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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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01 Jun Posted by in Latest News | Comments

Does the Quran Contain Foreign Words

Does the Quran Contain Foreign Words

Linguistically the concept of foreign words in languages is described as ‘borrowing’ [1]. The idea of borrowing words is a universal observation that applies to all languages. English is a good example of this; take the word ‘Philosophy’. It comes from the Greek words ‘Philo’ which means love of and ‘Sophia’ which means wisdom. The […]

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01 Jun Posted by in Latest News | Comments

If God Is All Powerful Can He Do Anything

If God Is All Powerful Can He Do Anything

The Islamic theological position regarding God’s ability is eloquently summed up in the following creedal statement found in The Creed of Imam Al-Tahawi. It states, “He is Omnipotent. Everything is dependent on Him, and every affair is effortless for Him.” A common contention or question regarding God’s power and ability is that if God is […]

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01 Jun Posted by in Latest News | Comments

Do Events in the Quantum Vacuum Undermine God’s Existence

Do Events in the Quantum Vacuum Undermine God’s Existence

A common contention to the existence of God is that the assumption – whatever begins to exist has a cause – is false, and therefore invalidates the cosmological argument for the existence of God. This contention has arisen due to the apparent observations in the quantum vacuum that sub-atomic events behave spontaneously without any causes. […]

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01 Jun Posted by in Latest News | Comments

Post Debate Thoughts: Is Religion A Force For Good

Post Debate Thoughts: Is Religion A Force For Good

A few years ago I participated in a ‘Dialogue With Islam’ debate with the well known author and philosopher Dr Nigel Warburton. The subject of the debate was “Is Religion a Force for Good or Evil?” and overall I thought it was a positive experience. My remit was to present religion, and more specifically Islam, […]

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