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Topic: Pope Benedict XVI Dr Zakir Naik dialogue
Posted By: Asim-2
Subject: Pope Benedict XVI Dr Zakir Naik dialogue
Date Posted: 07 October 2006 at 10:07pm

Dr Zakir Naik challenges pope Benedict 16.

 

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Dr Zakir Naik invites Pope Benedict XVI for open interfaith dialogue
Friday September 29, 2006 (1940 PST)

JEDDAH: Eminent scholar of comparative religion Dr. Zakir Naik has invited Pope Benedict XVI for an open inter-faith dialogue.

The Pope`s recent statement, which included a quote from a 14th century Byzantine emperor, sparked outrage in the Muslim world. In his latest efforts to calm down the Muslim anger the Pope invited diplomats from 20 Islamic countries at his summer residence in south of Rome.

This extraordinary gathering was seen as the latest effort by Benedict XVI to quell the furor stirred two weeks ago by controversial remarks he made about Islam. He is attempting to channel the emotion into what he calls an authentic and respectful dialogue.

Dr. Naik sees the Pope`s statement on Islam as pre-planned. "He (the Pope) knew very well what he was speaking at University of Regensburg in Germany on September 12," he said.

"The Pope`s apology to the Muslims was at all not an apology rather it was putting salt on the wounds," said Dr. Naik, adding that the Pope should have explicitly apologized and retracted his statement.

Benedict XVI seems to be toeing the same line of neo-con as that of President George Bush, he said. Dr. Naik said if the Pope wants to initiate an authentic dialogue then he is more than willing to participate in such an inter-faith debate.

"I am more than willing to participate in the inter-faith dialogue with Pope Benedict XVI. I am ready on any topic he (the Pope) wishes as long as it focuses on Quran and the Bible," Dr. Naik said. He said he can go to Rome or Vatican to meet the Pope.

"I can go to Rome and to Vatican on my own expense if an Italian visa is arranged for me," he told ONLINE after delivering his lecture on "20 most common questions about misconceptions of Islam," organized by Sri Lankan Embassy in Riyadh, attended by a number of ambassadors, diplomatic staff and members of the Sri Lankan community.

Dr. Naik during the past three years has delivered over 600 lectures in the US and Canada. "I am absolutely ready for an open and public debate with the pope under live international TV coverage," he said.

Let the 1.3 billion Muslims and 2 billion Christians around the world listen to the debate based on equal slot of time allotted to both sides, he said. "It is not only a debate but also a question and answer session allowing the people to ask queries," he said. He said he is not in favor of closed-door meeting with the Pope, as was suggested by his predecessor Pope John Paul II, when South African-based Islamic scholar Ahmed Deedat invited him for open dialogue, he said.

"Pope John Paul told Shaikh Deedat to come to his cabin for a debate," he said and added why does the inter-faith dialogue be held behind closed doors? Dr. Naik said the best way to counter the onslaught on Islam is that the Muslims should have their own media.

"Unfortunately, most of the international media is controlled by the Western (lobby). Unless you (Muslims) have your own media they (Westernerns) can very conveniently convert black into white, day into night, a hero into a villain and a villain into a hero," he said.

Dr. Naik, who has launched his own religious satellite channel called Peace TV, said Muslims do have their own media but what he meant by international media is similar to the Time and Newsweek and TV channels such as the BBC and CNN, when Muslims can project their views and convey the message in right perspective.

"I have a future plan to launch a news channel," he said. He said there are at least 100 Muslims that he knew, who can take such an initiative and launch at least 10 satellite channels.

People should not wait for Muslims organizations such as IIRA or OIC to take steps in this direction, he said.

"Any individual businessman can take the initiative if Muslim bodies such as OIC or IIRA are not coming forward in this direction," he said.

Dr. Naik has also endorsed former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Muhamamd`s views that the Muslims should stop to operate US dollar-denominated bank accounts. "I have been preaching (that) Muslims should stop dealing in dollar," he said. He also called on the Muslim world to launch an Islamic currency to counter dealing in dollar.

Muslim countries should not peg their currencies to the dollar. "By that time the individuals and businessmen should stop dealing in dollar," he said. He said he has been mobilizing the people wherever he goes asking them not to keep dollar accounts or even the currency.

The moment you exchange dollars you simply convert that amount with any currency such as riyal, dirham, dinar or be it yen or euro "but not to keep in dollar-denomination account," he said.

 

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Asim Iqbal 2nd 's message: 

"Spread this challenge given by Dr Zakir Naik to as many media options like Time, Newsweek, BBC, CNN, Newspapers, Channels, magazines and keep spreading this challenge until pope accepts the challenge! or Christians assign a new pope who then accepts the challenge, but keep spreading this challenge on all powerful media options. Publish this challenge to as many places as you can and as soon as you can!"  

 

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Asim Iqbal 2nd 's comments :

 

Dr Zakir Naik's challenge or invitation to Pope Benedict XVI 16 for an open interfaith dialogue. Best way for the dialogue to happen is that it should be witnessed by 2 billion Christians, 1.3 billion Muslims , and about 3 billion people of other religions. It should be telecast live worldwide on many popular channels , to be attended by a huge gathering with addition to open question and answer session and many more...
 

Dr Zakir Naik and Pope Benedict XVI 16 in an open interfaith dialogue. 
If Dr Zakir Naik and pope Benedict XVI 16 have an interfaith dialogue people will be able to understand Islam and Christianity better.
 

Any logical person will agree that Pope Benedict XVI 16 should accept the invitation by Dr Zakir Naik and hold a global interfaith dialogue to be witnessed live worldwide.  
 

Pope Benedict XVI 16 can have dialogue with Muslims and Muslims have already invited him i.e. Dr Zakir Naik has already invited pope Benedict XVI 16 for an open interfaith dialogue and Dr Zakir Naik has even said "I can go to Rome and to Vatican on my own expense if an Italian visa is arranged for me,"
 

"I am more than willing to participate in the inter-faith dialogue with Pope Benedict XVI. I am ready on any topic he ( Pope Benedict XVI 16 ) wishes as long as it focuses on Quran and the Bible,"
"I am absolutely ready for an open and public debate with the pope ( Pope Benedict XVI 16 ) under live international TV coverage,"
 

Let the 1.3 billion Muslims and 2 billion Christians around the world listen to the debate ( between Dr Zakir Naik and Pope Benedict XVI 16 ) based on equal slot of time allotted to both sides, he said. "It is not only a debate but also a question and answer session allowing the people to ask queries," ( queries to be asked from both Dr Zakir Naik and Pope Benedict XVI 16 )
 

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Some pictures of Dr Zakir Naik who is one of the contestants in the open interfaith dialogue between Dr Zakir Naik and Pope Benedict XVI 16 . If Pope Benedict XVI 16 doesn't run away from such a warm , friendly , simple , and open invitation , this dialogue can easily happen and the entire world can witness an open dialogue live on popular TV channels and other media.  

Dr Zakir Naik image                  Dr Zakir Naik image 2

Dr Zakir Naik image 3        

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Now Pope Benedict XVI 16 is the 2nd contestant or can be the 2nd contestant if Pope Benedict XVI 16 has any kind of trust in Christianity and Bible . Let us investigate whether Pope benedict XVI 16 has enough trust in Christianity and in the Bible, that Pope Benedict XVI 16 will be confident for participating in an open interfaith dialogue to be witnessed by the entire world.

If Pope Benedict XVI 16 has any kind of trust in Christianity and Bible , then Pope Benedict XVI 16 should have no problem and immediately accept the invitation by Dr Zakir Naik for an open interfaith dialogue and let the entire world witness the open dialogue with equal timeslots for both participants of the dialogue i.e. Dr Zakir Naik and Pope benedict XVI 16. Also allow open questions from the viewers.

But, if Pope Benedict XVI 16 is not confident with christianity and Bible or if Pope Benedict XVI 16 thinks he doesn't trust christianity and Bible to a level that is needed to feel secure when holding such a large scale dialogue with huge audience viewership , then we may have to wait a while but eventually Pope Benedict XVI 16 will have to either accept the invitation by Dr Zakir Naik for open interfaith dialogue or step down and let the next pope accept this invitation to open interfaith dialogue instead of Pope Benedict XVI 16. And Insha'ALLAH if this dialogue happens we can remove misconceptions about Islam and let the entire world witness the truth about Islam and let the entire world witness the truth about Christianity.

Mass propaganda and mis-information is being spread against Islam by the western media, even pope Benedict XVI 16 himself acted like the propaganda party when he quoted those comments from 14th century which were totally baseless and had nothing to do with the truth.

To remove all these misconceptions about Islam and then expose the real truth about Christianity and Islam in the light of The Qur'an and the Bible and then present the actual image of Islam which is a religion of Peace , the dialogue is very important . Islam not only talks about peace but it also demonstarates practically how peace and universal brotherhood can be established .

So any Muslim or Christian seriously interested in letting the entire world witness the truth about Islam and Christianity to be presented in front of the entire world should also convince Pope Benedict XVI 16 to accept Dr Zakir Naik's invitation to an open interfaith dialogue.

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What does Pope Benedict XVI actually want ? If Pope Benedict XVI was really serious when he said he wanted dialogue with Muslims, then there is not a single genuine excuse to allow Pope Benedict XVI to reject Dr Zakir Naik's open invitation to Pope benedict XVI for open interfaith dialogue.

Pope Benedict XVI had previously shown keen interest in dialogue with Muslims and even called for dialogue with Muslims i.e. before Dr Zakir Naik issued the invitation to pope Benedict XVI for open interfaith dialogue, Pope Benedict XVI appeared like he was ready for dialogue with Muslims and was interested in dialogue with Muslims. But looks like after Dr Zakir Naik has issued this invitation to Pope Benedict XVI , Pope Benedict XVI is acting like he never got an invitation or he doesn't even know about anything like this. Similarly I have even emailed to contact emails of a couple of popular western media magazines regarding Dr Zakir Naik's invitation to Pope Benedict XVI, but they too are acting as if they know nothing about the invitation given by Dr Zakir Naik to pope Benedict XVI for open interfaith dialogue.

You might have read on internet at sites with The Title " Pope wants dialogue with Muslims " .

Now this looks curious and very harmful for the very reputation of Christianity , i.e. Pope Benedict XVI or western media may know something about Christianity that they don't want the entire Christian world to witness and they may know that Islam is a religion of Peace and if such a debate happens the entire word can see the truth about Islam and all the misconceptions about Islam can be removed.

What is Pope Benedict XVI up to and what is western media upto by ignoring this invitation by Dr Zakir Naik to Pope benedict XVI for open interfaith dialogue?

But whatever they are up to...

 

 Truth seekers have an important task to perform and that task is:

"Spread this challenge given by Dr Zakir Naik to Pope Benedict XVI in as many media options like Time, Newsweek, BBC, CNN, Newspapers, Channels, magazines and keep spreading this challenge until pope Benedict XVI accepts the challenge! or Christians assign a new pope who then accepts the challenge, but keep spreading this challenge on all powerful media options. Publish this challenge to as many places as you can and as soon as you can!"



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and more Masha'ALLAH!

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Posted By: viewsoniczee
Date Posted: 09 October 2006 at 9:08am
the Pope will never respond to such challenges. We all how the previous Pope never bothered to even reply to Ahmed Deedat.

If the Pope has water tight arguments fof his own religion then he should accept the debate and broadcast it aroung the world.


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