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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

I had heard that some person naming Dr. Zakir Naik had challenged Pope Benedict XVI?

I had heard that some person naming Dr. Zakir Naik had challenged Pope Benedict XVI for religious dialouge.

Can any one tell me that is it true.

And If yes what had happened.

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  • 1 decade ago
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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?

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    This is what happened but i don't know why pope is hasitating talking to Dr. Zakir.

    It is not a fight. It is friendly talk on religions.

    more over Dr. Zakir had offered him to choose topic by himself.

  • faye
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    3 years ago

    Dr Zakir Naik Latest Debate

  • Janet
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Pope Benedict vs Dr. Zakir naik? yes i know its late of me asking this question after all the hype died down but i still wanna know why would Zakir Naik run away from having a open debate on religion in front of the world media .Does this mean that Zakir Naik has no confidence in the validity of his faith i.e. Islam. Ans: Because zakir knows that the cult he follows will be exposed once again.

    • Shibli3 years agoReport

      U mad?? Dr. Zakir Naik invited pope benedict for an open debate and The pope ran away, not Dr. Zakir Naik.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, Dr Zakir Naik did invite Pope Benedict XVI for a debate in September 2006. Here is the story: http://www.islamicity.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TI...

    This was just before the Pope's trip to Turkey which had three main purposes:

    + A pastoral journey to the Catholic Church in Turkey, with its various ritual expressions (Latin, Armenian Catholic, Syrian Catholic, Chaldean).

    + An ecumenical journey to the Eastern Orthodox Church with a meeting of prayer and dialog with the Patriarch, His Holiness Bartholomew I.

    + A journey of inter-religious dialog with Islam, the predominant religion in Turkey.

    http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/2006/d...

    Debate is not the way to build bridges between the faiths, dialog is. The Catholic Church has been in dialog the Muslims all over the world for years. Just in the United States there is the:

    - Midwest Dialog of Catholics and Muslims

    - Mid-Atlantic Dialog of Catholics and Muslims

    - West Coast Dialog of Catholics and Muslims

    http://www.usccb.org/seia/islam_index.shtml

    For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, section 841: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt1sect2chpt3a...

    With love in Christ.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Dr Zakir Naik is a amazing person, hes a Muslim and knows the whole Quran by heart and the Bible, Torah and the Hindu scripture. on TV he has a show and people ask questions and lots of head of religions come but never win the topics

  • 1 decade ago

    September 2006

    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.

    "Pope Benedict XVI must accept Dr Zakir Naik's invitation for open interfaith dialogue (to be witnessed by the entire world)"

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Dr. Zakir Naik is showing some antichrist behaviour.

  • 1 decade ago

    For all lectures (videos, q and a) of Dr. Zakir Naik plz refer to the link

    http://www.irf.net/irf/videogallery/index.htm

  • 1 decade ago

    It is true, I myself have watched it on Tv, benedict did not responded

  • 1 decade ago

    Benedict will show his true (nazi) colors soon. will be fun but ill be gone in the rapture

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