Mind Your Words Mr Zakir Naik!

I felt very sad after watching the video of Zakir Naik praising Yazid. In a response to the tragedy of Karbala, he concludes Karbala to be a mere political war and addresses Yazid as “Yazid [May Allah be pleased with him].” I got the news earlier but waited to see the video myself before arriving at any conclusion. I used to admire Mr Naik but after this episode I really wonder whether he has any clue about the history of Islam and why Karbala happened.

I strongly condemn Mr Naik for his words and demand an apology from him!

I also need to ask Mr Naik one question-

“Hasan and Husayn are the masters of the youth of Paradise and Fatimah is the master of their women.” Does this authentic hadith means that the Prophet [PBUH] would bestow this honour on somebody who would fight a petty political war fully aware of what the future holds for him?

Here’s a link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXyJvBhqg4o

When questioned about his stand, he has this to say -

Naik, who returned from Haj on Wednesday, conveyed his reaction through his brother Mohammed Naik: “At the peace conference, while replying to a question, I neither condemned nor lauded Yazid. I did say ‘May Allah be pleased with him’ while mentioning Yazid. I can show the fatwas from seminaries like Darul Uloom Deoband supporting my stand.”

Weblink: Times of India

This ‘fatwa’ part of the statement really amuses me. I always thought of Mr Naik as a Islamic scholar of repute. What importance do these so called fatwas hold when the Qur’an clearly says:

“If a man kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (For ever): And the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him.”—Surah Nisa (Chapter 4), Verse 93

And I thought Mr Naik knows the Qur’an by heart.

About Inam Abidi Amrohvi

Inam is an independent writer based in Dubai who also edits www.theothernews.in. He comes from Lucknow. Inam blogs at The World As I See It.
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345 Responses to Mind Your Words Mr Zakir Naik!

  1. Rais says:

    Mr.Zakir Naik is neither Allah’s messanger nor a Ashab of Rasul-e-Pak. His thoughts reveal his favour towards Yazid which through himself into Yazid’s category. May Allah bless him for “Nek Taufik”.

  2. Arif says:

    I certainly agree with Zulfikar Momin. It is very shameful for a person who uttered such a words which requires istigfar(Tauba) and he(Zakir Naik) himself even not feel sorry for that. Islam is fact and his followers are fact. At which angle Yazid had followed Islam? First Zakir Naik has to consider this thing and then give a comment. Yazid is not liable to say Muslim even.If Zakir Naik wants publicity by saying these then one thing must be cleared in his mind that Islam doesnot need any publicity. Islam and Mumeens are having their own “Makam” near Allah. No need to treat even non muslim.

  3. zulfikar momim says:

    Question 1) why are followers of Islam cruel to non-muslims ?
    Ans ) If u understand that followers of Islam are not cruel only to non-muslims but also to those who are on Truth. If u see Imam Hussain (a.s.), his family and followers were killed and their heads de-captivated by Muslims. No Muslim will say ill about Imam Husain (a.s.) because Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w.) has shown during his time the respect and love both Imam Hasan (a.s.) and Imam Husian (a.s.) deserve.

    2) Why we muslims follow Prophet Muhammed(s.a.w.)… ?
    Ans : We follow and respect all Prophets… Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w.) being the last.
    in laymen understand…… Just as in school, students are taught by different teachers and of them One is the class teacher to whome the students are to reported. Similarly all prophets gave knowledge to mankind by the Will of Allah on what was required. First, Aknowledgeing the Existance of the One Creator who is Omni present and from personal hygine to staying with family then in the society in respectfull and dignified way of life. Quran is supplementing all the teachings of previous prophets.. Now followers misunderstand and misinterpret… Now for example there are 100 names of Allah… but if followers mistake and propogate in future that 100 names signify 100 people just as how in Hinduism it happened, then it is mistake of the followers. Satan Iblis is open enemy to mankind maligning the truth. Since Islam is Truth… to malign it…it uses it’s own followers to malign it by making them do things which Islam nor any religion has taught nor has been preached by any Prophets. For any more info email on : zulfikar2152@yahoo.co.in

  4. Mohammed Salahuddin says:

    The statements made by Dr Zakir Naik indicate that he is a preacher of Ghair Muqallidin, he is of free mind and does not wear Islamic dress. One should not rely upon his speeches.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) Knows Best

    Darul Ifta, Darul Uloom Deoband

  5. 26md says:

    In reply to Mr. Ram’s posers, let me first congratulate him for evincing interest in Islam in the light of other religions. As regards the number of Prophets sent to earth by The Creator, it is 1,20,000 & not 1,40,000, maybe it is a typing mistake on your part. Your concern about killings of members belonging to other religious groups by the Muslims is wrong. The killers cannot be MUSLIMS. Please be clear about this. Finally let me conclude as Muhammad (saw) is the last & final Prophet, the message sent thru’ him is the ultimate and therefore it is been ordered to follow the same. Thank You.

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