05/14/131HOW DO WE REMEMBERHOW DO WE REMEMBERPrepared by:Fatima KhanAhmad FirozMuhammad AyubiFacilitated by:Khalid I. Al-Dossary
05/14/132ChildhoodChildhoodBorn in a village in SuratDistrict in India on 1st of July1918In 1927, he migrated to SouthAfrica at the age of 9Completed only standard 6 inschool but due to financialdifficulties he did not continue.
05/14/133Birth of an Islamic ScholarBirth of an Islamic Scholar Targeted for conversion by Christianmissionaries (Adams MissionComplex Institute) Worked as shopkeeper next to theInstitute Constant Attack against Islam (Whatwas I to do?) Stumbled across the book, ‘Izhar ulHaqq’ which changed his life Acquired extensive knowledge on theQuran and the Bible (University ofHard knock)
05/14/134First speech in Durban in 1940entitled “Muhammad:Messenger of Peace,” – 15people in audience - AvalonDurban big audience 2000Angry & frustrated the Hinduand Christian missionaries byquoting contradicting versesfrom their own holy scripturesHis memory – A special giftfrom AllahBirth Of An Outstanding OratorBirth Of An Outstanding Orator
05/14/135Humble LivingHumble Living Worked as a Dispatch Clerk for aFurniture Factory (“Simplex”furniture factory). Converted Daddan Bingo & Printed cards for Zulu He Spent His Money to Print CardsTalking About Islam to the ZuluPeople. He Was a Super Salesman. HeCould Have Earned a Lot of Money,But He Gave It Up for Dawah. Many Times He and His WifeDidn’t Have Enough Money to Paythe Rent.
05/14/136Simple, But Effective DawaSimple, But Effective DawaHis House (Apt. #45 )WasVery Close to the Mosque.Used to Invite People toHis House to Have a Meal .Explain to Them WhatIslam Is, and Tell Them,“You Know, There is aMosque Right Across theRoad. Would You Like toTake a Look at theMosque?”
05/14/137Knight in Shining ArmorKnight in Shining Armor Many Muslims of the Cape town HadBeen Brought Over as Slaves andPolitical Prisoners. Good Hope Center They Felt Down and Were Tired of Lifeas 2nd Class Citizens, and From thePressures of Hard Line Missionaries. His Debates Gave a Hefty Blow to theAggressive Christian Missionaries. Growing Popularity & Raising ofMorale
05/14/138Birth Of IPC & As-salamBirth Of IPC & As-salam In 1957, Founded IPC in Durban(3 founders) In 1958, Founded As-Salaam; AMuslim Daee Training Seminary Hajee Kadwa donation of 75 acresof Land Dream of Islamic Version ofAdams Mission-Dawah College In 1973, Resignation from beinga trustee-Return to Durban
05/14/139First Overseas SpeechFirst Overseas Speech In 1976, Visit to Riyadh to attenda conference by WAMY – aturning point / A TV interview. “Riyadh opened up the West forme” His dream of printing anddistributing the Qur’an andliterature become a reality. In 1985, Debate in London withProf. Floyd E. Clark titled“Crucifixion of Jesus?” – RoyalAlbert Hall
05/14/1310International RecognitionInternational RecognitionIn 1986, King Faisal Awardfor “SERVICE TO ISLAM”Whirlwind of tours to placeslike Morocco, Kenya, Sweden,Australia, DenmarkIn 1985, The “Great Debate”with Jimmy Swaggart of USA“Is the Bible the Wordof God?”
05/14/1311The RiseThe Rise More Financial Support Came, andHe Was Now Able to Open NewDoors. He Moved the IPC to a LargerBuilding, Which Became Known asthe IPCI - Islamic PropagationCenter International. Deedat Distributed More Than 20Million Copies of His Books &Tapes Free of Charge for thePurpose of Da’wah.
05/14/1312Excellent LiteratureExcellent LiteratureSheikh Ahmed Deedat’s interesting andinformative literary material (24 booklets &around to 250 lectures and debates)The Choice - Between Islam and Christianity- Volume I & IIIs the Bible Gods Word?Al Quran the Miracle of MiraclesWhat is His NameChrist in IslamWhat was the sign of JonahWhat the Bible says about Muhammed(pbuh)Resurrection or ResuscitationArabs and Israel Conflict or ConciliationCrucifixion or Cruci-Fiction
05/14/1313An Inspirational FigureAn Inspirational Figure For many Muslims All Over the WorldShaikh Ahmed Deedats Dawah Was aSource of Inspiration for Them. He Retained His Humility and Simplicity,Even Though He Could Have Driven aFancy Car And Lived in a Fancy House. Muslims of His Caliber are EspeciallyNeeded in Present Times As ThisUmmah is Facing Many Trails andTribulations. Conversion of Dawud Ngwani at the ageof 63 (Former Catholic leader)
05/14/1314The LegacyThe LegacySheikh Deedat Was a GlobalCaller to Islam.No Other Muslim That WeKnow of Wrote to the Pope –inviting Him to Islam, ButSheikh Deedat Did So.He Left Behind a Legacy ofPropagating Islam andDefending It AgainstMissionaries.
05/14/1315Declining HealthDeclining Health On May 3, 1996, Stroke knownas “lock in syndrome” Special treatment at King Faisalhospital in Riyadh Taught to communicate bycoordinating his eye movementswith an alphabetical chartwhich he memorized. For 9-Years to Come, HeReceived Unconditional CareFrom His Wife (Hawa)
05/14/1316End of an era…End of an era…On Monday, August 8 2005, theblessed soul departs; the Muslimworld lost one of its most devotedservant.…a Great Caller to Islam,…an Inspirational Mentor,…a Devout BrotherMay Allah ST rest his soul in peaceand grant him place inALFIRDOUS…Ameen!
05/14/1317Let’s Carry the Torch…Let’s keepLet’s Carry the Torch…Let’s keepThe Flame Burning…The Flame Burning… We can pay homage to this greatdeparted soul by carrying on thelegacy he left behind Spread the Message of Islam as farand wide as we possibly can Encourage every Muslim to be a Daee Be a role model by conductingourselves in the manner prescribed inthe Qur’an & Sunnah His last Will to all Muslims is to FearYour Rabb And Defend Your Prophet,Muhammad (pbuh)