Why Islam is True with Shaykh Hamza Karamali
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“Why Islam is True” is a series of 40 short presentations that analyze the claim, “Islam is true,” by dividing it into a series of sub-claims and then evaluating their truth by examining the evidence for them, as well as the evidence against them. As they do this, the presentations explain the relationship between Islam and science; the fallaciousness of the arguments of contemporary atheists; the relationship between Islam and other faith-traditions; the role of prophecy in human history; the nature of life, death, and the human soul; and the purpose of human existence. While the presentations are all grounded in the traditional Islamic sciences—particularly the sciences of Islamic theology (‘ilm al-tawhid), Islamic logic (mantiq), Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir), and legal theory (usul al-fiqh)—their goal is to answer the questions that any open-minded and thinking graduate of a contemporary high-school or university—Muslim or not—would ask about Islam. The conclusion of this series of presentations is that God does, in fact, exist; that the Prophet Muhammad (God bless him and give him peace) was, in fact, His messenger; that He did, in fact, teach us the purpose of our existence on earth; and that we will, in fact, be resurrected after our deaths to stand before and be judged by God.
||Clean10 – God is a Volitional Agent||People have historically believed in two kinds of necessary being. Non-religious philosophers such as Aristotle and Avicenna argued for the existence of a necessary being who is the necessary and volitionless cause of the universe.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09 – God Did Not Begin to Exist||The beginning of the universe is evidence for the existence of a being that did not begin to exist, just as the contingency of the universe is evidence for the existence of a being that is not contingent. In this short episode,||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSupporting Scholars and Students in Need – A Message from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani||Through the SeekersHub Global Islamic Scholars Fund, SeekersHub Global has been able to help numerous scholars and students of knowledge in need to continue to study and serve their communities. Help is still urgently needed for a number of ongoing ca||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08 – Infinity is an Imaginary Concept||The strongest objection to the “Kalam Cosmological Argument” hides behind the seemingly complex uses of various kinds of infinities in modern mathematics. In this episode, Shaykh Hamza explains the history and nature of modern mathematics, numbers,||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07 – The Kalam Cosmological Argument||Muslim theologians formalized general Qur'anic arguments for the fact that the universe began to exist into precise philosophical arguments. Their arguments, historically unknown in the West, have only recently been introduced into contemporary philoso.||5/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06 – The Universe Began to Exist||The Qur’an cites the universe as evidence for God’s existence for two reasons: (1) because it is contingent (this was explained in Episodes 2, 3, 4, and 5) and: (2) because it began to exist. In this episode,||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05 – God and Science||Atheists frequently claim that the only reason why people have historically believed in God was that they feared natural phenomena, and that by giving scientific explanations for those phenomena, scientists have rendered that belief obsolete.||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 – Response to a Materialist Objection||A widespread objection to the argument for God's existence, is that positing God as the solution to the problem of contingency is an arbitrary solution, and that one could just as well replace God with the physical universe or with the Big Bang.||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03 – What is a “Necessary Being”?||In this episode Shaykh Hamza unpacks the meaning of “necessary being” in order to show that it is not a mysterious philosophical concept. Rather it is exactly what religious believers mean when they speak about God.||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02 – God Exists||If Islam is true, then it would make sense for God to have communicated evidence of His existence to us. In fact, He did. In this episode, Shaykh Hamza unpacks a key Qur’anic verse that argues that the contingency of the universe is evidence that God||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01 – What is Islam?||“Islam” means many different things to many different people. In this episode, Shaykh Hamza surveys some of the common meanings that are given to “Islam” and then clearly defines what these presentations mean when they say that “Islam” is t||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Notice how the other negative review has absolutely nothing of substance, just baseless complaints. Interesting how the one complaining about logic uses absolutely none with zero logical refutations in his lame attempt to desperately justify his weak position. So desperately so that he’s writing a useless review here.
Letter from an ex Muslim
Listened to the first two episodes and couldn't take it. The circular logic, the absolute inability to use logic... The whole thing was a joke.
I thought this podcast would be worthwhile but this is just another disappointing theist with the same recycled arguments. No Evolution in this neighborhood.