Zakir Naik par Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani ki zabardast nukta-cheeni

sherwaniI don’t know much about the credentials of Dr. Zakir Naik, and so would not like to comment as to what extent the government is justified in asserting that he is promoting terrorism, but I am not impressed by his arrogant and aggressive style. Anyhow, if the government’s claim is genuine, then along with him, stringent action must be taken against all those who have been making hateful and objectionable statements right from the pre-Babri Masjid demolition phase up to now, without regard to race, caste , religion or faith.

However, speaking from the plank of faith,

I have lost respect for him since he eulogized ‘Yazeed’, calling his name with the elevated adjectives ‘ Hazrat Yazeed ( R.A.).Let me clarify that I never fit into the strait-jacket of any sect, though always advocating sectarian unity, but can never tolerate any word against the dignity, stature and sanctity of ‘ Ahle Bait ( R.A.). Dr. Zakir Naik is not even the dust of Dr. Allama Iqbal who wrote about Hazrat Imam Husain (R.A.)

“ Badalt-e rahte hein andaaz-e zulmat-o Koofiy-o Shaamee,

Haqeeqat-e Abadee hei va lekin Muqaam-e Shabbeeree’


“ Islam ke daaman mein bas in do ke siwaa kya hei,

Eik zarbe Yadullaahee, eik sajda-e Shabbeeree”

Besides, the four line verse ( the third line I do not remember) of great Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti speaks volumes about the stature of Hazrat Imam Husain

“ Shaah ast Husain, Baadshaah ast Husain

Deenast Husaiin, Dee-n panaah ast Husain

Haqqa ke binaa Laa Ilaahaa Illah ast Husain’

(Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani)sherwani