South African writer and oratorwd:Q332566
country of citizenship:
British Raj, India, South Africa
language of expression: English
occupation: philosopher, writer
award received: King Faisal International Prize in Service to Islam
Ahmed Hoosen Deedat (Gujarati: અહમદ હુસેન દીદત; Urdu: احمد دیدات) (1 July 1918 – 8 August 2005) was a South African writer and public speaker of Indian descent. He was best known as a Muslim missionary, who held numerous inter-religious public debates with evangelical Christians, as well as video lectures on Islam, Christianity, and the Bible. 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 1986 for his fifty years of missionary work. He wrote and lectured in English.
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