I do apologise, immediately.
I didn’t mean you are in collusion (personally), I meant that you are coming from similar background (as I have understood it).
What makes you doubt the knowledge of those who have on the ground and direct information of the issues? Before yesterday I didn’t know much about that India Times (or whatever Media outlet it is) and their article. I knew Indian Media had looked into Dr Zakir Naik.
I got similar negative reports about him from very reliable people well placed on the ground.
I rejected these reports about him because of the obvious jealousy of our own people towards Dr Naik's success.
There is no doubt about the corrosive, divisive and sectarian stance of Dr Zakir Naik, we have his speeches gong back over a decade on Peace TV (and before) but you are brushing it under the carpet.
I am very upset with the Salafi influence in general and hence I am not refuting you on this account.
Rightly or wrongly I have come to the conclusion that if Dr Zakir Naik can not that poisonous is he allows Maulana Salman Hussaini Nadwi Sahab to criticize him on his own stage and inhis own programme. Please remember that our Deobandi establishment will never allow this kind of critical look at our Maslak or or our significant figures.
Salafis are a problem and Dr Zakir Naik might turn out to be like them but at the moment I do not feel alarmed by him in this matter. It will be very silly of him to waste his Dawah success in exchange for that hideous ideology that is hated by non-Muslims and that can not be carried by the modern youth who temporarily fall into their trap. Please remember the example of Yasir Qadhi. Even in SF days I saw that YK had come nearly a full circle back to Deoband type stand.
You are also avoiding commenting on “I am Hindu” statement which is directly in front of you. Do Muslims of India say that? Do you and anyone you know say openly “I am a Hindu?”. Are we making this up?
Kindly say that "you are a Hindu" as per the principle in this Video.
Also say that put Islam aside and lets be a Muslim.
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