Dr. Zakir Naik and the controversy




By Md. Ali, TwoCircles.net

Renowned Islamic scholar and preacher Dr. Zakir Naik angered a section of Sunnis and Shias by his statement to a private TV channel that a Muslim should seek help only from Allah and no one else, not even the Prophet.

Angered by his statement a section of the community reportedly approached the home minister of Maharashtra RR Patil and demanded a ban on the Islamic conference which he is organizing between November 14 and 24 in Mumbai.

The 43 year old medical practitioner told reporters that by saying this he has not done any thing against the principles of Islam. Whatever he has said is essential of "Tauhid" which is the soul of "Imaan". A big section of Muslims across the world believe that Only Allah is the All Mighty and worthy of worship and help should be sought only from him and no one else he added.




Photo by Musa abu A'isha

Dr. Naik enjoys a fan following across the world because of his critical analysis of Islam and his knowledge on comparative religion. He is the founder-president of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) and also runs Peace TV, an Islamic television.

He travels across the world giving speeches and lectures on Islam and comparative religion. A big section of Muslim across the world appreciates his efforts to clear misconceptions about Islam through his lectures and talks.

There was another Fatwa against him by some Shia clergy of UP. Last Friday Lucknow based Mufti Abul Irfan Mian Firangi Mahali issued a fatwa against Dr. Naik describing him as a kafir (agnostic). The fatwa recommends that Dr. Naik be ex-communicated from Islam.

The Mufti pointed out that Dr. Naik supports Osama Bin Laden and calls upon the Muslim youths to become terrorists. He also criticized Dr. Naik for his alleged glorification of Yazeed who killed Imam Hussein the maternal grand son of the Prophet and a person considered holy and respectable by the Shias across the world.

Dr. Naik on the other hand defended himself and clarified that he has never supported either terrorism or Osama. He added that he has always been saying that all those who kill innocents are terrorists. He pointed out that people usually misquote his statements from the speeches he delivered in past.

For instance, he pointed out that the actual statement goes like this that "all those who kill innocents are terrorists. So if the USA kills innocents, it doesn't have the right to call Osama a terrorist unless it owns up its own crime."

On the accusation of instigating Muslims to become terrorists he clarified that he had said Muslims should become terrorists in the sense that they should strike terror in the hearts of criminals and anti-socials but again the statement has been misquoted he added.


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Last year he was center of an international controversy by saying radi Allaho anho (may Allah be pleased with him) after taking Yazid's name, a traditional prayer reserved for the companions of the Prophet Mohammad.

Last month Dr. Naik was supposed to deliver a series of public lectures in Allahabad and Lucknow. But Shia groups started protesting against Dr. Naik. Soon the administration had to stop the lectures citing law and order problem.

It is not the case that Dr. Naik hasn't got any support on this issue. Many Muslim organizations have come in his support. All-India Sunni Board and Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Foundation came to defend him saying that Dr. Naik is one of the most respected scholars and doing an excellent work through his efforts to clear the misconceptions about Islam.

Dr. Naik who was born in Mumbai on October 18, 1965 is a medical doctor by profession. The website of Islamic Research Foundation describes him as "international orator on Islam and Comparative Religion. Dr. Zakir Naik clarifies Islamic viewpoints and clears misconceptions about Islam, using the Qur'an, authentic Hadith and other religious Scriptures as a basis, in conjunction with reason, logic and scientific facts."

He has also been appreciated by his efforts to engage in inter religious dialogue.

He has given hundreds of public lectures on Islam and comparative religion. He has also authored many books including Replies To The Most Common Questions asked By Non-Muslims, Qur'an and Modern Sciences- Compatible Or incompatible, Concepts of God in Major Religions, Islam and Terrorism, Women's Right in Islam- Protected Or subjugated, among others.

Link:

http://www.irf.net/irf/main.htm

Comments

he, who writes 'Razi Allah

he, who writes 'Razi Allah Anhu' (!) after name of the Great Terrorist, Killer, Destroyer of Muhammadi Islam 'Yazeed', himself is a 'Bastard' as per Hadith.

annomys

abe kaun hai annmus,boss,pehle ye bata tu kiska follower hai,jitna knoledge islam me karta hai to irf ke question and ans session me website pe apna aur hamara time kyu waste karta hai?

if he says that we should

if he says that we should seek help from the Almighty Allah only, than he is correct. if we even so seek syafaat from Nabi Muhammad SAW later in the Hereafter, it can only happen by the will of Allah the Almighty..

its actualy disgusting to see

its actualy disgusting to see how you all as muslims are behaving and arguing in you comments.is this what our beloved and most noble nabi of Allah has taught us?who are we to judge whos right and whos wrong?did any of you open up the heart of the other and see wat level of imaan and taqwa he has?are any of you aalimul ghaib?(knower of the unseen)? Brothers and sisters peep into our own hearts and take stock of our own lives. How much sunnah have we brought into our lives?are we living according to the commands of Allah as shown to us by our beloved nabi(s.a.w)?are we following deen and islaam like how the noble sahaabah (r.a) follwed?wheather u are shia,sunni or whatever else do u fullfill evry command of Allah n every sunnah and comand of nabi(s.a.w)?is this the example we set as muslims?who are we to judge?this is all the plot of shaytaan we must rather make dua to Allah and ask for guidance and steadfastness and the ability to obey Allah and His messenger (s.a.w) in every command and sunnah. Lets not say whos right and whos wrong whos going to jannah and who isnt whos a muslim and whos a kaafir because we,ourselves donot know our own fate.what gaurantee do any of us have that we will die with imaan?how do we know if Allah is happy with us?can any of u tell me that u will die with imaan and Allah is happy with u?please i am begging as a muslim brother from south africa stop this arguing and rather reflect on our own lives and the state of our own imaan.leave the knowledge of the unseen to the Almighty Knower of the unseen Allah.we did not visit jannah or jahannum and saw who goes where that we hav a right to label eachother as kaafirs n muslims.remember Allah knows best and He alone knows our fate at the time of our deaths and remember we will all stand infront of Allah oneday and we will have to answer for our own actions and not those of the next person.seek protection from shaytaan and his evil plots and ask Allah to guide us all.wassalaam

its actualy disgusting to see

its actualy disgusting to see how you all as muslims are behaving and arguing in you comments.is this what our beloved and most noble nabi of Allah has taught us?who are we to judge whos right and whos wrong?did any of you open up the heart of the other and see wat level of imaan and taqwa he has?are any of you aalimul ghaib?(knower of the unseen)? Brothers and sisters peep into our own hearts and take stock of our own lives. How much sunnah have we brought into our lives?are we living according to the commands of Allah as shown to us by our beloved nabi(s.a.w)?are we following deen and islaam like how the noble sahaabah (r.a) follwed?wheather u are shia,sunni or whatever else do u fullfill evry command of Allah n every sunnah and comand of nabi(s.a.w)?is this the example we set as muslims?who are we to judge?this is all the plot of shaytaan we must rather make dua to Allah and ask for guidance and steadfastness and the ability to obey Allah and His messenger (s.a.w) in every command and sunnah. Lets not say whos right and whos wrong whos going to jannah and who isnt whos a muslim and whos a kaafir because we,ourselves donot know our own fate.what gaurantee do any of us have that we will die with imaan?how do we know if Allah is happy with us?can any of u tell me that u will die with imaan and Allah is happy with u?please i am begging as a muslim brother from south africa stop this arguing and rather reflect on our own lives and the state of our own imaan.leave the knowledge of the unseen to the Almighty Knower of the unseen Allah.we did not visit jannah or jahannum and saw who goes where that we hav a right to label eachother as kaafirs n muslims.remember Allah knows best and He alone knows our fate at the time of our deaths and remember we will all stand infront of Allah oneday and we will have to answer for our own actions and not those of the next person.seek protection from shaytaan and his evil plots and ask Allah to guide us all.wassalaam

mashaAllah..very well said..

mashaAllah..very well said..

good anser to all muslim brother

mashaallah i think if all muslim brother understand this and think. so this world is also a paradise too.

Please keep on educating people

I love your reply. Please keep on educating people and never stop. We should educate people in language of love and good argument. This way we can force people to think themselves what is the path of our prophet.
Requesting all brothers please spare some time to read holy Koran(With meaning) and Hadith.

Naik Zakir

Zakir is fake and false as he supports the evil Yazid

Shias who curse Abu

Shias who curse Abu Bakar,Umar.Usman,Maavia,Aisha and almost all sahaba karam raziallahnhum ajmayeen and Barelvi grave worshipper sufis are the Evil.
Ask the stupid shias Why Ali ra married his daughter Umme Kulsoom ra to Umar ra if they think Umar ra to be a kafir!?

salafi, shias do not curse

salafi, shias do not curse every sahaba karam just the ones you mentioned by name and shias do not believe them to be KAFIR.
however these people are DISLIKED by Shias(why?? ucan have the answer if u want)
moreover whenever these people's names are mentioned in shia gatherings r.a.is always used respectfully
and never to curse them but to tell why imamat should be preffered to khilafat!!!

It that is the case!!

dear SB, if the statement about taking name respectfully is true, its very good. No sunni would ever 'dislike' anyone reverrred by Shias because, sunni'sm is all encompassing. If the Prophet (sas) lived with Hazrat AiSha(ra), all Shias should respect her as ummul mo'mineen. The only difference if at all remains is who should have succeeded the Prophet (sa) and indeed even if Hazrat Ali (ra) was entitled to take over, he did accept the Khulafah and he himself was made Khleefah. It is every muslim's belief that what Hazrat Husain (ra) did by offering his martyrdom is a milestone in resurgence of Islam and no one disagrees. Instead of flaying each other we must appreciate that no Shia or Sunni is a Kafir but we need to guard against 'inventing' (bid'at) in Islam like what we see in Iraq now a days. We get to see the 'portrait' of the reverred grand son of the Prophet (sas) which is so hurtful. One of our neighbout family identified themselves as Shias but they lacked everything in comparision to the great Imam Hazrat Husain (ra). To them Islam (Shia'sm) was to visit Bhopal during muharram and nothing else except eating non-veg. Having seen better meaning Shias in my life, I am still shocked having seen some people who do not have any decency of human being, let alone being Muslim.

Dr. Zakir Naik

Dr. Zakir Naik's view point till date absolutely Islamic and that such kind of propagation is unique in present Era and no so called Aleem Sao called Sanad Yafta has been able to do this. Let the abuser of Dr. Naik know whether your ulamas has done what he has? Slandering true Muslim is nothing new in Muslim Society since early age its the work of jealous Aleem with childish behavior and who seek cheap publicity.

thank you. all Muslim should

thank you. all Muslim should support the ISLAMIC activities of DR.ZAKIR NAIK. He is the Dayee of the age. May Allah help him in the way of truth.

very sad..we need somebody

very sad..we need somebody who can talk about humanity...we are going down by keep on proving the book...book is by the people...people are not because of book...first understand yourself...love your family..love your society..love your country..love is god....

Quran and Sunnat

Dear All, this world Happiness and Sadness is nothing. Actual purpose is here after. So ready for here after, where we have to leave forever. Allah is saying two things I am keeping. One Quran and Another is Nabi(SAW) sunnat.

Dr Zakir Naik Pakistan loves you

Dr Zakir Naik, we are thankful to you for your contribution to spread Islam. In our country the popularity of Dr Zakir Naik has reached to its top level. Books & CDs of Dr Zakir are easily available in all cities of Pakistan. Besides Peace Tv, many Pakistani channels regularly play lectures of Dr Zakir like Paigham Tv, Takbeer Tv, Al Huda Channel, Al Dawah Channel, Royal News, Qtv, Ary Digital, Hope Tv,Filmazia, Silver Screen, Film World etc. Only deviant people like mr. Tahir Qadri and pastor Shakil are jealous of Dr Zakir as Tawheed is like a poision to them.

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