“Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided.” (Qur’an 16:125)
Al hamdulliah, our brother and esteemed orator Dr. Zakir Naik will be spending his opening days of Ramadan in the Sultanate of Oman.
He will be doing a series of two public talks.
Dr. Zakir Naik has had the good fortunate to have met the Mufti of Oman, Shaykh Ahmed Al Khalili (hafidullah).
May Allah (swt) bless Dr. Zakir Naik and his tour in Oman. It is hoped that people will benefit by his talks and that Allah (swt) will open the hearts for many to come into Islam.
Probably one of the key differences between Ibadi and Sunni is that we truly do believe that Muhammed (saw) is the last and final prophet and the last and final messenger.
The Sunni say this but they have a belief in non sequential messengers. There is a sort of glib or tongue in cheek statement about the Prophet Muhammed (saw) being the last of the Prophets and Messengers and than there is the belief that his body is in Madinah and Jesus (as) is alive in heaven.
For the Ibadi school Jesus (as) is dead. He is not coming back. The Blessed Messenger (saw) is: Th mercy to the worlds. It is not quite clear what Sunni’s believe that Jesus 2.0 is going to clear up that the Qur’an hasn’t already made clear.
The diagram above the first two circles represent the view of the Ibadi school. Jesus (as) has come and died. Muhammed (saw) is the last of the prophets and he is the last of the messengers.
The diagram above the second set of three circles represents the Sunni view. (Though there are a few dissenting voices). So this is what we call non sequential prophets. But even than I myself am not quite sure how that works. How the Blessed Messenger (saw) , the Prophet Muhammed (saw) is the last and final prophet and messenger (whom has a body in Madinah) and Jesus (as) is alive in heaven and he is coming back.
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2 responses to “Dr. Zakir Naik in Oman”
Ramadan Kareem, brother! May the month of Ramadan be full of all the best of this life and the next one for you and your loved ones.
I believe in giving people the freedom and room to make decisions that are right for them and their mental and spiritual health. For that reason, I won’t say too much… other than reading your articles and seeing your obviously high character in these posts has been inspirational and helped me in my own knowledge journey that had stalled out of fear. These past few months I’ve embraced the fact that you have to face the shadowy things that bother you in life and be unafraid of the journey. Otherwise, are you really living? Or just subsisting?
I especially like seeing you speak so highly of both Sunni and Shi`i `alims while writing about your own Ibadi beliefs so passionately. This blog is a unique piece of metaphor for the Ibadi attitude. I do think you have an important role to play in uniting those of us who are not particularly swayed by either Islamic polarity, when it comes to a few key historical occurrences.
Ramadan Mubarak Ramadan Kareem sis Kamillah! May Allah (swt) grant you Afiyah. May Allah (swt) grant you and your loved ones khair fi dunya wal akira.
“I’ve embraced the fact that you have to face the shadowy things that bother you in life and be unafraid of the journey. Otherwise, are you really living? Or just subsisting?”
Very powerful! Something to reflect upon for certain. JazakAllahu khayran for your comments, and for your contributions and sincere du’a.
May we all catch the laylatul qadr!