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Who is Dr. Zakir Naik?

Updated on March 16, 2013
Dr. Zakir Naik
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Dr. Naik Says " Before I was the Doctor of Body and now I am a Doctor of soul. I feel more satisfaction in treating people's soul than body."

Biography of Dr. Zakir Naik

Zakir Abdul Karim Naik, born in 18th October 1965, is an Indian Public Speaker on the subject of Islam and comparative religion. He is a founder and president of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), an organization which owns Peace T.V. Channel. He is also a founder of International Islamic School (I.I.S.) in Mumbai.He has a degree of M.B.B.S.. Before giving public speeches, he was working as a trained Doctor.

Sheikh Ahmed Deedat( A well known Public speaker of Islam)was a source of Inspiration for him to turn his his life in the way of Dawah. Sheikh was very impressed by him, he has said that "what I have done in 40 years, you have easily done it in 4 years"

Achievements of Dr. Zakir Naik

  • He has given more than 1300 Public talks world wide
  • Ranked in top 10 "Spiritual Gurus of India" in 2010
  • Ranked 82nd in the "100 Most Powerful Indians" in 2009

Why Dr. Zakir Naik is called "Most powerful Islamic Speaker"?

  • While giving a talk, he never says anything from his opinion. He always quote it from Glorious Quran or Authentic hadiths.
  • He has a capacity to reference maximum numbers of verses from Glorious Quran
  • He is among the very few speaker, who allows Open Question Answer session after their talk.
  • His talk is famous all over the world. Thousand of people turn up to attend his talk.

Why Islam allows men to have more than one wife?

Dr. Zakir Naik's comment on Sania Mirza

Debate: Dr. Zakir Naik vs. Dr William Campbell

List of Impressive answers by Dr. Zakir Naik

Dr. Zakir Naik is very famous for his instant reply to any type of questions related to Islam.And the best thing is that he will not reply from his own knowledge, but he will quote it from Glorious Quran and authentic hadeeths.

He has various religious debates with other scholars like : Dr. William Campbell, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Rashmi Bhai zaveri and many more. And due to his powerful knowledge, he has won all the debates very easily.You can find all this debates on youtube.

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      Rumana 4 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Very true Mariasial. He is the scholar of almost all major religions.

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      maria sial 4 years ago from united kingdom

      nice hub.. i take this opportunity to mention that his specialty is that he not only quote quran but he has same sort of knowledge about gitta ,

      bible and other religious books

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      Rumana 4 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Hi pamela-anne,

      You are right, he is truly a very intelligent person. The way he answers questions is amazing.

      Thanks for reading and commenting on my hub!!

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      Pamela-anne 4 years ago from Miller Lake

      Interesting hub it sounds that this man knows is religious quotes inside and out sounds like he is very dedicated to following his religious pursuits thanks for sharing take care and God bless!

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      Rumana 4 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Very true Uzma Shaheen, he is truely a great personality. Thanks for reading and commenting on my hub!!

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      Uzma Shaheen Bhatti 4 years ago from Lahore,Pakistan

      very precise hub about a great scholar. I am glad to know that he was ranked 10 spiritual gurus of india in 2010. The reason for his fame is that he always reply with the authentic references of sacred scriptures,not only of Islam but also of other religions, He is master of comparative religions study.