Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Maldives awaiting the great scholar of comparative religion – Dr Zakir Naik

Dr Zakir Naik is a household name in Maldives. He is renowned for his debating skills, his photographic memory and vast knowledge of various religions. It is a great and long overdue honor that this scholar visits this brotherly nation.
Efforts are underway to make this visit a great success. The Ministry of Islamic Affairs is collaborating with a large number of NGOs in addition to media and various government agencies. The main speech will be held in the “Kulhivaru Ekuveni” grounds and accommodation will be made for a gathering of 10, 000. The speech will last 3 hours and will be on the topic “misconceptions about Islam”.
Dr Zakir’s visit is expected to ruffle some feathers here. It will cause anguish to the anti Islamic people within and outside the establishment. We hope that they do not resort to desperate and cowardly measures like they did during the recent visit by Dr Bilal Philips.