Wanted in India, Naik set to rebuild empire in friendly Malaysia

Source: Free Malaysia Today

After evading authorities in India, the controversial preacher has made a lakeside condominium in Putrajaya his new base, where he meets like-minded prominent individuals.


Zakir Naik is hounded by his fans after Friday prayers at the Putrajaya mosque.

PUTRAJAYA: Friday prayers at the Putrajaya mosque have just ended. As worshippers rush to beat the fast building traffic congestion outside, a small crowd begins to gather at the back row of the main prayer hall.

The excitement at the end of the weekly congregation here is almost a ritual now. Their focus is Zakir Naik, India’s most controversial Muslim preacher.

Naik is wanted in different ways in India and Malaysia.

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