Ahmad Deedat is one of South Africa’s well known Muslim missionaries whose . The Islam Debate: Josh McDowell and John Gilchrist vs Ahmed Deedat (San. Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of Ahmed Deedat by Source – Ahmed Deedat – Sabc Tv Debate Islam Christianity South Africa. Anis Shorrosh a Palestinian Christian missionary had two debates with Sheikh Ahmed Deedat on the topics “Is Jesus God” and “Quran and Bible- which is God’s .

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Debates & Speeches of Ahmed Deedat

By the early s Ahmed Deedat’s work was beginning to be known outside his native South Africa. The book’s Foreword pp.

But before we dip into the chapters, let us make reference to the ‘Sources’ that appear at the end of the book pp. Lahore and United Kingdom. From the above reasons, we can conclude that the winner of the debate was undoubtedly Sheikh Ahmed Deedat and not Anis Shorrosh. 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.

In different parts of the world -particularly those residing in the South i. As a result of Vahed stimulating and very readable text – one that should be read by not only by those interested in Missiology or Christian-Muslim relations but in the humanities and social sciences in general, it caused us to look at Deedat beyond the text and within a broader context rather than a confined South African one because Deedat has since become, despite his personal shortcomings, a highly respected theologically influential transnational religious figure.


Ahmad Deedat: The making of a transnational religious figure

Ahmad Deedat and the Form of Islamic Evangelism. When Deedat started out in the s, he was unique on the South African Muslim missionary circuit and he remained so until he was forced to quit the public platform by May I certainly do not support such an approach.

Now what are we gonna do with it?

Deedat wisely left it to the MJC, which was supported by the Pakistan experts on Ahmadiasm, to fight the case. These photographs tangibly illustrate that Deedat was a photogenic person and that he chiefly reveled in being photographed alongside individuals from all walks of life. Does the Quran say that Hazrat Ali killed people ahmer his hands?

Besides discussing this contentious text, Vahed also brings into view other issues that had a harmful impact on IPCI’s image and its activities; one of the issues that cropped up was the apparent ‘mismanagement’ of its public funds.

Then he went on to say well Muslims do this and that. Apart from these, the book also contains numerous other photographs that depict various other scenes from his wonderful social life; these photographs were scattered at appropriate places throughout the book.

He said that Rushdie “is a hypocrite and has blasphemed holy personalities. Clean Kuwait Series 2 English Arabic. Religious Freedom and Interreligious Relations in Islam: Social Text 96, Fallp. Deedat and the team that staffed the IPCI unfortunately did not realize the need to observe ‘elementary corporate governance practices’ when the organization changed into a mighty Muslim missionary outfit Vahed Consequently, Deedat and IPC were guilty of not satisfactorily engaging in any form of serious inter-religious cooperation and dialogue; an activity that was sorely needed because the socio-political and religious landscape compared to the earlier decades had readily changed.

Shorrosh was using this dumb logic in a debate. Whilst this slight oversight is acceptable since Vahed was able to reconstruct material that was readily available at IPCI, we are of the view that he should have consulted Samadia Sadouni’s series of articles as well as her thesis even though they were mostly written in French. Archived from the original on 14 February Now that we have pointed to some of the salient aspects that form an integral part of his legacy, we wish to close this section by listing a few more points that underscore what had been discussed in this essay: During this early phase da’wah movements came into existence to counter the Christian missionaries in and beyond the Muslim heartlands.


If you can fight with holy water you are most welcome, but I have chosen with fire’ Vahed Clean Islam Christianity Pakistan.

ahmec 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. Vahed quotes Deedat who had metaphorically stated that this kit was a ‘manual to convert the Christian Scud [Bible] into a Patriotic Missile’ p.

J ournal of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs 19,1: Clean Office Recordings Africanreligionpureuntilwhitemantouchedthem. Deedat’s approach might have been loathed by some but one cannot deny that he proved that he could counter his Christian challengers with their own tools and by their own rules; an act that has so far not been emulated within the South African Muslim circles.