Book Review: “The Divine Reality: God, Islam, & the Mirage of Atheism” by Hamza Tzortzis

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Review by Hamdija Begovic

 

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

Author: Hamza Andreas Tzortzis

Publishing: December 2016. San Clemente, California: FB Publishing

ISBN-10: 0996545387

Format: Paperback, 322 pages

Generally, there are two ways to critically analyse a belief system: one is to tackle standard arguments countering them by engaging in refutations and counter-refutations – what I shall term the polemical method. The other approach is to focus on ‘unmasking’[1] a belief system which entails deconstructing and analysing the foundations upon which it is built. This method I will term the sociological one. Given my own background as a sociologist, my preference is predictably with the latter – Read More »

Reading List for Islamic Theology, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Gender, and Other Topics

The following list was provided to us by our dear friend, Shaykh Omar Qureshi, after my request for a list of suggested readings for students of theology interesting in furthering their understanding of Atheism and Evolution.

Reading list for Islamic Theology, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Gender, and other topics.

Bayḍāwī, ʻAbd Allāh ibn ʻUmar. translated by Edwin Elliott Calverley, James W. Pollock, and 2002. Nature, man and God in medieval Islam ʻAbd Allah Baydawi’s text, Tawaliʻ al-anwar min mataliʻ al-anzar, along with Mahmud Isfahani’s commentary, Mataliʻ al-anzar, sharh Tawaliʻ al-anwar. Leiden: Brill.

Behe, Michael J. 1996. Darwin’s black box: the biochemical challenge to evolution. New York: Free Press.Read More »

“al-Qawl al-Tamām” by Shaykh Sayf bin Àli al-Àsrī – Download Available

asSalaamu Alaikum,

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القول التمام بإثبات التفويض مذهباً للسلف الكرام

تاليف: شيخ سيف بن علي العصري

al-Qawl al-Tamām bi Ithbāti al-Tafwīd Madhhaban li al-Salafi al-Kirām by Shaykh Sayf bin `Ali al-`Asri

Forewards written by Shaykh Dr. Yūsuf al-Qaradāwi (db), Allāmah Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmāni (db), Allāmah Wahbi Sulaymān Ghawji al-Albāni (ra), and other respected scholars (db).

Dars Nizami Book List and Downloads

I hope to be able to sort these books alphabetically and provide one post per book which would include all available editions. For now, I have simply listed the links to the Internet Archive where you can find the books organized in collections.

With help, I would also like to provide some posts that organize the books according to subject and also according to year of study in a typical Dars Nizami institution.

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al-Hawi li ‘l-Fatawi li ‘l-Imam al-Suyuti

A book of fatawa by Imam Suyuti rahimahullah with many controversial and still relevant issues like mawlid, loud group dhikr, the hadra and the tasbih, to name a few, and much more; on almost each (still) controversial (in the sense of the debates between Salafis and Sufis to put it simply) topic one can think of he has a fatwa. Download here: al-Hawi li’l-Fatawi as-Suyuti (410 pp.) The quality of the copy/print is rather poor though but it is still beneficial.