IS NON-VEGETARIAN FOOD PERMITTED OR PROHIBITED FOR A HUMAN BEING?
Between Dr. Zakir Naik and Mr. Rashmibhai Zaveri
(Patkar Hall, Mumbai, India, 9th May, 1999)
The topic of this morning's debate is... 'Is Non-Vegetarian food permitted or prohibited for a human being?' It is not... 'Whether Vegetarian food or Non-Vegetarian food - which is healthy or which is better?' If I prove that 'an Apple' is better than 'a Mango'... that does not mean 'Mango', is prohibited. This statement is sufficient to end the dialogue for me, but I have to reply.
DR. ZAKIR NAIK - PRESIDENT, IRF
A medical doctor by professional training, Dr. Zakir Naik is renowed as a dynamic international orator on Islam and Comparative Religion. Dr. Zakir Naik clarifies Islamic viewpoints and clears misconceptionsDr. Zakir Naik about Islam, using the Qur'an, authentic Hadith and other religious Scriptures as a basis, in conjunction with reason, logic and scientific facts. He is 41 years old.
Dr. Zakir is popular for his critical analysis and convincing answers to challenging questions posed by audiences after his public talks. In the last 6 years (by the year 2002), Dr. Zakir Naik has delivered moDr. Zakir Naikre than 600 public talks in the U.S.A., Canada, U.K., Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, South Africa, Mauritius, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hongkong, Thailand, Guyana (South America) and many other countries, in addition to numerous public talks in India.Dr. Zakir Naik
He has successfully participated in several symposia and dialogues with prominent personalities of other faiths. His public dialogue with Dr. William Campbell (of USA), on the topic, "The Qur'an and the Bible in the light of Science" held in city of Chicago, U.S.A., on April 1, 2000 was a resounding success.
Sheikh AhDr. Zakir Naikmed Deedat, the world famous orator on Islam and Comparative Religion, who had called Dr. Zakir, "Deedat plus" in 1994, presented a plaque in May 2000 awarded to Dr. Zakir Abdul-Karim Naik for his achievement in the field of Da'wah and the study of Comparative Religion with the engraving "Son what you have done in 4 years had taken me 40 years to accomplish, Alhamdullilah."Dr. Zakir Naik
Dr. Zakir Naik appears regularly on many international T.V. Channels in more than 100 countries of the world. He is regularly invited for T.V. and Radio interviews. More than a hundred of his talks, dialogues, debates and symposia are available on video cassettes, video CDs and audio cassettes. He has authored books on Islam and Comparative Religion.
DR. ZAKIR ABDUL-KARIM NAIK
ISLAMIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
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BIRTH DATE & PLACE
October 18, 1965 in Mumbai, India
Islamic Da'wah (Propagation of Islam)
1. President, Islamic Research Foundation, Mumbai
2. Chairman, I.R.F. Educational Trust, Mumbai
3. President, Islamic Dimensions, Mumbai
1. St. Peter's High School (I.C.S.E.), Mumbai
2. Kishinchand Chellaram College, Mumbai
3. Topiwala National Medical College, Nair Hospital, Mumbai
M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), University of Mumbai
Hundreds of Public Lectures (usually followed by Open Question and Answer Sessions) given internationally, of which more than a 100 are available on audio and video cassettes
DA'WAH TRAINING PROGRAMMES
Conducted several Da'wah Training Programmes including International Da'wah Training Programme for training Muslims to effectively convey the message of Islam
FIELDS OF INTEREST
* Studies in Comparative Religion * Medicine * Humanitarian, Social, Moral, Educational and Economic Welfare activities
DA'WAH LECTURE TOURS ABROAD TO
U.S.A., Canada, Britain, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, U.A.E., South Africa, Botswana, Singapore, Guyana, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Other Countries
BOOKS AUTHORED BY DR. ZAKIR NAIK
1. REPLIES TO THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED BY NON-MUSLIMS
2. QUR'ÂN AND MODERN SCIENCE - Compatible Or Incompatible
3. CONCEPT OF GOD IN MAJOR RELIGIONS
4. ISLAM AND TERRORISM
5. WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN ISLAM - Protected Or Subjugated?
6. AL-QUR'ÂN - Should it be Read with Understanding?
7. IS THE QUR'ÂN GOD'S WORD?