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Zakir Naik: Islamic televangelist
Zakir Abdul Karim Naik is an Indian Islamic televangelist and Islamic preacher. He is the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF). He is also the founder of the Peace TV. He has been called an "authority on comparative religion", "perhaps the most influential Salafi ideologue in India", "the rock star of tele-evangelism and a proponent of modern Islam" and "the world's leading Salafi evangelist". Unlike many Islamic preachers, his lectures are colloquial, given in English, not Urdu or Arabic, and he usually wears a suit and tie.

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'Owaisi becoming second Zakir Naik': MoS Babul Supriyo says AIMIM chief 'speaks more than required'

Owaisi on Sunday questioned the Ayodhya verdict, asking if BJP leader LK Advani is being tried for Babri Masjid's demolition
DNA - Published

127 held in connection with ISIS; those arrested say Zakir Naik videos inspired them: NIA

Most of the 127 persons arrested in connection with cases linked to terror organisation ISIS from across 14 states in the country were inspired by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, according..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

India rebuts Mahathir Mohamad's claim on Zakir Naik extradition

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad has denied that PM Modi had asked him for extradition of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. However foreign minister S Jaishankar said India had indeed raised the..
IndiaTimes - Published

We want Zakir Naik back and working towards it: Jaishankar on Malaysian PM's claim

Jaishankar's remarks came in response to a question regarding Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad's claim that Modi had not asked for Naik's extradition during Vladivostok meeting.
DNA - Published

PM Modi did not ask for extradition of Zakir Naik, claims Malaysian PM

"Not many countries want him (Naik). India has not insisted. I met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he did not ask me that he wants this man back. This man could be troublesome for India," Mahathir said..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi tells Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad to extradite Zakir Naik

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday raised the issue of extradition of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is facing terrorism and money laundering charges, with his Malaysian..
IndiaTimes - Published

Modi-Mahathir meet: Zakir Naik, Article 370 revocation discussed

Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale, "PM Modi raised the issue of Zakir Naik and both sides decided that officials will keep in touch regarding it and its an important issue for New Delhi"
DNA - Published

PM Modi takes up Zakir Naik issue with Malaysian PM

Modi took up the matter with Mohamed during their bilateral meeting here on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum, foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale told media persons while briefing on the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Digvijaya Singh one of Congress Navratnas of Pakistan: BJP

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said the party through its leaders is trying to polarise the society on communal lines and in the process siding with people like Zakir Nayak by calling them ambassadors..
DNA - Published

India asks Interpol secy gen to act on RCNs, including one on Naik

Visiting Interpol secretary general Jurgen Stock on Friday met union home secretary A K Bhalla, who is believed to have impressed upon him to take action on pending requests for Red Corner Notices,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bail to Chidambaram will affect cases of Mallya, Choksi, Modi: ED

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for the Enforcement Directorate said that the agency has been investigating various sensitive and high profile cases under PMLA and if Chidambaram's plea is..
IndiaTimes - Published

Zakir Naik’s channel could see UK licence revoked over hate speech

UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom in July investigated five of Peace TV’s programmes and found four of them breached its codes by containing hate speech and highly offensive content, which in one..
IndiaTimes - Published

OPINION: 'Time to get Zakir Naik back to India'

Maharashtra police have also reported instances of youths being influenced by Naik's speeches and undergoing training to make explosives and weapons.
DNA - Published

Fugitive preacher Zakir Naik muted all across Malaysia

The controversial Islamic preacher apologised for making racially sensitive remarks after the police questioned him for hours over the comments on Monday.
DNA - Published

Zakir Naik apologises for racist comments in Malaysia; controversial Islamic preacher claims his remarks were taken out of context

Zakir Naik apologised on Tuesday for making comments about race in multi-ethnic Malaysia which sparked calls for his expulsion.
Firstpost - Published

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik banned from giving public speeches in Malaysia in the 'interest of national security'

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has been banned from giving pubic speeches anywhere in Malaysia, police said late night on Monday.
Firstpost - Published

Indian Islamic preacher apologizes to Malaysians for racial remarks

Controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik apologized on Tuesday for making racially sensitive remarks in Malaysia, a day after he was questioned by police for hours over the comments.
Reuters - Published

Noose tightens: Another Malaysian state bans Zakir Naik from giving religious speeches

Zakir Naik faces fire.
DNA - Published

Prepared to meet Zakir Naik in court: Malaysian minister M Kulasegaran

"Zakir Naik needs to know that there is no necessity to wait for a reply from me. He should advise his lawyers to file proceedings, if he is serious, as I am steadfast in fighting this matter, come..
DNA - Published

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad says Zakir Naik may lose permanent resident status

Naik had alleged that Hindus in Malaysia are more loyal to Modi than Mahathir
DNA - Published

Can revoke Zakir Naik's Permanent Resident status if his actions have harmed Malaysia's well-being: Mahathir Mohamad

Calls rose for action against Naik after he claimed that Hindus in Malaysia are more loyal to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi than Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
DNA - Published

Malaysia to question Indian Islamic preacher over remarks on religion

Malaysian authorities will summon Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for questioning after he allegedly made racially sensitive remarks in the multi-ethnic nation, the government said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Now, Malaysian minister turns up heat for action against Zakir Naik

Naik is an outsider who is a fugitive and has little knowledge of the Malaysian history, therefore, he should not be given such privilege to run down Malaysians, what more question their loyalty to the..
DNA - Published

Malaysian ministers say Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik should be expelled

During Malaysian cabinet discussions, three ministers demanded expulsion of Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for allegedly making racially sensitive remarks in the multi-ethnic nation. M Kulasegaran,..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Malaysia cabinet to discuss residency of controversial Indian Islamic preacher

Malaysia's cabinet will discuss the permanent residency of controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Wednesday, said a minister who believed Naik should return to India to face charges of..
Reuters - Published

Interpol has refused red corner notice against Zakir Naik, claims IRF

The decision was taken by the Interpol's Commission in its 109th session held on 1 to 5 July 2019
DNA - Published

India continues to pursue extradition request of Zakir Naik with Malaysia: MEA


IndiaTimes - Published

Special court warns Zakir Naik, orders to appear on July 31

A special PMLA court has ordered controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik to physically appear before it on July 31. The court said that a non-bailable warrant will be issued against Naik if he fails..
IndiaTimes - Published

India to continue to pursue Zakir Naik's extradition request with Malaysia, judicial system is fair: MEA

Naik, a 53-year-old radical television preacher, left India in 2016 and subsequently moved to Malaysia, which has reportedly granted permanent residency to him.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

India makes formal request for Zakir Naik's extradition from Malaysia

Naik, a 53-year-old radical television preacher, left India in 2016 and subsequently moved to Malaysia, which has reportedly granted permanent residency to him.
DNA - Published

Malaysia has right not to extradite Zakir Naik to India: PM Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad on Monday said that his country has the right not to extradite Islamic preacher Zakir Naik to India, since the fugitive evangelist claims he will not get a fair trial back..
IndiaTimes - Published

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