Part (4/18): ngWeS-PY
Islam and Christianity - by Sheikh Ahmed Deedat and Dr. Gary Miller
An open air symposium takes place at Westridge Park Stadium, Durban between Mr. Ahmed Deedat and an ex-Christian Gary Miller. The discussion centres around the viewpoints of Islam and Christianity on various topics such as the divinity of Christ (pbuh), Is the Bible God's word? etc. A lively question and answer session ensues.
Sheikh Ahmed Hussein Deedat (July 1, 1918 - August 8, 2005): He was a Muslim scholar of Comparative religion, an author, lecturer, and an orator. He was best known for witty inter-religious public debates.
What differentiated Deedat's approach from his contemporaries, apart from eloquence in English language, was that he would not only use references from the Qur'an and the Hadith, but also use his intensive knowledge of the Bible.
Dr. Gary Miller: Gary Miller (Abdul-Ahad Omar) shows how we can establish true faith by setting standards of truth. He illustrates a simple but effective method of finding out the right direction in our search for truth.
G.R. Miller is a mathematician and a theologian. He was active in Christian missionary work at a particular point of his life but he soon began to discover many inconsistencies in the Bible. In 1978, he happened to read the Qur'an expecting that it, too, would contain a mixture of truth and falsehood.
He discovered to his amazement that the message of the Qur'an was precisely the same as the essence of truth that he had distilled from the Bible. He became a Muslim and since then has been active in giving public presentations on Islam including radio and television appearances. He is also the author of several articles and publications about Islam.