Zakir Abdul Karim Naik (born 18 October, 1965) is an Indian Muslim public speaker, and writer on the subject of Islam and comparative religion. By profession, he is a medical doctor, attaining a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from Maharashtra, but since 1991 he has started getting involved in Islamic proselytism (da'wah) and Comparative Religion part-time. For few years he continued his practice as a Doctor and was also doing part-time "Da'wah". Since 1997 he started doing Da'wah full-time. He states that his main goal is to revive the crucial fundamentals of Islam in the context of modernity.
Zakir Naik is the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), which is a non-profit organization that owns and broadcasts the free-to-air global Peace TV channel from Mumbai, India.