By: Maulana Muhammad A. K. Azad [ Abu Arif Al Alawi ]
Brother Zakir, Assalamu Alaikum.
I have been in touch with you and IRF since my early days.
Alhamdulillah. I've read all the books written by you and have
listened most of tour lectures. Your debating power has really charmed
me. In order to be enlightened more, I would like to receive answers
from you of some complicated questions regarding shirk and bidat.
Hope, you will enlighten me.
1. Is kissing Rawza of Rasulullah ( other mazars also) shirk or not?
2. Is Taqlid of Imams shirk or not? If somebody makes taqlid of
a particular Imam, is he Mushrik or not?
3. Is Prayer to Allah through wassila of prophets and
awliyas shirk or not? If smebody prays through A prophet or an awliya,
should he be called Mushrik or not?
4. Is seeking help to a Prophet, awliya or any other pious
person shirk or not? If a person seeks help from a prophet or awliya ,
is he Mushrik or not?
5. If A man says to Rasulullah (pbuh) the following words,
what should be our view on him? Is he Mushrik or not?
" O Exceptional! Among those who can be depended on.
O Exceptional! Among those who can be depended upon to
O Exceptional! Among those whose generosity showers more than rain.
I indeed testify to the fact that at the time when my heart is
engulfed in this dilemma,
You are indeed the one who gives me assistance and consolation".
6. If a man says to Rasulullah (pbuh) the following words,
what should be our view on him? Is he Mushrik or not?
" Ae mere aaqa, ae mare sahare, ae mere wasile,
sakhti aur narmi me mere kam aane wale,
Aap ke sewa mera koi nahi hain zis se madad mangi zaye
7. What about celabrating Miladunnabi? Is it Bidat as well as
shirk or not?
8. If somebody considers sufi Muhiuddin Ibne Arabi as Shaykhe
Akbar, is he Mushrik or not?
9. If someone believes in and supports the theory of Wahadatul
Wazud, is he Mushrik or not?
10. Some people says, not only Sahih Hadith but Zaif and
Hasan ahdith also are acceptable. What is your advice on this issue?
11. What is your view on Maulana Maududi, Dr Israr Ahmed and
Shaikh Ahmed Deedat ? They were pious and pride of Muslims or not?
12. Somebody says, you are Wahabi. I don't know Who are wahabi?
Would tou kindly explain to me Wahabism?
13. What is your view on Dr Tahirul qadri? Is he reliable? Is
his Aqida in accordance with Quran & hadeeth?
14. I found in a website that Imam ahmed Raza Khan of Breilly
was a great Alim. Really was he a great Alim?
15. somebody says, Isal e Sawab is permissible. somebody says ,
it is bidah. what is your advice on it?
16. Should one offer namaz behind a person or get his sons and
daughters married to him or his family members who makes taqlid of a
particular Imam, prays to Allah through the wasila of Prophets or
Awliyas, addresses dead Prophets and Awliyas and seeks help from
them, believes in Wahadatul Wazud ?
I know, you are very busy. Yet, I hope you will
manage time to answer my questions and bring me out from the dillema
I have fallen to.
Jazakallah for your questions. While we certainly answer questions on Islam and Comparative Religion which are related to Da'wah activities (Conveying the message of Islam to non-Muslims), we do not entertain queries on matters pertaining to Fiqh and Masaail, since our speciality is propagating Islam to non-Muslims i.e. matters pertaining to Islam and Comparative religion.
Hence, we regret to inform you that since your questions are on Fiqh and Masaail, we request you to kindly address these questions to a specialist on Fiqh and Masaail.
May we also draw your attention to the fact that replies (by Dr. Zakir Abdul-Karim Naik) to common questions posed by non-Muslims about Islam are available on our web site: http://www.irf.net/ in the FAQ section.
Inshallah these will be of tremendous help to you in your Da'wah initiatives.
Once again, thanks for writing to us. If you have any questions on Da’wah related matters on Islam and Comparative Religion, please feel free to email the IRF Research Department at : - firstname.lastname@example.org
Some Islamic websites, which answer several questions on Islam including Fiqh and Masaail, are:
(Provides answers with references to the Qur'an and Sunnah.)
http://www.fatwa-online.com/(Provides answers with references to the Qur'an and Sunnah.)
With warm regards and salaams from all of us at IRF. Jazakallahu Khairan and Was Salaam,
Yours in the Service of Islam,
Dr. SHUAIB SAYYED
A few days back , In response to my a volley of questions, you
wrote to me that you "do not entertain queries on matters pertaining
to Fiqh and Masaail, since our speciality is propagating Islam to
non-Muslims i.e. matters pertaining to Islam and Comparative
religion". I was taken aback by this answer because Dr zakir Naik in
his lectures and question answer programes talks freely on this
I've been a sincere reader of Dr Zakir Naik's books and Shaykh
Ahmeed Deedat's books from my tender age. I must say, Shaykh Deedat
always worked within his own limitation whereas Brother Naik always
loves to cross his limitation . Although I've been a great admirer of
his debating ability, I think, due to his arrogance and audacity he
has deviated from the path of Ahle Sunnat Wa zamaat.
You said, Fiqh and Massael is not his field. Then why is he attacking
the beliefs of Ahle Sunnat Wa Zamaat? why is he taunting the Fiqhi
differences among the four great School of thoughts?
In every issue against Ahle Sunnat Wa zamaat, he demands evidences
from Quran and Sahih Hadith but he himself presents all his cases only
with the help of logic and reason.' If' is his main weapon andwith the
word-game he tries to befool the audiences who is in the darkness of
In a reply to a Christian's question he says, one who obeys Allah is
His son, not by birth but by obedience. Naik calls himself Allah's son
as he obeys Him. What is it? How can he dare to utter such dangerous
words? Which verse of Al quran or which Hadith can he preesnt as
evidence in support of his strange views? This is not the only case .
In countless cases, he has uttered poisonous views, harmful for his
own as well as the listners' Imaan.
He says, he only values Sahih Hadith. The status of sahih hadith
is definitely indisputable. But does the usule hadith say that Hasan
Hadith is rejectable ? Does usule hadith say that all types of Daeef
Hadithes are rejectable outright? If it is not Hadith rejection then
what is hadith rejection?
My request to Brother Naik is to dwell upon his Aqidah seriously,
make tawba and make necessary correction . It is in the interest of
himself as well as Muslim Ummah.
***** I am very humble person and always have been a well wisher
of Brother Naik. I don't have the tiniest intention to hurt him or