Indian preacher Dr. Zakir Naik conferred Malaysia’s top award
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, the King and Head of State of Malaysia, conferred upon the Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik the prestigious “Tokoh Ma’al Hijrah Distinguished Personality International Award for the Year 2013” for his services to Islam in particular, and humanity at large.
Along with him, former minister in Malaysian Prime Minister’s Office Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Zainal Abidin was awarded the national-level Tokoh Ma’al Hijrah award for the year 2013.
Both the awards were given at a special ceremony at Putrajaya International Convention Centre in Malaysia on 5 November. Also present on the occasion was Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansur.
Dr. Zakir Naik (48) is the founder of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) and Peace TV. He is a graduate in medicine and surgery from University of Bombay. He was recently awarded Islamic Personality of the year award for 2013 by United Arab Emirate (UAE).