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Early Years 1918–1942Ahmed Deedat was born in the town of Tadkeshwar, Surat District, Gujarat, India in 1918.[3] 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.[4]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.[4]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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]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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Compatible or Incompatible? The Choice
Dr. Maurice Bucaille, Dr. Zakir Naik, Mr. Faisal Fahim, Ahmed Deedat - 2015-10-01 (first published in 1993)
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Ahmed Deedat merupakan da'i dan kristolog terkemuka dunia, yang dari tangannyalah sudah ribuan orang yang menjadi Muslim karenanya. Bagi tokoh-tokoh Nasrani Internasional, baik yang suka maupun yang membencinya,begitu herannya akan kemampuan Ahmad Deedat dalam menangkap pesan-pesan ajaran Islam dan Kristen. Bahkan kemampuan memahami Bibel jauh di a...
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Was Jesus Crucified?
Ahmed Deedat - 2007-01-01
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This booklet refutes the crucifixion from the Islamic point of view....
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Al-Qur'an - The Miracle of Miracles
Ahmed Deedat - 2019-03-11
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Al-Qur'an - The Miracle of Miracles is a brief exposition of the Text, Scope, Infallibility and Authenticity of the Last Testament, Al-Qur'an.Read online free at Al-Qur'an - The Miracle of Miracles is a brief exposition of the Text, Scope, Infallibility and Authenticity of the Last Testament, Al-Qur'an.Read ...
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The Choice
Islam and Christianity Volume One
Ahmed Deedat - 2015-09-30
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The Choice: Islam and Christianity Volume One...
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Mohammed The Greatest
Ahmed Deedat, John Milton Lawrence - 2010-12-26 (first published in 2011)
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First and foremost, I want to thank brother AHMED DEEDAT for his tireless work in the way of Allah. It is in that spirit that I would like to convey my feelings on our beloved Prophet Mohammed, may the peace and blessings of Allah forever be upon him.I was not born into the Muslim faith and had many of the same views that many Westerners hold today...
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The God That Never Was
Ahmed Deedat - 2000-01-01
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The God That Never Was is an examination of the Christian's own authority, The 'Holy Bible', to show the human nature of Jesus (p.b.u.h.). The book shows how Jesus (p.b.u.h.), with all his human imperfections and frailties, can never be God. The God That Never Was is an examination of the Christian's own authority, The 'Holy Bible', to show the hum...
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Combat Kit Against Bible Thumpers
Ahmed Deedat, Mr.Faisal Fahim, Faisal Fahim - 2015-10-06
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Combat Kit Against Bible Thumpers By Ahmed Deedat...
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What Was The Sign Of Jonah?
Ahmed Deedat - 2016-03-24
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Peace to all, the peace loving God fearing people of the world, it is my absolute pleasure, to write this foreword. As you have heard me say before, none of us should step out on blind faith. We all must read and study, and challenge opposing views, if God had wanted us to be all one faith, he would've made it so. The Qur'an says, O mankind! We cre...
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Combat Kit
Ahmed Deedat - 2017-05-09
The Choice by Ahmed Deedat
Resurrection or Resuscitation? by Ahmed Deedat
The Choice Islam and Christianity Volume One Volume One Volume Two All 3 Volumes 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
The Message by Ahmed Deedat, Mr.Faisal Fahim
LE CORAN Le Miracle des Miracles by Ahmed Deedat
Al Quran the Ultimate Miracle by Ahmed Deedat
It Is about Islam by Ahmed Deedat, Dr.Zakir Naik, Mr.Faisal Fahim