World’s Greatest Showman
Ali Sina on Zakir Naik: A review
The Qur’an and the Bible in the Light of Science
By Ali Sina
In 2000, a televised debate between Dr. William
Campbell representing Christian view point and Dr. Zakir Naik representing
Islamic view point took place.
On December 7, 2005, a TV channel (QTV or Al-Noor)
showed a debate between William Campbell and Zakir Naik, which showed the
other side of the polemic. In the past it was Zakir Naik trying to prove
other religions wrong; this time it was William Campbell rebutting his
This was fair enough. If you don’t want your religion criticized don’t
do it to other religions. When Dr. Campbell criticized Muslims for
claiming scientific discovery in the Quran one had to listen.
The TV channel took a fair decision, but when Dr. Campbell began cutting
close to where it hurt, the program was suddenly taken off in favor of
na’at. If this was done out of fear it was not a good decision and
showed Dr Naik in a bad light. (Later news is that Dr Naik won the
Muslims are convinced that Dr. Naik won that
debate. In fact once you watch the video, unless you know the Quran and
Islam fairly well, this is the impression that you get. Dr. Naik was so
confident and so boisterous throughout the debate that anyone watching
would think the same.
Or did he? I went through this debate and have
analyzed the talk of Dr. Naik paragraph by paragraph. In this paper I have
shown that Dr. Naik misrepresented every
statement he made on the Quran. There is not a single claim that Dr. Naik
has made about the Quran being miraculous or scientifically accurate
that is true.
I have entitled this paper, World’s Greatest
Showman, because after watching his performance, in my opinion, it describes
Dr. Naik is a magician. Magicians make you believe they cut people
in two, make objects disappear and reappear and make rabbits come out of an
empty hat. But
in reality none of that happens. The ability of the magician is to make
you believe in things that do not happen. Dr. Naik uses a different kind
of tools to perform his magic. He uses words. He can make his
audience believe in things that are not true. In this paper, I am going to
show his tricks and what he uses as setup to make things look
differently. By the time you finish reading this paper, you'll be
able to detect them too. But that is not all. Since all the Muslims use
the same tricks, although not with the same proficiency of Dr. Naik, you'll be able
to detect their tricks too.
A good magician is dexterous and his moves are
swift - so swift that they are hard to detect. However, if you replay his acts
and watch then in slow motion, or even frame by frame, you may be able to catch
his tricks. This is what
I have done with Dr. Naik's talk.
This paper will eventually be available for free download and also in
a printer friendly format. It may even become available in a book format.
I hope all those who have seen the debate between Dr. Campbell and Dr.
Naik and were swayed by Dr. Naik's showmanship read this paper to see how
he deceived everyone. Anyone who has seen or heard Dr. Naik owes it to
himself to read this paper. He rehashes the same things in all his talks. Here, the tricks of a master magician are
exposed. Read it and pass it on.
There is no doubt that Dr. Naik is great. One must acknowledge
the merits of his opponent. His greatness is in his ability to twist the
truth. He is dexterous with words and has an excellent memory for
remembering the verses of the Quran. If he was a
lawyer and I was a criminal, I would want him as my attorney.
You can watch the debate by clicking on the links at
the bottom of this page while following the transcript in the following
pages. When it comes to my responses, you can click on pause and read what
I have written.
I say it with all certainty that this paper demarks
the end of Dr. Naik's glory and will bring down his empire. Once his fans read this, it would be as if a balloon
is punctured. They will see
through his veneers of lies and chicanery and his tower of cards will
crumble. The proof is overwhelming. Many
of them may write to him asking him to respond. Dr. Naik will not because
he cannot. Perhaps he would come with silly conditions like he did
before, asking for a face to face debate or demanding that I organize a
conference attended by 10,000 people, or raise the reward of $50,000
dollars that I am offering to anyone who can prove me wrong to one million
dollars. Most likely someone else will respond saying Ali Sina is not
important for Dr. Naik to waste his time on.
These are of course lame excuses. There is nothing
one can say in a face to face debate that one cannot say in writing. The
problem of a face to face debate is that one can play 'magic' and fool the
audience, while this is not possible in a written debate.
17:81 Truth has (now) arrived, and Falsehood
perished: for Falsehood is (by its nature) bound to
When this verse was first proclaimed (when Muhammad conquered
Mecca) it was anachronistic because then it was Falsehood that had taken over the
Truth with force, treason and tricks. Finally, thanks to the Internet,
this violent force has become helpless and Truth
is reemerging. You can say that verse was false when uttered. But ironically,
it was prophetic because it is very true today. Today Truth is back with vengeance and
Falsehood is bound to
If you want to contact Dr. Naik, here is
his email: [email protected]zakirnaik.com
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