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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.
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.
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.
October 1, 2020

The Divine Reality: God, Islam & The Mirage of Atheism

In The Divine Reality, Hamza Andreas Tzortzis provides a compelling case for the rational and spiritual foundations of Islam, whilst intelligently and compassionately deconstructing atheism. Join him on an existential, spiritual and rational journey that articulates powerful arguments for the existence of God, the Qur’an, the Prophethood of Muhammad and why we must know, love and worship God.
October 28, 2020

Becoming the Prophet’s ﷺ Shield

A free webinar on how to intellectually defend the Prophet ﷺ and share his messenger in light of recent controversies. This webinar will cover the philosophy of freedom of speech, it’s invevitable restrictions, how competing values limits freedom of expression, the hypocrisy and double standards of some secular ideologues, the sublime teachings of the Prophet ﷺ, the proof his prophethood and much more.
November 10, 2020

Where are you going?

A free webinar for student Islamic societies, Muslim student associations and interested students on how to develop your vision for campus and how to make it happen. This webinar will help you develop a vision, strategically focus on key actions that will ensure it happens, the importance of leadership, learning and sharing Islam, unity, spirituality and much more.
November 17, 2020

Islamophobia, Dehumanisation and Constructing Otherness

As part of Islamophobia Awareness Month Sapience Institute delivered a free webinar based on Dr. Osman Latiff's book, On Being Human. Dr. Latiff covered why othering and dehumanisation leads to racial hatred, violence and genocide. It explored the Qur'an and the prophetic teachings and unpacked how Islam addresses these issues.
December 7, 2020

The Pathology of Flamboyant Denial

The rise of technology, of cinematography, of state power and individual autonomy has furthered man’s potential of narcissistic grandiosity, of arrogance, self-entitlement and exploitative behaviours. In light of this, this article will consider the behaviourism of the flamboyant denier, drawing on anticipated behaviour of antagonists, their tendencies and pathology as described in the Qur’an.
December 9, 2020

Who Shoulders the Burden of Proof? Reformed Epistemology & Properly-Basic Islamic Belief

This essay attempts to outline both a coherent epistemic theory of knowledge, and stipulate its relationship to religious belief. In doing so, the essay argues for the following thesis: that specifically Islamic belief held in a basic way, can be sufficient for knowledge without resorting to rational argumentation, and that the those who believe in Islamic theism do not shoulder the burden of proof.
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