Atheism and Islam – Level 2

  Atheism and Islam – Level 2 is an advanced course designed for academics, researchers, Ulama, Sharia scholars and students with intellectual acumen. The course provides an in-depth understanding of atheistic theories, concepts, ideologies which are mainly focussed around Islamophobia. It critically analyses atheism-based ideas with more focus on scientific, philosophical, sociological and theological perspectives. It also draws on relevant contentious matters to respond to them. Furthermore, it covers contemporary issues that pose to be antithetical towards Islam and thus equips learners with skills needed to effectively address such issues on moral, ethical, academic grounds.

Atheism and Islam – Level 2

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The course will cover following themes

        1. Critically identify, understand and analyse classical and contemporary theories, concepts, ideologies as proposed by the self-professed atheists of the past and present, humanists, theologists, Muslim liberals or misled misguided Ex-muslims.
        1. Discuss, assess, evaluate a broad spectrum of atheistic opinions, the epistemology of hermeneutics, and effectively re-engage with Islamic corpus to deliver extraordinary perspectives on contemporary atheistic issues.
        1. Develop, strengthen broader academic representation, propel advanced intellectual development with interdisciplinary ideas and access to resources to deconstruct atheism.
 
    • Develop skills needed to deal with the atheists, agonistics, Muslim liberals etc. who make Islamophobia as central part of their theories, discourses, arguments, counter arguments. Acquire advanced debating skills, presentation skills, digital media skills to defend Islam more critically and representatively.
   
    • Overcome atheistic beliefs, challenges, issues currently promulgated in the Muslim world with deep prejudice against Islam.
   
    • Learn potential ways to academically engage with the atheism and guide Muslim Ummah intellectually to further aid wider Muslim community, combating effectively and academically various arguments which are put forward against Islam by atheists, secularists etc.
 

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Course Code: AT201
Al Balagh Credits: 45

Duration: 9 Months
Course Starting  Date:  16 June 2019
Days:  Weekends

Effort: 2-5 Hours / Week
Program: Level – 2
Prerequisite: Atheism and Islam – Level 1

Language  English
Mode:  Online (Live and Interactive )
Online Learning Material:  Yes ( Accessible After Course Starting Date)
Video Recordings: Yes ( Available within 48hrs After the Live Session )

Fees: From £19.99/month for 8 months

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Enrollment

Course Starting Date:

16 JUNE 2019

Registration Deadline:

30 JULY 2019

Course Fee

Pay In Full  –  £159.99 £127.99

Pay In 8 Instalments – £19.99

Add-On (Optional)

Digital Certificate: Free

Printed Certificate: £10

Mentor Support (One to One): £50

AlBalagh Scholarship is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.

Overview

Today, atheism has accrued popularity as a worldview which competes aggressively with Islam in particular. It is the need of the hour that advanced studies in atheism and Islam ought to be pursued in order to defend Islam from atheists, humanists, liberals and people in general who criticize Islam from a largely conflicting, atheistic interpretations of Islam – praxeological, spiritual, modern and scientific perspectives – and continue to permeate atheism, launching detrimental attacks on Islam and Muslim identity across the globe.

The goal is to prepare future generation of the experts who will have advanced knowledge and understanding of atheism, atheistic concepts and the skills to spiritually and academically condemn anti-Islam rhetoric, defend Islam, address or resolve atheistic issues which the Muslim world today is confronted with.

Main Modules

1. Physicalism and Materialism

2. Ethics and Islam Arguments

3. Empiricism

4. Social Darwinism

5. Scientism II

6. Religion and Confusion

7. Free will and related matters

8. Critique of Evolution

9. Analytical Metaphysics

10. Theodicy- Question of Evil

11. Arguments for God I

12. Arguments for God II

13. The Sociology of Religion

14. Islam and Rationality

15. Atheism, Gender, and Sexuality

16. Islam and Humanism

17. The Psychology of Atheism/ Atheism and cognitive Science

18. The Politics of Atheism

19. Reasons for Misinterpreting the Holy Quran II

20. Spirituality The Food of Reason II

Skills-Based Modules

1. Social Media Skills

2. Presentation Skills

3. Critical Thinking/Writing Skills

4. Research Skills

Modules

1. Physicalism and Materialism
2. Ethics and Islam Arguments
3. Empiricism
4. Social Darwinism
5. Scientism II
6. Religion and Confusion
7. Free will and related matters
8. Critique of Evolution
9. Analytical Metaphysics
10. Theodicy- Question of Evil
11. Arguments for God I
12. Arguments for God II
13. The Sociology of Religion
14. Islam and Rationality
15. Atheism, Gender, and Sexuality
16. Islam and Humanism
17. The Psychology of Atheism/ Atheism and cognitive Science
18. The Politics of Atheism
19. Reasons for Misinterpreting the Holy Quran II
20. Spirituality The Food of Reason II
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Course Features

Duration – 9+ Months

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Live Sessions Every Sunday

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Live Sessions ( One / Week)

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Live Q & A

Instructors

Shaykh Usman Ali

Ustadh Safaruk Chawdhury

B.A, A.K.C. M.A. MPhil, PhD (current)
Humanities Team Co-ordinator, Tutor in History and Religious Studies, IB Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Co-ordinator

Dr. Shoaib Ahmed Malik

Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences Zayed University, Dubai

Ustadh Abbas Ahsan

graduated from the renowned Islamic Seminary, Darul – Uloom Bury (UK)
BA (Hons) in Interdisciplinary Human Studies
specialized in the discipline of Philosophy
MA in (Analytic) Philosophy of Religion

Ustadh Imran Iqbal

Hamza Andreas Tzortzis

Author:  ‘The Divine Reality: God, Islam & The Mirage of Atheism’. Speaker, instructor & writer. MA + Pg Cert Philosophy.

Hamza Andreas Tzortzis

Author:  ‘The Divine Reality: God, Islam & The Mirage of Atheism’. Speaker, instructor & writer. MA + Pg Cert Philosophy.

Shaykh Usman Ali

Ustadh Shaykh Abbas Ahsan

graduated from the renowned Islamic Seminary, Darul – Uloom Bury (UK) BA (Hons) in Interdisciplinary Human Studies specialized in the discipline of Philosophy MA in (Analytic) Philosophy of Religion

Ustadh Safaruk Chawdhury

B.A, A.K.C. M.A. MPhil, PhD (current)
Humanities Team Co-ordinator, Tutor in History and Religious Studies, IB Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Co-ordinator

Dr. Shoaib Ahmed Malik

Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences Zayed University, Dubai

Ustadh Imran Iqbal

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?
We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is by no means compulsory for technical course progress of the students.
I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?
You can access the Discussion board on myAlbalagh or discuss via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared. Our support staff will mediate your queries back and forth to the course instructors.
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.

 

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.
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 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.

 

 

How do I interact with my classmates?
You can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well. Furthermore, you can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students.
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 my private member portal. What should I do?
In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our student support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.

 

Does Al Balagh Academy issue certificates?
Yes. Al Balagh is a UK based NGO Academy issuing our Academy certificates for all our courses, with an exception of a few university accredited courses.

 

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.

 

What is the eligibility criteria for Scholarship?
Please visit our scholarship page for more details. (Hyperlink AlBalagh Scholarship page)

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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.

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