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Early Years 1918–1942Ahmed Deedat was born in the town of Tadkeshwar, Surat District, Gujarat, India in 1918. His father had emigrated to South Africa shortly after the birth of Ahmed Deedat. 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 16.In 1936, while working as a furniture salesman, he came across a group of missionaries at a Christian seminary on the Natal South Coast. The missionaries in their efforts to convert people of Muslim faith, would often accuse the Islamic Prophet Muhammad of having "used the sword" to bring people to Islam. Such accusations seemed to offend Deedat and were to form a major influence on Deedat's subsequent interest in comparative religion.Deedat took a more active interest in religious debate after he came across a book entitled "Izhar ul-Huqq" (Truth Revealed), written by Rahmatullah Kairanawi, found while he was rummaging for reading material in his employer's basement. This book chronicled the efforts of Christian missionaries in India from a century earlier. The book had a profound effect on Deedat and led to the purchase of his first Bible and holding of debates and discussions with trainee missionaries, whose questions he had previously been unable to answer.His foray into Bible Studies took a more serious turn when he started attending Islamic study classes held by a local Muslim convert named Mr. Fairfax. 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 and a few others were delighted at the opportunity. However, only a few months into the project, Mr. Fairfax had to pull out of his engagement, and Deedat, who was by this point quite knowledgeable about the Bible, took over teaching the class. Which he did for three whole years thereafter and later credited for expanding his horizons significantly towards missionary work.Early Missionary Work 1942–1956Deedat's first lecture, entitled "Muhammad: Messenger of Peace", was delivered in 1942 to an audience of fifteen people at a Durban movie theatre named Avalon Cinema. Over time, Deedat's popularity as a public speaker grew in Durban, to the point that he was invited to speak in other cities in South Africa. A decade later he was filling City halls with audiences numbering in the thousands in cities such as Johannesburg and Cape Town.A major vehicle of Deedat's early missionary activity was the 'Guided Tours' of the Jumma Mosque in Durban. The vast ornamental Jumma Mosque was a landmark site in the tourist friendly city of Durban. A sophisticated program of luncheons, speeches and free hand-outs was created to give an increasingly large number of international tourists often their first look at Islam. Deedat himself featured as one of the guides, hosting tourists and giving succinct introductions to the Islamic Religion and the relationship between Islam and Christianity.IPCI and as-Salaam 1956–1986By 1956, missionary work in the form of frequent public speaking engagements and the popular guided tours of the Jumma Masjid had begun to pay dividends. Enquiries about Islam from the general public in South Africa had started to pour in at an increasing rate. Soon it became apparent that working from the mosque office was not going to be sufficient to handle the demand for literature and to facilitate an increasing number of people showing more than simply tourist level interest in Islam.Among Deedat's close friends were Goolam Hoosein Vanker and Taahir Rasool, whom many refer to as 'the unsung heroes of
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Islamic scholar and theologian Ahmed Deedat is renowned for his ability to interpret and understand the teachings of both Islam and Christianity. In his acclaimed work, The Choice, Deedat's expertise in both religions shines as he explores the differences between the two faiths and provides insights into the debate around them. This book has received numerous awards and has been printed in multiple languages, with millions of copies in circulation worldwide.
This booklet refutes the crucifixion from the Islamic point of view....
Explore the intersection of Islam and Christianity through the eyes of a renowned debator with this unique set of books. Written by Ahmed Deedat, founder of the Islamic Propogation Centre in South Africa, this collection of his most popular series of booklets examines Jesus as a prophet teaching the Unity of God, and the historical collapse of Christianity as it abandoned his teaching. Covering the Gospel of Barnabas, the Gospel of Hermes, the Shephard, early and later Unitarian Christians, Jesus in the Gospels and in the Qur'an and Hadith, this work is a must-read for anyone interested in the roots of religion.
Discover the incredible evidence behind Al-Qur'an, the Last Testament in this incredible book "The Miracle of Miracles." Delve into its text, scope, infallibility, and authenticity in this brief exposition. Read for free online and uncover the wonders of Al-Qur'an.
Discover the life of Prophet Mohammed through the eyes of a Westerner turned Muslim. The Last Prophet to the world, Mohammed's story shows the power of persistence and the realization of the divine within oneself. Don't let hatred blind you to the truth - take a glimpse into the life of Mohammed and see for yourself what he stood for.
The Choice: Islam and Christianity Volume One...
Discover the true name of God in this thought-provoking book by Ahmed Deedat. Using Islamic, Christian, and Jewish sources, the author delves into the eternal question, "What is His Name?" Explore the different perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of the divine creator.
Discover the ultimate miracle of Al Quran with Ahmed Deedat's groundbreaking book. Through the power of mathematics, Deedat provides irrefutable physical evidence of the infallible word of God found within the pages of the Quran. It's a fascinating and thought-provoking read for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of religion and spirituality.
Combat Kit Against Bible Thumpers By Ahmed Deedat...
This book challenges readers to question their faith and scrutinize opposing views. With thought-provoking prose, the author encourages individuals to exercise their mental muscles and examine religion with a critical eye. Through personal experience, the author shares the importance of exploring different religions and not accepting anything at face value. This book reminds readers of the danger of false prophets and well-dressed lies propagated in the name of religion. It encourages a realization of the divine within oneself and a rejection of idol worship.
Resurrection or Resuscitation? by Ahmed Deedat
The Choice by Ahmed Deedat
Combat Kit by Ahmed Deedat
The Choice Islam and Christianity Volume One Volume One Volume Two All 3 Volumes by Ahmed Deedat
It Is about Islam by Ahmed Deedat, Dr.Zakir Naik, Mr.Faisal Fahim
The Message by Ahmed Deedat, Mr.Faisal Fahim
LE CORAN Le Miracle des Miracles by Ahmed Deedat
LE CHRIST DANS L’ISLAM by Ahmed DEEDAT
Who Moved The Stone? Was Jesus Sent to be Crucified? 2IN1(ebook) by Ahmed Deedat, Mr.Faisal Fahim
It Is about Islam by Ahmed Deedat, Dr.Zakir Naik, Mr.Faisal Fahim
MOHAMMED (Ç) LE SUCCESSEUR NATUREL DU CHRIST(P) by Ahmed Deedat