March 4, 2023

¿Dice el Corán que la Tierra es plana? La tradición islámica y el enfoque de la multiplicidad de lecturas

En este artículo abordaremos la cuestión de si el Corán dice que el planeta Tierra es plano o esférico. Responderemos a esta pregunta de una manera comprensiva, haciendo referencia al Corán ya la erudición islámica clásica, aplicando el enfoque de la multiplicidad de lecturas posible del Corán.
February 27, 2023

¿Quién creó a Dios?

Una pregunta bastante común que suele surgir en las discusiones entre teístas y ateos es: “¿Quién creó a Dios?”. Autores populares como Richard Dawkins y activistas ateos de Internet, piensan absurdamente que esta pregunta es un argumento válido contra lo Divino. En esta respuesta, aprenderás por qué esta afirmación se encuentra fuera de lugar.
February 23, 2023

The Problem of Pain: A Muslim Response

This essay will consider a fundamental outlook in C.S. Lewis’ The Problem of Pain that draws on the Christian outlook towards the reasons behind the existence of pain in the world -as one emanating from the sin of Adam and Eve, as described in the Book of Genesis.
September 27, 2022

Book Review: Saffron Republic: Hindu Nationalism & State Power in India

Thomas Blom Hansen, of Stanford University, and Srirupa Roy, of University of Göttingen, edited an anthology of thirteen essays that explores the “New Hindutva.” In this volume, world-leading academics, award-winning journalists, and independent filmmakers raise concerns over the violent ideology that defines contemporary Hindu nationalism. Saffron Republic: Hindu Nationalism and State Power in India (2020), by Cambridge University Press, discusses details of Hindutva repression that rarely make it to the mainstream media. The oppression of Muslims, Christians, Dalits, and Women in India by state apparatus has reached an all-time high. Anyone interested in South Asia, both the region and diaspora, will welcome this timely contribution.
September 24, 2022

Book Review: The Intelligent Design Debate & The Temptation of Scientism

The Intelligent Design (ID) debate is one of the raging debates in contemporary times. Two opposing camps have established themselves. There is the pro-ID who support creationism; there is the anti-ID who support evolution. The debate is reflected strongly in the theism vs. atheism debate in popular culture. In The Intelligent Design Debate And The Temptation of Scientism (Routledge, 2016), Erkki Vesa Rope Kojonen takes a step back from the often vitriolic passion of the debate and provides a calm and refreshing overview of the important details that get lost over the shouting of both sides. Kojonen’s book allows readers to see the ID debate in a new light that is unlike what popular culture portrays.
September 7, 2022

4 Months Update: May to August 2022

Our operation year starts from May, and since four months have past, it is time to update you on what we have been doing. We have been planning and developing 10 new courses, drafting new books and essays, preparing new impactful translations, recording new podcast episodes, delivered an immersive knowledge retreat, planning a da'wah leadership retreat, expanded our Lighthouse mentoring service, delivered academic online seminars, delivered onsite education and lectures, and more. Alhamdulillāh.
September 7, 2022

Does the Qur’ān make a mistake on where semen or sperm is produced?

This article responds to the objection that the Qur'an, in chapter 86, makes a mistake on where semen or sperm are produced. This objection only undermines the Qur’ān if all the valid interpretations are at odds with established science. What is meant by established science is any empirical observation or scientific conclusion that is extremely unlikely to change. It does not refer to scientific conclusions or theories that may change over time due to new data or observations. The objective of the article is to show that there are at least three valid interpretations of this verse that do not contradict established science or do contain any scientific error.
August 24, 2022

Academic Seminar: Loving the Loving – Why Allah is Worthy of Our Adoration

This in-depth seminar explains who is The-Loving, unpacks the concept of worship, uncovers the relationship between knowledge and love, presents 7 reasons why Allah is worthy of our utmost love, illustrates Al-Ghazali's 5 causes of love, explicates how to attain Allah's special love, and throws light on how to use this topic in the context of sharing Islam, and more.
August 15, 2022

Academic Seminar: How (Un)Free is Speech?

This in-depth seminar explains and uncovers the objectives of freedom of speech (FoS), its limits, the role of competing values, the political and cultural contexts, and the apparent double standards in contemporary discourse. The main objective of this seminar is to explain how to use the topic of FoS to defend and share Islam.