An introduction

Those of us that have studied Islam will have heard of  Zakir Naik, maybe watched some of his lectures or `debates’ on Youtube.  His official website introduces him in the following way:

A medical doctor by professional training, Dr Zakir Naik is renowned as a dynamic international orator on Islam and Comparative Religion. He is the President of Islamic Research Foundation, Mumbai, India. He is 49 years old. Dr Zakir clarifies Islamic viewpoints and clears misconceptions 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 popular for his critical analysis and convincing answers to challenging questions posed by audiences after his public talks.

You can read the full bio by following the embedded link.  It goes on the say of him:

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 Chicago, USA, on 1st April 2000 was a resounding success.

Not surprisingly his website proudly builds him up as an  ideologue (last paragraph) and this is an interesting choice of words.

Webster lists the simple definition as:

someone who very strongly supports and is guided by the ideology of a particular group

with a full definition

  • an impractical idealist :  theorist
  • an often blindly partisan advocate or adherent of a particular ideology


By David Wood

Originally posted 2016-08-17 11:54:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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David Wood is an American evangelical missionary and Christian apologist. He is currently head of the Acts 17 Apologetics Ministry. He is a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers and the Evangelical Philosophical Society. Wood has participated in numerous public debates with Muslims and atheists, usually in a public hall or in front of a university audience including Sunni Muslim apologist Shabir Ally. Wood was invited on several ABN shows, in inter-religious discussions against atheism and Islam, where among other things he regularly appears on the Aramaic Broadcasting Network.

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