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Dr. Zakir Naik chosen for Islamic Personality of the year award
Sunday July 28, 2013 2:30 AM, ummid.com News Network

For the first time in its 17-year history, the Dubai International Holy Quran Award, on Friday night changed the Islamic Personality of the Year and decided to confer the coveted award on noted Islamic scholar Dr. Zakir Naik instead of Grand Imam of Al Azhar Dr Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayyeb.

The last minute change has been made on Dr. Al Tayyeb's request due to the unstable situation in Egypt.

"Due to the unstable situations and political unrest in Egypt, the award organising committee has decided to postpone honouring Dr Al Tayyeb to later years in response to his request", Chairman of the organising committee of the award Ibrahim Bu Melha said.

"Instead, the award has chosen the popular Indian scholar Dr Zakir Naik as the Islamic Personality of the Year in appreciation to his tireless effort in the service of Islam and Quran", Khaleej Times quoted Inrahim as saying.

Dr Zakir, who is also a surgeon, is the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation. He has written two books on Islam and comparative religion. He is regarded as an exponent of the Salafi ideology.

In an interview with Khaleej Times last year, Dr Naik said all of his children - one son, 18, and two daughters, 16 and 14, have memorised the Holy Quran in full, have black belts, speak Arabic fluently, and study Islamic sciences. They are combining religious and world knowledge together.

"My son is even better than me; I only give lectures in English and Urdu, but he additionally speaks Arabic and sign language fluently. He also fully memorised the Quran unlike me. Also, my wife is giving Dawa in English and Urdu. Thanks to Allah, all my family members are calling from Islam", he said.

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