ডক্টর জাকির নায়েক (Part - 1)

Monika Jaman
Published on Feb 24, 2023

Zakir Naik
Full Name - Zakir Abdul Karim Naik
Born: 18 October 1965, Mumbai, India

He is an Indian Islamic thinker, missionary, speaker and writer who works on Islam and comparative theology.

He is the founder of a non-profit organization called the 'Islamic Research Foundation', which operates the Peace TV network, through which his lectures reach an audience of around ten million. Taney is an expert and most influential figure in comparative theology.

He is considered one of the televangelist and leading Salafi preachers of modern Islam and the world.

Unlike many Islamic preachers, his sermons are interactive and question-and-answer based.
Which he delivered not in Arabic or Urdu but in English

Although he is a doctor by profession, since 1991 he has focused on preaching Islam. He has published many booklet editions of his treatises on Islam and Comparative Religion.

Although he publicly rejects sectarianism in Islam, he is considered by many to be a supporter of Salafi ideology, and by others to be a Wahhabi preacher.
Currently his preaching is banned in India, Canada, United Kingdom and Bangladesh.


Zakir Abdul Karim Naik was born on 18 October 1965 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He was a student of St. Peter's High School, Mumbai. He took admission in Topiwala National Medical College and Nair Hospital on medicine. Subsequently, he obtained a Bachelor of Medicine Surgery or MBBS degree from the University of Mumbai.

In 1991, he started the program of spreading Islam and founded the IRF.
Naik's wife, Farhat Naik, works in the women's wing of the Islamic Research Foundation.

Dr. Zakir said he was inspired by Ahmed Didat,
With whom he met in 1987. Dr. Zakir is often referred to as "Didat Plus", a title given by Didat himself.

He is also the founder of the Islamic International School in Mumbai and United Islamic Aid, which provides scholarships to poor and destitute Muslim youth.

He is described on the Islamic Research Foundation's website as "the patron and ideological driving force behind the Peace TV Network".
The channel, as stated on its website, aims to promote "truth, justice, morality, harmony and knowledge for all humanity".

Speeches and debates
Zakir Naik spoke and debated on many issues related to Islam.
Zakir Naik spoke and debated on many issues related to Islam.
One of his strategies is to establish greater acceptance of Islam through comparative analysis of different religions.
His talk topics are: "Islam and Modern Science",

One of his most famous debates was with William Campbell in Chicago in April 2000 on the Qur'an and the Bible in the Light of Science. He said Islam is a religion of reason and reason and the Quran has about 1000 verses on science. There he explains the number of Western converts.
One of Zakir's most popular themes is verifying the Qur'an with scientific evidence.
On 21 January 2006 Zakir debated with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on 'God in Islam and Hinduism' in Bangalore.

Tour to Australia in 2004 and Wales in 2006
In 2004, Zakir debated at the University of Melbourne at the invitation of the Islamic Information and Services Network of Australia on "Only Islam Gives Equality to Women". He said that western dress is one of the reasons for rape of girls. Because it makes girls attractive to men.
Banned in UK and Canada in 2010
Dr. Naik was banned in the UK and Canada in June 2010. And he is also banned in Bangladesh and India.