The Errors of Ahmed Deedat

Some years ago, I came across a 21 page paper written by a Muslim gentleman who goes by the name “Abu Yusuf Al-Kashmiri”, giving a refutation to and showing forth specific errors of the controversial and highly celebrated, sensational Dawah preacher of the last three decades, Ahmed Deedat.

The paper detailed and give examples of some common errors the Dawah preacher made to which some Muslims Apologist are still fond of exhibiting today. He also shows what could be best described as the dishonesty of the man as well which might not be obvious to those who aren’t observant.

I do like to quote a line from this paper, as one of the issue brought to the fore connects directly deal with one of the topics I have discussed in a video, the ranking of Muhammad by Michael H. Hart, you can view the video here.

Here is the quote;

“Deedat’s ignorance about Islam and how to give the dawah of Islam led him and his organization to publish a booklet entitled: “From; The 100: – A ranking of the Most Influential persons in History” by Micheal H. Hart, a Christian academic. The booklet is a reproduction of an entire chapter of Hart’s book in which he rates the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhe was sallam, as the most influential person in history. To Deedat, this is a way of telling the world that even the non-Muslims acknowledge our beloved Prophet. However, the man’s ignorance of his own religion led the world to seeing the following calamities in Hart’s chapter on the Prophet (emphasis mine):

“There were, however, in Mecca a small number of Jews and Christians; IT WAS FROM THEM NO DOUBT THAT MUHAMMAD FIRST LEARNED OF A SINGLE, OMNIPOTENT GOD WHO RULED THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE” (Pp. 23)

“In Mecca, he had a few followers. In Medina, he had many more, and he soon acquired an influence THAT MADE HIM A VIRTUAL DICTATOR” (p. 3)

“Muhammad, however, WAS RESPONSIBLE for both the theology of Islam and its main ethical and moral principles.” (p.5)
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