Dr Zakir Naik ‒ A Brief Synopsis

A medical doctor by professional training, Dr Zakir Naik is renowned as a dynamic international orator on Islaam and Comparative Religion. He is 58 years old.

In the last 28 years Dr Zakir Naik has delivered over 2,500 public talks in more than 40 countries worldwide. In April 2012, his public talk in Kishanganj, Bihar, in India was Alhamdulillaah attended by over one million people being one of the largest gathering in the world for any religious lecture by a single Orator. Alhamdulillaah his talks in Indonesia in 2017 and in Malaysia in 2019 attracted more than a 100,000 people.

Alhamdulillaah Dr Zakir Naik was ranked No. 82 in the ‘100 Most Influential People in India’ list published by Indian Express in the year 2009 and ranked No. 89 in 2010. He is ranked amongst the top 70 in the Book ‘The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World’ published by Georgetown University in the last 13 editions from 2011 to 2023. In the same book in the list of ‘The Top 100 Cumulative Influence over 10 years’ Dr Zakir was ranked No. 79.

Shaikh Ahmed Deedat, the world famous orator on Islaam and Comparative Religion, who had called Dr Zakir “Deedat Plus” in 1994, presented a plaque in May 2000 with the engraving, “Son what you have done in 4 years had taken me 40 years to accomplish, Alhamdulillaah”.

Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai Zakir Naik the prestigious Dubai International Holy Qur'aan Award’s ‘Islaamic Personality of 2013’ Award on 29th July 2013,

Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, the King and head of state of Malaysia, conferred Dr Zakir Naik the highest award of Malaysia the ‘Tokoh Ma’al Hijrah Distinguished International Personality Award’ for the Year 2013 on 5th November 2013. Also presented to Dr Zakir was a citation plaque signed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Mohd. Najib Razak.

Shaikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, presented Dr Zakir Naik the ‘Sharjah Award for Voluntary Work’ for the year 2013, on 16th January 2014.

On 15th Oct. 2014 Dr Zakir Naik, Servant of Allaah, was Alhamdulillah conferred ‘The Insignia of the Commander of the National Order’ of the Republic of The Gambia (the highest national award in The Gambia) by the President of The Gambia Dr Yahya Abdul Aziz Jammeh as well as The Honorary ‘Doctor of Humane Letters’ (Honoris Causa), by the Governing Council of the University of The Gambia (UTG).

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Ibn Abd Al Aziz Al Saud Alhamdulillaah presented the prestigious ‘King Faisal International Prize’ for ‘Service to Islaam’ 2015 to Dr Zakir Naik on 1st March 2015.

Dato Ahmad Yakob, Chief Minister of Kelantan state in Malaysia conferred the highest Islamic Award of the state “Da’ee of the Ummah” to Dr Zakir Naik on 9th August 2019 for his Islamic services for the Muslim Ummah.

Dr Zakir Naik Alhamdulillaah has more than 23.7 million followers on his Facebook, which is the highest amongst any Religious English Speaker in the world. Alhamdulillaah his YouTube Channel has more than 3.7 million Subscribers.

Dr Zakir Naik appears regularly on many international TV channels in more than 175 countries of the world. More than a hundred of his talks, dialogues, debates and symposia are available on DVDs. He has authored many books on Islaam and Comparative Religion.

The idealogue and driving force behind Peace TV Network is Dr Zakir Naik. He launched Peace TV English, in January 2006, it being the largest watched ‘Islaamic’ as well as ‘any Religious’ Satellite TV channel in the world, with over 100 million viewership of which 25% are Non-Muslims. In its footsteps he launched Peace TV Urdu in June 2009, Peace TV Bangla in April 2011 and Peace TV Chinese in December 2015. The Peace TV Network Alhamdulillaah has more than 200 million viewers. In Sha Allaah, he plans to expand Peace TV Network to cover the ten major languages of the world.

In 2021 Dr Zakir Naik launched Al Hidaayah the largest Islaamic Video on Demand and Islaamic Courses Platform which has thousands of hours of Islamic content from more than 40 authentic Islaamic Orators worldwide and hundreds of Islaamic courses

Dr Zakir Naik ‒ A Brief Synopsis