“The best form of Jihad is to strive and struggle against non-Muslims” in order to “make the society better” — ultimately by imposing Sharia upon it. Zakir Naik travels the world debating non-Muslims; it would be interesting to see him debate a Muslim spokesman in the West who denies that jihad means any kind of struggle against non-Muslims. Zakir Naik vs. Ahmed Rehab (the Hamas-linked CAIR op who started the ridiculous “MyJihad” campaign a few years ago: “my jihad is romping through the daisies,” etc.) — I’d pay to see that.
“Dr. Zakir Naik condemns atrocities committed in the name of Jihad,” Daily Observer (Gambia), October 13, 2014 (thanks to Twostellas):
The founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), Dr. Zakir Naik has in strongest terms condemned the atrocities carried out by terrorist groups around the world in the name of Jihad, where innocent people lost their lives.
The renowned international orator on Islam and Comparative Religion was speaking on Saturday night at the premises of the Law Faculty of the University of The Gambia during the fourth chancellor’s lecture on the theme, ‘Terrorism & Jihad: An Islamic Perspective,’ as part of a series of lectures to be conducted by him in the country, as a special guest of the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Dr. Alhaji Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa, on the occasion of the 20th July 22nd celebrations.
The multiple awards and accolades winning Indian scholar said every Muslim must be extreme in adhering to the teachings of the doctrines of Islam, noting that the current form of Jihad being propagated by some groups is not in line with the teachings of the Quran. “Jihad is misunderstood by both Muslims and non-Muslims. Jihad means to strive and struggle to make the society better. The best form of Jihad is to strive and struggle against non-Muslims, using the teachings of the Quran; to the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him and the Almighty Allah, Islam means peace,” he told thousands of Gambians at the UTG’s MDI Campus.
According to Dr. Naik, the killing of any innocent person, either Muslim or not is prohibited by Islam, while condemning the double-standard, played by the western powers and media who describes Muslims as extremists and fundamentalists.
He said in unequivocal term that, even in Islamic Jihad, there are laid down rules and regulations as when and how to kill a person, which he noted, totally contradicts what is currently being happening around the world, by some groups who claim to fight for Jihad.
He used the lecture to advise young Muslims to be careful of Satan and do away from things that are not in line with the teachings of the Quran and practices of the Prophet, Muhammed (SAW)….