2011 Dubai Muslim-Christian Dialogue
Debate features Muslim Apologist, Bassam Zawadi in discussion with Christian speaker Thabiti Anyabwile. This dialogue was held on March 6, 2011 with speakers Thabiti Anyabwile and Bassam Zawadi. It took place in Knowledge Village Auditorium in Dubai, UAE and was sponsored by GDS Knowledge Consultants and The Christian Fellowship Club of University of Wollongong in Dubai.
MDI praises such debates as these, not just for the discussion topic, but also because it demonstrates that intellectual debate between different religions (which would involve criticism of Islam by non-Muslims) is not only exclusive to the Western world, and never has been. Muslims have been holding debates such as these for the last 1400 years, from the time of the Christians of Najran criticising Islam freely in the Prophet Muhammed (saaw)’s mosque (in the presence of Muhammed himself), to the famous public debates of Baghdad between Atheists, Christians and Muslims throughout the middle ages.
Man, Zawadi really should grow his beard. Last time I checked, he opposed the 4 madhhabs by saying it’s not compulsory to grow the beard.
Try to research this issue a bit more according to the Shafi’ madhab.