Discover The Art Of Muslim Apologetics

Do you see an oncoming tide of faith crisis in the muslim community? Want to be be able to guide cultural muslims to not simply replace their parents culture with a western one? Do you love humanity, and yearn to guide and win over hearts to Islam? This detailed course is ideal for:

  • College/university students of knowledge within the humanities and social sciences
  • Muslim counsellors who need to build an ethical framework to navigate through client centric/integrative models of counselling
  • Students of knowledge in Alimiyyah and Iftaa programs
  • Madrasah teachers and headteachers

Course Description:

Do you see an oncoming tide of faith crisis in the muslim community? Want to be able to guide cultural muslims to not simply replace their parents culture with a western one? Do you love humanity, and yearn to guide and win over hearts to Islam? Tear down modern false idols one idea at a time. Prove the truth of Islam and the falsity of other creeds, demonstrate the superiority of Allah (SWT)’s commands against all other political and ethical systems. Invite to Islam.

Employing 20 years of research and experience, the course will equip attendees with the basis for an unshakeable Iman and ability to prove and explain the truth of Islam and the wisdom of its guidance to others.

The course will showcase a unique approach to Dawah, giving attendees the ability to demonstrate how Islam is the only possible explanation for reality. The course will also give attendees a working knowledge of the different major religious and secular political creeds in the world today, from Christianity and hinduism to secular liberalism and Marxism. The course will go through their origins and histories, the assumptions and contradictions within their foundations, the critical weaknesses in the arguments used to justify their claims, and how to engage followers of these ideas with wisdom and understanding.

Duration: 10 Weeks Date: 30th October Time: Every Friday 6.30-8.30pm)

Course Schedule:

1. How to approach and prepare for Dawah

• Approaching dawah with seriousness
• Correct intention and sincerity in dawah
• Requirement of Islamic manners (adab) in dawa
• Islamic etiquette of discussion and debate

Understanding the target audience

• Understanding the psychology of human ignorance • Understanding the psychology of disbelief (kufr)
• Political and cultural awareness in giving dawah

2. Methods for discovering truth & certainty

• Defining and using rationality and “critical thinking” • Using Logic (problems and limitations)
• Correct research methodology
• Refuting incorrect arguments (workshop)
• Constructing correct and robust arguments (workshop)

3. Demystifying modern Science and Mathematics

  • Philosophy of Mathematical modelling
  • The Mathematical concept of Infinity and Cantor’s Infinite sets
  • What is Science and the scientific method?
  • Philosophical concepts behind the Science
  • Scientific realism vs Instrumentalism • Induction and Deduction
  • Probability and randomness
  • Falsificationalism
  • Limits of Scientific method
  • Basic primer on the divisions of Science (e.g. physics, chemistry, biology etc)
  • Critiquing Anti-rationalism: Engaging arguments misusing the Copenhagen interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
  • The Problems of Scientism, and it false equivalence with Science

4. Proving God’s Existence and Oneness

• Arguments necessarily demonstrating the existence of God
• Problematic arguments commonly used to prove God’s existence
• Demonstrating the Oneness of God (refutation of polytheism and trinitarianism)
• Rationality’s concordance with Islamic Tawheed
• Responses to Atheist contentions

• responses to philosophical contentions of contradiction within the concept of God • responses to use of “scientific” arguments positing alternative theories to God

5. Deducing the need for revelation and a rational criteria for testing claims of revelation

• Refuting Deism
• Demonstrating the universe and life has a purpose from first principles • Demonstrating human life has meaning from first principles
• Demonstrating the need for revelation from first principles
• Deducing a criteria for assessing claims of revelation

6. Critically engaging pre-Islamic Abrahamic theologies

Examining the origins, doctrines, claims and contradictions within:

• Judaism
• Christianity

7. Critically engaging Karmic and pagan theologies and religions

Examining the origins, doctrines, claims and contradictions within:

• Hinduism
• Jainism
• Sikhism
• Buddhism
• Neo-Paganism

8. Engaging Western materialist philosophies of morality, ethics and purpose of life

Testing the consistency and justifications behind:

• natural rights theory
• utilitarianism
• deontology ethics
• social idealism
• evolutionary social morality

9. Engaging, testing and refuting materialist philosophies of purpose of life

Testing the consistency and justifications behind:
• Eudaimonist virtue ethics
• Traditionalism
• Hedonism
• Preference Utilitarianism
• Kantian Duty
• Social idealist ethic of self-realisation • Existentialist seeking of “authenticity”

10. Testing and demonstrating the truth of Islam

How the Islamic purpose of life is the only consistent explanation with the universe, life and man

Islamic revelation bears is consistent with observable reality:

  • In concordance with the universe
  • In concordance with the life and the “natural world”
  • In concordance with human nature:• human psychology
    • political guidance
    • sociological guidance

How Islam meets all rational criteria expected for a true revelation

Demonstrating Islam bears authoritative signatures of divine authorship:
• linguistic features of the Quran consistent with divine authorship
• Historical accuracy
• Cosmological accuracy
• Geological and geographical accuracy
• Biological accuracy

Demonstrating Islam possesses no internal self-contradictions

• Why would God make creation?
• Heaven, Hell and Divine Justice
• Divine fate and free-will

Examining Islam’s responses to popular contentions:
• The “Problem of Evil”
• Is Free Will possible?
•Divine hiddenness

Ustadh Abdullah al Andalusi is the department head of The Occidentology Department, an international speaker, thinker and intellectual activist for Islam and Muslim affairs. His work involves explaining advancing the intellectual proofs for the Islamic belief system. He has 10 years of experience engaging in debates with secularists, liberals, atheists and secular Christians, explaining and examining the background and reality behind Western cultural products, philosophies, political systems, values and intellectual self-justifications.

Who is the instructor?

Ustadh Abdullah al Andalusi will be your instructor.

Who is this course for?

This course is indeed for anyone who wishes to attain or explain Islam with certainty. This course is ideal for both students of knowledge, those simply wishing to engage and improve in dawah, and those helping Muslims suffering from doubts about Islam.

What are the course materials?

They will be reading material available before the course begins alongside with all course slides available online. Slides will be printed in hardcopy for class attendees.

What time are the live lessons?

6:30pm UK time (accessible live from around the world)

Any previous knowledge required?

The course requires no specialist knowledge from attendees

Is there video access if I miss a class?

Yes, all sessions are recorded and will be available for all online and class attendees.

Will there be teaching aids for students?

Yes, in addition to the class slides, the instructor will use a virtual board with a live video stream so that a student learn via two screens, otherwise known as ‘picture in picture’. Furthermore, Online students will be able to ask questions to the instructor during live sessions.

Will there be any support for students learning the subject?

Students will be able to benefit from access to Ustadh Abdullah al Andalusi both during the sessions, and via an online forum for all course attendees in-between sessions.

What’s the expected outcome?

The course is designed to build up attendees from any educational background, to a level where they can confidently explain and demonstrate the truth of Islam, by demonstrating with rationality and robust argument, how Islam is the only possible explanation for reality, and that any other religion or materialist moral philosophy contradicts observable reality and/or contains serious internal contradictions.

Where do the lessons take place?

The Quran Institute in East London

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If you want to pay and register immediately, click on this link: https://bit.ly/2X8zCua

Certification of Attendance

The first level of certification is ‘Shahadah Al-Hudoor’ which is awarded to those who maintained full attendance and gave the their full effort.

Certification of Examination

The second level is ‘Shahadah Al-Ijtiyaaz’ which is through attaining above a pass mark in the final exam. All exams will be written, invigilated and mark by the teachers and course co-ordinators of the Occidentology department. The entering of examinations is optional. (This module in place for the future Alimiyyah Course and not part of the stand alone course).

“We live in an age of dawah, whether we are conveying or being conveyed to, the battle of ideas has reached every level of our community. Every Muslim must equip him/herself with the ability to defend, convey and call to account those who intentionally or unintentionally misrepresent Islam. Dawah to Islam is the work of the prophets and the greatest of our forebears. I highly recommend this course to all students of knowledge. I have great respect for Ustadh Abdullah who has proven himself from the days of Speakers Corner to Oxford Union Debates. Like many others, I wait with anticipation to attend and benefit from this course. “

-Mufti Moinul Abu Hamza