Divine Reality: Islam’s Response to Atheism

Event details

  • December 15, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Masjid Al-Madinah, 201 S. 69th St, Upper Darby, PA 19082
  • 4849280475

Since the birth of modern secularism in Europe, atheism has proliferated globally on an unprecedented scale. With atheism knocking heads with core religious beliefs, its effects are reverberating across the spectrum of religious identity and thought. Muslims in the United States are especially affected since they are at the crossroads of debates directly associated with a dominant liberal atheistic worldview and a growing Christian conservative movement.

In such an environment, Muslims are forced to either completely accept a liberal paradigm with philosophical roots in atheism and capitulate core Islamic values or adopt those values and see their belief system watered down like Christianity which is assumed to have an epistemic value equivalent to fairytales.

This two-part workshop aims to break this paradigm by presenting a thorough understanding of atheism’s philosophical roots and its critical arguments in a lucid and palatable manner. A compelling case for the truth of Islamic theism based upon rationality and spirituality will be made, equipping students with not only a guide to fortify their convictions but act as a toolkit to help proactively invite others with compassion and empathy to the beautiful Islamic way of life.

In summary, this exclusive workshop has been designed to empower you with the tools, concepts and arguments to respond to the atheist narrative using Islamic and Western references.

About Sh. Fahad Tasleem:
Fahad Tasleem is the Head of US Outreach for iERA. He plays a multifaceted role as an instructor, a lecturer, a researcher and a student. His areas of interest include Islamic Theology, Dawah, History, Economics and Quranic Studies. He is also the founder of DC Seminary. Fahad studied Arabic at Georgetown University and is currently studying in the graduate program in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas.
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