Zakir Naik (Islamic Missionary) Age, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More » StarsUnfolded
|full name||Zakir Abdul Karim Naik|
|be famous for||Peace TV founder Dawa|
|Body Statistics and More|
|height (approximately)||in centimeters– 173 cm
in meters– 1.73 meters
feet inches– 5′ 8″
|Weight (approximately)||in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 154 lbs
|date of birth||October 18, 1965|
|Age (2017)||52 years|
|place of birth||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Zodiac Signs/Sun Signs||Libra|
|Country of Citizenship||Saudi Arabia|
|School||St Peter’s High School, Mumbai|
|College University||Kishinchand Chellaram College, Mumbai
Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Charity Hospital, Mumbai
University of Mumbai
|Debut as an Islamic missionary||1991 to present|
|Hobby||Read, write, listen to Islamic spiritual music|
|Awards, Honors, Achievements||2015 King Faisal Award for International Service to Islam|
|dispute||• At one point, Zakir Naik drew a lot of flak when he suggested the death penalty for homosexuals and apostates.
• At one point he indirectly supported Osama bin Laden, calling him an “Islamic fighter”. The statement sparked riots in the crowd, and in 2008 Lucknow Islamic scholar Shahar qazi Mufti Abul Irfan Mian Firangi Mahali issued a fatwa against Naik, saying he supported Osama bin Laden and that his teachings were right and wrong Islamic. Later, Naik claimed his speech was taken out of context.
• Naik was banned from entering the UK and Canada in June 2010.
• The Daily Star revealed its investigation into the July 2016 Dhaka terror attack, and terrorists involved in the brutal killing followed Zakir Naik’s Facebook page and were influenced by Naik’s speech.
• In 2016, he admitted that Rahir Sheikh, who was involved in the 2006 Mumbai train bombings, was a volunteer for his organization, the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), but did not know Rahir himself. Although Naik also claimed that Rahir was fired. About 200 people were killed in the bombing, and investigations show that the bombers were influenced by Naik’s sermons.
• On July 18, 2017, India declared Naik’s passport invalid on the advice of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
|girls, affairs, etc.|
|children||son– Farik Naik
|parents||Father– Abdul Karim Naik (Physician)
Mother– name unknown
|brothers and sisters||brother– Muhammad Naik
elder sister-Nailah Naushad Noorani
|Favorite Public Speaker||Ahmed Didat|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Zakir Naik
- Does Zakir Naik smoke? :Do not
- Does Zakir Naik drink? :Do not
- Naik is an Indian Islamic preacher and founder and chairman of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF).
- In 1987, he met Ahmed Deedat (an Islamic missionary) and was deeply influenced.
- In 1991 he entered the field of Dawah (Proclamation of Islam).
- His first debate took place in 1994 when Taslima Nasreen wrote her book on Islam Rajain the organization “Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh”, titled “Is Religious Fundamentalism a Stumbling Block to Freedom of Expression?”.
- Naik’s visit and meeting in Cardiff caused controversy in August 2006 when Welsh MP David Davies called for his appearance to be cancelled. He labelled Naik a hate monger.
- In 2010, he was featured in “The Indian Express”100 Most Powerful Indians. “
- In July 2013, he was appointed as Islamic Person of the Year The 17th Dubai International Quran Awards (DIHQA).
- Naik is included in the book’500 Most Influential Muslims‘ Honorable Mention in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013/2014 editions.
- He faces various cases in India including hate speech and money laundering and live in other countries to escape arrest.
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