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Meet Dr. Shabir Ally!


by Sadat bin Anwar

It is MDI Canada’s proud honour to be the first to announce that our long-time inspirational friend Shabir Ally has completed his PhD dissertation at the University of Toronto and has officially received his doctorate degree.

Dr. Ally has inspired an entire post-Deedat generation of da’ees (callers to Islam) and Muslim debaters.  While Dr. Zakir Naik largely took up Sheikh Ahmed Deedat’s mantle in Asia, it is no exaggeration to say that Dr. Ally did the same for Muslims in North America.  Widely respected by both Muslims and non-Muslims (including the many Christians and atheists that he has debated in his apologetics career which has spanned over 15 years), Dr. Ally is widely considered the leading Muslim apologist in the English-speaking world today (despite U.S. Immigration having prevented Dr. Ally’s entry into America in recent times.*)

MDI Canada congratulates Dr. Ally on this happy occasion and lifetime achievement.  May the Almighty bless him with continued success in the path of Islam and may he continue to serve as an inspiration for Muslims worldwide.


* MDI Canada would like to use this occasion to call upon U.S. Immigration officials to immediately remove any and all restrictions that have been placed on Dr. Ally and to help facilitate his entry into America for future lectures, dialogues, and debates.

23 replies »

  1. Congratulations Dr. Shabir Ally. May Allah increase your knowledge even further. Thanks Sadat for posting this; I have been wondering what is he up to since there weren’t any updates on Let-The-Quran-Speak series on youtube for some time now. I thought to myself perhaps Sh. Shabir Ally went for Hajj. Anyhow, if there are any new events at Islamic-Info Centre please keep us posted.

    • Currently Dr Ravi Zacharias a christian debater always mentioned Christianity is the religion or truth historically. Proposal for Dr Shabir Ally to debate with him.

    • This is a good point! Credentials matter, People like Jay , JamesW, and DavidW, and even Shamoun and their cohorts pretend to be a scholar of Islam while they have no credential whatsoever in Islamic study let alone from reputable Institutions.

      I hope next time br. Shabir Ally and all other Muslim apologists have this information when weighing in on the issue to debate them in the future.

      • Jay , JamesW, and DavidW, and Shamoun , all these [people] are definetly scholars on Islam they have done their PhD from [no reputable Universities].

        That is why you see [that they] do not know basic Arabic , nor history , nor do they have basics in Islam .

        That’s the reason you frequently see them coming up with arguments like Allah prying , Allah repenting , Muslims deifying Prophet Mohammed , Prophet cross dressing and so on and on and on .

        [This reply has been edited by MDI Admin – please refrain from insults].

  2. We need more – many more – of the level of education and piety like Dr. Shabir Ally. His message is clear: a Muslim should be a beacon light for education rather than a catalyst for terrorism. Well done! Dr. Shabir. May Allah Bless you.

  3. Congratualtions and Masallah brother Shabir from down under! As an avid watcher of muslim/christian debates, and having watched all of his, I think br Shabir is without peer! Meticulously researched, a great intellect and debates in a respectful manner as a muslim should. Jazakullah khayr brother Shabir you are an inspiration and we would love to see you in Australia some time soon, Insallah! Please post more debates/lectures.

  4. Congrats to Dr. Ally. Hopefully we can see more of his amazing debates. I was wondering where we can be notified of the location and times of his next debate/lecture? If someone can help inshaAllah.

    • Exactly which “amazing debates” are you referring to? Shabir Ally, as far as I have noticed, just makes Christianity look bad to make Islam look better.
      His studies were Koranic Exegesis, which is just reading and interpreting the Koran based on the historic context. I do that as a hobby. Am I missing something here?

  5. Congratulations Dr S Ally. All your hard work has borne fruit. We hope your doctorate is not an end but the beginning of a new journey.

  6. Assalamu ‘alaykum Dr. Ally. May Allah (SWT) reward and bless your work. I have learned a lot from your presentations on youtube.

  7. I’m looking for Dr. Shabir Ally vs Ravi Zacharias . This will be a great debate! Dr. Shabir should challenge someone as veteran as he is.

  8. Assalamualaikum, I actually don’t know where to start from, Dr you are an amazing person, a mentor to every Muslim, a role model, a seeker and speaker of truth, an ambassador of peace, an advocate and promoter of spiritual justice. Your impact is felt all over the world. Congratulation, may Almighty Allah reward you and increase you with knowledge. I just wish I am like you. Jazakallahukhairany

  9. I would like to have a dialogue with Dr.Shabir Ally!
    I liked his views about the prayer as a form of meditation, thinking about the god!
    I believe that after doing meditation five times a day, the nature temperament of a person,
    should change, if its not changing something is going wrong somewhere!
    Plz respond!

  10. I am too late to comment. yes I am wainting for a great debate between Dr. Shabir Ally and Dr. Zacharias. Truth seekers will judge who the tells the truth and tells lie

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