DR. ZAKIR NAIK
AND HIS ISLAMIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Dr. Zakir Abdul Karim Naik is famous for his lectures on comparative religion and Islam. We have provided below some exclusive details about him which have been collected from his Websites, Internet, Youtube and other published information.
(1) As per IRF Website Dr. Zakir Naik was born on 18th October, 1965. His website does not give information where he was born and brought up. His Website also does not give any information about his father, his occupation, qualifications, etc. It is mentioned that he studied medicine and passed Bachelors Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from Topiwala National Medical College, Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India. But his website does not give details about the academic year in which he actually passed MBBS Exam.
(2) His Website does not mention names of schools or colleges where he studied Islamic subjects. It is also not known who taught him reading of Quran because his Arabic accent and Quran reading is completely out of gear, unprofessional and against tajweed rules. His website is also silent as to where he studied Tafseer al-Quran, Usool-e-Hadith, rules of Fiqh, Sharia, Arabic language, and other essential Islamic subjects required of a true Islamic scholar who is allowed to give opinions on issues of Islamic fiqh. It seems Dr. Naik is a mysterious home grown, home fed, self read and self trained scholar of Islam. In his speeches he says he is a student of comparative religion, but he gives his rulings / opinions literally on all Islamic subjects. He even criticizes Imams of Fiqh and Ahadith. He claims that they (Imams of Fiqh and Ahadith) did not have full information with them when they gave their Islamic rulings. He claims he judges the Imams rulings and acts as per his better understanding of Quran, Ahadith, Sharia and Fiqh. He claims that acceptance and following of Imams as truthful teachers of Islam has damaged Islam. Watch this dangerous video clip.