Although Naik, a doctor turned preacher, has gained prominence as a speaker on Islam, he has been a controversial figure because of his disparaging remarks on other religions and radical views.
The fatwa said Naik was a ghiar muqallidin, a term used to describe those whose teachings are not directly based on any one of the four accepted schools of Islamic thought and, was therefore, unreliable. (Continue Reading.)
Monday, December 10, 2012
Islamic Seminary Darul Uloom Issues Fatwa against Zakir Naik
Those of us who study apologetics consider Zakir Naik's arguments to be hopelessly flawed, illogical, and grounded in silly assumptions. Interestingly, many Muslim scholars also reject Naik's claims, albeit for different reasons. Darul Uloom Seminary (the Indian equivalent of Al-Azhar) has gone so far as to issue a fatwa condemning Naik as "unreliable."