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  • Date of birth
    Oct. 18, 1965 (age 53)
  • Place of birth
    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Education
    Kishinchand Chellaram College Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital University of Mumbai
  • Company
    Islamic Research Foundation (IRF)
  • Role
    Preacher

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Dr. Zakir Naik
Islamic preacher and President of IRF
Biography

A medical doctor by professional training, Dr Zakir Naik is renowned as a dynamic international orator on Islam and Comparative Religion. He is the president of Islamic Research Foundation, Mumbai. Dr Zakir clarifies Islamic viewpoints and clears misconceptions about Islam, using the Qur’an, authentic Hadith and other religious Scriptures as a basis, in conjunction with reason, logic and scientific facts. He is popular for his critical analysis and convincing answers to challenging questions posed by audiences after his public talks. Dr. Zakir also founded Peace TV, a 24-hour Islamic international TV channel with programs in English and Urdu. He has also published booklet versions of lectures on Islam and comparative religion. His lectures are colloquial and clarifies Islamic viewpoints and clears misconceptions about Islam, using the Qur’an, authentic Hadith and other religious Scriptures as a basis, in conjunction with reason, logic and scientific facts. He is popular for his critical analysis and convincing answers to challenging questions posed by audiences after his public talks, and his videos are thus shared circulated widely online, garnering over 20 million views on his YouTube channel and 17 million Facebook fans.

Professional background

President of Islamic Research Foundation, Public speaker

Notable works

King Faisal International Prize for Service to Islam, 2015

Personal life

Married and Two Childrens

Opinion
About Quran

“Al-Quran is not a book of Science, but a book of Signs.”