By RIYADH: GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN, ARAB NEWS STAFF
Darussalam, a Riyadh-based multilingual publishing house, has announced plans to launch a glossy English magazine for children that is rich in Islamic content, and drawings and pictures depicting religious values.
The magazine, “Shining Star,” will be the first such printed journal of its kind to be published from Saudi Arabia and distributed globally in an attractive fun format that will fascinate children of all ages.
Dr. Zakir Naik, chief of the Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), and Abdul Malik Mujahid, general manager of Darussalam, announced the publishing house’s plans for the magazine at a recent press conference in Riyadh on Tuesday.
The press meet was preceded by a lecture on Islam and the media delivered by Naik, the doctor-turned-Islamic preacher who presides over Peace TV channel watched by millions of viewers across the world. Naik’s forte lies in his scholarly lectures and ability to defend Islam.
A scholar of comparative religion, Naik highlights tenets of major world religions to promote peaceful co-existence.
Naik appreciated the interfaith dialogue initiative of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, saying the initiative has had great impact on the institutions and people of diverse faiths.
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