“Dr. Naik is known for his almost-eidetic memory, which allows him to quote chapter and verse from Holy Qur’an, Bible, Talmud, and the Bhagavad Gita. He has often debated preachers and experts from other religions on his TV shows, and impressed them with his knowledge of Hindu, Christian, and Jewish scriptures.
Last year, Dr. Naik won King Faisal International Prize for his services to Islam.
I’m no fan of Dr. Zakir as far as his religious debates are concerned. However, I like the guy for supporting Palestinian and Kashmiri struggles. That’s the reason he is banned in Britain, Canada, Australia, and Bangladesh.”
On Thursday, Indian press reported that anti-Muslim Modi’s BJP ruling party is planning to ban Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation for allegedly spreading religious hatred and inspiring terrorism.
The IRF, registered as a non-profit public charity was established by Dr. Zakir Abdul Karim Naik, 50, who is considered an expert on Islam and comparative religions. He is sort of Indian Sheikh Ahmed Deedat of South Africa, who loved to debate priests, rabbis, and atheists to spread the message of Islam.
Indian home ministry began investigation of Dr. Naik’s activities on the request of Bangladesh government which claimed that one of the persons involved in terrorist activities in the country confessed to be a fan of Dr. Naik.
Home Ministry has already fired four of its staffers over the renewal of IRF license. Currently, it’s investigating one of its senior official who cleared IRF in 2015 over allegations that the foundation received…
View original post 312 more words