DR. ZAKIR NAIK
AND HIS ISLAMIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Dr. Zakir Abdul Karim Naik is famous for his lectures on comparative religion and Salafism. We have provided below some exclusive details about him which have been collected from his Websites, Internet, You tube and other published information available on public domain.
(1) BRIEF BIOGRAPHY
As per IRF Website Dr. Zakir Naik was born on 18th October, 1965. But his website does not give information where he was born and brought up. His Website also does not give any information about his family background, his father, occupation, qualifications, etc. It is mentioned that he studied medicine and passed Bachelors Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from Topiwala National Medical College, Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India. But his website does not give details about the academic year in which he actually passed MBBS Exam.
His Website does not mention names of schools or colleges where he studied Islamic subjects. It is also not known who taught him reading of Quran because his Arabic accent and Quran reading is completely out of gear, unprofessional and against tajweed rules. His website is also silent as to where he studied Tafseer al-Quran, Usool-e-Hadith, rules of Fiqh, Sharia, Arabic language, and other essential Islamic subjects required of a scholar who is allowed to give opinions on issues of Islamic fiqh.
It seems Dr. Naik is a mysterious home grown, home fed, self read and self trained scholar of Salafism.
In his speeches he says he is a student of comparative religion, but he gives his rulings / opinions literally on all Islamic subjects. He even criticizes Imams of Fiqh and Ahadith. He claims that they (Imams of Fiqh and Ahadith) did not have full information with them when they gave their Islamic rulings. He claims he judges the Imams rulings and acts as per his better understanding of Quran, Ahadith, Sharia and Fiqh. He claims that acceptance and following of Imams as truthful teachers of Islam has damaged Islam.
(2) ZAKIR NAIK TEACHERS
As per the information on his Website, Dr. Naik was influenced by the comparative religion lectures of Shaikh Ahmed Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ) of South Africa (1918-2005), when he was studying medicine. This means that Dr. Naik's self-home-reading of Islamic subjects started when he was around 22 years old (around 1987). Amazingly, within 3 years' of self-reading of Islamic subjects (1987-1990), in addition to his extensive medical full-time on-campus study, semester exams, medical internship, etc., he read everything about Islam and established Islamic Research Foundation in February 1991 and started full time Da'wa.
In his lectures, Dr. Naik says that he started Da'wa even before the establishment of IRF in 1991. This shows Dr. Naik has exceptional ability of memorization. He did not read Islamic subjects with the intention to understand them, he simply memorized every book that came his way.
Those whose memory is sharp, are generally intelligent, but they often become dictionaries. They never try to understand the subject; they memorize it with the intention to repeat it either in an exam or in front of people to get applause. They heavily depend upon their word-by-word photo finish memory and develop their skills in debates. They mesmerize their audience by skillful display of their memory and often turn the tables on their opponents in debates. They can convert logic into illogic and wisdom into stupidity and vice versa by their arguments and oratory. They use their vast memory to confuse their opponents and followers both. Over a period of time when they become famous and develop considerable following among masses, they start large scale misinterpretation of facts by their skillful arguments and become leaders of a new group in the world. That is how Ibn Khuzaimah (933-846), Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328), Ibn Abd-al-Wahhab (1703–1792), etc., became prominent scholars of Salafism by the power of their super memory and oratory. Now Zakir Naik (b.1965) is a living example of this phenomenon.
Shaikh Ahmed Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ)
Shaikh Ahmed Husain Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ) was born on July 1, 1918 in Surat, Gujarat State of India. His family migrated to South Africa in 1927. He established the first Islamic religious Institution in South Africa to train preachers at the Assalaam Institute in Braemar.
He was the president of the Islamic Propagation Center International (IPCI), until he suffered from a stroke, which left him paralyzed for over 9 years until he passed away on 8th August 2005.
It is a well known fact that Shaikh Ahmad Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ) was an Ahle Sunnah (Hanafi) Scholar.
(a) It is important to mention here that Shaikh Ahmed Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ) was an Ahle Sunnah Scholar who used to give a lot of respect to Shaikh Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ) wrote many letters to Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri from his Islamic Propagation Center International appreciating the work of Shaikh Quadri. He used to send his books and booklets to the Shaikh from South Africa. Both these Shaikhs never met, but had great respect for each other and were in contact via letters and exchange of their books. We will briefly mention here about some of the last letters of Shaikh Ahmad Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ) to Shaikh Asedullah Quadri.
On March 8, 1996, Shaikh Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ) wrote to Shaikh Asedullah Quadri [Click Here p.1 Click Here p.2] requesting English translation of his book 'Islamic Wisdom' to be sent to him, as (in the words of Shaikh Deedat - r) it will be a great assistance to him as he was writing a book with a similar title. In May 1996, Shaikh Asedullah Quadri sent him the Urdu book (Hikmat-e-Islamia authored by Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui - رحمة لله علىـہ) with the promise to send the English translation done by him which was under print at that time. Shaikh Asedullah Quadri's letter and the book reached Shaikh Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ) on June 4, 1996, but by then Shaikh Deedat (r) had a severe paralytic stroke on May 3, 1996. The information about the stroke was sent to Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri by Qassim Deedat, Treasurer, IPCI in his letter dated 17th September 1996. Click Here to see scan copy of this letter. Thus, Shaikh Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ) could not complete his proposed book titled "Wisdom".
Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri sent most of his books to IPCI, South Africa. Many of the books sent to Ahmad Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ) were related to Tasawwuf and he was very happy to read them. Click Here to read Shaikh Deedat's (رحمة لله علىـہ) letter thanking Shaikh Asedullah Quadri after receiving the books.
Shaikh Ahmad Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ) was a rare gem and a Sufi at heart though his area of specialization was comparative religion. He also had exceptional memory, but he never misused it.
(b) Shaikh Ahmad Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ) belonged to Ahle Sunnah wal Jama'a, is also established from the fact that he used to take advise from Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri in matters of Islamic Fiqh. It is needless to say that Dr. Qadri was earlier an Ahle Sunnah scholar but has signed Amman Message and has become an Ammani. Read more about Dr. Qadri on this link.(c) Shaikh Ahmad Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ) being an honest Sunni (Hanafi) Shaikh is also established from the fact that he openly supported and participated in Milad-un-Nabi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Celebrations.(d) Shaikh Ahmad Deedat's (رحمة لله علىـہ) credentials as a Sunni Shaikh are also established from the fact that he praised Maulana Abdul Aleem Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ) who was a student of Shaikh Ahmed Radha Khan (رحمة لله علىـہ).(e) Shaikh Ahmad Deedat was a Ahle Sunnah scholar is also proved from his grave whose name plate is elevated from the ground and his son Yousuf Deedat, who was taught by his father, recites Fateha on his grave by raising his hands towards the grave.(f) Shaikh Ahmad Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ) was a Sunni Scholar is also proved from the fact that Salafi Scholars declared him Mushrik and Bidati for his clear cut Ahle Sunnah beliefs. Watch this important Video.
Dr. Zakir Naik claims he was influenced by Shaikh Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ) but we fail to understand how come he turned into a hard core Salafi because Shaikh Deedat (رحمة لله علىـہ) was a humble Sufi at heart. May be Saudi Arabian shining Petro-Dollars played a big role in his conversion into Salafism. Read more about Saudi support to Dr. Naik.
Dr. Naik calls his own teachers Kafirs - Watch this video in which he literally calls Shaikh Deedat and Dr. Israr Ahmad (his teachers) as Kafirs.
(3) DR. ZAKIR NAIK'S DECEPTION
Wikipedia, one of the most visited encyclopedic website shows Dr. Naik to be Salafi (not Sunni). See rounded information in this Screen Shot. However, currently on Dr. Naik's Wikipedia page they have removed 'Salafi Islam' and now it shows 'Sunni Islam'. This is hypocrisy. When you profess Salafism, say it openly. Why hide the truth.
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Dr. Naik propagates theories of Salafism in the name of Islam. The interpretations of Quran, Ahadith presented by him are as per Wahhabi / Salafi beliefs. Watch the following video clip.
Dr. Naik says his Sky Idol God has two hands, two eyes, face, legs, shins and has large body and sits above the skies on a big chair facing towards Arsh. Someone asked Dr. Naik, how are God's hands and body; he said, 'we do not know, it is known to God only'.
The description of Salafi Sky God is similar in nature with Hindu God Vishnu. The only difference between Hindu God Vishnu and Salafi Sky Idol God is, Vishnu is married, while Salafi Sky God is single. Also Hindus draw and make models of their God Vishnu, while Salafis don't, but their faith in a huge human like Idol as their God is same, identical.
In view of their misunderstanding about Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) Salafis prostrate to their Sky Idol God 5 times a day during Salah. They claim this huge Sky Idol has created this Universe. Read more...
Dr. Naik propagates above beliefs as Islam and feels pride that he is converting so many people into Islam. The example of people who are converting after listening to Zakir Naik's lectures is that of the person who falls from the sky and gets stuck in a coconut tree. Astaghfirullah.
(4) ZAKIR NAIK'S QADIANI BELIEFS
Dr. Naik's interpretations of other religious scriptures are also controversial as their scholars have time and again proved that what he interprets is wrong. Watch related information on Internet and You tube.
In his speeches and writings Dr. Naik claims that advent of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) has been mentioned in Hindu scriptures. He has made this claim thousands of time in his lectures.
People will be surprised to know that Dr. Naik's rhetoric on this subject is a direct copy of the work titled "Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in world scriptures" written by Abdul Haq Vidyarthi Qadiyani (1888 - 1977) a missionary of Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement.
Abdul Haq Vidyarthi Qadiyani's book can be read/downloaded on the following 6 locations.
(1) Download Pakistani First Edition - 1940. (2) Download 2nd Pakistani Edition Volume I - 1975. (3) Download 2nd Pakistani Edition Volume III - 1975. (4) Download 2nd Enlarge Edition - 1976. (5) Download Indian Edition Volume II - 1997. (6) Download US Edition Volume I - 1999.
Read Dr. Naik's Article Introduction to Hinduism on his IRF Website.
To facilitate our readers we have provided a summary of comparison between Dr. Naik's works and that of the writing in Vidyarthi Qadiyani's book; which look mostly identical. Read the gist of Dr. Naik's Qadiyani beliefs.
We are not trying to emphasize here that Dr. Naik has not mentioned the sources of his Hinduism studies because we are not discussing academic ethics. Our focus is on a much bigger and very serious issue.
Answering a question in one of his lecturers, whether Muslims can consider the Vedas and the other Hindu Scriptures to be the revelations of God? Dr. Naik replied:
Quote - There is no text in the Quran or Sahih Hadith mentioning the name of the revelation that was sent to India. Since the names of the Vedas or other Hindu scriptures are nowhere to be found in Quran and Sahih Hadith, one cannot say for sure that they were the revelations of God. They may be the revelation of God or may not be the revelation of God - Unquote.
However in all his speeches, he mentions the Vedic and other Hindu scriptures that were originally documented by Abdul Haq Vidyarthi Qadiyani, word-by-word; and reiterates that advent of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) has been mentioned in Hindu scriptures.
The above practice on the part of Dr. Naik establishes the fact that he believes in Hindu scriptures as the word of God (in an altered format as that of Bible) though he does not want to declare it openly.
His profound belief in Hindu scriptures as the word of God is also established from the following facts.
Dr. Zakir Naik mentions the following Quranic verse hundreds of times in his speeches and invites Hindus to come to common terms with Muslims.
It is in Quran - قُلْ يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ تَعَالَوْا إِلَىٰ كَلِمَةٍ سَوَاءٍ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكُمْ أَلَّا نَعْبُدَ إِلَّا اللَّهَ وَلَا نُشْرِكَ بِهِ شَيْئًا وَلَا يَتَّخِذَ بَعْضُنَا بَعْضًا أَرْبَابًا مِّن دُونِ اللَّهِ ۚ فَإِن تَوَلَّوْا فَقُولُوا اشْهَدُوا بِأَنَّا مُسْلِمُونَ [Meaning - Say: ( O' Prophet - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) "O People of the Book! come to common terms as between us and you: That we worship none but Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی), that we associate no partners with him; that we associate not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی)." If then they turn back, you say: "Bear witness that we are Muslims]. (Aal-e-Imran - 64).
The above verse is addressed to the people of the book ( revealed to Prophets). This verse does not address Idol worshipers.
It is a well known fact that Hindu Idol worship is similar to Makkan Pagan tradition and we are positive that no Muslim in the world will ever dispute this fact.
We have not come across a Hadith in which Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) called upon Idol worshipers to come to common terms with Islam.
Why then Dr. Naik reads the above verse and invites Hindus to come to common terms?
This practice of Dr. Naik confirms the fact that he believes in all Hindu scriptures as the word of God.
As a matter of fact he has never denied that these scriptures are not the word of God as he says these may be or may not be the word of God.
Dr. Naik calls Zoroastrianism a prophetic religion and calls its founder Zoroaster as 'Prophet'. In one of his lectures he said: "Zoroastrianism is a Non Semitic, Aryan, Non Vedic religion, which is not associated with Hinduism and it is a Prophetic religion. Zoroastrianism is also called as Parsism and it was founded by Prophet Zoroaster. Reference - (Concept of God in Major Religions - from the CD - 'Presenting Islam and Clarifying Misconceptions' - Lecture series by Dr. Naik, Developed by AHYA Multi Media - 12 Enlightening Sessions).
Quran testifies that all Prophets gave the same message about Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی). But Zoroaster preached worship of fire. We do not understand how Dr. Naik testifies Zoroaster as prophet?
Why Dr. Naik is afraid to declare his Qadiyani beliefs in public?
Read the following to know the answer.
(a) If he accepts openly Hindu scriptures, as word of God, then he will have to accept (like Qadiyanis do) that Ram, Krishna, Buddha, Ashoka and Guru Nanak were all Prophets and that Kalki Avatar (the 10th incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu to appear before dooms day) is the (final) Prophet.
(b) Qadiyanis are treated as out of Islam in the Muslim world and it is difficult for Dr. Naik to openly disclose his Qadiyani beliefs because it will create a lot of problems for him in Muslim community. Dr. Naik knows pretty well, what will happen to him if he discloses his above hidden beliefs in public.The most serious and alarming concern is, Dr. Naik is making millions of Muslims believe in Hindu scriptures as the word of God from his misleading D'awa.On Face book he has thousands of fans. His organization is running several hundred centers in India and other countries. They are also running schools and training Centers where students are taught his D'awa techniques. He also runs Peace TV's 3 channels in English, Urdu and Bangla and his website claims that Peace TV is the largest viewed religious channel in the world. He has converted all his followers into a sub-Sect of Salafism. His followers are popularly known as "Zakiri Salafis". Thus Dr. Naik, is indeed the founder of a new Salafi sub-Sect. Read more....Dr. Naik is part of a huge conspiracy to spread Salafism in the world at the instance of Saudi Arabian Royal Family, to help them expand their rule beyond the shores of Arabian Peninsula, into the whole world. This issue has been discussed at length in an Article titled Peace TV. Read this Article, you will be appalled and shocked while reading the undeniable published facts available in public domain. We pray Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) to save Islam and Muslims from this massive Fitnah.
(5) DR. NAIK IS DECLARED KAFIR BY OVER 500 INSTITUTIONAL FATAWAS AND MILLIONS OF CONDEMNATIONS
(a) In August 2008, Darul Uloom Deoband, India issued a fatwa stating: "The statements made by Dr Zakir Naik indicate that he is a preacher of Ghair Muqallideen (People who reject Imams of Fiqh., like Salafis, Ahle Hadith, etc.). One should not rely upon his speeches."
(b) Similar Fatwas are issued by many other scholars including Deobandi Mufti Zar Wali Khan, founder of Jamia Arabia Ahsan-ul-uloom, Karachi, Pakistan
More Deobandi Fatawas on Dr. Zakir Naik.
(c) Yaha Al-Hajoori, the famous Ahl-e-Hadith scholar condemned Dr. Naik in many of his writings and declared him Kafir.
More Salafi and Ahle Hadith Fatawas on Dr. Naik.
(d) More than 20 Fatawas of Kufr were issued by the Shariah Board of America against Naik. They say Naik has gone astray as he is not a scholar but is involved in Islamic teachings without authority or any knowledge to do so, which is dangerous to Islam. "Naik is known for discussions on comparative religions. He is not a qualified Aalim-e-Deen, therefore his comments on fiqh have no merit. If it is true that he condemned the fiqh of the Imams, then that in itself is a clear indication of his lack of understanding of Shariah."
(e) A Fatwa was issued by Darul Ifta Jamia Binnoria, Pakistan, regarding Zakir Naik not being a certified Aalim of Deen.
(f) Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In'aamiyyah wrote "Dr. Zakir Naik is an MBBS by profession. Knowledge is not merely information that one may acquire from books, rather it is the chain of Nur (light) that flows from teacher to student. Anyone who deems knowledge to be mere information then he should know that Abu Jahal was also knowledgeable; and if one thinks knowledge is in oration/address, then one should know that Adolf Hitler led Germany with his oration into annihilation of a whole race.
(g) In November 2008, Lucknow, India based Government appointed Mufti Abul Irfan Mian Firangi Mahali issued a fatwa-e-Kufr against Naik, describing Naik as a "Kafir" (non-believer) and stating in the fatwa, that Naik should be ex-communicated from Islam. He argued that "Naik is not an Islamic scholar. His teachings are against Quran. In his speeches, he insults Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and his family members and glorifies Yazeed, the assasin of Imam Husain (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ).
(h) Correct Islamic Faith International Association (CIFIA) and its 330 Associate Islamic Institutions, and millions of followers throughout the world consider Dr. Zakir Naik as a self declared scholar who lies about Quran and Ahadith; who is not an Aalim-e-Deen and who consistently disrespects Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), Sahabah, Imams of Fiqh and Awliya Allah. Thus he has gone astray.
More Ahle Sunnah Fatawas on Dr. Naik. Read more...(i) Apparently, hundreds of Institutions and thousands of Ulema associated with these Institutions cannot be wrong about Dr. Naik.(j) Dr. Zakir Naik did 'Tauba' in writing in front of Ahle Sunnah Scholars and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Greater Mumbai, India on November 12, 2008 for his Kufriya statement about Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). Read more...Watch the following video clip in which he addressed the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in an insulting way. (Astaghfirullah).However, he did not change after his written Taubah and still continues with his lies and misrepresentation of Islam.
(6) ZAKIR NAIK LIES ABOUT QURANIC VERSES AND AHADITH
Dr. Zakir Naik takes Quran in his hands, raises his hands and lies about its verses. Similarly, he takes Ahadith books in his hands and lies about them.
He was criticized for his lies by many scholars but he continues this practice without any regard to Quran and Ahadith. He should know that taking Quran in hand and lying about its contents is a serious crime in Islam. Denial and misrepresentation of Quranic verses and Ahadith takes a person out of Islam. There are hundreds of occasions when Dr. Naik lied about Quran and Ahadith in front of huge crowds. We have given below some of these references.
(a) He misguides innocent Muslims about Quranic verses. Like the Arabic words 'Shifa' and Shafa'a are two different words. He tricks innocent Muslims to believe that both these words are same. In one of his speeches he claimed that - "there are 25 verses in Quran which say that Shifa - meaning waseelah, shifaarish - is Haraam".
It is a glaring lie and deliberate attempt to fool innocent Muslims. As a matter of fact it is a slander on Quran. The actual meaning of 'Shifa' is 'cure or healing'. And the word 'Shafa'a' means 'Mediation (Waseelah)' 'Recommendation (Sifaarish)'. Watch this video at 0.34.
Watch the following video at 1.40
We have provided below the six verses in Quran which contain the word 'Shifa'. And we have provided their English meanings (Yousuf Ali) as well.
(i) It is in Quran - يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءَتْكُم مَّوْعِظَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَشِفَاءٌ لِّمَا فِي الصُّدُورِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ [Meaning -O' mankind! there hath come to you a direction from your Lord and a healing for the (diseases) in your hearts, and for those who believe, a guidance and a Mercy] (Younus - 57).
(ii) It is in Quran - وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ مَا هُوَ شِفَاءٌ وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ ۙ وَلَا يَزِيدُ الظَّالِمِينَ إِلَّا خَسَارًا [ Meaning - We send down (stage by stage) in the Qur'an that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe: to the unjust it causes nothing but loss after loss]. (Asra - 82).
(iii) It is in Quran - وَلَوْ جَعَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا أَعْجَمِيًّا لَّقَالُوا لَوْلَا فُصِّلَتْ آيَاتُهُ ۖ أَأَعْجَمِيٌّ وَعَرَبِيٌّ ۗ قُلْ هُوَ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا هُدًى وَشِفَاءٌ ۖ وَالَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ فِي آذَانِهِمْ وَقْرٌ وَهُوَ عَلَيْهِمْ عَمًى ۚ أُولَـٰئِكَ يُنَادَوْنَ مِن مَّكَانٍ بَعِيدٍ [Meaning Had We sent this as a Qur'an (in the language) other than Arabic, they would have said: "Why are not its verses explained in detail? What! (a Book) not in Arabic and (a Messenger an Arab?" Say: "It is a Guide and a Healing to those who believe; and for those who believe not, there is a deafness in their ears, and it is blindness in their (eyes): They are (as it were) being called from a place far distant!"] (Fussilat - 44).
(iv) It is in Quran - وَيَشْفِ صُدُورَ قَوْمٍ مُّؤْمِنِينَ [ Meaning - And (Allah- سبحانہ و تعا لی) shall heal the chest of the believers. (At-Tawba - 14).
(v) It is in Quran - يخْرُجُ مِن بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهُ فِيهِ شِفَاء لِلنَّاسِ [Meaning - There issues from within the bodies of the bee a drink of varying colors wherein is healing for mankind.] (An-Nahl - 69).
(vi) It is in Quran - وَإِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ [And when I am ill, it is (Allah-سبحانہ و تعا لی) who cures me.] (Ash-Shu'ara - 80).
We fail to understand how can some one talk like this in front of thousands of people?
A person who daringly lies about Quran and Ahadith (i) must be thinking that all Muslims of the world are fools, (ii) or is not afraid of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی), (iii) or must have gone mad.
(b) Dr.Zakir Naik claims that there is no Hadith in the entire Ahadith literature which says that Wajib al-Vitre Salah can be performed with one "Salam" (like Maghrib prayer).
This is a blatant lie. There are more than 75 Ahadith in authentic books of Ahadith which certify that Vitr is performed with one 'Salam'. Watch the following video clip of Dr. Qadri, who says there are over 75 Ahadith in Saha Sitta books. It should be noted that Dr. Qadri has signed Amman Message and has embraced Ammanism. Read more about Dr. Qadri on this link.
(c) Zakir Naik says that there are many Ahadith in Bukhari where Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said that we should say "Ameen" with a loud voice during Salah after Sura Fatiha.
This is a blatant lie. There is only one Hadith in Bukhari in this context, which does not say that we should say 'Ameen' loudly. Therefore, the ruling of Imam Abu Hanifa that we should say Ameen slowly after Sura Fatiha cannot be viewed as wrong.
Zakir Naik also claims that Imams of Fiqh did not have enough knowledge and were not aware of all Ahadith during their life times.
This is a serious allegation on the most acclaimed Imams of fiqh by a person like Zakir Naik who has not studied Islamic subjects in any Islamic school in the world.
(d) Dr. Naik lies about Quranic verses and declares in front of thousands of people that he does not know any verse in Quran which says Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is everywhere (Omnipresent). This is one of the thousands of lies of Dr. Naik about Quran. Dr. Naik claims that the God physically lives over the skies (Astaghfirullah). Watch this video clip at 0.40.
He cites a Hadith in which Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) asked a Slave girl - Where is Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی)? In reply she said 'in the Sky'. He interprets the meanings of this Hadith to fool innocent people. We are providing below this Hadith and many Quranic verses to nail Dr. Naik's lies.It is in Hadith - Muawiya Ibn al-Hakam came to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and told him " I am very newly from the Jahiliyya and now Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) has brought Islam" and he proceeded to ask about various Jahiliyya practices, until at last he said that he had slapped his slave girl, and asked if he should free her, as was obligatory if she was a believer. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) asked that she be brought and then asked her, "Where is Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی)? and she said, "In the sky (fi al-sama)"; whereupon he asked her, "Who am I"? and she said, "You are the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)"; at which the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said 'Free her, for she is a believer (Sahih Muslim).Salafis try to interpret the above Hadith to prove a physical body for Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) and his sitting on the skies? (Astaghfiruallah).When someone says that Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) is in Skies, does it mean that He is only in Sky and nowhere else. Read the following Quranic verse?It is in Quran - وَهُوَ الَّذِي فِي السَّمَاءِ إِلَـٰهٌ وَفِي الْأَرْضِ إِلَـٰهٌ ۚ وَهُوَ الْحَكِيمُ الْعَلِيمُ- (Meaning - And it is He, Who is Allah -سبحانہ و تعا لی in skies and Allah - سبحانہ و تعا لی on Earth; and He is full of Wisdom and Knowledge). (Az-Zukhruf - 84).Read following important Articles for correct understanding in this context.Planetary human-like-Idol( المعبود الكواكب مثل الإنسان) worshiped by Salafis is not Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی)Salafis misinterpret following Quranic verses and try to convince innocent Muslims that their Sky Idol God is the real God of all and they call their God as Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) (La haula wal quwwata illa billah). To create confusion in Muslims' minds, they claim that Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی ) has limitations, as He cannot move out of Sky; therefore his nearness to creatures is only by his knowledge. (Astaghfirullah). This belief is Shirk-e-Akbar.It is in Quran - اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ (Meaning - Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) is the light (existence) of the Heavens and Earth’. (An-Noor -35).It is in Quran - وَلِلَّهِ الْمَشْرِقُ وَالْمَغْرِبُ ۚ فَأَيْنَمَا تُوَلُّوا فَثَمَّ وَجْهُ اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ [ Meaning - And whichever side you turn, you will find Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) ; Verily ( in truth ) Allah – ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) is Omnipresent (existing everywhere every moment) and Omniscient ( infinitely wise )]. ( Al-Baqra – 115 ).
It is in Quran - وَهُوَ مَعَكُمْ أَيْنَ مَا كُنتُمْ (Meaning - And wherever you are, He is with you). (Al-Hadid – 4).
It is in Quran - وَفِي أَنفُسِكُمْ ۚ أَفَلَا تُبْصِرُونَ ( Meaning - And He is in your own self, will you not then see). (Adh-Dhariyat – 21).It is in Quran - هُوَ الْأَوَّلُ وَالْآخِرُ وَالظَّاهِرُ وَالْبَاطِنُ ۖ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ [Meaning - He is the First, and the Last, He is the Manifest (apparent) and the Immanent (actually present through out the material world) and is knower of all things]. (Al-Hadeed – 3).
It is in Quran - وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ الْوَرِيدِ [And We (Allah سبحانہ و تعا لی ) are closer to you than your jugular vein]. (Qaf – 16).
It is in Quran - وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ ۖ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا لِي [ Meaning - And when My servants ask you ( O’ Prophet – صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) concerning Me, ( tell them ) I am ever present ( with them ) and I listen to the call of him that calls Me].(Al-Baqara – 186).It is in Quran - سُبْحَانَ رَبِّكَ رَبِّ الْعِزَّةِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ (Meaning - Transcendent (magnificent) is your Lord, the Lord of All-Greatness, far above what they ascribe to Him). (As-Saafaat - 180).It is in Hadith - Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said "There was Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) and nothing existed but Him". He existed from eternity and there was nothing else." (Bukhari, Baihaqi).Consider the above Hadith. It is very very clear. It is important for a physical body to have a place to exist. When Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) existed when there was nothing, no sky, no universe then where was He sitting. There has to be place for a body to exist. The Hadith also clarifies that Allah's ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) existence is pure from the requirement and consideration of a body, form and shape.Further Reading
(e) Dr. Zakir Naik claims that commemoration (a ceremony or celebration in which a person or event is remembered) of the Date of birth of Prophets is their reverence (show of respect), therefore it is Shirk. This is a crazy argument, only expected of Dr. Naik. Prophets are teachers of humanity, they have to be shown reverence. Reverence is different from worship. How can you equate these two things. He also claims that there is no mention about it in Quran and Ahadith..
Read the following Quranic verses and Ahadith which clearly establish the fact that Celebrations of birth days of prophets and their remembrance is mandatory in Islam.
It is in Quran - اذْكُرُوا نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ جَعَلَ فِيكُمْ أَنبِيَاءَ (Meaning - Remember and express with gratitude the gracefulness of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) that He sent Prophets among you (Al-Maa'ida - 20).
In the above Quranic verse Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) has commanded people to celebrate the births of Prophets who were sent for the guidance of their nations. Therefore, the celebration of the birth of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), as a show of gratitude and happiness towards Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is mandatory by the whole world as he was sent as mercy for all the worlds in this Cosmos.
It is in Quran - وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ [ Meaning - We have not sent you (O'Prophet - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) except for the mercy on all the worlds] (Al-Anbiya-107).
It is in Quran - قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ فَبِذَٰلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا [Meaning - Say O'Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) for Allah's (سبحانہ و تعا لی) mercy and beneficence (O'believers) you celebrate the happiness. (Younus -58)
It is in Quran - وَسَلَامٌ عَلَيْهِ يَوْمَ وُلِدَ وَيَوْمَ يَمُوتُ وَيَوْمَ يُبْعَثُ حَيًّا ( Meaning - And Salaam is on Him the day when he was born and the day when he will die and the day when he will be raised alive." (Al-Maryam - 15).In the above verse, Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) has mentioned the complete Milad of Prophet Yahya ( علیھ السلا م ).Showing happiness on the birth day of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) who has literally taken us out of Hell by leading us the right path of Islam is a must. How can it be wrong?
It is very rare that a leader will ask his followers to celebrate his birth day? Did our grand father or father ever asked to celebrate his birth day? It is the children or the grand children who show a lot of enthusiasm and make arrangements for the birth days of their father/mother or Grand parents. However, the parents or grand parents feel happy when their children or grand children show love and care for them. This is just a show of care, love. Where is Shirk in it?
In the following we have provided Ahadith when Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) happened to visit the places where people were celebrating his birth day (on his Milad day) and showed a lot of happiness on that gathering and also told them that they will get salvation in Hereafter for their act.
The kind of Milad-un-Nabi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) celebrations we see now-a-days have developed over a period of time. In the times of Sahabah, we find very sketchy record that this kind of big celebrations were organized. However, we do find individual, small gatherings about Miladun Nabi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), as we have quoted in the following Ahadith in which Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) himself attended such gathering.
With time, our style of living changes. Today we have big buildings, which were not there in the times of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). We are traveling by Air planes, we have TV, Internet and many other things which were not there earlier. Similarly, celebration of Milad as you see today on mass scales was done differently earlier. But, everyone, including Sahabah, Imams and all Muslims did show happiness on the day of birth of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). If some one does not want to show happiness on this important occasion, giving excuses, this shows that his claim of love of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is only on his lips; meaning he is a Munafiq. It is as simple as that.
It is in Hadith - Abul Khattab Umro Bin Wahia Kalbi (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) has narrated this Hadith in his book 'At tanweer fi Mauludil basheer an-nazeer'. Also, Imam Jalaluddin Suyuti has narrated this Hadith in his book "Siblul Huda fi Mauludil Mustafa (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) : Hazrat Abu Darda (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrates that "I went to the house of Aamer Ansari (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) along with the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). Hazrat Abu Aamer (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) was narrating the events of the birth of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) to a gathering of his relatives and children and was repeating; "this was the day and this was the day". The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said, O'Aba Amer(رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ), Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) has opened the doors of His mercy (Rahmah) for you and the angels are praying for your absolution (Maghfirah). Whoever does this act of yours, he would also get the Salvation like yours".
The above Hadith confirms the following.
(1) Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) has declared that whoever celebrates his (Prophet's - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) birth day will get salvation on the Day of Judgment.
(2) Whoever celebrates the birthday of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), the doors of Allah's (سبحانہ و تعا لی) mercy are opened for him.
(3) Whoever celebrates the birthday of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), the angels pray for his absolution (Maghfirah).
It is in Hadith - Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Abbas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said that "one day at my home I had gathered people and was describing about the birth of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and the people were feeling over joyous and were invoking the praise of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) (meaning - reading Durood-e-Sharif) and Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) himself came to our gathering and said "My intercession (hallat lakum Shafa'a) for you has become legitimized.
The above Hadith is narrated by (i) Imam Suyuti in his book "Siblul Huda", (ii) Ahmad Bin Hujr Al-Makki (the famous Jurist of Shafi'i school of thought) in his book "Maulud al-Kabeer", and (iii) Abul Qasim Mohammad Ibn Osman in his book "Addurul Munazzam".
Ibn Taymiyyah in his book "Majma' Fatawa Ibn Taymiyya", Vol. 23, p. 163 and his book "Iqtida' al-sirat al-mustaqim", p. 294-295 wrote as follows.
QUOTE "To celebrate and to honor the birth of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and to take it as an honored season is good and in it there is a great reward, because of their good intentions in honoring the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)."UNQUOTE
Ibn Taymiyyah in his book "Necessity of the Right Path", p. 266, 5th line from the bottom of that page, published by Dar Al-Hadith, has written the following :
QUOTE - "As far as what people do during the Milad, either as a rival celebration to that which the Christian do during the time of Christ's birthday or as an expression of their love and admiration and a sign of praise for the Noble Nabi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), the angels pray for their absolution (Allah Almighty will surely reward them for such Ij'tiha)" UNQUOTE. Read more ...
(f) Zakir Naik says that there is no verse in Quran, or any Hadith in the entire Hadith literature which says that it is allowed to visit Graves of Awliya Allah and request them to pray for our well being.
This is another blatant lie. We have listed more than 150 Ahadith and Quranic verses which say it is important to visit Mazaraat and ask for mediation. Even Imam Shafi'i used to go to the grave of Imam Abu Hanifa daily and ask for his mediation. Read following Articles for details.
(g) Zakir Naik says that making of graves and tombs over graves is Haraam in Islam. This shows his lack of Islamic knowledge and deliberate misrepresentation of Islam to innocent Muslims. He should know that even Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) ordered his pious mazaar to be within a secured room with roofing. After making the mazaar of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Sahabah did not destroy the room. As a matter of fact it was reinforced and ultimately a large tomb was built on Raudhatun Nabi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). Read facts about building tombs over the Graves ....
(h) Zakir Naik does not differentiate between a dead non-believer and a dead Muslim. He treats even Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) on par with a dead non-believer and claims that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is dead like any other human being (Muslim or non-Muslim) and he cannot hear or see anything (Nauzubillah - Astaghrifullah). This is the height of illiteracy of a so called scholar. Read the following and many more Articles on our website to know the facts on this subject in the light of Quran and Ahadith.
(i) Zakir Naik claims that it is haraam to say Fateha on Food and he quotes out of the context Quranic verses to fool innocent Muslims. We have quoted 15 Quranic verses and Ahadith to nail down his lies. Click the following links to read details.
(7) DR. ZAKIR NAIK'S HATRED TOWARDS AHLE BAIT
Dr. Zakir Naik praises Yazid and claims that Karbala was a political episode (Astaghfirullah - We pray Allah - سبحانہ و تعا لی to save Islam from hypocrites).He says رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ with Yazid's name and mentions a Hadith in Bukhari in which Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said the first Muslim Army who will invade the city of Constantinople (presently Istanbul) will be rewarded with Jannah. He claims Yazid was part of that army.Zakir Naik's claim is false, a blatant lie and slander on Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).Not even a single Hadith mentioned in this context in the entire Hadith literature has the word "Constantinople" in its text. However, some Hadith scholars have mentioned the name "Constantinople" in their Hadith guides.Read the following facts and you will know the height of Dr. Zakir Naik lies.The wording of the Hadith are "awwalu jaishin min ummati yaghzoona madinata Qaisara maghfurullahum". [Meaning - "The first Muslim army who will invade the city of Qaiser-e-Room (Byzantine empire) will be Jannati."] Thus, it could be any city of Byzantine empire.Read any Islamic History book written by any well known Islamic historian (including Salafi scholar Al-Dhahabi, Ibn Katheer etc.) it is mentioned that the first Muslim invasion of Constantinople, Byzantine empire took place in 42 H in which Yazid was not there.The second invasion of Muslims on Byzantine empire was in 43 H under the command of Bu'sr bin Abi Arta, and the Army reached the city of Constantinople. Yazid was not part of this Army.The third invasion of Muslims took place in 44 H under the command of Abd ar-Rahman bin Khaled bin Walid. In this invasion, Busr bin Abi Arta also participated and attacked Constantinople from Sea. Yazid was not part of this Army.The fifth invasion of Constantinople was in 46 H under the command of Malik bin Abdullah. Yazid was not part of this Muslim Army.The sixth invasion of Byzantine empire was undertaken in 47 H under the command of Malik bin Hubaira. Yazid was not part of this Army.Three invasions took place on Byzantine empire in 49 H under the commands of (i) Malik bin Hubaira and (ii) Fazala bin Ubair. Fazala bin Ubair captured many cities of Byzantine empire. (iii) The third invasion of Byzantine empire took place in the same year under the command of Yazid bin Shajara Ar-Rahawi, who hailed from Syria. It is wrongly, may be deliberately, claimed by Wahhabis and their like minded Groups that the commander of this Army was Yazid bin Mu'awia, which is not true. Thus Yazid was not part of the three separate armies that invaded Byzantine empire, three times in 49 H.The 8th invasion of Byzantine empire took place in 50 H and in this invasion, some people claim that Yazid bin Mua'wia was part of this Army. Thus Yazid was part of the Army of 8th invasion of Byzantine Empire.But the Hadith says that the first Muslim Army who will invade Byzantine empire is Jannati. Then how come Yazid is claimed to be Jannati?The Salafis mention Hadith Guide book Fatahul Bari written by Ibn Hajar Asqalani in which it is mentioned that 'the invasion of Constantinople took place in 52 H and the commander of this Army was Yazid. Even if we take this date as authentic, then this will be the ninth invasion of that city, and not the first one. Because, as we have mentioned earlier with authentic sources that 8 invasions had already taken place before this date. Therefore, Yazid cannot be part of the people who are declared Jannati by Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).It is also mentioned in many Islamic History books that at the time of 8th invasion of Byzantine empire, Janab Muawiah wanted Yazid to participate, but he refused. We cannot go into these details here because our Article is becoming too long.We do not understand why Zakir Naik wants to favor Yazid against Imam Husain (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ).
Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal was asked by his son that a group of people (qawm) attribute us to [be with] Yazid , he replied, O son! Whoever believes in Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی), how can they have any association with Yazid? And why should he not be cursed (laanat) when Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) sends laanat on him in his Book. The son asked where did Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) send laanat on him in His Book? The Imam replied “in this saying of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی)”:
It is in Quran - 'Do you then have the sign that if you get the authority, spread disorder in the land and sever your ties of Kinship? These are they whom Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) has cursed and made them deaf from the truth and made their eyes blind'. (Sura Mohammad - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), Verses 22-23), and then said, is there any greater fasaad than the assasination of Husain (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ)?
(Reference - The above is mentioned in multiple sources such as Ibn Hajar Makki in al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqa page 333, Tafsir Mazhari v. 8. p. 434 Imam Barzanji in al-Isha’at, Qadi Abu Ya’la in Mu’tamad al-Usool, ibn al-Jawzi and so on).Ad-Dhahabi, a Salafi scholar wrote about Yazid as follows:
وكان ناصبيا فظا غليظا جلفا يتناول المسكر ويفعل المنكر افتتح دولته بمقتل الشهيد الحسين واختتمها بواقعة الحرة فمقته الناس ولم يبارك في عمره وخرج عليه غير واحد بعد الحسين كأهل المدينة قاموا لله
[Meaning - He (Yazid) was a disgusting Nasibi (those who hate Ahle bait-e-Rasulullah - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ). He drank and did evil. He started his kingdom with the killing of the Shahid al-Hussain (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) and ended it with the incident of al-Harra (siege of Madina which also makes him directly liable for Lanah as Sahih Ahadith prove). Hence the people hated him, he was not blessed in his life and many took up arms against him after Imam Hussain (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) such as the people of Madina - they rose for the sake of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) ] ( Siyar al Alam an Nabula, Volume No. 4, Page No. 37-38 )
Ad-Dahabi also wrote - I say: 'When Yazid did to the people of Madina, what he did, and killed Imam Hussain (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) and his brothers and progeny, and Yazid drank alcohol, and performed abominable things, then the people hated him and rose up against him more than once. Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) did not bless his life and Abu Bilal Mirdas bin Adya al-Hanzali rose against him.' (Taarikh al-Islam: wa-tabaqat al-mashahir wa-al-a`lam, Volume 005, Page No. 30)
Ad-Dhahabi further wrote: Ziyad Haarthi narrated: 'Yazid gave me alcohol to drink, I had never drunk alcohol like that before and I enquired where he had obtained its ingredients from'. Yazid replied: 'it is made of sweet pomegranate, Isfahan's honey, Hawaz's sugar, Taif's grapes and Burdah's water'. Ahmed bin Masama' narrated: 'Once Yazid drank alcohol and started to dance, suddenly he fell down and his nostril began to bleed'. (Siyar al A'lam wa al Nubalah, Volume 004, Page No. 037).
Jalaluddin Suyuti mentions in his book ‘The History of the Rightly Guided Caliphs’ (Tareekh ul Khulufaa al - Raashideen); “Nawfal bin Abi al-Faraat said ‘Once I was with Umar bin Abdul Aziz when a man said in his presence ‘Yazid, the leader of the believers’. Umar bin Abdul Aziz said [in shock] ‘Did you call Yazid the Leader of the Believers'? Umar then ordered for the man to be lashed 20 times”.
Suyuti further writes that in the year 63 H. Yazid was involved in sacking Madina in killing a generation of the Companions, and in desecrating and robbing Madinah. Suyuti continues that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and his children are pious and virtuous souls.
After creating carnage in Madina in the incident of Harrah, the army of Yazid proceeded to Makkah to confront Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Zubair (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ), [ whose father Hadhrat Zubair (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) was the cousin of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and his mother Asma (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) was the daughter of Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddique (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) ] who had revolted against Yazid after Karbala carnage). In Makka Yazid's army overpowered Hadhrat Zubair's (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) army and he was martyred and his body was hung at the city's gate to terrorize Makkans. In Makka, the Army of Yazid committed unthinkable war crimes. Even Ka'abatullah was heavily damaged in Yazid's military operation. Read Islamic History for details.
It is in Hadith - Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said, whoever terrifies the people of Madinah, upon him is the curse of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی), that of His angels and that of all the people of the world. (Sahih Muslim).
There are innumerable Quranic verses and Ahadith which clearly state that Ahle Bait-e-Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) are pious and virtuous souls.
It is in Hadith - Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) looked at Hazrat Ali (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) Hazrata Fatima (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) and Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہم) and said " "I am in war with those who will fight with you, and in peace with those who are peaceful to you." (Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, al-Hakim, Tabarani, Mishkat, etc.).Accusing Imam Hussain (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) is indeed character assassination of the distinguished grandson of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). Many Ulema will agree that character assassination of the deceased Imam (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) by Salafis / Deobandis and their like minded groups is a bigger crime than his physical assassination by Yazid and his cursed supporters.
All Salafi groups should know that when they declare Yazid was on the right path and say رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ with his name, then they will sure be standing along with Yazid in front of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) on the Day of Judgment and their judgment will be done along with him. They should also know who stands a good chance to enter heaven - Imam Hussain (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) or Yazid.
It is in Hadith, Imam Hussain (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) is the leader of youth in Jannah and his pious mother Fatima al-Zahra (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) is the leader of women in Jannah.
(8) DR. ZAKIR NAIK BANNED FROM ENTERING UK, CANADA AND SOME INDIAN CITIES
Dr. Naik has been banned from entering UK and Canada since June 2010 for his controversial speeches. Earlier, on October 30, 2009 the Uttar Pradesh Government banned his entry and lectures in Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow and other cities in UP State, India, for the same reason.
A website http://www.zakirnaikban.com has been launched by Dr. Naik where he is trying to influence public opinion in his favor and to create pressure on the three Governments who banned his entry.
(9) DR. NAIK'S POLITICAL ACTIVISM
Dr. Naik is playing the role of a political activist and a fighter in world politics. He says -
Quote - "If Osmana Bin Laden is fighting with the enemies of Islam, I am for him. If he is terrorizing the terrorist; if he is terrorizing the biggest terrorist - America, I am with him. Every Muslim should be terrorist. If a Muslim is terrorizing the terrorist, he is following Islam." - Unquote.
This kind of political activism is not good even for Muslims. How can you excite masses to fight with other countries even if it is established that injustices are done by them? This kind of incitements may create great disorder in the world and may lead to bloodshed on streets.
More than 90% of the countries are run by democratic Governments. There are set of democratic standards to change the people in power.
We strongly believe that we can change the course of events in the world by explaining to the people the virtues of tolerance, peace and love among human beings.
It is important that Dr. Naik changes his disturbing rhetoric in public and stop inciting young men and women to fight with people in power in other countries. He can always express his opinion against injustice done to Muslims in the name of terrorism by certain countries in the world. But he should concentrate to change this trend by changing the public opinion in those countries so that they elect honest peace loving Governments. This process may be tiresome and long, but this is the permanent solution to injustice in the world.
(10) NON BAILABLE WARRANT AGAINST DR.NAIK
Sahafat.in and DNA News, New Delhi, India reported on May 15, 2011 as follows:
Jhansi Court, Uttar Pradesh, India issued Non Bailable arrest warrants against Dr. Zakir Naik. A complaint was filed against him by an Indian national Mudassarullah Khan, resident of Chhatapur, Jhansi in 2008 who alleged that apart from the speech, pamphlets were also distributed in Jhansi condemning those who follow the Hadith or the book on the sayings and doings of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).
In April, the Additional District Sessions Judge at Jhansi issued summons asking Dr. Naik to appear before the Court on May 12, 2011. Dr. Naik approached the Allahabad High Court for a stay on the summons. Advocate Shahid Ali Siddiqui, who represents the complainant, said, "Dr. Naik did not appear before the Court on May 12, 2011 and the Court issued a Non-Bailable Warrant against him".
Advocate Nazrul Islam Zafri who is representing Naik in the High Court said, "The complaints made against Dr. Naik are frivolous and malicious. It has been filed just to defame him". The case will be heard by Justice RD Khare of Allahabad High Court.
The Allahabad High Court will be hearing a petition filed by a Mumbai based Television Evangelist Dr. Naik on May 16 in a three year old case where the Preacher is alleged to have given speeches on television, exhorting Muslims to take up Terrorism.
Dr. Naik, who heads a Group called the Islamic Research Foundation, Mumbai is alleged to have given the speech in Bangalore. The talk was relayed on his Peace TV Channel on January 21, 2006. Read more.
(11) DR NAIK A RAW GEMSTONE
Dr. Naik is a raw gemstone which remained uncut and unpolished. Dr. Naik should have sat in the company of a true Shaikh of Islam for a few years and studied Islam under his guidance.
If he had studied Islam under a true Shaikh, the Shaikh would have removed the impurities, shapelessness and carved him into a beautiful polished gem which is useful to the People, Governments and Kings alike.
Alas, Dr. Naik could not use properly the important gifts of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) - exceptional memory, intelligence and debating skills. He thought he can understand Islam by memorizing books on his own.
Our intention behind writing this Article is not to hurt the feelings of Dr. Zakir Naik, his associates or anyone else. If someone feels that the information in the Article hurts his feelings, we regret it profoundly because this is not our intention. We strongly believe that the information will definitely provide an opportunity to all concerned to correct, for their own good and for the good of Muslim community in the world.