In The Divine Reality, Hamza Andreas Tzortzis provides a compelling case for the rational and spiritual foundations of Islam, whilst intelligently and compassionately deconstructing atheism. Join him on an existential, spiritual and rational journey that articulates powerful arguments for the existence of God, the Qur’an, the Prophethood of Muhammad and why we must know, love and worship God. He addresses academic and popular objections while showing how contemporary atheism is based on false assumptions about reality, which leads to incoherent answers to life’s important questions.
– Does hope, happiness and human value make sense without the Divine?
– Do we have an ultimate purpose?
– Can we have consciousness and rational minds without God?
– Did the universe come from nothing?
– Does evil and suffering negate Divine mercy?
– Has scientific progress led to the denial of God?
– Are revelation and prophethood myths?
– Is God worthy of our worship?
If you want to know how the Islamic intellectual and spiritual tradition answers these questions then this is the book for you.
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About the Author
Hamza Andreas Tzortzis is an international speaker, writer and instructor. He has a postgraduate degree in Philosophy and is currently continuing his postgraduate studies in the field. Hamza has studied Islamic thought and theology under qualified scholars. He has delivered workshops and courses on topics related to Islamic thought and philosophy. Hamza has debated prominent academics and thinkers on Islam and atheism, his interlocutors have included Professor Lawrence Krauss, Professor Peter Simons and Professor Simon Blackburn. He has over a decade of experience in articulating a compassionate and rational case for Islam. Hamza loves reading, travelling and training in the gym. He is a trained Boxer and Wing Chung Kung Fu practitioner. You can contact me here or follow me on Twitter @hatzortzis, Instagram @hatzortzis and Facebook @hamzaandreastzortzis.
Review by Dr Yasir Qadhi
Hamza Tzortzis’s work is a much needed and welcome addition to the field of modern Islamic thought. It engages with the rising tide of atheism from an Islamic paradigm, and responds, in an erudite yet easily comprehensible manner, to the primary arguments espoused by the leading figures of New Age Atheism. It is clear that Hamza has spent much time in reading the works of many intellectuals, past and present, and compiling these arguments and counter-arguments. I found the book highly useful, and have no doubt that it will be wellreceived by contemporary Muslims. –Dr Yasir Qadhi, Dean of Al-Maghrib Institute and professor at Rhodes College, Department of Religious Studies.
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