I've wondered that too. Sometimes I think he just says whatever crap that comes into his head, finishes it off with 'Alhamdulillah' and the zombies in his audience just clap like seals.
(Original post by S-man10)
Suspicious of believing what he has to say.
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He has an extremely good memory, and knows the Qur'an off by heart, as well as some other religious scriptures, facts and figures etc. This means that he's very good at providing information on Islam and related topics, he is able to point out and clear up misconceptions about it, and is able to give credibility to a lot of what he says by instantly providing a source or reference. He could probably win a lot of debates about Islam just by showing that the other person hasn't fully understood it, or has forgotten a key piece of information, or has a misconception of Islam.
On the other hand, when it comes to actual reasoning and logic, and knowledge regarding subjects which he hasn't committed to memory, I occasionally find myself cringing at some of the things he says, because they're either not true, or don't make sense.
His speeches and responses to questions sometimes don't sound like he's actually listening to what he's saying, but is just reciting like an actor reading out his lines (and in fact, many portions of his speeches can be found verbatim in previous speeches or writings by other people).
My opinion is very mixed. Some of his stuff is brilliant, and some is just awful, in my view.
I have been much more impressed by the lectures of Dr Gary Miller - much less famous than Dr Naik, hasn't memorised nearly as much as him, but always sounds as though he is thinking. You feel like you're listening to an intelligent person's thoughts, rather than someone reading from an encyclopaedia.
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YouTube the video entitled "Naik - 25 mistakes in 5 min"
Pretty good insight into this charlatan.
This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my Galaxy Nexus
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