accepts ISLAM in International Conference, on 24th November 2007, Mumbai, after
getting sufficiently motivated by Dr. Zakir Naik with an answer to her question.
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Video: One may ask, if both Muslims and Christians love and respect Jesus (pbuh), where exactly is the parting of ways?
The major difference between Islam and Christianity is the Christians' insistence on the supposed divinity of Christ (pbuh).
A study of the Christian scriptures reveals that Jesus (pbuh) never claimed divinity.
In fact there is not a single unequivocal statement in the entire Bible where Jesus (pbuh) himself says, "I am God" or where he says, "worship me".
In fact the Bible contains statements attributed to Jesus (pbuh) in which he preached quite the contrary.
The Topic of Debate: Jesus in Christianity and Islam Which Account Is Historically Correct?
By Christian side - Rev. Tony Costa: Rev. Tony Costa has earned a B.A. and an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto. He is currently a Ph.D candidate with the University of Pretoria. Tony has been a guest on various television programs such as 100 Huntley Street, the Michael Coren Live Show, the Arlene Bynon Show on Prime Time, and On The Line with Christine Williams.
Muslim side - Shabir Ally: Shabir Ally has earned a B.A. in Religious Studies from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, with a specialization in Biblical Literature, and an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Quranic Exegesis. He is now in his second year of Ph.D studies in Quranic Exegesis at the University of Toronto. He is the president of the Islamic Information & Dawah Centre International in Toronto where he functions as Imam. He travels internationally to represent Islam in public lectures and interfaith dialogues. He explains Islam on a weekly television program called "Let the Quran Speak.
Brother Shabir Ally is
currently the President of the Islamic Information and Da’wah Centre
He is a former student
of Dr. Jamal Badawi, professor of economics at St. Mary’s University
in Nova Scotia, Canada, who is considered the prominent Muslim debater
dealing in Christianity. Like Dr. Jamal Badawi, Brother Shabir Ally is
also an accomplished and experienced debater for Islam.
He is presently pursuing
a degree in Religious Studies in the area of comparative religion.
He is the author of
numerous booklets and articles on Islam and comparative religion.
He has held debates with
figures such as Tony Costa, Robert Morey, Sam Shamoun, Dr. Peter
Atkins, Prof. Kenneth Howkins, Rev. Bill Musk and many more.
He frequently delivers
talks on Islam and comparative religion across Canada, United States
and the United Kingdom.