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Ahmed Hoosen Deedat Gujarati: Deedat established the IPCI, an international Islamic missionary organisation, and wrote several widely distributed booklets on Islam and Christianity. He was awarded the King Faisal International Prize in for his fifty years of missionary work. He wrote and lectured in English. At the age of 9, Deedat left India to join his father in what is now known as Kwazulu-Natal.

His mother died only a few months after his departure. Arriving in South Africa, Deedat applied himself with diligence to his studies, overcoming the language barrier and excelling in school, even getting promoted until he completed standard 6.

However, due to financial circumstances, he had to quit school and start working by the time he was the age of Inwhile working as a furniture salesman, he met a group of missionaries at a Christian seminary on the Natal South Coast who, during their efforts to convert people of Muslim faith, often accused the Islamic Prophet Muhammad of having “used the sword” to bring people to Islam.

Such accusations offended Deedat and created his interest in comparative religion. Deedat took a more active interest in religious debate after he came across the book Izhar ul-Haqq Truth Revealed[7] written by Rahmatullah Kairanawiwhile he was rummaging for reading material in his employer’s basement. The book had a profound effect on Deedat, who bought a Bible and held debates and discussions with trainee missionaries, whose questions he had previously been unable to answer.

He started attending Islamic study classes held by a local Muslim convert named Mr. Seeing the popularity of the classes, Mr. Fairfax offered to teach an extra session on the Bible and how to preach to Christians about Islam. Deedat’s first lecture, entitled “Muhammad: Messenger of Peace”, was delivered in to an audience of fifteen people at a Durban cinema named Avalon Cinema. The vast ornamental Jumma Mosque was a landmark site in the tourist-friendly city of Durban.

A program of luncheons, speeches and free hand-outs was created to give an increasingly large number of international tourists what was often their first look at Islam.

Deedat himself was one of the guides, hosting tourists and giving introductions to Islam and its relationship with Christianity.

Among Deedat’s close friends were Goolam Hoosein Vanker and Taahir Rasool, whom many refer to as ‘the unsung heroes of Deedat’s career’. Deedat then returned to Durban and expanded the IPC’s activities. By the early s Ahmed Deedat’s work was beginning to be known outside his native South Africa. His international profile grew inwhen he received the King Faisal Award for his services to Islam in the field of Dawah Islamic missionary activity. On the other hand, Deedat received heavy criticism from liberal Muslim groups in South Africa which felt he inaccurately represented Islam and was intolerant of people of other religions, including Christians, Hindus, Jews and Jains.


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Several monthly editions of the Muslim Digest of South Africa July, August, September, October in were almost entirely devoted to deedat Deedat’s stance and “his various dangerous activities”. Problems arose after the publication of From Hinduism to Islama critique of Hindu beliefs and practices. But now, they rejected Deedat and united with other South African Muslim organisations in denouncing his attacks on other religions.

He said that Rushdie “is a hypocrite and has blasphemed holy personalities. He should not be pardoned. In his last tour to Australia, the publicity qhmed from the presence of Deedat caused Franca Arenamember of the Legislative Council of the government of New South Wales to comment in her speech concerning racism:. On 3 MayAhmed Deedat suffered a stroke which left him paralysed from the choicr down because of a cerebral vascular accident affecting the brain stemleaving him unable to speak or swallow.

He learned to communicate through a series of eye-movements via a chart whereby he would form words and sentences by acknowledging letters read to him.

He spent the last nine years of his life in a bed in his home in South Africa, looked after by his wife, Hawa Deedat, encouraging people to engage in Da’wah proselytizing Islam.

He is buried at the Verulam cemetery. Following their debate, Deedat made defamatory personal remarks against Gilchrist that, after refusing to publicly apologise for, led to court action and him having to pay damages of R2 including court costs to Gilchrist.

Deedat’s first internationally well-known debate took place in Augustwhen he debated well-known Christian preacher Josh McDowell in Durban, South Africa. Ahmed Deedat debated with Palestinian Anis Cchoice several times. The first, entitled Is Jesus God?

The second debate was organised with much fanfare and again held in Birmingham on 7 Augustentitled The Quran or the Bible: Which Is God’s Word. Deedat debated with televangelist Jimmy Swaggart in November Abmed October and November Deedat toured Scandinavia, where he held three debates and several speeches. After Pope John Paul II had called for deeper mutual understanding, respect and dialogue with the Muslims, [30] Deedat challenged him in to a public debate in the Vatican Squarebut the Pope did not accept.

With funding from the Gulf states, [10] Deedat published and mass-produced over one dozen palm-sized booklets focusing on the following major themes. Often the same theme has several video lectures to its credit, having been delivered at different times and different places.

Capitalizing on his popularity in the Middle East following xeedat receipt of the King Faisal Award, Deedat secured a grant to print a collated volume of four of his popular booklets.

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Islam and Christianity were initially printed in April ; [36] this book was very popular in the s, available for free at many missionary outlets across North America. Subsequently, several printing houses offered to print more, and within two years anothercopies had been printed in several print runs across the Middle East. Later, a second paperback volume entitled The Choice: Volume Two containing six more of Deedat’s booklets was published.

This was widely sold at subsidised cost to the general public, and is often mentioned in Deedat’s speeches. Deedat also produced a booklet entitled “Al-Qur’an: However, this booklet was withdrawn after Dr. Khalifa disclosed some controversial beliefs, including his rejection of the entire Hadith literature of Islam. Rather his entire effort is directed at undermining and refuting Christian evangelism and arming Muslims against Christian attacks.


His fame is thus based not on the mastery of Islamic sciences but on his thoroughgoing knowledge of the Bible. Deedat’s debates and writings have been labelled a form of apologetics [4] by Lloyd V. Ridgeon, professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Glasgow. Deedat’s multitude of anti-Christiananti-Jewish and anti-Hindu videotapes have told us all that there is to be told about the other, and we are comfortable with that.

There are times, of course, when questions surface about the importance of correct dogma, about the importance of labels to a God whom we believe sees beyond labels and looks at the hearts of people. Instead of pursuing these questions, we hasten back and seek refuge in “the known. His supporters, among them his son maintain that he was “a promoter of free speech and dialogue,” [3] while Abdulkader Tayob of University of Cape Town comments that he was only responding to Christian proselytization in a manner that was “not good or bad – but worth reflecting on.

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The Choice: Islam and Christianity

Missionary Orator Public Speaker Writer. King Faisal International Prize Of course, other victims of racism are often Australians who are visibly choie, especially women who wear Muslim attire. While I condemn such attacks, I also condemn attacks against Christians by Muslims who come to Australia to sow the seed of religious hatred.

I am all for freedom of speech, but our leaders should show some understanding and, above all, respect for the views and beliefs of others. Australia can do without people like Sheik Deedat. I do not know why he came to Australia or why he adopted such a confrontationist approach on Good Friday at a big public meeting at Sydney Town Hall when he disparaged the Christian faith.

I certainly do not support such ahmd approach.