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 »

One of the Best Commentaries of ‘Aqida Tahawiyya

By Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera

Al-Qala’id Sharh al-‘Aqa’id

Abu ’l-Thana’ Mahmud ibn Abi ’l-‘Abbas Ahmad ibn Mas’ud al-Qunawi’s Commentary on ‘Aqida Tahawiyya

I recently had the opportunity to read Mas’ud ibn ‘Umar’s commentary (may Allah be pleased with him) on ‘Aqida Tahawiyya. After having heard much praise for it and seeing it frequently referenced in Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari’s commentary on Al-Fiqh al-Akbar, I had anticipated it to be very useful.Read More »