My Dear, Ali Sina (if any one of this name is there or to the one who has referred this).
For your information the translation of Quranic Verse17:18, is not what you have stated But vice versa. I guess you don't have any idea what QURAN is about ?
It's Good that you don't call yourself a Muslim any more. I am Least bothered about Zakir Naik's theory about any other religion.
In Islam there is no where mentioned that one should criticize any religion.
Pease go through your religious books properly and then talk about QURAN
After looking at angry mails against Mr. Shaheen for giving space to Ali Sina's post it appears that Ali Sina has touched up on the taboos and now the cat is out of the bag. And that's where the real anger is coming from.
Dear Friends There no one name Ali Sina, this are all the names invented by shaheen the most currupt guy if he is muslim he should come with true face rather than using other names i prefer every muslim should avoid the contact with the guy named shaheen and avoid all his mails and block them completely this guy has started sending males to us and we dont know who gave this idiot our email ids
Thank you Anon, The missing links have now been restored.
I don't get it... I'd love to read the searing expose on Zakir Naik by Ali Sina, but I've been looking and looking and I can't find a link to the document.
If it is here, could the link please be made more obvious? If it’s actually not published yet, I'd advise Ali Sina to refrain from the inflammatory remarks until people can judge his argument for themselves.
From Muhammad Imran
To Sultan Shahin Editor@NewAgeIslam.com
Date 2 November 2009 21:33
Subject RE: World's Greatest Showman: Zakir Naik, NewAgeIslam.org - 02 Nov, 2009
What an Idiot, Nonsense, Irresponsible and so so so person you are I ever heard, seen and felt in my life.
You are realy the Most Idiot person in the world. If there would be Ranking ofIdiots in the world. You should be given the 1st Position in this competition.ok
If you are a human being, I think these words are good enough and you may not write about the famous personality Great personality Mr Dr. Zakir Naik.
Shut up and don’t try to send me Mails like this. Ok
Fair Enough, Ghulam Mohiyuddin Saheb. This is a welcome suggestion. It is a good idea to know who is speaking from where and which platform and possibly from what motive. We will identify Ali Sina as a declared ex-Muslim.
Dear Sultan Shahin Sahib,
I appreciate your response and I respect your motives. I do not however see Ali Sina as an interlocutor but as an anti-Islam propagandist. He is not writing about his own apostasy but about Dr. Naik's 'showmanship' . He is not even going to participate in this discussion.
An article criticizing Dr. Naik written by a liberal Muslim or by a Shia Muslim would be welcome. If you do want to publish Ali Sina's articles, I request that you identify the author as "an apostate, an ex-Muslim".
Dear Ghulam Mohiyuddin Saheb,
I understand your disappointment and disagreement with New Age Islam editors’ decision to publish Ali Sina’s comments on Dr. Zakir Naik. But I think we should particularly focus on persons like Ali Sina who, you say, "is an apostate, an ex-Muslim, who is not just a critic of Dr. Naik but is an enemy of Islam." How does a Muslim turn into an apostate and, more particularly an enemy of Islam? What is the process that leads to that denouement?
As for the views expressed in this particular article, we should debate that on merit, regardless of who is their author. This is no reflection on your valuable inputs on this website, but generally people tend to comment on the beliefs and even question the integrity of their interlocutor when they have no answer to the questions he or she is raising. Had the Prophet [pbuh] taken this attitude of not interacting with enemies of Islam who were legion in his time, in Mecca in particular, perhaps he would have ended up just finding a few followers and we may not have even heard of the Deen called Islam. Rather than treating enemies as untouchable, we should make it a point to interact with them and listen to them even more than we would to our fiends. Reason: our focus should be on: a) trying to find out why this person has become an enemy; b) could some of our own shortcomings including our inability to communicate our viewpoint well enough be responsible for that; c) how can we try and turn this person into a friend. None of this can be achieved by merely treating him or her as an untouchable and not listening to him at all. Boycotts never advance our interests, particularly when our goal is to make friends and help create a harmonious world in which all views can live in peace and harmony. Ali Sina may have become our enemy, but does that mean that we too should become his enemy. Ali Sina is responsible for his conduct, we for ours.
I am glad that even after becoming an apostate, and an ex-Muslim, Ali Sina is concerned with and devoting his time to the very same issues that concern Muslims. At least he is not indifferent to Islam as many decent, progressive, Marxist, westernized, secular Muslims are. His views should be of particular interest to us as this would probably help advance our understanding of how Muslims turn into not only apostates and ex-Muslims but also enemies of Islam.
While I have criticized Dr. Zakir Naik for his orthodoxy and literalism, I have applauded his scholarship and his debating skills. I do not however appreciate the fact that an article written by Ali Sina is being posted in New Age Islam blog. Ali Sina is an apostate, an ex-Muslim, who is not just a critic of Dr. Naik but is an enemy of Islam.
I wouldn't single out Dr. Zakir Naik for showmanship, tricks, and manipulation of human mind. In fact, all preachers do it to some extent. There's plenty of material out there to support the above thesis. I believe after the advancement in Physics, the next frontier is going to be Neural and Cognitive Sciences. Here are a few examples. Related discussions can also be accessed through You Tube. In this day and age of easily accessible information from any part of the globe there is no excuse to remain ignorant about the studies being done in the areas that so closely touch our lives. The Neural Correlates of Religious and Nonreligious Belief - Sam Harris (Stanford University) http://www.samharris.org/site/full_text/the-neural-correlates-of-religious-and-nonreligious-belief/
Also cited in Newsweek:
"New study of the brain shows that facts and beliefs are processed in exactly the same way"http://www.newsweek.com/id/216551?tid=relatedcl
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel C. Dennett (Tufts University)
The God Virus: How religion infects our lives and culture by Darrel W. Ray
Some excerpts of the above available on the following site.