Atheism and Islam – Level 1

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.

Course Team

Ustadh Nazif Muhtaroğlu

(Associate Professor of Philosophy and Research scholar at Harvard University)

Ustadh Jamie B. Turner

(Doctoral Researcher,Philosophy of Religion, University of Birmingham)

Ustadh Moez Masoud

(MPhil in Psychology/PhD Researcher, University of Cambridge, Founder of Acamedia Global)

Ustadh Paul Williams

(Creator of Blogging Theology)


Ustadh Safaruk Chowdhury

(Humanities Team and IB Theory of Knowledge Coordinator, Tutor in History and Religious Studies)


Ustadh Usaama al-Azami

(PhD in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University)

Ustadh Safaruk Chowdhury

Ustadh Hamza Karamali

(Masters in Islamic Law and Legal Theory (Jamia Nizamia) and Masters in Computer Engeineering (University of Toronto))

Ustadh Safaruk Chowdhury

Enis Doko

(Doctorate, Theoretical Physics, Koç University)

Ustadh Safaruk Chowdhury

Dr.Shoaib Malik

(A scholar and Visiting Researcher at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham (UK))

Instructor at Al Balagh Academy, Ustadh Subboor Ahmad

Ustadh Subboor Ahmad

( Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA),UK)


Ustadh Hamza Tzortzis

(Sapience Institute, UK)

Instructor Al Balagh Academy, Ustadh Asadullah Ali Al-Andalusi

Ustadh Asadullah Ali Al-Andalusi

(Founder of the Andalusian Project and Researcher fellow for Yaqeen Institute)

Instructor at Al Balagh Academy, Ustadh Subboor Ahmad

Shaykh Fadel Soliman

(Masters in Shariah, Founder, Bridges Foundation, UK)


Ustadh Yusuf Ponders

( Lighthouse Mentoring manager, Sapience Institute )


16 Live Online Sessions

Duration: 4 Months

Saturdays, 7:00PM - 8:30PM (London, UK)

Video Recordings Available

Mobile App

Live Q&A


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Starts on 9th September 2023

Course Fee

Pay in Full: £79.99 Free

Registration Deadline

8th September 2023 


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Course Overview

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Atheism and Islam - Level 1

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?

Al Balagh courses do not provide an externally accredited or recognised qualification. Our own expert team works at the course content. With over 5000+ learners, we are continuously growing and our vision is to make Al Balagh qualifications renowned worldwide through our expert team, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from external institutional bodies.

How is this online course structured?

Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.

When will I have access to the online course material?

Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to myAlBalagh (our online learning portal) within 24 hours.

Will I get notification for live sessions?

All students will receive notification for their course live sessions via email and/or course WhatsApp group. You may also check the Course Schedule tab on your dashboard after logging in on our website or Mobile App.

Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?

We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is not compulsory for technical course progress of the students.

I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?

If you are unable to attend a live session or have missed it, you can view recorded sessions on your course dashboard. You can access all the completed Recordings, PPT and assessments anytime.

Can I download the recordings and watch it offline?

You can download recordings and PPT of the course sessions from the myAlBalagh mobile App for all the enrolled courses.The recordings will be available for students after 48 hours of the live session.

Do I get marks for watching course recordings and presentations?

There are no additional marks for watching the course recordings. Only the module Assessments and the final exam add up to the final score.You can check the individual scores of your Assessments under the Progress tab of myAlBalagh.

I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?

You can discuss your doubts via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion or access the Discussion Board on myAlBalagh. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared.

When will the final exam be held?

The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a Graded And Timed Exam.

How do I interact with my classmates?

You can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students. Furthermore, you can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well.

How long will I have access to the online course?

You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected].

I am facing trouble signing into the “myAlBalagh” Online Student portal. What should I do?

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