The Divine Reality: God, Islam and The Mirage Of AtheismSold Out
In an age of scientific advancement people have been led to chase an intellectual mirage. An illusion constructed by the atmospheric conditions of an incoherent philosophy and false assumptions about reality. The denial of the Divine is this mirage. It is the result of an existential thirst that can only be quenched by the Islamic intellectual and spiritual tradition.
The 'Divine Reality' is not just a book about atheism. It is the first book in English to address universal and Islamic arguments for God's existence, oneness and worship
The author, Hamza 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 (صلى الله عليه وسلم) 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:
• Do hope, happiness and human value make sense without the Divine?
• Can we have consciousness and rational minds without God?
• Is existence of God necessary?
• Has scientific progress led to the denial of God
• Did the universe come from nothing?
• Does God explain our sense of morality?
• Was the universe the product of chance or design?
• Can we prove revelation and Prophethood?
• Why does God deserve our worship?
If you want to know how the Islamic intellectual and spiritual tradition answers these questions then this is the book for you.
Book Review by Dr. Yasir Qadhi (Dean of Al-Maghrib Institute) :
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 well received by contemporary Muslims.
Book Review by Dr. Mohamed Ghilan (PhD Neuroscience) :
The Divine Reality is a much needed resource for Muslims to tackle the contemporary issues on atheism, science, and belief in God from an Islamic perspective. Tzortzis provides a clear and philosophically coherent analysis of arguments that on the surface appear new but in fact have been asked since time immemorial. Intertwined with personal experience and reflections, The Divine Reality is not dry philosophical reading. Tzortzis brings a spiritual and an intellectual combination to his writing that makes for a captivating read.
Title: The Divine Reality: God, Islam & The Mirage Of Atheism
Author: Hamza Tzortis
Weight: 0.59 kg
Hamza Andreas Tzortzis is an international speaker, writer and instructor.
He has two postgraduate degrees in Philosophy (PgCert and MA) and is currently continuing his postgraduate studies in this field. Hamza has studied Islamic thought and theology under qualified scholars.
He delivers workshops and courses around the world, including a Da'wah Training workshop at the Islamic University of Madinah, and has taught an accredited diploma course 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, Professor Simon Blackburn and Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy. He has over a decade of experience in articulating a compassionate and rational case for Islam.
I am almost done with the book, i guess only two chapters are remaining but overall the book has great content. Even though it gets boring due to the style and repetitive use of similar words/senstences. The first two chapters are the hardest to go through as they are, I wouldn’t say poorly written, not engaging for the reader. From the end of 3rd chapter onwards it starts to get the real attention. Overall i gave it 4 stars because this is one of the very few books that deal with the islamic perspective of atheism but I truly believe with this kind of research, knowledge and content it could have been written in a lot better way.