Author : Maulana Muhammad a K Azad [ Abu Arif Al alawi ]
Respected Brothers and Sisters ! It seems that brother Zakir has been appointed advocate by the thinktanks of Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism etc. and in his mission to prove them as Religions of Monotheism, he forgot his own usul----evidence from Quran and Sahih Hadith. Brother Zakir says : "I say,prove to me from Quran and Sunnah , not from logic.......Don't debate with me. Prove to me from Quran and Sunnah. Immediately Dr Zakir Naik will accept." Now, my good brother, Would you kindly provide evidence from Quran and Sunnah that "Zoroaster.” is a prophetic religion" and that 'Zoroaster' was a 'Prophet' ? If you can provide evidence, we'll also accept it. But , Alhamdulillah! you can't do it. So, make tawba and return to Sawade Azam Ahle Sunnat Wa Zamaat.
Brothers and Sisters ! Everybody knows, Zoroastrianists are fire-worshippers. Now the question is, how can a Prophet teach his ummah to worship fire? One may argue that Zoroaster did not teach his followers to worship fire but his followers polluted his teachings later on and started to worship fire. This is only the logic of the proponents of Zoroastrianism. No authentic evidence is there in support of this claim. Most importantly, Zoroaster is a man of Pre-Jesus Period. Had he been Prophet, Quran and Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam may have confirmed it. Nor he has been confirmed as Prophet by any Sahabi. So, how can we certify Zoraster to be a Prophet and Zoroastrianism to be a Prophetic Religion?
Brothers and Sisters ! Even his own Ahle Hadeeth- Salafi ulemas also refuted Zakir Naik on this issue. Salafi Maulana Yahyaa Al-Hajooree refutes Dr Naik in this way : "This (Zakir Naik's) statement is false. For indeed Zoroastrianism is from the religions of atheism, and the matter of him (Zakir) affirming that this religion is Prophetic and attributing it to a Prophet from the Prophets, this does not prove that it is correct. So let’s assume it as a given that some people attribute that (religion) to a Prophet – according to what they say – then indeed what the Messenger of Allaah came with abrogates all of what the rest of the Prophets came with, regardless of whether those Prophets were ones whose names were known, or those whose names are unknown. Allaah, the Most High, said: “Of some of them We have related to you their story and of some We have not related to you their story.”(Ghaafir:78) And what was sufficient for this man and those like him is the statement of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, “And We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the Book (this Qur'ân) in truth, confirming the Scripture that came before it and Muhayminan (trustworthy in highness and a witness) over it (old Scriptures). So judge between them by what Allâh has revealed, and follow not their vain desires, diverging away from the truth that has come to you. To each among you, We have prescribed a law and a clear way.” (Al-Maa’idah:48). And the statement of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, “And so judge (you O Muhammad) between them by what Allâh has revealed and follow not their vain desires, but beware of them lest they turn you (O Muhammad) far away from some of that which Allâh has sent down to you. And if they turn away, then know that Allâh’s Will is to punish them for some sins of theirs. And truly, most of men are Fâsiqûn (rebellious and disobedient to Allâh). Do they then seek the judgment of (the Days of) Ignorance? And who is better in judgment than Allâh for a people who have firm Faith.” (Al-Maa’idah:49-50). And it would also have been sufficient for him the statement of Allaah, glory be unto Him the Most High, in His Noble Book, “Then We have put you (O Muhammad) on a plain way of (Our) commandment. So follow that (Islâmic Monotheism and its laws), and follow not the desires of those who know not. Verily, they can avail you nothing against Allâh (if He wants to punish you). Verily, the Dhâlimûn (polytheists, wrong-doers, etc.) are Auliyâ' (protectors, helpers, etc.) to one another, but Allâh is the Walî (Helper, Protector, etc.) of the Muttaqûn (pious).”(Al-Jaathiyah:18-19)"
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Another Salafi Scholar SHEIKH ABDUL KAREEM ALHAJORI said : “He is a Prophet? And the Prophet called towards the worship of fire?? How can it be possible? What kind of speech is this? Moreover this speech of him went against what he claimed before i.e. all the religions call people towards the worship of one God , therefore this speech is wrong. Rather if he believes that any Prophet from amongst the Prophets called towards the worship of other than Allah سبحانه وتعالى , he will disbelieve/apostate by this speech as it is a speech of Kufr. And his condition is according to this Arabic verse.
فدع عنك كتابك لست منها
ولو سودت وجهك بالمداد
So refrain yourself from writing books as you are not capable of it
Even if you blacked your face by ink
So our advice for Dr.Zakir Naik is that he should seek knowledge i.e. he should learn Quran and Sunnah first and then start giving Dawah”.
Wa Maa Alaina Illal Balagh.