World renowned Islamic scholar Dr. Zakir Abdul-Karim Naik who is based in Mumbai India is to pay a visit to Sri Lanka on the invitation of the 'Association of Muslim Youth of Sailan (Jammiyathush Shabab) on May 23.
He will deliver a public lecture at the Sugathadasa outdoor stadium on the same day at 6.30 p.m. on the theme "Peace through religion".
A medical doctor by professional training, Dr. Naik is renowned as a dynamic international orator on comparative religion.
The Indian Express last year ranked him among the "100 Most Powerful Indians in 2009". In the special list of the "Top 10 Spiritual Gurus of India" Dr. Naik was ranked No. 3, by the newspaper after Baba Ramdev and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. He was also listed in "The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World" published by the George Washington University, USA.