Those who know about Zakir Naik, please share your thoughts on why you think he appeals to such a large group of Muslims. What about him do you think attracts these people, whether it's temporarily (as in the case of those who love him at first and then stop following him after a while for whatever reasons) or permanently?
Please share your thoughts (this feels like a repetition, but I don't have time to look above and change it. hmph). I need 'em desperately for my thesis 'cause a section of it is dedicated to his audience.
Anything you have to say will be greatly appreciated.
For those who don't know him, or don't know much about him, he's an Indian in his mid-40s who is a medical doctor by training but has gained a reputation as a "scholar of Islam" (and other religions) because of his lectures on Islam. Just type his name in Youtube, and you'll get a ton of his lectures. You may also check the following links for more information.
Zakir Naik on Women in Politics
I Love Zakir Naik (.com)
Why Muslims Hate Zakir Naik So Much
Some comments about him
Thank you in advance for your input, folks! They're much needed -- and desperately so!