Hamza Andreas Tzortzis is the author of The Divine Reality: God, Islam & The Mirage of Atheism. He is a public speaker, instructor and essayist. He has a master’s and a postgraduate certificate in philosophy from the University of London. He is currently continuing his postgraduate studies in the field. Hamza has studied Islamic thought and theology under qualified scholars. He has delivered workshops, courses and an accredited diploma course on topics related to Islamic thought and philosophy.
Hamza is a popular speaker at university campuses. He has spoken at many universities all around the world. Hamza has debated prominent academics and thinkers on Islam and atheism, his interlocutors have included Professor Lawrence Krauss, Professor Peter Simons, Dan Barker and Professor Simon Blackburn. He has over a decade of experience in articulating a compassionate and rational case for Islam. Hamza converted to Islam in 2002.
He loves spending time with his family, reading, writing poetry, travelling and training in the gym. He is a trained Boxer and Wing Chun Kung Fu practitioner. Inspired by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), some of his favourite statements include “compassion beautifies everything” and “love for humanity what you love for yourself”. You can keep up to date with his work by accessing his website www.hamzatzortzis.com. You can follow him on Twitter @HATzortzis, Instagram @HATzortzis, YouTube and Facebook @hamzaandreastzortzis.