I strongly condemn Mr Naik for his words and demand an apology from him!More...
Here's a link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXyJvBhqg4o>
Naik on Yazid
When questioned about his stand, he has this to say -
Naik, who returned from Haj on Wednesday, conveyed his reaction through his brother Mohammed Naik: "At the peace conference, while replying to a question, I neither condemned nor lauded Yazid. I did say 'May Allah be pleased with him' while mentioning Yazid. I can show the fatwas from seminaries like Darul Uloom Deoband supporting my stand."
Weblink: Times of India
This 'fatwa' part of the statement really amuses me. I always thought of Mr Naik as a Islamic scholar of repute. What importance do these so called fatwas hold when the Qurán clearly says:
"If a man kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (For ever): And the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him."---Surah Nisa (Chapter 4), Verse 93
And I thought Mr Naik knows the Qurán by heart.