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Why Islam is True E12: Who Designed the Designer? – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

Atheists object to the argument for God’s existence from design by asking the question, “Who designed the designer?” This objection is, in fact, a sound objection because the design argument in its common formulation by Christian theists is, in fact, flawed. But it is not a valid objection to the inferences that Muslim theologians make […]

How Can Allah Just Exist?

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked how it can be that Allah exists necessarily without beginning or end. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I agree that we came into existence and that Allah is the necessary existent to fulfill it. But how can Allah just exist?   Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat […]

Interview – Shaykh Hamza Karamali on the Steps Curriculum

Arshad Madrassi interviews Shaykh Hamza Karamali on the genesis, structure, importance, and aims of the Steps Curriculum. AM: Tell us the context in which the Steps Curriculum was introduced? SHK: In pre-modern Islamic societies, the only institutional learning was the religious seminary. They would sometimes call this a Madrasa in certain parts of the world. […]

The Problem of Evil – Why We Suffer Series

“Why We Suffer” is a series that explores why there is suffering in the world, and how we should respond to evil according to Allah’s teachings. In this segment, Shaykh Hamza Karmali speaks about the so-called “Problem of Evil.” The so-called “”Problem of Evil, is the name given to a false dilemma about suffering: If […]

The Wisdom of Suffering – Why We Suffer

“Why We Suffer” is a series that explores why there is suffering in the world, and how we should respond to evil according to Allah’s teachings. In this segment, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani speaks about why we experience difficulty. Shaykh Faraz opens the session by exploring the reasons behind tests and trials, and how we can […]

Why Do We Die? – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

Shaykh Hamza Karamali addresses a topic that is uncomfortable to our western sensibilities, yet is of great significance to the life of faith. Here he tackles the reason behind death. Why do we die? A materialist might answer that we die because our body stops working. Our breathing, our heartbeat, our brain activity, everything, stops. […]

Islamic Logic: Bring Order and Clarity to Your Religious Reasoning

An Introduction to Islamic Logic: Abhari’s Isagoge Explained Have you ever had trouble arguing for your Faith? Have you ever wished you knew of a better way to clarify what others might find obscure in Islam? About the course Islamic Logic is an ancillary science, the main purpose of which is to • protect Muslim […]