DR. ZAKIR NAIK - PRESIDENT, IRF A medical doctor by professional training, Dr. Zakir Naik is renowed as a dynamic international orator on Islam and Comparative Religion. Dr. Zakir Naik 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 41 years old. Dr. Zakir is popular for his critical analysis and convincing answers to challenging questions posed by audiences after his public talks. In the last 6 years (by the year 2002), Dr. Zakir Naik has delivered more than 600 public talks in the U.S.A., Canada, U.K., Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, South Africa, Mauritius, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hongkong, Thailand, Guyana (South America) and many other countries, in addition to numerous public talks in India. He has successfully participated in several symposia and dialogues with prominent personalities of other faiths. His public dialogue with Dr. William Campbell (of USA), on the topic, “The Qur’an and the Bible in the light of Science” held in city of Chicago, U.S.A., on April 1, 2000 was a resounding success. Sheikh Ahmed Deedat, the world famous orator on Islam and Comparative Religion, who had called Dr. Zakir, "Deedat plus" in 1994, presented a plaque in May 2000 awarded to Dr. Zakir Abdul-Karim Naik for his achievement in the field of Da’wah and the study of Comparative Religion with the engraving "Son what you have done in 4 years had taken me 40 years to accomplish, Alhamdullilah.” Dr. Zakir Naik appears regularly on many international T.V. Channels in more than 100 countries of the world. He is regularly invited for T.V. and Radio interviews. More than a hundred of his talks, dialogues, debates and symposia are available on video cassettes, video CDs and audio cassettes. He has authored books on Islam and Comparative Religion. BIO-DATA DR. ZAKIR ABDUL-KARIM NAIK ISLAMIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION 56/58 Tandel Street (North), Dongri, Mumbai - 400 009 (India) Tel : (0091-22) 23736875 (8 lines) Fax : (0091-22) 23730689 e-mail: click me website : click here BIRTH DATE & PLACE : October 18, 1965 in Mumbai, India OCCUPATION : Islamic Da'wah (Propagation of Islam) 1. President, Islamic Research Foundation, Mumbai 2. Chairman, I.R.F. Educational Trust, Mumbai 3. President, Islamic Dimensions, Mumbai EDUCATED AT : 1. St. Peter's High School (I.C.S.E.), Mumbai 2. Kishinchand Chellaram College, Mumbai 3. Topiwala National Medical College, Nair Hospital, Mumbai UNIVERSITY DEGREE : M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), University of Mumbai PUBLIC LECTURES : Hundreds of Public Lectures (usually followed by Open Question and Answer Sessions) given internationally, of which more than a 100 are available on audio and video cassettes DA'WAH TRAINING PROGRAMMES : Conducted several Da'wah Training Programmes including International Da'wah Training Programme for training Muslims to effectively convey the message of Islam FIELDS OF INTEREST : * Studies in Comparative Religion * Medicine * Humanitarian, Social, Moral, Educational and Economic Welfare activities DA'WAH LECTURE TOURS ABROAD TO : U.S.A., Canada, Britain, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, U.A.E., South Africa, Botswana, Singapore, Guyana, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Other Countries BOOKS AUTHORED BY DR. ZAKIR NAIK : 1. REPLIES TO THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED BY NON-MUSLIMS 2. QUR'ÂN AND MODERN SCIENCE - Compatible Or Incompatible 3. CONCEPT OF GOD IN MAJOR RELIGIONS 4. ISLAM AND TERRORISM 5. WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN ISLAM - Protected Or Subjugated? 6. AL-QUR'ÂN - Should it be Read with Understanding? 7. IS THE QUR'ÂN GOD'S WORD?