The Sunday EXPRESS, dated
31st January 2010, published The Indian Express list
of the “100 MOST POWERFUL INDIANS IN 2010” amongst
the Billion Plus population of India, wherein:-
1) Dr. ZAKIR NAIK is ranked No. 89.
2) From amongst the few Muslims in this list of 100,
Dr. ZAKIR NAIK is the ONLY MUSLIM ISLAMIC PREACHER /
SCHOLAR / ORATOR. The others being a Political
Secretary, a Politician, a Government Official, a
Business Magnet and 3 Film Personalities.
3) Amongst the “Spiritual/Religious Gurus” though he
was the only Muslim and No. 3 in 2009 list, this
year (2010) Dr. Zakir Naik TOPPED the List of
Spiritual / Religious Gurus at No. 89, for preaching
of Islam, followed by Jaggi Vasudev (at No. 94, for
his trees planting work), Baba Ramdev (at No. 99,
for his Yoga work) and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (at No.
100, for his Sudarshan Kriya breathing technique
In the 2nd Most Populous country in the world,
having more than 80% Non-Muslim population, India, a
Muslim ‘preacher of Islam’ like Dr. Zakir Naik is
ranked practically the most powerful
“Spiritual/Religious Guru” is mainly due to Allah (swt)
and His Grace and Mercy.
4) Dr. Zakir Naik was recently also selected and
listed in “The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the
World” (without rankings) published by the George
Washington University, USA. .
Enclosed alongwith are Photocopies of extract from
the “Indian Express List of 100 Most Powerful
Indians in 2010”, for your reference.
Dr. Zakir Naik says:-
“All Praises are due to Allah (swt) and the great
efforts and sacrifices of our last and final
messenger Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the eloquent
Message of Islam for the entire humanity. I am
merely a humble servant of Allah striving in His
Way, by His Grace, for His Deen as per His Guidance.
I pray Allah (swt) continues to guide and help me
and the whole Muslim Ummah in overcoming our
limitations and increase the “IMAAN” and “STRIVING”
in us for Islam and its proper understanding and
following the world over”.