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Is Dr Zakir Naik’s Big Bang theory proof from Quran authentic?

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Assalaamualaykum 1-Dr Zakir Naik proves the Big bang theory from Quran chapter 21 verse 30 is this authentic? 2-Is Dr Zakir Naik a reliable scholar he sais in his lectures that he follows the foot steps of Sheikh Amed Deedat R.a and he debates with Non believers and he has been the means of many people accepting Islam?3-Is it permissible to listen to his lectures?

In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Dr Zakir Naik does Masha-Allah good Dawah work however we do not concur with all his conclusions. The big bang theory for one, is not in the Qur’aan and not consistent with Islamic Beliefs. The Quran is replete with fact not theories. There is no need for Muslims to appease scientists by twisting texts of the Holy Qur’an to prove their theories. Theories are exactly what they are, i.e. theories. What if scientists in the future discredit this particular theory? What will happen to the verses used to prove it? It will make the Holy Qur’an also appear as a book of theory, Allah forbid!

We understand that Dr Zakir Naik is a medical doctor by profession and an Invitor to Islam however he is not a Scholar of Islam (‘Alim).

One should always be cautious that a person has contact with noble ‘Ulama as inconsistent Islamic views can damage one’s faith.

And Allah knows Best
Wa Alaykumussalaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh


(Mufti) Abdullah Patel
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