REALITY OF ZAKIR NAIK IN THE PROPER KNOWLEDGE OF QURAN AND HADITH & RELATED ESTABLISHED RULES
Dr. Zakir abdul karim naik is famous for his lectures on comparative religion and islam. We have provided below some exclusive details about him which have been collected from his websites, internet, youtube and other publish sources under public domain.
(1) As per IRF WEBSITE Dr. zakir naik was born on 18th october, 1965. His website does not give information where he was born and brought up. His website does not give any information about his father, his occupation, qualifications etc. It is mentioned that he studies medicine and passed bachelors degree in 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 paseed MBBS exam.
(2) His website does not mention names of schools or colleges where he studies islamic subjects. It is also not known who taught him reading Quran because his arabic accent and Quran reading is completely out of gear, unprofessional and against tajweed rules. His website is also silent to where he studies Tafseer al-Quran, Usool-e-Hadeeth, Rules of Fiqh, Sharia, Arabic language, and other essential islamic subjects required of a true islamic scholar who is allowed to give opinions on issue of Islamic fiqh
It seems Dr. Naik is a mysterious home grown, home fed, self read and self trained scholar of Islam.
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.
(3) As per the information on his Website, Dr. Naik was influenced by the comparative religion lectures of Shaikh Ahmed Deedat (1918-2005) of South Africa 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 oncampus 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 by-hearted 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 illogical 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 Taymiyya (1263-1328) became the founder of a new Sect by the power of his super memory and oratory. Now Zakir Naik is a living example of this phenomenon.
Who was Shaikh Ahmed Deedat
Shaikh Ahmed Husain Deedat 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.
Shaikh Ahmad Deedat was an Ahle Sunnah (Hanafi) Scholar
(a) It is important to mention here that Shaikh Ahmed Deedat was an Ahle Sunnah Scholar who used to give a lot of respect to Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri. Shaikh Deedat 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 to Shaikh Asedullah Quadri. On March 8, 1996, Shaikh Deedat wrote to Shaikh Asedullah Quadri
‘Islamic Wisdom’ to be sent to him, as (in the words of Shaikh Deedat) 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 ) 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 on June 4, 1996, but by then Shaikh Deedat 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.
Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri sent most of his books to IPCI, South Africa. Many of the books sent to Ahmad Deedat were related to Tasawwuf and he was very happy to read them.
Shaikh Ahmad Deedat 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 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. Evidence in this context is available on Internet and Youtube.
(c) Shaikh Ahmad Deedat (r) being an honest Sunni (Hanafi) Shaikh is also established from the fact that he openly supported and participated in Milad-un-Nabi ( Sallalllahu alaihe wasallam ) Celebrations.
(d) Shaikh Ahmad Deedat credentials as a Sunni Shaikh are also established from the fact that he praised Maulana Abdul Aleem Siddiqui (rehmatullah alaih) who was a student of Aala Hazrat Ahmed Radha Khan (rehmatullah alaih).
(e) Shaikh Ahmad Deedat 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.
(5) Dr. Zakir Naik claims he was influenced by Shaikh Deedat (r) but we fail to understand how come he turned into a hard core Salafi because Shaikh Deedat was a humble Sufi at heart.
Wikipedia, a trusted and most visited encyclopedic website shows Dr. Naik to be Salafi (not Sunni). See rounded information in this Screen Shot.
However, lately on Dr. Naik’s Wikipedia page they have removed ‘Salafi’ and now it shows only ‘Islam’.
Dr. Naik propagates theories of Salafism in the name of Islam. The meanings and interpretations of Quran, Ahadith presented by Zakir Naik, all are as per Wahhabi / Salafi beliefs. Dr. Naik says 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, Salafis prostrate to their Sky Idol God 5 times a day during Salah. They claim this huge Sky Idol has created this Universe.
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 lectures is that of a person who falls from the sky and get stuck in a coconut tree.
(6) Dr. naik interpretations of other religious scriptures are also contrversial as their scholars have time and again proved that what he interprets is wrong. Watch realted videos on internet and youtube.
DR. NAIK QADIYANI BELIEFS
In his speeches and writings, Dr. naik claims that advent of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihe wasallam 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 entitles “Muhammad (sallallahu alaihe wasallam) in world scriptures” written by ABDUL HAQ VIDYARTHI QADIYANI (1888-1977), a missionary of Lahore ahmadiyya movement.
Read Dr. Naik’s article Introduction to Hinduism on his IRF website.
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:
” 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 ”
However in all his speeches, he mentions the Vedic and other Hindu scriptures that were originally invented and documented by Abdul Haq Vidyarthi Qadiyani, word-by-word; and reiterates that advent of Prophet Mohammad Sallallahu alaihe wasallam has been prophecied in Hindu scriptures.
This 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.
Say: ( O’ Prophet ) “O People of the Book! come to common terms as between us and you: That we worship none but Allah, that we associate no partners with him; that we associate not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah.” 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 Sallallahu alaihe wasallam 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.
This is hypocrisy (Munafiqat)
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. 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?
(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 ISSUE
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 alone he has around 220,000 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 in English and Urdu and is planning to open a Bengali channel and his website claims that it is the largest viewed religious channel in the world. We are afraid all his followers may turn into a sub sect of Salafis who will believe that Hindu Scriptures are word of God and Hindu Gods and Avatars are Prophets. Thus Dr. Naik is in the making of massive sub sect within Salafism. Or may be what Zakir Naik is doing is the part of a larger conspiracy. We will discuss about it in our next Article on Peace TV. Whatever may be the case, we pray Allah to save Muslims from this massive Fitnah.
DR. NAIK DECLARED KAFIR BY OVER 50 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
(c) Yaha Al-Hajoori, the famous Ahl-e-Hadith scholar condemned Dr. Naik in many of his writings and declared him Kafir.
(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) In November 2008, Lucknow, India based Government appointed Mufi 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 sallallahu alaihe wasallam and his family members and glorifies Yazeed, the assasin of Imam Husain Radiallahu anh.
(g) Correct Islamic Faith International Association (CIFIA) and its 330 Associate Islamic Institutions, over 2 million registered users of their Associates and an estimated 350 million (35 crores) 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 ( Sallallahu alaihe wasallam), Sahabah, Imams of Fiqh and Awliya Allah. Thus he has gone astray.
(h) 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 Sallallahu alaihe wasallam. However, he did not change after his written Taubah and still continues with his lies and misrepresentation of Islam.
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)’ or ‘Recommendation (Sifaarish).
We have provided below the three verses in Quran which contain the word ‘Shifa’. And we have provided their English meanings (Yousuf Ali) as well.
(i) It is in Quran – وَھُدًى الصُّدُورِ فِي لِّمَا شِفَاءٌ وَ رَّبِّكُمْ مِّن مَّوْعِظَة جَاءَتْكُم قَدْ النَّاسُ أَيُّھَا يَا
لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَرَحْمَة [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 ھُوَ 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 آيَاتُه ◌ أَأَعْجَمِيٌّ وَعَرَبِ ي ◌ قُلْ ھُوَ
لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ھُدًى وَشِفَاءٌ ◌ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ فِي آذَانِھِمْ وَقْرٌ وَھُوَ عَلَيْھِمْ عَمًى وَالَّذِي ن ◌ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ 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).
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,
(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’.
(c) Zakir Naik says that there are many Ahadith in Bukhari where Prophet Mohammad sallallahu alaihe wasallam 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) 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 70 Ahadith and Quranic verses which say it is important to visit Mazaarat 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.
(e) 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 sallallahu alaihe wasallam ordered his pious mazaar to be within a secured room with roofing. After making the mazaar of Prophet Mohammad sallallahu alaihe wasallam Sahabah did not destroy the room. As a matter of fact it was reinforced and ultimately a large tomb was built on Raudhatun Nabi sallallahu alaihe wasallam.
(f) Zakir Naik does not differentiate between a dead non-believer and a dead Muslim. He treats even Prophet Mohammad sallallahu alaihe wasallam on par with a dead non-believer and claims that the Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam 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.
(g) 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.
(h) Dr. Zakir Naik praises Yazid and claims that Karbala was a political episode (Astaghfirullah – We pray Allah to save Islam from hypocrites).
He says Radiallahu anhu with Yazid’s name and mentions a Hadith in Bukhari in which Prophet Mohammad sallallahu alaihe wasalam 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 sallallahu alaihe wasallam . 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 mpire 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 sallallahu alaihe wasallam.
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 Radiallahu anhu.
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 , how can they have any association with Yazid? And why should he not be cursed (laanat) when Allah sends laanat on him in his Book. The son asked where did Allah send laanat on him in His Book? The Imam replied “in this saying of Allah 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 has cursed and made them deaf from the truth and made their eyes blind’. (Sura Mohammad Verses 22-23), and then said, is there any greater fasaad than the assasination of Husain radiallahu anhu.
(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:
He (Yazid) was a disgusting Nasibi (those who hate Ahle bait-e- Rasulullah – sallallahu alaihe wasallam ). He drank and did evil. He started his kingdom with the killing of the Shahid al-Hussain radiallahu anhu 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 radiallahu anhu such as the people of Madina – they rose for the sake of Allah
( 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 radiallahu anhu 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 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’ (Taarekh 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 sallallahu alaihe wasallam 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 Abdullah ibn al-Zubair, a selfdeclared Caliph in Hijaz. 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 sallallahu alaihe wasallam said, whoever terrifies the people of Madinah, upon him is the curse of Allah 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 sallallahu alaihe wasallam are pious and virtuous souls.
It is in Hadith – Prophet Mohammad sallallahu alaihe wasallam looked at Hazrat Ali radiallahu anh, Hazrata Fatima radiallahu anha and Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain ridwanallahu alaihim ajmaeen 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 radiallahu anh is indeed character assassination of the distinguished grandson of Prophet Mohammad sallallahu alaihe wasallam. Many Ulema will agree that character assassination of the deceased Imam 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 radiallahu anh with his name, then they will sure be standing along with Yazid in front of Allah 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 radiallahu anhu or Yazid. It is in Hadith, Imam Hussain radiallahu anhu is the leader of youth in Jannah and his pious mother Fatima al-Zahra radiallahu anha is the leader of women in Jannah.
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 has been launched by Dr. Naik http://www.zakirnaikban.com where he is trying to influence public opinion in his favor and to create pressure on the three Governments who banned his entry. We do not want to go into details here as this is not the focus area of our Article.
DR. NAIK’S POLITICAL ACTIVISM
Lately, 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.”
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
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.
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.