Last Updated on December 9, 2023, 8:08 am
Unrest Rises among Dr. Zakir Naik’s Fans and Followers as Rumors of His Death Circulate the Internet; Is it True? Learn more.
Zakir Naik, a renowned Islamic public orator and scholar from India, has fallen victim to an online hoax. Recently, the news of his death has been making rounds on the Internet, creating unrest among his loyal fans and followers who turned to social media to discover the truth behind the information.
What happened to Dr. Zakir Naik?
Some online outlets reported that Dr. Zakir Naik has passed away. Although, there is no credible source to support the claim. The news created an online buzz as concerned fans and followers shared the information to learn the truth behind it, resulting in the news going viral.
There have been no official announcements from his immediate family members or management team. There is no credible source to support the authenticity of the report. In the absence of any credible source affirming the information, the report’s accuracy is invalid.
We are pleased to inform our readers that Dr. Zakir Naik is alive and well. He has been active on his social media handles as well. We urge online users to practice caution when encountering sensitive information and carefully examine its validity before sharing it.
Who is Dr. Zakir Naik?
Dr. Zakir Abdul Karim Naik was born in Bombay, India, on October 18, 1965. He is a well-known Islamic public orator on comparative religion. He is the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) and Peace TV. He is a renowned Islamic scholar, and he is believed to have delivered over 4000 lectures worldwide. He does not claim to be a follower of any particular school of thought, but experts suggest his beliefs are closely associated with the Salafi school of thought.
He attended the University of Mumbai and attained a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS). On January 21, 2006, Dr. Zakir Naik founded Peace TV, a free-to-air, one of the world’s largest religious satellite TV networks, through the Islamic Research Foundation, which he heads. In March 2021, he launched Al Hidaayah. This channel provides Islamic education with thousands of hours of videos of more than 40 renowned Islamic scholars and speakers, including Ahmad Deedat, Yusuf Estes, Hussein Ye, and Bilal Philips.
58-year-old Dr. Zakir Naik draws inspiration from renowned figures such as Ahmad Deedat, Israr Ahmad, Rahmatullah Kairanawi, and Salman al-Ouda. He is married to Farhat Naik, and they have three children: Fariq Zakir Naik, Rushda Naik, and Zikra Naik.
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