Ahmed Deedat

1918 - 2005

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Ahmed Husein Deedat (Gujarati: અહમદ હુસેન દીદત; Urdu: احمد حسین دیدات Arabic: احمد حسين ديدات), also known as Ahmed Deedat (1 July 1918 – 8 August 2005), was a self-taught Muslim thinker, author, and orator on Comparative Religion from South Africa. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ahmed Deedat has received more than 1,256,941 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Ahmed Deedat is the 905th most popular writer (down from 884th in 2019), the 93rd most popular biography from India (down from 86th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Indian Writer.

Ahmed Deedat is most famous for his book "What Is Your Religion?" in which he argues that Islam is the true religion.

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Among writers, Ahmed Deedat ranks 905 out of 5,794Before him are Alexander Griboyedov, Nicolas Chamfort, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Stesichorus, Bettina von Arnim, and Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen. After him are B. Traven, Karl Harrer, H. L. Mencken, Varlam Shalamov, Charles Maurras, and Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff.

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Among people born in 1918, Ahmed Deedat ranks 36Before him are Franco Modigliani, André Bazin, Ernst Otto Fischer, Kai Siegbahn, Jens Christian Skou, and Frederick Reines. After him are John Forsythe, Günther Rall, Chaim Herzog, Takashi Kasahara, Robert Aldrich, and Richard Winters. Among people deceased in 2005, Ahmed Deedat ranks 40Before him are Milton Obote, Birgit Nilsson, Ibrahim Ferrer, George F. Kennan, Brother Roger, and Aslan Maskhadov. After him are Edward Heath, Akira Yoshizawa, Robert Wise, Hunter S. Thompson, Wim Duisenberg, and Robert Sheckley.

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In India

Among people born in India, Ahmed Deedat ranks 93 out of 1,227Before him are Ajatashatru (-500), Tukaram (1608), Maudgalyayana (-568), Rajendra Prasad (1884), Deepak Chopra (1946), and Engelbert Humperdinck (1936). After him are Samudragupta (335), Shah Rukh Khan (1965), Kim Philby (1912), Sambhaji (1657), Ramanuja (1017), and Gerald Durrell (1925).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Ahmed Deedat ranks 15Before him are Salman Rushdie (1947), Premchand (1880), Vātsyāyana (300), Meera (1498), Tukaram (1608), and Deepak Chopra (1946). After him are Sarojini Naidu (1879), Basava (1134), Savitribai Phule (1831), Lawrence Durrell (1912), Namdev (1270), and Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899).