I would like to bring this to the attention of everyone as it is very important.Dr. Zakir Naik’s website had the following article published defending his views pertaining yazeed paleed:Clarification of Dr.Zakir Naik’s Statement on Yazeed
It is written by Mr. Manzoor Shaikh, administration manager (of the organisation, I suppose).
He goes on to say:
”5. As far as the Ahl-e-sunnat-wal-Jamaat is concerned, inspite of the difference of opinion it is agreed upon that it is permissible to say “May Allah have mercy on him” or “May Allah be pleased with him” for Yazeed. Therefore saying “May Allah be pleased with him” after Yazeed’s name is not Haraam, nor a sin and is not wrong.”
He then provides references of the Fatwas from different Dar-ul-ulooms (listed below) and their image files can be downloaded from here.
“This has been reconfirmed recently in writing from various Darul Ulooms and Islamic Organisations in India.
Fatawas to clarify and support the above stand.
Fatawas from scholars outside India:
It is a blatant lie and has not been confirmed by the Dar-ul-Ifta of Bareilly Shareef.
When you view the first file here: http://img156.imageshack.us/my.php?image=barelieg8.jpg
You will clearly read on the 5th line, it says:
“Yazeed Kay Liye Mazkoorah Jumlay Isti’maal karna na jaa’iz-o-haraam hai”
To use the aforementioned sentences for Yazeed is Haraam and impermissible.
i.e. “Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu” and “Rahmatullahi ‘Alayhim”The second Fatwa file is an edited version of the first file and only the last paragraph of the first file has been irrelevantly represented as the opinion of the Aa’lahazrat or Dar-ul-Ifta. You can view it here:http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=summaryoffatawas2xr4.gif
Mr. Manzoor Shaikh, either by ignorance or deliberately, have availed the liberty of misrepresenting Aa’lahazrat’s opinion and of Dar-ul-Ifta’s by saying:
“This has been reconfirmed recently in writing from various Darul Ulooms and Islamic Organisations in India” ..whereas the complete opposite has been expressed in the Fatwa from Dar-ul-Iftah. ————————-
Zakir Naik :Misinterpreting Ala Hazrat’s (R.A) Fatwa