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, Ahmed deedat atheist dating 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 Ahmed deedat atheist dating more active interest in religious debate "Ahmed deedat atheist dating" he came across the book Izhar ul-Haqq Truth Revealed 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 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.
Several monthly editions of the Muslim Digest of South Africa July, August, September, October in were almost entirely devoted to criticising 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.
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In his last tour to Australia, the publicity resulting from the presence of Deedat caused Franca Arenamember of the Legislative Council of the government of New South Wales to comment in her speech "Ahmed deedat atheist dating" racism:. On 3 MayAhmed Deedat suffered a stroke which left him paralysed from the neck 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.