Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Dr Zakir Nail Won King Faisal International Prize 2015
Renowned preacher Dr Zakir Naik, who is president of Islamic Research Foundation of India, won the 2015 King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) for Service to Islam. Makkah governor Prince Khalid Al-Faisal and KFIP secretary general Abdullah Al-Othaimeen announced the names of the winners at Al-khozama entre. Two acclaimed scholars of chemistry, Professor Mwannes Yaghi from the United States and Professor Michael Gratzel from Switzerland were declared co-winners in Science category (Chemistry). The award for Islamic studies went to Dr Abdul Aziz Bin Abdur Rahman Kaki, consultant Madinah Development Authority. According to the citation read out by Al-Othaimeen, Dr Naik has become a renowned authority on comparative religion. "He has found a TV channel called Peace TV, which remains the only channel in the world specialized in comparative religion with huge audience profile," said the citation.