Academic and intellectual pursuits have the power to transform the world. The modern era pays testimony to their impact. Ideas are the lifeblood of civilization and they begin the moment ink has been spilled. However, thoughts are not imprisoned on the paper they are written on, they penetrate the hearts and minds of people, subsequently changing their behaviour. A cursory glance at the history of ideas is enough to show how powerful they are.
Ideas take time to develop and filter down to the general population. They require inspired minds and liberated hearts to share them to all levels of society. In the perennial war of ideas, they also require defending. Sapience Institute was created to dedicate itself to articulate message of Islam using intellectual and academic methods, with a focus on developing and creating intellectual and academic activists and leaders to engage in this important work.
Sapience is dedicated in living up its values of compassion, truth and tolerance.
Sapience means wisdom, insight, great intelligence or knowledge. The name is inspired by the following Qur'anic verse: Say, “This is my way; I invite to God with deep insight, I and those who follow me. And exalted is God; and I am not of those who associate others with Him.” The Qur’an, Chapter 12, Verse 108
A world that receives the message of Islam and where people can academically share the faith.
To provide a compelling, convincing case for Islam; to empower, educate and mentor others to share the faith academically.
Integrity. Compassion. God-consciousness. Tolerance. Forbearance. Fairness. Truth.
Imran Hussein is the author of the forthcoming book, "Dying to Believe". He is a public speaker, instructor and writer. He focuses on engaging new atheism and presenting a positive case for Islam. He travels across the UK addressing local communities and delivers outreach training courses across university campuses.
Imran's specific focus is on facilitating an understanding of atheism and its existential implications, a topic he has formally debated. He also seeks to bring a Quranic-centric discourse in the Islamic outreach. Imran regularly delivers talks on various topics, including God's existence, the purpose of life, the existential implications of atheism and the miracle of the Qur'an. Imran has a BSc in Engineering and is pursuing further studies in Quranic arabic.
All of our personnel are committed to the well-being of all people and adhere to, and agree, a set of principles and ethics that have been detailed in Sapience Institute's Code of Conduct. This is available upon request.