Atheism and Islam – Level 1
About the Course
Explore the intricate relationship between atheism and Islam in this Level 1 course. Delve into key arguments for and against the existence of God, examining how atheistic viewpoints intersect with Islamic beliefs. Engage with experts as you explore topics like design arguments, cosmological arguments, morality, consciousness, and the political dimensions of atheism. Join us to expand your understanding of these complex topics and their implications within an Islamic context.
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2.Historical and philosophical backdrop of Atheism.
3.Interaction between atheistic and Islamic perspectives.
4.Navigating the complex intersection of atheism and Islam.
5.Nuanced understanding of faith, spirituality, and diverse worldviews.
6.Sensitivity and cultural awareness when discussing atheism.
2.Impact of New Atheism on Islamic communities.
3.intersections between New Atheism’s critique of religion and Islamic theological tenets.
4.Contention and common ground of New Atheism in Islamic context.
5.Bridge gaps and encourage respectful dialogue between New Atheist and Islamic viewpoints.
2.Teleological and fine-tuning arguments with relevance to Islamic theology.
3.Challenges and critiques by sceptics against design arguments.
4.Role of design arguments in contemporary scientific discourse and their compatibility with Islamic cosmological viewpoints.
5.Thoughtful conversations about design arguments, addressing their strengths and limitations.
2.Historical development of the Kalām argument in Islamic philosophy.
3.Contributions to theological discourse.
4.Premises and logical structure of the Kalām argument
5.Cultivate critical thinking skills in philosophical reasoning.
6.Compare the Kalām argument with other cosmological arguments.
7.Implications of the Kalām argument for concepts.
2.Philosophical foundations of the Contingency Argument.
3.Connections to questions of existence and causality.
4.How the Contingency Argument aligns with Islamic theology.
5.Objections and criticisms against the Contingency Argument.
6.Insights from the Contingency Argument with other fields of knowledge: science and ethics.
2.Role of Fiṭra in Islamic teachings and its parallels with atheistic perspectives.
3.How Fiṭra serves as a bridge between Islamic theology and philosophy.
4.Significance of Fiṭra in building a connection between individuals' innate inclinations.
5.Fiṭra in broader discourse on faith and reason.arguments
2.Contrast between faith-based reasoning and empirically driven reasoning.
3.Nuances of rationality in religious and secular contexts.
4.Role of logic, evidence, and philosophical inquiry in shaping the rationality of Islamic theology and atheistic discourse.
5.Constructive conversations highlighting the diverse rational frameworks of atheism and Islam.
2.Implications of atheistic perspectives on the origin of the universe.
3.Compatibility or tension between scientific and religious narratives on cosmology.
4.Philosophical implications of the Big Bang theory,
5.Bridging scientific discoveries with theological considerations in the context of atheism and Islam.
2.Compatibility between evolutionary science and Islamic teachings on creation.
3.Relation between Islamic thought on evolution and atheistic narratives about life's origins.
4.Evolutionary theory for questions of purpose, design, and the divine creator.
5.Nuanced conversations about evolution with scientific and religious interpretations.
2.Implications of consciousness in spirituality and existence.
3.Origins and nature of consciousness with atheistic and Islamic perspectives.
4.Relationship between consciousness, brain function, and the search for transcendence.
5.Consciousness in atheism and Islamic mysticism.
6.Bridge the realms of science, philosophy, and spirituality.
2.Scientism on religious beliefs within atheism.
3.Investigate how scientism prompts scepticism towards supernatural claims in atheistic perspectives.
4.Atheism and scientism on ethics and societal norms.
5.Compatibility and conflicts arising from scientism and atheism's convergence.
2.Atheistic perspectives on evil with Islamic responses to theodicy.
3.Philosophical approaches offered by atheism and Islam.
4.Grappling with suffering and divine justice: Faith, morality, and human experience.
5.Navigate the complexities of evil and suffering, fostering empathy.
2.Atheistic nihilism versus Islamic beliefs. Psychological implications of embracing or rejecting nihilistic viewpoints.
3.Role of personal meaning-making and spirituality.
4.The nature of existence, meaning, and purpose in the context of atheism and Islam.
2.Atheists’ and believers’ approach to inner growth, and the search for a purpose.
3.Diverse ways of expressing spirituality in Atheism and Islamic mysticism (Sufism).
4.Impact of spirituality on mental well-being and personal fulfilment.
5.Intersections of spirituality, self-discovery in atheism and Islam.
2.Challenges and opportunities: New Atheism with religion and religious communities.
3.New Atheism with issues of identity, multiculturalism, and freedom of expression.
4.Political confrontations between New Atheism and religious traditions.
5.Bridge ideological divides and promote informed civic engagement.
2.Challenges and common misconceptions of atheistic viewpoints in Da’waa efforts.
3.Strategies for fostering dialogue, empathy, and mutual respect between atheists and believers.
4.Role of compassion, understanding, and open-mindedness in creating connections.
5.Facilitate mutual growth and promote understanding of atheism within an Islamic context.
Delve into the captivating juncture where Atheism and Islam intersect with our immersive "Atheism and Islam - Level 1" course. Embark on an intellectual odyssey guided by eminent experts, igniting your curiosity about the intricate dynamics between atheistic viewpoints and Islamic beliefs.
In this comprehensive journey, you'll traverse through pivotal arguments, from the Design and Cosmological Arguments to Evolution and the Problem of Evil. The course navigates the philosophical and scientific terrains where these contrasting worldviews collide, inviting you to explore rationality, morality, and even the politics surrounding them.
Suitable for students, parents, and those immersed in Islamic studies, this course unlocks profound insights. Elevate your understanding as you engage in informed dialogues and formulate well-grounded responses to atheistic inquiries. With the knowledge gained, you'll not only navigate complexities but also enhance your ability to engage with diverse perspectives. Read more
Course Aims and Objectives
- Unearth Key Arguments: Skillfully analyze fundamental atheistic arguments, like cosmology and morality, within the context of Islamic beliefs, enabling thoughtful discourse.
- Contrast Worldviews: Masterfully compare the rational underpinnings and philosophical dimensions of Islam and atheism, nurturing a comprehensive perspective.
- Empower Critical Thinking: Harness critical thinking skills to evaluate the relevance and implications of atheistic viewpoints, fostering insightful analysis.
- Engage in Informed Dialogue: Participate confidently in productive discussions with atheistic individuals, empowered by a nuanced understanding.
- Formulate Insightful Responses: Craft well-informed responses to ethical dilemmas and philosophical inquiries, rooted in the teachings of Islam, leading to profound discourse.
- Mastery of Atheistic Arguments: Confidently dissect and understand atheistic arguments, empowering you to engage meaningfully with atheism’s tenets.
- Holistic Worldview Comparison: Acquire an in-depth understanding of the similarities and differences between Islamic and atheistic worldviews, enriching your perspective.
- Enhanced Critical Analysis: Elevate your analytical skills to critically assess the interplay between atheism and Islam, fostering insightful thought.
- Impactful Dialogue Skills: Engage in enlightening dialogues with atheists, drawing from your nuanced comprehension of the intersections between the two ideologies.
- Thoughtful Discourse Creation: Develop the ability to craft thoughtful, informed responses to ethical and philosophical challenges, fostering meaningful conversations.
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The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a Graded And Timed Exam.
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