Sheikh Ahmed Deedat is a world famous Muslim speaker. He is also known as a writer. He specializes in the field of inter-religous debates mostly between Islam and Christianity. He wrote many books and booklets with comparison between Islam and Christianity.
He is one of the most prominent islamic scholars in the field of dawah. Hearing his lectures, millions of people accepted Islam.
He was born in the Surat district of India in 1918. He came from a poor family. His father went to South Africa after his birth. In 1927, he went to South Africa to find his father. There, he started his study and also surpassed other students.
While in Africa, he had several debates with christian missionaries. After that, he became very influenced to learn about Christianity and Islam more. Then, he started debates with the trainee missionaries. He became very successful and started his dawah. He had several debates with world famous christian evangelists.
Deedat established the IPCI, an International Islamic Missionary Organisation. He was awarded the King Faisal International Prize for his excellent missionary work in 1986. Sheikh Ahmed Deedat passed away on August 8, 2005 (aged 87).