Dr. Zakir Abdul-Karim Naik (b. 1965 in Mumbai, India) is President of Islamic Research Foundation in Mumbai and also Chairman of the Indian Research Foundation Educational Trust. He was actually trained as an M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) at the University of Mumbai, however he is now a public speaker and writer on the subject of Islam and comparative religion. His research interests are in studies in comparative religion, medicine, and humanitarian, social, moral, educational, economic and welfare activities.