Dr. Zakir Naik Timeline | Zakir Naik Bio 1965-2012


1965 -
Dr. Zakir Naik was born on 18 October 1965 in Mumbai, India. His full name is Zakir Abdul Karim Naik.

Dr. Zakir Naik Picture

1987 -
He met Ahmad Deedat, an islamic preacher, in 1987 and was very inspired by him.

1991 -
He started working in the field of Dawah, and founded the IRF (Islamic Research Foundation ). He mostly held his speeches in English but some Zakir Naik lectures are in urdu.

1994 -
On 10th July 1994 his son from his wife Farhat Naik was born. He also has one daughter Rushda Naik.

2000 -
One of Dr. Zakir Naik's most popular debates was with Dr. William Campbell in Chicago in April 2000 on "The Qur'an and the Bible: In the Light of Science".

2004 -
At the invitation of the Islamic Information and Services Network of Australasia, made an appearance at Melbourne University, where he argued that only Islam gave women true equality which was crit  by Sushi Das of The Age saying that "Naik extolled the moral and spiritual superiority of Islam and lampooned other faiths and the West in general".

2006 -
In January 2006 he launched his Tv Channel - Peace tv.

Peace Tv Picture

2006 -
On 21 January 2006 Naik held an inter-religious debate with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bangalore about the concept of God in Islam and Hinduism

2006 -
In August 2006 Zakir Naik's visit in Cardiff caused controversy when Welsh MP David Davies called for his appearance to be cancelled. He said Naik was a "hate-monger".

2007 -
Saudi-based Dar-us-Salam Publications published two booklets written by Naik: The Concept of God in Major Religions and The Qur'an and Modern Science: Compatible or Incompatible?

2007 -
Since November 2007 Naik has led a 10-day Peace Conference every year at Somaiya Ground, Sion, Mumbai. Lectures on Islam are presented by Dr. Zakir Naik and twenty other Islamic scholars.

2008 -
An Islamic scholar in Lucknow, shahar qazi Mufti Abul Irfan Mian Firangi Mahali, issued a fatwa against Zakir Naik, saying that he supported Osama bin Laden, and that his teachings were un-Islamic.

2008 -
In a lecture delivered on 31 July 2008 on Peace TV, Naik commented on the September 11 attacks: "it is a blatant, open secret that this attack on the Twin Towers was done by George Bush himself"

2009 -
Peace TV Urdu was launched, which is dedicated especially to the Urdu knowing viewers around the world.

2009 -
In the issue dated 22nd Feb 2009 of the Indian Express list of the “100 Most Powerful Indians in 2009”, Dr. Zakir Naik was ranked No. 82.

2010 -
In June 2010 Naik was denied entry into the United Kingdom and Canada.

2011 -
In February 2011 he addressed the Oxford Union via video link from India.

Zakir Naik Oxford Debate

2012 -

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