Islam and the Challenges of Atheism
March 27, 2016
Interactive workshop designed to help thinking Muslims work through the issues raised by contemporary atheism in a meaningful and systematic way.
The idea that human life is ultimately meaningful and that the universe is the product of a benign Creator are central to Islamic self-understanding. Yet both propositions have been undermined in modern societies. This can lead to confusion and bewilderment as British-born Muslims attempt to reconcile their inherited beliefs with the intellectual challenges of living in a post-Christian society. This interactive workshop is designed to help thinking Muslims work through the issues raised by contemporary atheism in a meaningful and systematic way.
Topics to be covered include:
- Where does the religious impulse come from?
- What is the intellectual history of secularism in the West?
- Is atheism an all-encompassing system of thought?
- What are the rational bases for belief in God and Revelation?
- What are the fruits of faith and unfaith?
- How can Muslims articulate their faith intelligently in a modern society?
Mawlana Amjad Bapu
Riyaz Timol – a doctoral candidate at Cardiff University’s Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK.
Light Refreshments will be provided
Brothers & sisters welcome
Date: Saturday 23 April 2016
Time: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Venue: Salaam Educational Trust, Bhailok Square, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8EA
(opposite Masjid Salaam, 49 Watling Street, Preston, PR2 8EA
Dhuhr Salaah will be offered at 1.45pm)
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