Farhat Naik, wife of well known Islamic speaker Dr Zakir Naik who recently conducted a talk on ‘Misconceptions of Islam’ in Male’, has been admitted in ADK Hospital after falling from a banana boat yesterday.
Spokesperson for the Islamic Ministry Sheikh Ahmadulla Jameel said that Mrs Naik was not injured but was unable to swim and so was admitted to ADK as a precaution.
”She was not injured,” Ahmadulla said, ”but we brought her Male’ because she might have been injured as she did not know how to swim, and she is a very special guest for Maldivians.”
”She will be discharged today very soon,” he added. ”Dr Zakir Naik and his family will depart today.”
Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam said that police had also been informed of the case.
He confirmed the incident had taken place on a resort but declined to give further details upon a request by the Islamic Ministry.
A staff member working at Coco Palm Boduhithi Island resort meanwhile confirmed that the incident happened yesterday afternoon. He said that she suffered no injuries.
Dr Zakir Naik and his family arrived to the Maldives on May 25 and was due to leave on May 31. Naik delivered two speeches during his stay in the Maldives, which attracted over 10,000 people. His wife also spoke on Islam last week.