Shabir Ally, a Canadian Islamic preacher, held the position of President at the Islamic Information & Dawah Centre International in Toronto as of 2020. He is well-recognized for his contextual interpretation of Qur’anic verses and his ability to draw parallels with similar expressions found in the Christian Bible.
Quick Answers to Shabir Ally’s Biography
|Date of Birth||8 May 1953|
|Place of Birth||Guyana|
|School of thoughts||Hanafi|
|Education||graduated from Laurentian University (BA) University of Toronto (MA, PhD)|
His unique approach to these religious texts has made a significant impact. A study has even concluded that Ally’s contributions to the field of da’wah are characterized by his preaching methods, which effectively target both the Muslim and non-Muslim populations.
Shabir Ally Nationality, and Education
Shabir Ally was originally born in Guyana but later relocated to Canada with his family in 1978. He pursued his academic journey, obtaining a B.A. in Religious Studies from Laurentian University. He continued his studies, achieving his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto. Notably, his doctoral thesis focused on the exegesis of the Qur’an (Tafsir).
Shabir Ally Books
Apart from his roles as a preacher and scholar, Ally is also an accomplished author. He has published several thought-provoking works, including:
- Reply to Robert Morey’s source of Islam theories (1997) – Published in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Dar Al-Hadyan.
- Is Jesus God? The Bible Says No! (1998) – Published in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Dar Al-Hadyan.
- 101 questions to ask visiting Jehovah’s Witnesses (1997) – Published in Toronto, Canada by Islamic Information & Daʼwah Centre International. A second volume titled Another five questions to keep you going is also available.
- Yahweh, Jehovah, or Allah: which is God’s real name? (1999) – Published in Toronto, Canada by Al-Attique.
- 101 clear contradictions in the Bible (2001) – Published in Toronto, Canada by Al-Attique.
- What God said about eating pork: an issue for Muslims / Christian dialogue (2003) – Published in Toronto, Canada by Al-Attique.
- Science in the Qur’an (2003) – Published in Toronto, Canada by Al-Attique.
- Common questions people ask about Islam (2008) – Published in Toronto, Canada by Islamic Information & Da`wah Centre International.
- Christianity Vs. Islam: A Muslim and a Christian Debate 8 Crucial Questions (2014) co-authored with James R. White and published in Minnesota, United States by Bethany House Publishers.