He was born on 1918 in India. One of the most notable & recognizable personalities in the global Dawah sector in the past 50 years or more as undoubtedly Shaikh Ahmed Deedat. He had dedicated more than 40 years of his life presenting Islam, mainly to non-Muslims across the world; published over 20 books and distributed millions of copies of these free of charge. He had delivered thousands of lectures all over the world and successfully engaged some of the world’s leading Christian Evangelists in public debates.
Several thousand people have come into the fold of Islam through Allah’s Grace and as a result of these efforts. In a fitting tribute to this achievement, he was awarded the King Faisal International award in 1986, a prestigious recognition of the value of his Dawah efforts in the world of Islam. Shaikh Deedat passed away on the 8th of August 2005 / 2 Rajab 1426.