Fariq Naik, 28 years old, as the time of writing this article. However, he was born in 1994 to the world famous orator of Islam and Comparative religion, Dr Zakir Naik. He has completed his A level (CIE, UK), at Islamic International School & Junior College – Mumbai.
Alhamdulillah! At 13 years, he became a Hafiz-ul-Qur’an, while studying at school.
Since the tender age of 8, while on Da’wah trips with his father, Fariq started giving short talks in English and Arabic in front of thousands of people in Chennai, Pune, Dubai, Italy, Trinidad and other cities of the world. In 2003, at age 9, he addressed over 50,000 people in Srinagar and a larger audience in Hyderabad in 2006, at age 12.
After his brief presentations on Peace TV, he has been invited to give talks on Islam in different parts of the world including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Italy, Sri Lanka and Maldives. These travels and his several trips to the Holy cities of Makkah and Madinah in Saudi Arabia have broadened his understanding for International Da’wah work.
Fariq is also an accomplished Sportsman particularly in Football, Swimming, Karate and Judo. He has won the school’s “Best Sports Boy Trophy” for five consecutive years, Alhamdulillah. He also has a black belt in Taekwondo & Karate.
Along with formal worldly Education, he aims to master Arabic and specialize in Islamic knowledge. He hopes to, In sha Allah, follow in his father’s footsteps and excel in Da’wah work.
He was the youngest speaker, at 15 years, amongst the over 30 Islamic speakers that came from 15 different countries in one of the world’s largest International Islamic Da’wah Conference, “Peace-The Solution for Humanity” held in November 2009 in Mumbai, India.
Fariq is presently doing his further Islamic Studies in Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Fariq is an inspiration for the youth being the youngest regular speaker on Peace TV and appears once a week in the programme, “Teens Star.”