Added on October 10, 2011 | 12 Comments »
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Towards the end of this video, Zakir Naik says that in a miracle, a son cannot be 2 years older than his father. All one has to do is turn to the following book: Ibn Kathir – Stories Of The Prophets – pp 295-296 to see that Zakir Naik is wrong. In that book, a hadith is cited saying that Uzayr was put to sleep for over a 100 years, and when he woke up, he realized his grandchildren were older than him. So, for a son to be 2 years older than his father, this can be a miracle, as it is not inherently impossible as a contradiction is. A contradiction would be: a son being 2 years older than his father and not being 2 years older than his father concurrently.
Re. your Uzayr story when he woke he might be LOOK or FEEL much younger than his grandchild. However he is still older than his son or grandson.
On what basis do you say he was still older than his grandchildren after he woke up? Your saying that, not the scholars. I have the book, and it doesn’t say what you said. It says his son and grandchildren were older than him. It also mentions that a woman who was the maidservent of Uzayr was older than him after he woke up; it doesn’t say anything about look or feel. Read the original Arabic text on the story of Uzayr for more: http://www.prophetstory.com/documents%5Cozyeer_books_50.doc
Chronologically speaking, the father is any time older than the son or any of his descendants
well your reply is in your objection. Uzair still was older than his grandsons as He was existed when they were not. if the age is stopped by a miracle that doesn’t mean that specific person becomes younger than his sons/grand sons. I didn’t came through the hadith you are talking about but yet what the wisdom says it might be telling that no doubt he slept unusually for long time i.e. 100 years, normally a man gets older or even die within this time but as Allah’s will he didn’t die or grew old as his age got stopped at the same time. yet in time span he was definitely older than his sons and grandsons. i.e 100+ years old. hope it cleared the point.
one suggestion, don’t make insensible criticism on Islamic scholars, how much people you have converted as Muslims, i m sure none; and to the person you are trying to prove wrong; converts Masha’Allah lots of people i have seen personally.
Mashallah. UR WORK IS V,BEST, KEEP IT UP LIKE THIS FOREVER. GOD BLS U.
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Probably a son can never be older than his father unless a miracle happens but you dont have to wait for a miracle to happen everytime.I agree with Dr Zakir
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I don’t understand why there are this sort of people who are so anxious to prove ot