Fariq Naik, 25 years of age, is the son of the world-famous orator on Islaam and Comparative religion, Dr Zakir Naik. He has completed his A Levels (CIE, UK) at Islamic International School & Junior College, Mumbai.
Alhamdulillaah, Fariq became a Haafidh of the Qur’aan at the age of 13, while studying at school.
At 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 Islaam in different parts of the world, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Italy, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Mauritius, Gambia, Trinidad and other countries. These travels 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, Alhamdulillaah. He is also a black belt in Taekwondo and Karate.
Along with formal worldly education, he aims to master Arabic and specialize in Islaamic knowledge. He hopes to, In Shaa Allaah, follow in his father’s footsteps and excel in Da’wah work.
Fariq 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 Islaamic conferences, the International Islaamic Da’wah Conference, “Peace - The Solution for Humanity” held in November 2009 in Mumbai, India.
Fariq has completed his Arabic Language Diploma and is presently in his final stage of Bachelor’s studies in Sharee’ah 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. He appears once a week in the programme, “Teen’s Star.”