows Muslims to have sex with female slaves.
Zakir Naik allegedly misinterpreted Quran by saying that Muslims can have sex with female slaves. The same ideology is propagated by ISIS and buying and selling of female sex slaves by IS fighters is rampant in areas under their control.
Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi in one of his articles in First Post has condemned Naik for misinterpreting Quran. “Zakir Naik went some steps ahead on his Peace TV. He did not only misinterpret the references from the holy Qur’an and hadith, but also coined quite new, nefarious and pernicious religious underpinnings in some of his speeches spewing venom,” wrote Dehlvi
3. Bible has pornography, teaches how to rape and even gang-rape
Among the many objectionable statements about other religions, he allegedly insulted Christianity by saying: ‘Bible has pornography, teaches how to rape and how to even gang-rape.’
4. Islam is the only true religion.
Most of the Muslim clerics, even those who don’t misinterpret Quran are accused of this and they often ridicule other religion and doubt their sanctity. Naik is also one in that long list. He once said: “We (Muslims) know for sure that only Islam is the true religion in the eyes of God. … therefore … we do not allow propagation of any other religion.”
5. Child marriage.
Child marriage is already a big problem in India, and when somebody tries to give it religious legitimacy, the battle against such menaces get difficult. Zakir Naik too gave legitimacy to child marriage by misinterpreting Quran and sharia. He said that if the boy and girl have attained puberty, there is no harm in marrying them. “The only requirement for marriage in Islamic Sharia is that girl and boy both must attain the age of puberty that can occur at age 12, 11 or even 10,” said Naik in one of his speeches.