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Monday, March 12, 2012

Dr. Zakir Naik inaugurates Darussalam bookstore in Riyadh

RIYADH: The Islamic Research Foundation(IRF) owned Peace TV will start Arabic Channel from next year. A major Islamic satellite channel Peace TV already has a viewer ship of over 100 million viewers across the world. The 24-hour Arabic language Islamic channel will be dedicated for the Arabic speaking viewers around the world. 

President of the India-based Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) and internationally renowned scholar Dr. Zakir Naik disclosed this in Riyadh this week. 

Dr. Naik was in Riyadh to inaugurate a book store of Daarussalam Publications at Riyadh Avenue Mall in Riyadh. 

There are more than 60 Arabic channels today but the Peace TV channel will be unique in content and technology. The new channel will have access to the world's 300 million native Arabic speakers, he added. He said the new channel would be a respected global media outlet presenting Islam and removing misconceptions about Muslims and the Islamic world. 

Dr. Zakir Naik said the IRF has planned to open two world-class international Islamic schools in Riyadh and Jeddah. These schools will be run based on the model of his Mumbai-based school, he noted. 

He was felicitated at a dinner reception hosted in Riyadh on Wednesday by Rashid Ali Sheikh, an Indian businessman and social worker. Another reception in his honor was hosted by Abdul Malik Mujahid, Darussalam managing director and it was attended by a large number of diplomats, businessmen and Saudi as well as non-Saudi officials.