Zakir Naik was born in Mumbai, India, in 1965. He is President of the Islamic Research Foundation and Chairman of the IRF Educational Trust in Mumbai. He graduated from the University of Mumbai, where he obtained degrees in medicine and surgery. He is interested in Islam and comparative religion, medicine, and social and economic welfare campaigns. He is an internationally renowned da‘iyah (caller to Allah, God the Creator) and has travelled to Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, several gulf states, and other countries around the world. He has written several books on Islam, science, and comparative religion, and is in the process of authoring many other books for non-Muslims who are interested in Islam.
Yusuf Estes is loved very much by young and old alike. They call him the "Funny Shaikh". Children and adults of all faiths delight hearing him entertain while presenting the pure message of Islam. His story “Priests & Preachers Enter Islam” is truly amazing. You laugh and cry at the same time. He was raised in a strong Christian home, educated in Texas and became successful owning music stores, TV shows and used his talents for piano and organ as a music minister while preaching the Bible. His book "Bible: A Closer Look" is online at:BibleIslam.com He served as Delegate to United Nations Peace Summit for Religious Leaders and U.S. Federal chaplain from 1994 until 2000. His lectures in universities, institutions, military and public venues are for all faiths: Muslim, Hindu, Christian and Jewish alike. Many preachers, priests and rabbis have complimented his way of presenting a fresh and enlightening picture of the world’s fastest growing religion - Islam. He works to share Islam and its correct message with our youth, new Muslims and others in simple English terms, and he makes it fun and easy to understand, while referring to Quran and teachings of Islam. Shaikh Yusuf brings many new people to Islam using straight talk and humor, while answering many of the harsh attacks against Islam and the Muslims. He makes it fun and easy for all to understand.