Here's an open letter from a former fan of Dr. Naik. He is clearly upset that he once trusted Islam's most popular apologist. We can only hope that more Muslims will take heed.
This is Sarfraz Ahmed from Kolkata (India). You must not remember me, but I volunteered at Park Circus Maidan (Kolkata) when you visited the city in the year 2006 for a session. I have been in Saudi Arabia for five year and was a staunch Ahle Hadith and quite successfully propagated this sect in our locality. I was a member of Jubail Dawah Centre in Saudi Arabia and used to talk people of Islamic universities in there where research is done on Islamic subjects and literatures. I have been a great fan of yours. Being a Ahle-Hadith, I have a pretty good knowledge of Quran and Hadiths but a year back and I used to argue with people of other faiths and other sects and denomination and used to urge Muslim youth to sacrifice their life for Jihad but when I came back from Saudi, I met my school days’ friend, Abid Ali, who is very learned and writes articles sometimes in FFI and Islam-Watch. He enlightened me about Islam. He shuddered me with questions and criticisms raised against Islam. He showed me a few things about your arguments or justifications, like why pork is prohibited in Islam and beef is allowed as swine practice wife swapping and Kaaba is at the centre of the earth, which is indeed a spheroid. And how you proved that Quran says, the earth is egg-shaped which, previously, I was unable to grasp the fallacy of. Here, is the one.
Translations of (Quran-79:30)
Pickthal: “And after that He spread the earth,”
Yusuf Ali: “And the earth, moreover, hath He extended (to a wide expanse)”
Malik: “After that He spread out the earth,”
Arberry: “and the earth-after that He spread it out,”
Shakir: “And the earth, He expanded it after that.”
Sarwar: “After this, He spread out the earth,”
Hilali/Khan: “And after that He spread the earth,”
Maulana Ali: “And the earth, He cast it after that.”
Free Minds: “And the land after that He spread out.”
Zakir Naik: “And the earth, moreover, Hath He made egg shaped.”
(In the Quran and Modern Science: Compatible or Incompatible? Page-11, Chpater-3-Astronomy)
It is only Islamic bogus-scientist who can find a central point even on a spherical object. How disgusting these people are who believe in such absurdities and fallacies.
Islam is the only religion solely running on the lies and the illegitimate income (Haraam ki Kamai) and Arabs are the only creature on the earth which eat without work and earn without labour, while even plants and trees survive on toil by digging into earth. Obviously they would believe in Allah and Muhammad ardently, both the source of their effortless income. While large mass of Ummah live the life of destitution and hardship all over the globe, spending their little hard-earned money on Hajj and Umrah. Religion is an excellent stuff in keeping mass ignorant and content with poverty and misery while the corrupt enjoy every sort of luxury and lavishness. Abid also showed me that you and people of the your organisation and your volunteers decline the challenge of debate between you and Ali Sina, saying it has to be carried out face to face in the presence of thousands of people. Is this how you defend Islam and is this what your pedophile prophet Muhammad taught you? In fact, this is what your prophet taught Ummah, to silence critics, to kill apostates, to non-believers, to kill Jews and Christians, rather everyone who do not believe in the lies of Muhammad. I read all your books and seen all the video you produced, and Abid showed me how you fooled 1 Billion who were desperate to be nincompoop all over this modern world by writing just few thin books. If there is really a hell, then I guarantee your prophet, you and people like you will be in the intense of it. You are extremely corrupt, immoral and fraudulent man, now I feel nauseated by your name.
Mr. Naik, I challenge you that Ali Sina will definitely come to India and will debate in the presence of thousands of Muslims, rather lakhs of them, provided that you remove that verse from Quran which says, apostates should be killed (Q- 4:89), let’s see who is ‘Mard ka Bacha’ (Macho Man). I guarantee Ali Sina would come to debate face to face with you (He is a Real Man of Honour), you just fulfill the condition. Let’s see who is ‘Mard ka Bacha’!
In all religions, scriptures are interpreted as per the meanings from the relevant dictionaries but in Islam Arabic dictionaries are amended as per the contemporary facts and truth which science and technology reveals. In the universities and research centers like IRF and others this perversion, manipulation and amendments are made with extreme care and complete dishonesty.
I wept holding the black cover of Kaaba, now I am weeping why I wept, ignorantly like a jackass. Now, I realized these things nothing but emotional foolishness, which is the main prop, all religions stand on.
Now, I am out of Islam, and this is my testimony to FFI and IW. I feel grateful that Allah did not guide me to the allegedly ‘Siratul Mustaqeem’.
A proud and fresh ex-Muslim, Sarfaraz