Islam is the only non-Christian religion that believes in Jesus as a Prophet. In fact, he is respected in ways that many modern Christians deny him, such as denying the fact that he was able to give life to the dead, with Allah's permission. Where is the paring of our faiths, then? It lies in the concept of the crucifixion. Did it really happen? If so, what are the connotations of such an event? Did he really "die for our sins"?
Using the Bible, Zakir Naik brings proofs in an effort to clear all misconceptions regarding the concept of crucifixion and who exactly Jesus was. If Christians claim to believe that the Bible is the word of God, it will benefit them to hear what the Bible actually says regarding this topic.
We as Muslims need to know both Muslim and Christian points of view in order to understand this concept fully, as well as enable us to give more effective da'wah.
About Dr. Zakir Naik - President, IRF
A medical doctor by professional training, Dr. Zakir Naik is renowned as a dynamic international orator on Islam and Comparative Religion. Dr. Zakir Naik clarifies Islamic viewpoints and clears misconceptions about Islam, using the Qur'an, authentic Hadith and other religious Scriptures as a basis, in conjunction with reason, logic and scientific facts.
Dr. Zakir is popular for his critical analysis and convincing answers to challenging questions posed by audiences after his public talks. In the last 6 years (by the year 2002), Dr. Zakir Naik has delivered more than 600 public talks in the U.S.A., Canada, U.K., Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, South Africa, Mauritius, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Guyana (South America) and many other countries, in addition to numerous public talks in India.
Sheikh Ahmed Deedat, the world famous orator on Islam and Comparative Religion, who had called Dr. Zakir, "Deedat plus" in 1994, presented a plaque in May 2000 awarded to Dr. Zakir Abdul-Karim Naik for his achievement in the field of Da?wah and the study of Comparative Religion with the engraving "Son what you have done in 4 years had taken me 40 years to accomplish, Alhamdullilah.?