- Huge turnout of attendees expected for the lecture
Dubai: The ongoing lecture series hosted as part of the activities of the 14th Dubai Ramadan Forum, organized by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in Dubai under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, will conclude on Sunday, Ramadan 18, 1436 AH, July 5, 2015 with a lecture in English by Dr. Zakir Naik.
The lecture, entitled ‘What is the Purpose of our Life?’, will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)- Zabeel Hall, from 10:30 pm till midnight.
Dr. Zakir Naik is a highly popular Indian Islamic preacher and a medical doctor by training. He has lectured on Islam and comparative religions all around the world to packed audiences, and was ranked 62 in the list of the ‘500 Most Influential Muslims in the World’ published by George Washington University in the year 2011 and 2012. Dr. Naik is also the president of the Islamic Research Foundation, Mumbai. He is known for his uncanny ability to quote extensively from the Holy Qur’an and other religious scriptures.
Dr Naik studied under the tutelage of renowned Islamic scholar Dr Ahmed Deedat, who was so impressed with the knowledge and ability of his disciple that he called him ‘Deedat Plus’, and said to him: “My son; you have achieved in four years what I spent forty years to achieve”.
Dr Naik says that his objective is to “focus on the educated Muslim youth, who feel that their religion is outdated or feel that it embarrasses them.” Over the past decade and more, Dr Naik has inspired hundreds of people from all over the world to embrace the religion of Islam.
Dr Naik is the founder and president of Peace TV, the Islamic channel with the largest viewership of any religious channel in the world. Founded in 2006, Peace TV English has been telecast to more than 150 countries around the world, including Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and North America, and has an estimated viewership of over 100 million. In 2009, its sister channel Peace TV Urdu was launched, followed by the launch of Peace TV Bangla in 2011. Dr Naik plans to expand the Peace TV network to cover the ten major languages of the world.
The 14th Dubai Ramadan Forum has attracted support from many strategic partners.