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Zakir Naik's aides Arshi Qureshi and Rizwan Khan booked by Mumbai police
India

Zakir Naik's aides Arshi Qureshi and Rizwan Khan booked by Mumbai police

Two of controversial preacher Zakir Naik's aides — Arshi Qureshi and Rizwan Khan — have been booked by the Mumbai police for forceful conversion and radicalisation

Zakir Naik case: Mumbai police closes in on preacher as single link remains to be established
Mumbai

Zakir Naik case: Mumbai police closes in on preacher as single link remains to be established

Investigating agencies like the NIA, ATS, and the crime branch and special team of the Mumbai Police are very close to the pointing fingers at Zakir Naik

Zakir Naik slaps Arnab Goswami with Rs 500-crore defamation notice for running ‘hate campaign’
India

Zakir Naik slaps Arnab Goswami with Rs 500-crore defamation notice for running ‘hate campaign’

Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, has slapped a Rs 500-crore defamation case against Times Now editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami for running a “hate campaign” and “media trial” against him.

Zakir Naik's IRF’s alleged Islamic State connection makes a strong case for action against preacher
India

Zakir Naik's IRF’s alleged Islamic State connection makes a strong case for action against preacher

Naik’s claims that his speeches never supported terrorism and instead ‘dealt with communal harmony’ do not hold much water.

Official of Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation arrested for links with Islamic State
India

Official of Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation arrested for links with Islamic State

Kerala Police on Monday claimed Arshi Qureshi, Guest Relations officer of Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation, who was arrested from Mumbai last week in connection with a missing Kerala woman, has links with terror outfit Islamic State.

Missing Kerala youths: Police probe hints involvement of Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation
India

Missing Kerala youths: Police probe hints involvement of Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation

Kerala Police hope that the interrogation of Qureshi may help them get definite clues regarding the whereabouts of the missing people. However, they have hinted that Qureshi may not be the sole person involved.

Trial or portrayal: Will media hoopla divert Zakir Naik's case from the real issue?
India

Trial or portrayal: Will media hoopla divert Zakir Naik's case from the real issue?

Naik has accused the Indian media of conducting trials against him. It is, of course, worth pondering and soul-searching.

Zakir Naik’s praise of Modi govt is self-serving, he just wants to save himself from the law
India

Zakir Naik’s praise of Modi govt is self-serving, he just wants to save himself from the law

In his speeches, Naik implies that everyone should embrace the ‘one true religion’ and come to the path of righteousness.

Arshid Qureshi's Zakir Naik link: Kerala's Islamic State recruiter worked at preacher's foundation
India

Arshid Qureshi's Zakir Naik link: Kerala's Islamic State recruiter worked at preacher's foundation

Arshid Qureshi, who was arrested on the charges of recruiting Kerala youths for the Islamic State, is a guest relations officer at Zakir Naik's foundation

Zakir Naik and Salafism: Why Islamic scholars can dismantle influence of extremist theology
India

Zakir Naik and Salafism: Why Islamic scholars can dismantle influence of extremist theology

The basic question that must not be overlooked is that why Naik has been trying to lure the Indian Muslims, anchored in an age-old traditional Sufi Islam, into professing and practicing the pernicious theology of Salafism.

Zakir Naik to address press conference through Skype on 14 July
India

Zakir Naik to address press conference through Skype on 14 July

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has announced that he will hold a press conference on Thursday, 14 July, in Mumbai.

Govt must tackle the Zakir Naik problem with tact, caution and vision
India

Govt must tackle the Zakir Naik problem with tact, caution and vision

In this age of internet and the reach of social media, any information battle — be it the Islamic State's online recruiting strategy or Zakir Naik's regressive ideology —cannot be won by using tools of conventional warfare.

Bangladesh govt does not believe I inspired terror attack: Zakir Naik
World

Bangladesh govt does not believe I inspired terror attack: Zakir Naik

Zakir Naik, who is facing heat over his terror ridden speech, claimed that no Bangladesh government official had said that he inspired the act of terrorism.

Zakir Naik's Peace TV has no licence in India; govt to take strict action
India

Zakir Naik's Peace TV has no licence in India; govt to take strict action

Zakir Naik is all over the news after two of the attackers in the Dhaka attacks were found to have been influenced by him. The Islamic preacher has now come under the scanner of the Indian government.

'Every Muslim should be a terrorist': Zakir Naik and six of his most provocative statements
India

'Every Muslim should be a terrorist': Zakir Naik and six of his most provocative statements

In the past too, Zakir Naik has made many a statements that created quite a flutter in India and across the world.

Zakir Naik is an Islamic supremacist; speaks of sex slaves, suicide bombing
India

Zakir Naik is an Islamic supremacist; speaks of sex slaves, suicide bombing

Islamic tele-evangelist Zakir Naik is once again in the news. And it comes as no surprise that this time too it is for all the wrong reasons.