SHAFAQNA – Reports said ” An Indian preacher received Saudi Arabia prizes on Sunday, for “service to Islam.” Zakir Naik, president of the Islamic Research Foundation in India, was one of five recipients of the King Faisal International Prize from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman during a ceremony at a luxury Riyadh hotel.” Naik was honoured for being one of the most renowned non-Arabic speaking promoters of Islam.
AFP news reported ” He founded the Peace TV channel, billed as the world’s only channel specialising in comparative religion. It has an estimated English-language audience exceeding 100 million, according to his award citation. “Islam is the only religion that can bring peace to the whole of humanity,” he said in a video biography aired at the ceremony.” In 2010 Naik was reportedly barred from entering Britain after the Home Secretary cited “numerous comments” which showed his “unacceptable behaviour”. Naik told Sunday’s ceremony that he would donate all of his $200,000 prize money to Peace TV.
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