Zakir Naik’s team responds to controversies

By Shafee Ahmed Ko,

Chennai: In a neutral effort to probe the “Peace” controversial meet of Dr.Zakir Naik with his remarks to Yazeed, Prophet Muhammad (sal), Osama Bin Laden and, his concept of teaching Islamic principles teaching the Muslim students at his Islamic International School in Chennai in relation with people of the alien faiths (other than Muslims). This correspondent’s earnest and conscientious pains to contact the key spokespersons, during the “Peace Meet” in Chennai failed.

Nevertheless, in order to accomplish the news story of Dr.Zakir Naik’s controversies, finally this correspondent, after a constant knocks, was successful in meeting Mr.R.K.Noor Mohammad, a scholar from Madina University, an official of Islamic International School in Chennai which is run, conceived, and developed by Dr. Zakir Naik. The summarized conversation between this correspondent and Mr.Noor Muhammad is here:

Interview on 19 Jan 2010 (11.15 am to 12 noon)

Venue: Office of the correspondent: Islamic International School, Chennai.

Questions from the Correspondent : Dr.Zakir Naik is under controversy with regards to his statements on (1).Yazid, (2)Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and (3) Osama bin Laden, and (4) teaching the students of his Islamic International School, Chennai not to greet the people of non Muslim’s festivals. The request was proposed to elaborate one after one.

Answers (Mr.M.K.Noor Mohammed)

It’s good that I am meeting a journalist. Most of the Muslims are ignorant of journalism and our boys and girls must be trained in this field. Insha Allah.

1. Dr.Zakir Naik on Yazeed:

During a “Peace Meet” in Mumbai on November 2007, at the question answer session, a non Muslim desired a specific clarification on Yazid. While answering his question, in hurry Dr.Naik uttered “Raziallahu Anhu” instinctively by “slip of his tongue”. In the in the meantime he identified the error resulted due to inattention.

Nevertheless, Dr.Zakir Naik was quick to point out stating that,” I have read so in some books. I am ready give in writing that I won’t commit such faults. Will those people furnish a written assurance that they will not abuse companions of Prophet Muhammad such as Hazrath Abu Backer (R),Hazrath Umar (R),Hazrath Usman (R) and Hazrath Aayish (Raz.anha)?”

(Mr. Noor Muhammad offers a bunch of papers supporting this argument which included Urdu and English dailies from Mumbai-Times of India, Urdu Times Mumbai, and Roznama Rashtria Sahara Mumbai et al)

2. Dr.Zakir Naik on Prophet Muhammad (sal)

“How can a believing Muslim ask help from dead person even if that person be Prophet Muhammad (sal)?” rebutted Mr.Noor Mohammad. I hope you agree with me? Dr.Naik had tendered a written apology on the basis that if there could be any “slip of tongue” that he (Dr.Naik) would not resort to such thing. (Mr.Noor Mohammad gives copy of written apology dated 12.11.08 at 1.35pm) PS: This copy had been published in

3.Dr.Zakir Naik on Fight against Enemies of Islam and Osama bin Laden.

Dr.Zakir Naik has spoken in the intense and explicit context of a fight or enemies of Islam. Of course, Dr.Naik did say that he supported those who fight against the enemies of Islam. He (Dr.Naik) does not know whether Osama bin Laden is a terrorist or he trains terrorists. But if Osama bin Laden’s fight is against enemies of Islam, Dr.Naik said that, “I am with him”.
(Mr.Noor Mohammad asks this correspondent to search for NDTV YouTube video session, “Walk and Talk” where this subject is discussed in detail)

4. Dr.Zakir Naik’s Concept not to greet people of non Muslims on their festivals.

“We teach all the students in our school the etiquette of neighbourhood and how to treat nicely the non Muslim guests who would be at our homes”

He goes further on to say that, “Please don’t take this as from Dr.Naik”, asks Mr.Noor Mohammad the correspondent.

Mohammad begins that, “But on this issue, I am very firm and I do teach myself in my classes that Muslims should not greet the people of non Muslims faiths in their festivals such as Christmas, Pongal, and Diwali etc. How can a Muslim greet “Happy Christmas” which will be a direct connotation or a determined reference more similar to “praying expression” to Jesus Christ to whom we don’t believe?” .So will be Pongal and Diwali. Mr. Noor Mohammad is replete with or deeply permeates with Holy Quran’s verses to support his school of thought taking Sura 2:173-Sura 5:3-Sura 6:145-Sura 16-115.



Bin Laden is a Takfiri-Khariji

Even if Bin Laden is apparently "fighting" against enemies of Islam, at the same time he is also declaring Muslims as Kaafirs and Islamic Scholars have issued fatwas against him which has declared him a Khariji. So, it is incorrect for Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah to support Bin Laden but he needs to be refuted and boycotted. Hope Dr. Naik and IRF gain more knowledge of Islam before they go around preaching to others.

Regarding Yazeed, there is difference of opinion among Scholars and the best opinion is to neither consider him to be a saint nor a Kaafir. Obviously the Shia and Barelvis are wrong.

Regarding the other 2 issues, Dr. Naik is correct.

regarding islam

dear readers ASSALAM WA ALAIKUM WA RAHEMATULLAHE WA BARAKATUHU (may allahs peace mercy and blessing be on upon u) my brothers and sisters please if u dont like dr zakir naik ok fine but my request to u is pls read about islam i hope u know that today the most growing religion is islam i ask a simple question to all of u why? please search the answer of this question insha allah u will find the true path...........ur brother azmat ali deshmuk allah hafiz(allah protect u)

@ Nishath & M

@ Nishath & M Naqqaad

Assalamo Alaikoom,
Thanks for replying to my comment. I would like to thank Nishath for commenting on my post. I want to discuss more with you please mail me if u have time. I also want to thank Mr M Naqqaad for you suggesting me to learn Arabic. I am trying man. Your name has got nice meaning.

I want to see your view over one fact that is

if I pray for Yazeed(the killer of Profet's(PBUH) grand son) beside praying for Imam Hussain and Hassan am I making any sin .

You too people have god knowledge in Islam. Please comment with proper citation.

Write to me at


tell me about barber profession is halah or not

assalam alikum sir please tell me barber profession is halal or not because one barber family propose me their son has a barber profession i mean please tell me i accept this proposal or not out of this family is very simple and islamic but i am confused what i do i don't about barber profession is halal r not please sir help me and reply me quickly please sir.
w salam


Assalamo Alaikoom............Zakir sahab

I have some questions if you give answer it will be big thing for me.

where did you learn "Dini Taleem"
Who is your teacher
what is the status of Tabligi Jamaat in your view.

(Naim Ahmed)

Irrational questions

Dear Naim,
Why are you posing these irrelevant questions- Dr. Naik is not a mufti, neither he gives any legal rulings that he should have Deeni Taleem or an appropriate teacher.
The simple message of the Qur'an already exists for all humanity, which is what Dr. Naik is spreading- or do you mean to say that the Qur'an is only meant for scholars??

How does Tablighi Jamat fit into this- whether or not one has good opinion of it, or whether or not it is doing the right work is immaterial..

oh muslims you become

oh muslims you become muslim. remember u must have to go back to almighty and you will be asked for your deeds. so have preparation for akhirah

Salaam, Everyone has faults.


Everyone has faults. I am not perfect and i am sure many of you are not perfect also. Dr zakir naik is human, he is intelligent you have to give him some credit, a lot of people have come to islam because of him. Let ALLAH swt be the judge, we all need to be better practising muslims, remember the pious person will always have a bad name due to satan playing with your mind, as he doesnt want many to follow them, Follow the sunah and the Quran and do not just read practise up on what you read, we are not here to cause more hatred between the muslim Ummah many are dying because of the wars, and we sleep cosy in our beds? So PLEASE BROTHERS AND SISTERS STOP THIS BICKERING WE HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO IN OUR TIME LIKE PRAY AND MAKE DUA FOR OTHERS AROUND US, LETS NOT FIGHT OR ARGUE WITH EACH, YOU KEEP YOUR OPINION AND I SHALL KEEP MINE..

It is all muslim duty to understand islam

Dear All,
Before putting a blame on any body, look after you, whether you have try to learn islam. because all people think that, it is a duty of Alim, Hafiz, Mufti, olma. tell me what is your duty to only earn money, listen them and take what is worth for you.if it against your profile then all Alim, Hafiz, Mufti, olma are wrong. definately what they have learn that they will answer you. Many muslim who now that alcohol is haram then also they drink, because they like that. at that moment nobody bother about islam. because of that entire religion get effected. I really thanks to Dr. zakir naik, atleast he come up with knowledge of islam, any body is not hundred percent perfect he is trying his best.

"False Preacher" - He will

"False Preacher" - He will be judged directly by Allah for what he has done, encouraging Hatred & Violence.

i m speechless after seeing

i m speechless after seeing this comment. i understand people have distinct opinions but before we speak we should understand that anything we say has a repercussion and also our accusation should be backed by genuine and logical statements. not some whimsical emotional babble.......i m extremely worried about ur mental condition............plzzz tell me with valid reasons y u feel dat Dr. Zakir Naik is a false preacher........did he say anything which was false, did not match the scriptures or wat??? if u cant then take back ur statement........its kiddish to say things which one cant prove.......

Forgive us Allah...

Assalamu 'alaikum.

I'm not a regular on this circle... I just accidentally stumbled upon this thread...The first question that comes to my mind after reading all the posts is "when shall we start being Muslims rather than being Sunnis, Shias, Salafis, Wahabis, Berelvis and so on so forth....??"

Sisters and Brothers, let us not become the cause of deviation of even a single muslim mind. Do we not consider what we say or write might have bearing on other people's thought? if yes, then are we ready to answer on their behalf on the day of judgment?

Let us prepare ourselves first. Prepare for that final day... not for fuelling fitna...How many of us are confident that she/he is knowledgeable enough to comment about nitty-greetties of Deen and about other Muslims??? I, as a muslim seeking true practice in twenty first century curse those- who put “ism” before Deen- for making my Deen difficult for me… See you on the day of Judgement!

My point, sisters and brothers, is that- let us correct ourselves to become true muslims first... and if we do that, inshallah we'll see all fitna vanishing away themselves!

about some muslim writers writing in marathi against islamic pri

Assalamolkum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu,
This may perhaps be a new experience for you. In maharashtra there are more than 350 marathi muslim wirters who have contributted to marathi literature. ( The history goes to 15th Century0 The problem is that there are no sufficient books on islam in marathi. Thos who studies through Marathi medium,uch muslims observing the sarroundings comment adversely and also bring out in writing things which are forbidden in islam. The effect of nastik persons like Hamid Dalwai is much on such writers. If we want to convince the non islamic persons in maharashtra about the principles and the scientific reasons for he traditions what way is to be adopted. this is important for the writers like me.

DearEhtesham I would like to

I would like to inform you that in Marathi language AhsanulBayan Quran translation which is published from salafi madrasa in malegaon is the most authentic tafseer.Also you may refer ShamsPeerzadasDawatulQuran.You may meet ZakirBhai in mumbai on sunday lecture or prior appointment.

Naik lack in islamic knowledge we need to save our imaan.

Salaamun Alaykum

The basic principle concerning the dead is that they do not hear the words of the living sons of Adam, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“but you cannot make hear those who are in graves”

[Faatir 35:22]

Wrong again ;) . Have you looked into the tafsir of that verse??? Or do you make your own tafsir, like many other wahabbis??? :lol:
Imam ibn kathir says conserning that verse 35:22: “but you cannot make hear those who are in graves.” means, `just as the dead cannot benefit from guidance and the call to truth after they have died as disbelievers and ended up in the graves, so too you cannot help these idolators who are decreed to be doomed, and you cannot guide them.' It is clear from the words of ibn kathir that the hearing of that verse means guidence (hedayah) (the prophet(saaws) can not guide them because they died as kuffar) and not that they can not hear us. So ibn Kathir explains that the hearing is the guidence. ;) And as you know after a person dies a kafir he cannot be guided anymore and its to late to repent.

And the dead could hear the prophet(saaws), that is clear from this hadith:
In Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 314: The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) ordered that the bodies of the idolaters slain on the day of Badr be thrown into a well whose interior was encased with stones, then he approached the well and began addressing the unbelievers by their names and fathers' names, saying: "O So-and-so son of So-and-so, and So-and-so son of So-and-so: it would have been easier if you had obeyed Allah and His Messenger. We have found what our Lord promised to be true; have you found what your Lord promised to be true?" To which `Umar said: "O Messenger of Allah, [I]why speak to lifeless bodies?" And he replied: "By Him in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, you do not hear my words better than they do."
And in Muslim Book 040, Number 6869: "By Him in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, you do not hear my words better than they do, only they are unable to answer."

And also:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
"The Messenger of Allah spoke to the People (buried) in the Well saying: "Have you found out that what your Lord had promised you is true?" then someone exclaimed: "Are you calling out to the dead!" The Prophet replied: "You do not hear better than they do, except they do not respond."[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 23, Number 452]

And not only can the prophet(saws) hear us but so can all muslims::
Abu Umama said,
"When I die, do with me as the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam) ordered us, saying, 'When one of your brothers dies and you have smoothed over the earth upon his grave, let one of you stand at the head of the grave and say, "O So and so Son of So and so" for he will hear, though he cannot reply. Imam Tabarani related this hadith in his al-Mu'jam al kabir and Ibn Hajar al Asqalani has said that "its transmission is sound" [Talkhis al-habir fi takhrij ahadith al-Rafi'i al-kabir].

And the Prophet(saws) does know our situation::
Narrated Amr ibn al-'As: …When you bury me, fill my grave well with earth, then stand around it for a time which a camel is slaughtered and its meat is distributed so that I may enjoy your intimacy and (in your company) ascertain what answer I can give to the messengers (angels) of Allah. Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Number 0220.
See bellow also, where I show from more ahadith that the prophet(saws) is aware of his followers(muslims) in his(saws) holy grave.

There is nothing in the Qur’aan or in the saheeh Sunnah to indicate that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) can hear every du’aa’ or call from human beings.

First of all akhi…the prophet(saws) is NOT dead and Allah tells us not to even(because shuhada have lower position than prophets) call the shuhada dead:
“And say not of those who are slain in the way of Allah; "They are dead." Nay, they are living, though ye perceive (it) not.” (2:154).

And the prophet(saws) does hear and is aware of the situation of his ummah, read this hadith:
Ibn Mas`ud's narrated that the Prophet(saws) said: "My life is a great good for you, you will relate about me and it will be related to you, and my death is a great good for you, your actions will be exhibited to me, and if I see goodness I will praise Allah, and if I see evil I will ask forgiveness of Him for you." (Narrated from Ibn Mas`ud by al-Bazzar in his Musnad (1:397) with a sound chain as stated by al-Suyuti in Manahil al-Safa (p. 31 #8) and al-Khasa'is al-Kubra (2:281), al-Haythami (9:24 #91), and al-`Iraqi in Tarh al-Tathrib (3:297), Shaykh `Abd Allah al-Talidi said in his Tahdhib al-Khasa'is al-Kubra (p. 458-459 #694) that this chain is sound according to Muslim's criterion, and Shaykh Mahmud Mamduh in Raf`al-Minara (p. 156-169) discusses it at length and declares it sound. Their shaykh, al-Sayyid `Abd Allah ibn al-Siddiq al-Ghumari (d. 1413/1993) declared it sound in his monograph Nihaya al-Amal fi Sharh wa Tashih Hadith `Ard al-A`mal.)

And here is the explanation of the hadith by some great scholars:
Ibn al-Mubarak said: One of the Ansâr narrated to us from al-Minhal ibn `Amr that the latter hears Sa`id ibn al-Musayyib say: "Not one day passes except the Prophet's(saws) Community is shown to him morning and evening. He knows them by their marks [or names] and their actions, thereby giving witness concerning them. Allah said: “But how (will it be with them) when we bring of every people a witness, and We bring you (O Muhammad) a witness against these?” (4:41). (Narrated by Ibn al-Mubarak in al-Zuhd (p. 42), Ibn Kathir (asmâ'ihim instead of sîmâhum) in his Tafsir (1:500), al-Qurtubi in al-Tadhkira (1:335), Ibn Hajar (asmâ'ihim instead of sîmâhum) in Fath al-Bari (1959 ed. 9:99), and al-Mubarakfuri (asmâ'ihim instead of sîmâhum) in Tuhfa al-Ahwadhi (8:300).

And akhi…your wrong again the salaf did make tawassul just like the prophet taught them. I will first prove to you from a hadith from the prophet and then give you from the sahaba.

Tawassul taught by the holy prophet(saws):
Tirmidhi relates, through his chain of narrators from 'Uthman ibn Hunayf, that a blind man came to the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and said, "I've been afflicted in my eyesight, so please pray to Allah for me." The Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said: "Go make ablution (wudu), perform two rak'as of prayer, and then say:
"Oh Allah, I ask You and turn to You through my Prophet Muhammad,
the Prophet of mercy; O Muhammad (Ya Muhammad), I seek your intercession with my Lord for the return of my eyesight [and in another version: "for my need, that it may be fulfilled. O Allah, grant him intercession for me"."
The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) added, "And if there is some need, do the same."
Remember that there is a usuli principal that everything that the prophet(saws) teaches is valid until yowm al-qeyamah unless there is proof that show otherwise. And by the way…the prophet(saws) was not even present when the man made tawassul, because the prophet(saaws) said: GO make ablution (wudu), perform two rak'as…..

Now to the classification of the hadith by the muhadithun:
Tirmidhi has stated that the hadith of the blind man is "a hadith that is well or rigorously authenticated, Moreover, Baihaqi related the hadith by way of Hakim and confirmed that it was rigorously authenticated (SAHIH), Hakim having related it by a chain of transmission meeting the standards of Bukhari and Muslim :eek: , which the great muhadith Dhahabi confirmed, and Shawkani cited as evidence. The men of the hadith's chain of transmission are known to top Imams of hadith such as Dhahabi, Ibn Hajar, Hakim, Baihaqi, Tabarani, Ibn 'Abd al-Barr, Shawkani, and Ibn Taymiya. This hadith was also recorded by Bukhari in his "al-Tarikh al-kabir", by Ibn Majah in his "Sunan", where he said it was rigorously authenticated (SAHIH), by Nasa'i in "Amal al-yawm wa al-layla", by Abu Nu'aym in "Ma'rifa al-Sahaba", by Baihaqi in "Dala'il al-nubuwwa", by Mundhiri in "al-Targhib wa al-tahrib", by Haythami in "Majma' al zawa'id wa manba' al-fawa'id", by Tabarani in "al-Mu'jam al-kabir", by Ibn Khuzayma in his "Sahih", etc.

And here are some ahadith about the sahaba making tawassul after the prophets(saws) burial:
Tabarani, in his "al-Mu'jam al saghir," reports a hadith from 'Uthman ibn Hunayf that a man repeatedly visited Uthman ibn Affan (Allah be pleased with him) concerning something he needed, but Uthman paid no attention to him or his need. The man met Ibn Hunayf and complained to him about the matter - this being after the death (wisal) of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and after the caliphates of Abu Bakr and Umar - so Uthman ibn Hunayf, who was one of the Companions who collected hadiths and was learned in the religion of Allah, said: "Go to the place of ablution and perform ablution (wudu), then come to the mosque, perform two rak'as of prayer therein, and say:
'O Allah, I ask You and turn to You through our Prophet Muhammad,
the Prophet of mercy; O Muhammad (Ya Muhammad), I turn through you to my Lord, that He may fulfill my need,' and mention your need. Then come so that I can go with you [to the caliph Uthman]." So the man left and did as he had been told, then went to the door of Uthman ibn Affan (Allah be pleased with him), and the doorman came, took him by the hand, brought him to Uthman ibn Affan, and seated him next to him on a cushion. 'Uthman asked, "What do you need?" and the man mentioned what he wanted, and Uthman accomplished it for him, then he said, "I hadn't remembered your need until just now," adding, "Whenever you need something, just mention it." Then, the man departed, met Uthman ibn Hunayf, and said to him, "May Allah reward you! He didn't see to my need or pay any attention to me until you spoke with him." Uthman ibn Hunayf replied, "By Allah, I didn't speak to him, but I have seen a blind man come to the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) and complain to him of the loss of his eyesight. The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, "Can you not bear it?' and the man replied, 'O Messenger of Allah, I do not have anyone to lead me around, and it is a great hardship for me.' The Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) told him, 'Go to the place of ablution and perform ablution (wudu), then pray two rak'as of prayer and make the supplications.'" Ibn Hunayf went on, "By Allah, we didn't part company or speak long before the man returned to us as if nothing had ever been wrong with him."

The classification of the hadith by muhadithun:
The hadith is rigorously authenticated (sahih), as Tabarani explicitly states in his "al-Mu'jam al-saghir"1/184. The account has been classified as rigorously authenticated (SAHIH) by Baihaqi (bayhaqi belail an nabowa 6/167-168), Mundhiri, and Haythami.
Statements of contemporary scholars conserning the hadith:
Sheikh Shu'ayb Arna'ut said the hadith is rigorously authenticated (sahih). Morrocan muhadith Sheikh 'Abdullah Muhammad Ghimari, who characterized the hadith as "very rigorously authenticated," and noted that hadith masters Haythami and Mundhiri had explicitly concurred with Tabarani on its being rigorously authenticated (sahih).
And according to the Shafi'i school tawassul is mustahab, Ibn Naqib Al-Misri, and Imam Nawawi recorded in his "Al-Adhkar (281-282)", and "al-Majmu" explicitly record that "tawassul" through the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) and asking his intercession are recommended.

Another hadith from the sahaba:

From the Sahabi Malik al-Dar:
The people suffered a drought in `Umar's khilafa, whereupon a man came to the grave of the Prophet sallAllahu `alayhi wa- Alihi wa-Sallam and said: "Messenger of Allah! Ask for rain for your Community, for verily they have but perished." After this the Prophet(saws) appeared to him in a dream and told him: "Go to `Umar and give him my greeting, then tell him that they will be watered. Tell him: Be clever!" The man went and told `Umar. The latter wept and said: "My Lord! I spare no effort except in what escapes my power." Another version of the hadith is recorded by al-Tabari in his Tarikh (2:509).

Ibn Kathir cites it thus from al-Bayhaqi's Dala'il al-Nubuwwa (7:47) in al-Bidaya wal-Nihaya (Ma`arif ed. 7:91-92=Dar Ihya' al-Turath ed. 7:105) saying: "isnaduhu sahih" and he also declares its chain sound (isnaduhu jayyidun qawi) in his Jami` al-Masanid (1:223) in Musnad `Umar. Ibn Abi Shayba cites it (6:352=12:31-32) with a sound (sahih) chain as confirmed by Ibn Hajar who says: "rawa Ibn Abi Shayba bi'isnadin sahih" and cites the hadith in Fath al-Bari, Book of Istisqa ch. 3 (1989 ed. 2:629-630=1959 ed. 2:495) as well as in al-Isaba (6:164 §8350=3:484) where he says that Ibn Abi Khaythama cited it. It is also thus narrated by al-Khalili in al-Irshad (1:313- 314) and Ibn `Abd al-Barr in al-Isti`ab (2:464=3:1149).
Ibn Hajar identifies the man who visited and saw the Prophet upon him peace, in his dream as the Companion Bilal ibn al- Harith, counting this hadith among the reasons for al- Bukhari's naming of the chapter "The people's request to their leader for rain if they suffer drought" in his Sahih, book of Istisqa'.

Yet another hadith from the salaf:
Reported from our Mother A'isha(ra) in al-Darimi's Sunan, in the 15th Chapter of the Introduction (1:43) titled: "Allah's generosity to His Prophet after his death," related from Aws ibn `Abd Allah with a good chain:
"The people of Madina complained to `A'isha of the severe drought that they were suffering. She said: "Go to the Prophet's grave and open a window towards the sky so that there will be no roof between him and the sky." They did so, after which they were watered with such rain that vegetation grew and the camels got fat. That year was named the Year of Plenty."
The classification of the hadith:
It is declared authentic by all the Sunni experts of hadith(Encyclopedia of Islamic Doctrine (4:47-52)), last in date Shaykh Nabil ibn Hashim al-Ghamri in his 1999 10-volume edition of and commentary on al-Darimi titled Fath al-Mannan (1:564-566).

And here are what some ‘ulama (scholars) have said conserning tawassul:
Imam Ibn Hajar said:
"It is desirable to seek the intercession of saintly people and the relatives of the Prophet sallAllahu `alayhi wa-Alihi wa-Sallam, and it shows al-`Abbas's great merit and that of `Umar due to the latter's humbleness before al-`Abbas and his recognition of his due right." (Ibn Hajar in Fath al-Bari (2:497).

Imam ibn kathir cites the above hadith from Sahabi Malik al-Dar in his explenation of the verse 4:64 of the holy Quran, and says:

يرشد تعالى العصاة والمذنبين إذا وقع منهم الخطأ والعصيان أن يأتوا إلى الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم، فيستغفروا الله عنده ويسألوه أن يستغفر لهم فإنهم إذا فعلوا ذلك تاب الله عليهم ورحمهم وغفر لهم، ولهذا قال {لوجدوا الله توابا رحيما} وقد ذكر جماعة منهم الشيخ أبو نصر بن الصباغ في كتابه الشامل الحكاية المشهورة عن العتبي، قال: كنت جالسا عند قبر النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، فجاء أعرابي فقال: السلام عليك يا رسول الله، سمعت الله يقول[ ولو أنهم إذ ظلموا أنفسهم جاؤوك فاستغفروا الله واستغفر لهم الرسول لوجدوا الله توابا رحيما]
وقد جئتك مستغفرا لذنبي مستشفعا بك إلى ربي......
ثم انصرف الأعرابي، فغلبتني عيني فرأيت النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم في النوم، فقال يا عتبي، الحق الأعرابي فبشره أن الله قد غفر له

If ibn kathir was against tawassul he would have condemmed the hadith, but instead he calles it sahih and is scilent about it, ibn kathir would never have been schilent about shirk.

Here are the names of some of the ‘ulama that allowed or encouraged tawassul, I give the references for studies from their works that will illustrate that:

Imâm Ahmad said that in based it on his time with Safwan Ibn Sulaym(as related from his student Abu Bakr al Marwaziyy), also see Ibn Taymiyyah al-Tawassul wal-Wasîlah (s. 98).
Imâm Nawawi(Nawawi al-Adhkar).
al-Qurtubi(study Qurtubi tafsîr and specially the comments on verses about tawassul)
Ibn Kathîr(as mentioned above from his tafsir).
Ibn Hajar al-Asqalâni (Fath al-Bâri kitâb al-Istisqa).
al-Bayhâqi (Dalayl al-Nubuwwah (6:166).
al-Nisâ’I (‘Amal al-Yawm wal-laylah).
al-Tirmidhi (al-D’awât).
al-Tabarâni, (al-Du’a).
al-Hâkim, (al-Mustadrak).
al-Mundhari (al-Targhib wal-Tarhib) and
al-Haythami (Majma’ al-Zawâyd).

It would need a lot more text to cover the topic of tawassul, but I hope this will be of help where you can begin.

Allahs salawat and salaam on our sayyed Muhammad and his pure ahlul bait.

about the so called "errors" made by Dr. Zakir Naik

brother Zakir ; i have 1 thing to say in these trying times of urs!
"inna ma'al usri yusra"
i see truth in ur speech ; Inshalla Allah will get u out of this very soon!

as salam, i just want to say

as salam, i just want to say one thing, allah loves those who forgive, so lets forgive dr zakir naik, as he has done some mistakes unknowningly may be, as we all know he did a immence work on his studies and studied not only quran and sahi hadees but other religious books as well........ and we all do mistakes big or small, hidden or in public, i have no hard feelings for him, and i feel his true wish to preech and spread islam... for dr zakir naik, i belive in you, may allah protect us and guide us all, aameen...

to err is human

asalamualaikum, we human beings are so prone to find faults in others.I think its high time we look at the positive side of everyone.AS for dr Naik he is doin a great job ,and we muslims should stand by him always...of course he is human and to err is human..we muslims shouldnt find fault in other muslims and give in a chance for non muslims to put our brothers down...Even if Mr naik has uttered those words he has apologised so why do people keep finidng faults...its high time muslims mature and support muslims as a whole!










1. B. Ed (English and Social Studies) from Gauhati University, Assam. (one year) (2007)

2. B.A (English language and Literature) from Calicut University. (three years) (2006)

3. Pre Degree from Calicut University. (two years) (2002)

4. S.S.L.C from Board of Public Examination, Govt. Of Kerala. (1996)


1. M. A. S. (Moulavi Aalim Swalihi) (SEVEN YEARS)(Riyaaduswaaliheen Arabic College, Koduvally, Kerala, India)(2000-2006)

2. First rank in Forty Days “Hizbul Qur-aan Course ”; under Riyaaduswaaliheen Arabic College, Koduvally.






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