Ramadan Update: May 2021 to April 2022

As-salāmu 'alaykum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātahu.

On behalf of the management team, I want to express our immense gratitude for all of your support during this operational year. 

Alhamdulillāh, we are extremely happy to announce that we achieved all of the targets that we promised you we would deliver this year, and more.

May Allah reward you and bless you for supporting our work and believing in our vision: a world that receives the message of Islam and for it to be a place where Muslims can academically and intellectually share their faith. 

We have so much more work to do. Our strategic focus of sharing and defending Islam academically and intellectually, and developing and empowering others to do so too, is starting to work. For instance, our new learning platform with in-depth courses has thousands of people now registered and engaged with essential training to achieve our vision. 

Your continued support is key to ensure we continue the much needed and noble work of intellectual da'wah that aims to remove destructive doubts, protect the intellectual boundaries of Islam, make Allah's word the highest and share our beautiful religion in a world of competing ideas and values. 

A cursory glance at the history of ideas is enough to show how important and powerful they can be. For better or for worse, they can change the world. This is why the world needs our voices. To share our ideas and values, to take the world out of darkness into the light.

Below are our key achievements:

  • 15,000+ people trained
  • 4,400+ new students on our new learning platform
  • 800+ Lighthouse Mentoring bookings
  • 60+ new videos
  • 10+ new in-depth courses
  • 5 new books
  • 5 USA states
  • 4 discussions
  • 3 PhD programmes
  • 1 new podcast
  • New website addressing destructive doubts
  • New essays and articles
  • Launched new YouTube channel in Arabic
  • Expanded our Lighthouse Mentoring service
  • Translations of our work in Turkish, Arabic and Spanish
  • People embracing Islam
  • And more... all for free!
˹This is˺ a Book which We have revealed to you ˹O Prophet˺ so that you may lead people out of darkness and into light, by the Will of their Lord, to the Path of the Almighty, the Praiseworthy.

The Qur'ān, Chapter 14, Verse 1

We pray Allah grants us the ability and blesses this noble work. Please consider starting a monthly donation.

May Allah bless you and reward you. On behalf of the management team:

Hamza Andreas Tzortzis.

Achievement Notes:

i. 15,000+ people trained: This number is based on the onsite courses we delivered around the world, the learning platform students, and the estimated dedicated Londoniyya commentary viewers. (The Londoniyya commentary is an in-depth commentary on theo-philosophy, addressing contemporary worldviews, epistemology, normative ethical theories, ideologies, atheism, other religions and more).. ii. 4,400+ new students on our new learning platform: this number is accurate as of 2 April 2022. iii. 800+ Lighthouse bookings: We expanding our Lighthouse mentoring service and we received over 800 bookings a free on-to-one session. Hundreds of people were mentored. iv. Over 60+ videos: This number includes the Sapient Thoughts videos, academic online seminars, Sapience Institute livestreams, debates and discussions, etc., that were recorded and uploaded after Ramadan 2021 and are related to Islamic thought. v. 10+ new in-depth courses: As of 2 April 2022 there are 11 courses on our learning platform. vi. 5 new books: We have published 5 new books on Islamic thought. 2 of these book are translations from Arabic. We have also completed an additional translation of a book, this is pending the authors review. vii. 5 USA states: This is the number of USA states we delivered a seminar, training or an onsite course. viii. 4 discussions: These included discussions with our full-time personnel: Dr. Osman Latiff and Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali, Fahad Tasleem and Rick Mattson, Mohammed Hijab and Dr. Jordon Peterson, and Mohammed Hijab with Ayaan Hirsi Ali.These are all available online to watch. ix. 3 Ph.D programmes: 3 of our personnel are engaging in Ph.D research on the Qur'an, the contingency argument and philosophy of biology. These Ph.D's will become books and research for Sapience Institute. x. 1 new podcast: The Sapience Institute new podcast is Sapient Voices. xi. New website addressing destructive doubts: The website contains our No Doubt book, which explains 10 effective strategies on how to deal with destructive doubts. xii. New essays and articles: We published a range of new essays and articles. xiii. Launched new YouTube channel in Arabic: You can find our Arabic YouTube Channel here. xiv. Expanded our Lighthouse Mentoring service: This service was expanded by at least 100%. xv. Translations of our work in Turkish, Arabic and Spanish: You can find the Turkish translations here, the Arabic here and Spanish here. We delivered translated versions of our advanced dawah training course in Spanish and Arabicxvi. People embracing Islam: People have embraced Islam through our Lighthouse Mentoring service, reading our books and engaging in our online work.