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05 Jun Posted by in Latest News | Comments

A Muslim Response to The Young Atheist’s Handbook

A Muslim Response to The Young Atheist’s Handbook

A Muslim Response to The Young Atheist’s Handbook By Hamza Andreas Tzortzis Last updated 27 May 2014 The Young Atheist’s Handbook (TYAH) was first published in 2012. I purchased the book the moment it was available and I was probably one of the first people to receive it in the post. After reading parts of […]

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03 Jun Posted by in Latest News | Comments

Amza Andreas Tzortzis Running for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Amza Andreas Tzortzis Running for Great Ormond Street Hospital

There are so many great causes we can raise money for. I intend to run regularly (or at least do something!) to encourage people to raise money for good causes. The first of many causes I want to support is Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. A dear brother and close friend’s child has received treatment at […]

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02 Jun Posted by in Latest News | Comments

Consciousness And The New Scientist Magazine Reflections On False Materialist Assumptions

Consciousness And The New Scientist Magazine Reflections On False Materialist Assumptions

(Picture: New Scientist) In April the New Scientist magazine published Volume I, Issue I of their The Collection series entitled The Big Questions. The ‘big questions’ addressed were reality, existence, God, consciousness, life, time, self, sleep and death. Of all these weighty topics of inquiry, what interested me the most was the consciousness question as recently I have been reading, studying and […]

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01 Jun Posted by in Latest News | Comments

Audio Lecture Tell Me About God

Audio Lecture Tell Me About God

In this lecture delivered at King’s College London, Hamza Andreas Tzortzis addresses three main topics: 1. The absurdity of life without God. 2. God is a reality 3. God wants to liberate our hearts and minds The first is an existential point and involves the absurdity of life without God. If we can’t answer the […]

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01 Jun Posted by in Latest News | Comments

Audio Lecture:If Good And Evil Exist, Then God Must Exist

Audio Lecture:If Good And Evil Exist, Then God Must Exist

In this short presentation, Hamza Tzortzis explores the idea that ‘If Good and Evil Exist, Then God Must Exist’. He starts this lecture by establishing key principles in order for everyone – atheist, sceptic and theist – to connect with one another. He asserts that to truly engage with each other we must all suspend […]

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01 Jun Posted by in Latest News | Comments

Audio Presentation: Can Consciousness Best Be Explained By Gods Existence

Audio Presentation: Can Consciousness Best Be Explained By Gods Existence

This presentation is taken from the debate between Hamza Andreas Tzortzis and Professor Peter Simons. In his initial presentation Hamza argues that current biological and philosophical explanations fail to explain consciousness comprehensively. He asserts that no matter if we found out everything about the brain and it’s neurochemical activity we will never be able to grasp […]

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01 Jun Posted by in Latest News | Comments

Audio Lecture: Self Discovery

Audio Lecture: Self Discovery

A short talk on self discovery from an Islamic perspective. This talk addresses existential questions such as what are you? Who are you? Why are you? This talk was delivered at the University of Bradford on the 12th February 2014 by Hamza Andreas Tzortzis.

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01 Jun Posted by in Latest News | Comments

Professor Lawrence Krauss and Nothing

Professor Lawrence Krauss and Nothing

Professor Lawrence Krauss’s book “A Universe From Nothing” invigorated and popularised the debate on the Leibznian question “why is there something rather than nothing”[1]. In his book, Krauss argues that it is plausible that the universe may have arisen from “nothing”. Absurd as this may sound, there are a few presuppositions and clarifications that need […]

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01 Jun Posted by in Latest News | Comments

What is Islamic Spirituality

What is Islamic Spirituality

Islam doesn’t view ‘spirituality’ separately from everyday activities. In Islam everything is ‘spiritual’ because all actions must be in accordance with God’s pleasure. This view comes from the Islamic creed and the Muslim’s understanding of tawhid (the oneness of God). ‘There is no deity worthy of worship except God’ this conviction creates a world view, […]

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01 Jun Posted by in Latest News | Comments

Was Al Harith Bin Kalada The Source of The Prophet Muhammads Medical Knowledge

Was Al Harith Bin Kalada The Source of The Prophet Muhammads Medical Knowledge

The physician al-Harith bin Kalada was born in the middle of the 6th century in the tribe of Banu Thaqif in Ta’if. Some historians maintain that he received his medical education at the Jundishapur medical school where he learnt the teachings of Aristotle and Galen.[1] According to these historians: “The major link between Islamic and […]

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