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September 19, 2020

Divine Certainty: A Qur’anic and Philosophical Argument for God

This essay provides a convincing qur'anic and philosophical argument for the existence of an uncreated creator who willed the universe to come into existence. The essay argues that this creator is uniquely one, eternal, transcendent, powerful and knowing. It also addresses popular and academic objections.
September 12, 2020

Cracks in the Mirror: Idolatry in Celebrity Culture

The Qur’an informs its readers that man can exhibit a destructive psychopathological tendency of seeking temporary comfort and validation in pseudo-characters and icons, the pursuit of which symbolises an illusory closeness and affinity with those who come to represent them. This article explains this social malaise through a Qur’anic framework.
July 15, 2020

The Scientific Deception of the New Atheists

This book written by Mohammad Hijab discusses how proponents of the New Atheist movement commonly assert various arguments that assert that science undermines God. This small book is a refutation of these claims. By referencing the works of western intellectuals, the author demonstrates decisively how flawed these postulations are.
July 14, 2020

On Being Human

This book written by Dr. Osman Latiff seeks to understand the Muslim’s role in a world of sometimes discordant relations festered by attitudes of othering and dehumanisation. It shows that such attitudes, fuelled by hate, impinge upon a conviviality, harmony of existence and mutual understanding between peoples – as reflected in the Qur’ānic paradigm.
June 16, 2020

Affluence and Atheism: Is there a Correlation?

The Qur’an reveals an interesting exposition of some people’s opposition to faith. It shows that the setting of wealth and children as benchmarks for success and stature can consequently act as impediments to effective engagement with the divine instructive. Such people are described as finding great security and self-assurance in their affluence.
June 9, 2020

“I Can’t Breathe”

The killing of George Floyd on May 25th 2020 tugged at our collective conscience. With every waning breath and dying plea ‘I can’t breathe’ screamed in its silence and we gasped together. The coalescing of brutal indifference of state power with a forlorn plea for mercy, for understanding, for pity, for empathy, placed us all in an unavoidable frame of witnessing.
May 31, 2020

Does Euthyphro’s Dilemma Undermine God’s Commands?

Many atheists attempt to undermine the notion that objective morality is linked to God’s commands by citing Euthyphro’s dilemma. The dilemma is presented as follows: Is something morally good because God commands it, or does God command it because it is morally good?
May 23, 2020

Prophetic Mercy and Empathy as a Social Outlook

In our engagement with others, we should remember that we as humans are mostly comforted by similar things — displays of kindness and mercy. God describes Prophet Muhammad ﷺ as an embodiment of merciful character: Mercy, compassion and empathy are interlinked features of the best of what all people seek.
May 16, 2020

Divine Link: Dependency and God’s Existence

The universe and everything within it is dependent. The only plausible explanation is that the universe, and everything within it, has to depend on an entity whose existence is in some ways independent from the universe. Therefore, there must be an independent and eternal Being.
May 14, 2020

Does Islam Curtail Freedom?

What does freedom actually mean? Notwithstanding our common usage, political slogans and personal feelings, and taking into consideration the real world consequences of the word, we need to unpack the idea of freedom and analyse it philosophically. This will help us respond to the accusation that Islam restricts freedom.
May 6, 2020

“Who created God?”

A common frequently asked question that pops up in theist-atheist discussions is: ‘Who created God?’. From popular authors like Richard Dawkins to the common atheist internet activists, this question is absurdly thought to be a valid argument against God. Skeptics may phrase the question in multiple ways. In this answer, you will learn how this contention is misplaced.
April 29, 2020

Does Artificial Intelligence Undermine Religion?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has developed rapidly over the past few years. With this fast-moving area of technology many are postulating that AI can become conscious, and the implications are that it undermines religious narratives. In this answer, you will learn how to answer this question and why AI does not undermine religion.
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