Another well known Public Figure, Dr Zakir Naik - An Islamic Scholar and Speaker
Dr. Zakir Naik
Zakir Abdul Karim Naik a medical doctor by professional training, He was born on 18 October 1965 in Mumbai, India. He attended St. Peter's High School in Mumbai. Later he enrolled at Kishinchand Chellaram College before studying medicine at Topiwala National Medical College and Nair Hospital and later the University of Mumbai, where he obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS).In 1991 he started working in the field of dawah.
Dr. Zakir Naik is renowned as a dynamic international orator on Islam and Comparative Religion. Dr. Naik clarifies Islamic viewpoints and clears Misconceptions about Islam , in the light of Qur'an, authentic Hadith and other religious Scriptures as a basis, in conjunction with reason, logic and scientific facts.
Dr Naik's style of memorizing the Qur'an and hadith and convincing answers to challenging questions, literature in various languages and related missionary activity has made him extremely popular in Muslim and non-Muslim circles.
Naik has held many debates and lectures in the U.S.A., Canada, U.K., Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Bahrain, South Africa, Mauritius, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Guyana(South America) and many other countries, in addition to numerous public talks in India.. One of Naik's most-cited debates was with William Campbell in Chicago in April 2000 on the topic of "The Qur'an and the Bible: In the Light of Science".
Dr Naik was inspired by Ahmed Deedat, An Islamic scholar., Ahmed Deedat presented a plaque in May 2000 awarded to Dr. Zakir Abdul-Karim Naik for his achievement in the field of Da'wah and the study of Comparative Religion with the engraving "Son what you have done in 4 years had taken me 40 years to accomplish, Alhamdullillah (Thank God)" .
Dr. Zakir Naik appears regularly on many international T.V. Channels in more than 100 countries around the world. All the recordings of his talks and debates available in the market in DVDs, CDs, and books. He has authored books on Islam and Comparative Religion as well.
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