MDI is happy to announce that the Oxford Union have uploaded the video of the debate ‘This House is proud to be Patriotic’, that was held at the Oxford Union on 14th November 2013, Oxford University. The Oxford Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and… Read More ›
I recently debated Pastor Samuel Green on the topic of, “An Incarnate God: Fact or Fiction”. I argued that the Incarnation of a God, in this case – Christ, was fiction using the following reasoning: The Jews have no concept of the hypostatic union or of theophanies in their religious literature. The earliest Christians debated… Read More ›
The video of the public debate ‘Multiculturalism in the UK: Has it any future?’ has been uploaded to youtube. The public debate was held in the UK Parliament on the 9th May 2013 with politicians, academics, philosophers, journalists, writers and thinkers. The debate was organised to answer David Cameron’s speech claiming Multiculturalism had failed. While everyone… Read More ›
MDI’s Abdullah al Andalusi discusses Tommy Robinson leaving the EDL, and way forward for Syria, on Islam Channel’s ‘The Report’ program. On this episode of ’The Report’, reporter Yasmin Khatun goes through news from throughout the week, on the news Syria, Libya and Egypt as well as the UK home story focusing on the departure of… Read More ›
MDI’s Zara Faris debates the topic ‘Do Muslims Need Feminism?’ The lively and fascinating discussion was televised live on the Islam Channel on 6th September 2013. The program discussed and debated on the topic of feminism, and whether Muslims need feminism, or whether calling for comprehensive Islamic rights is what is needed. Guests are: Zara… Read More ›
We are proud to present a video of a panel debate attended by MDI’s Australian branch member, Faraz Nomani, which was organised by Swinburne Islamic Society in conjunction with Al Kauthar Institute. Held on Friday 20th September, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The Panel debate was between Muslim panellists and Atheists panelists upon the topic ‘Islam… Read More ›
A Radio Debate for Voice of Russia UK A few days ago, I was invited onto Voice of Russia UK Radio to participate in a debate regarding whether the Niqab (face veil) should be banned in Britain, along with Nabila Ramdani (journalist), Julie Bindel (feminist), and Dr Taj Hargey. You can listen to this debate… Read More ›
MDI Regional Director (USA), Br. Shadid Lewis, faced off with popular radio show host and Jew for Jesus, Bob Siegel from the Center for Religious Debate on Monday 9th September (2013). The topic of discussion was, “Can We Trust the New Testament”, and it’s roughly one and a half hour long. The debate video has… Read More ›
I would like to present a video featuring a debate between me and Terry Sanderson, President of the oldest and largest Secularist campaigning organisation in the UK, the National Secular Society (NSS). The topic was to what degree should religion (or Secularism) influence the State? It was an exciting debate, which touched upon the issue… Read More ›
By Abdullah al Andalusi I attended and spoke at the BBC 1 programme ‘The Big Questions’ today ). As per usual with the program, the Muslim voice on that show was intended, it seemed to me, to be a token one. I got the impression that the show was designed to attack any traditional religious… Read More ›
The MDI Debate on whether European Human Rights can tolerate Sharia and other religious laws is now available to watch. On the 10th of April 2013, a debate was held on whether European Human Rights could incorporate the rights of religions and their practices. A Rabbi, Human Rights Lecturer, Atheist Humanist and a Muslim debated the… Read More ›
Watch Sister Zara Faris and Head of the Green Party, and Feminist campaigner Natalie Bennett debate in the exciting, thought provoking and contentious MDI debate on Feminism – which is now up online! The debate features a strong intellectual discussion on Feminism and a discussion on Islam as a distinct and viable alternative. The audience… Read More ›
Was Muhammed foretold in the Bible? – MDI speaker Zakir Hussein vs Australian Christian apologist, Samuel Green, at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland 13th February 2013.
Jesus in Islam and Christianity – Lord Rowan Williams and Paul Williams discusses and debates the message of Jesus
On Thursday 21st February Paul Williams, representing MDI, shared a platform at Cambridge University with the former Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, Lord Williams, to discuss Jesus in Islam and Christianity.
The debate video is now uploaded of my debate with the Christian reverend and experienced anti-Islam debater, Samuel Green, on the topic ‘The Message of the Prophets’ (whether Christianity or Islam continues the consistent message of the Jewish Prophets). I haven’t done a Christianity debate in three years, and enjoyed revisiting the topic. I especially… Read More ›
The video of the BBC 1 programme ‘The Big Questions’, that I attended on the 6th January 2013, is now uploaded on youtube. The topics that I participated in, were on Capitalism and a second on the Christian Holy Spirit. I originally was invited by the show’s researchers to provide a non-Christian perspective on the… Read More ›
The MDI Public Debate: Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael and the covenant – a debate between Zakir Hussain and David Wood
Our debate on the 28th November 2012, on the issue of Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael and the covenant is now available for online. The debate was between Zakir Hussain and David Wood, on Birmingham Library.
Our recent debate on 29th November 2012 on the issue of whether Islam is a threat to modern society is now available for viewing here:
In July 2012, Paul Williams (MDI) debated Chris Green (Vice-President of Oakhill Christian Theological College, UK) to a large audience in East London Mosque, on the topic of whether Jesus was God, or a Human Prophet. Two weeks ago (20th Nov), the same two met again for a ‘second round’ debating the same subject in… Read More ›
The interesting debate video for the Freedom of Speech Debate in light of the recent Islamophobic “Innocence of Muslims” film, that took place in King’s College London on 25th October 2012 – is now up, enjoy the debate – with good quality sound!
As promised, here is the video of the big panel debate on Freedom of Speech held at Keele University (UK) on 23rd October 2012. Enjoy the discussion and pay attention to the the arguments used, as Inshallah these may inform your own discussions on the matter. I argued that freedom of speech should be for… Read More ›
The video of the MDI debate last week, is now up. See Sami Zaatari and american Christian apologist, James White debate on the intriguing topic of: “Was Jesus Crucified?”
The video of last week’s debate, “Is Muhammed Prophesied in the Bible?” featuring James White debating Zakir Hussain, is now up:
MDI London debate: Jesus of Nazareth: was he a Muslim prophet or incarnate deity of Christian faith?
On the 9th of July 2012, Paul Williams of the Muslim Debate Initiative held a “historic” debate with the Reverend Chris Green, Vice Principal of Oak Hill Theological College. The topic of discussion centred on Jesus: just who was he? Was he God? Was he God incarnate? And did he come to die for the sins of… Read More ›
In my view Sadat Anwar delivered an outstanding defence of the Muslim perspective on Jesus. He and his wife Dr Tabassum Hussain lead the Muslim Debate Initiative in Canada. I look forward to seeing more of him in the future inshallah…