Islamic Research Foundation (IRF)


In 1991 he founded the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) which is a non profit organization, making charitable trust and as its Chairman, he actively promotes Islamic understanding through television channels, radio programs, and the internet and through the written word. The aim of the foundation is to get rid of misconceptions about Islam and he does this through his intensive knowledge about the Quran and the Hadith. DVDs and video recordings of his lectures and debates are available on

He is also the chairman of the IRF Educational Trust, and the president of Islamic Dimensions. IRF is a non-profit Islamic organization that owns and broadcasts the free-to-air TV channel network Peace TV from Mumbai, India.

The Islamic International School (IIS), Mumbai is also managed by the IRF Educational Trust which imparts the best of education in an Islamic environment for the children.

IRF uses modern technology for its activities, wherever feasible. Its presentation of Islam reach millions of people worldwide through international satellite T.V. channels, cable T.V. networks, internet and the print media. IRF’s activities and facilities provide the much needed understanding about the truth and excellence of Islamic teachings – based on the glorious Quran and authentic Hadith, as well as adhering to reasons, logic and scientific facts.

192 thoughts on “Islamic Research Foundation (IRF)

  1. Dear Mr. Zakir,

    Respectfully I would like to state that, this is Jamshid Nazari living in Costa Rica (Central America) and my questions is as below.

    Costa Rica as located in Central America and has very few Muslim people and can tell you around less then 5 % that mostly in Capital (San Jose).

    I’m leaving with my wife and our kid in one of its provinces called Alajuela which is far from capital and we are the only Muslim family. We have an amazing problem here, in all provinces of this country only one restaurant in capital selling Halal meat and Halal food, but the point is here, this Muslim brother sells the chicken,meat and the food very expensive then non-Islamic restaurants and markets; for example: if we buy two complete chickens from him will be costed around 22 or 24 $ but if we buy chicken from non-islamic markets with this money, we can get 4 or 5 chickens.

    We would like to ask this question from the professors in your Islamic institute or university that can we buy and eat the chicken or beef meat from non Islamic super markets? As my wife asked same question from two Muslim professors in Egypt and Spain, they replied yes and they said; you can use the chicken and beef meat from non Islamic super-markets for these reasons.

    1. You don’t have more options to buy Hala meat, only one restaurant which is located in another province and at the same time he sells very expensive. Therefore, you can buy from non Islamic supermarket and while cooking say Allah o Akbar and Besmullah e Rehman e Rahim. But one of my friends in Afghanistan that he done his Islamic education in Al-Azhar in Egypt rejected this and said; if in the time we scarify the cow or chicken we don’t say Allaho Akbar, the meat will be Haram and later saying Allah o Akbar on dead body of Animal is meaningless.

    We need very carefully advise.

    Sent from my iPhone

    Best Regards,

    Jamshid Nazari CR||


  2. Assalam o alaikum sir I am Awais I am live in Lahore in Pakistan I admissions Islamic schools but I am poor man but my is a poor man please answer me I admission Islamic schools


  3. Assalamu yalaikum Sir
    I am Noor Mohammad shaikh(zamzam is my nickname) from India . Sir I shall be always say about my life that (I obey your valuable reference and follow Quran and ‘sunnah’ of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and I also adore of Allah). I pray to Allah so that He give you to Jannat. English is not my mother tongue so if I made any mistake to write this then forgive me. At last I kindly request you that the valuable enunciation of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) send me




  5. Good morning Mr zakir
    Every time I watch you I pray to my God Keeping you save and your still alive to Help non Muslim and make the truth clear to other people I’m from Egypt and burned Muslim.
    Why website IRF not working?
    I hope see you in Egypt soon
    في حفظ الله دائما


  6. Asslaam o Alaikum Dear doctor..
    Sir i am from Pak. May Allah give u a long healthy life.
    I recently watched ur video when u came in Pak.
    U mention in that clip that
    “A man can trim his beard after 1 fist of growth”
    And u further said there are 11 Hadees on it.
    So plz can u mention any 2,3 Authentic refrences on it??
    I waiting jazakAllah shukran


  7. Dear Dr.Zakir Naik,
    Its the first time that i am following you from Germany. I need informations on creation of the world from Hazrat Adam till Hazrat Mohammad pbuh but after so much struggel i could find a few but not my all answers. Could you please give refrences of books through website or internet that i access to it? unfortunatly here in Germany I have the lack of islamic hard copy of books. Many thanks.


  8. assalamualikum dr. zakir sir.
    I am sohel rana sohag from bangladesh.
    I am a muslim boy.
    I am a student of B.SC in textile Engineering.
    I would like to say you a question that, if I download or copy your video from official site and only main thinks of video (like question & answer) I published on my youtube channel that is halal. If it is halal please parmetion me for do this. I want to promotion of Islam.

    I am looking your reply.

    ……..thank you dr. zakir naik sir………

    sohel rana sohag


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