Zakir Naik

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Zakir Naik
Born18 October 1965 (age 52)
OrganizationPeace TV Foundation
Known forDawah, Founder of Peace TV
AwardsKing Faisal Award

Zakir Abdul Karim Naik (born 18 October 1965) is an Indian Islamic preacher,[1] and the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) and Chairperson of Peace TV Foundation.[2] He is also the founder of the Peace TV channel.[3] His lectures are very influential, especially among the Muslims in the subcontinent. He was awarded the King Faisal International Prize in 2015.[4][5] He fled from India in 2016.[6] Naik currently resides in Malaysia, where he has secured the permanent resident status.[7]

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  1. Shukla, Ashutosh. "Muslim group welcomes ban on preacher". Daily News and Analysis. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2011. Archived 7 August 2011 at WebCite 7 August 2011.
  2. "Dr. Zakir Naik". Islamic Research Foundation. Retrieved 16 April 2011. Archived 6 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. RASHID (21 July 2013). "Peace TV network crosses 200 million viewership". Arab News. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  4. "Indian Islamic scholar Zakir Naik receives Saudi prize for service to Islam". dna. 2 March 2015.
  5. "10 Times Zakir Naik Proved That He Promoted Anything But Peace". HuffPost India. 2016-07-07. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  6. "India formally requests Malaysia to extradite fugitive Islamic preacher Zakir Naik". Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  7. "Ready to return if SC assures I will not be arrested till conviction: Zakir Naik". The Economic Times. 2019-05-09. ISSN 0013-0389.