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What every Muslim must know about Atheism


This course will aim to introduce the main interlocutors of the new atheist movement and the challenges they bring forward for Muslims. Particular attention will be given to how atheists instrumentalise science as their main arsenal. Moreover, this course will try to unpack the various ways through which the movement is trying to gain social, cultural and political prominence.


Start Date Time Duration Fees Discounts Gender Location    
Sat - 27/04/2019 10:00 - 16:00 1 day Intensive £25.00 £5 (5 off for bookings before 13/04) Segregated Class Ebrahim College, Whitechapel

What every Muslim must know about Atheism


This course will aim to introduce the main interlocutors of the new atheist movement and the challenges they bring forward for Muslims. Particular attention will be given to how atheists instrumentalise science as their main arsenal. Moreover, this course will try to unpack the various ways through which the movement is trying to gain social, cultural and political prominence.
 
 
 
SESSION 1 10-11.30 AM
 
 
  • Introduction to New Atheists
  • Definitions and Burdens
 
15 minutes break
 
 
SESSION 2 11.45 - 1.15 AM
 
 
  • Science, Scientism, and Evolution
 
1 hour break for prayers and lunch
 
 
SESSION 3 2.15 -4 PM
 
 
  • A sociopolitical analysis of New Atheism
 
Each session will involve me speaking for 50 mins and the remaining time will be used for Q&A.
Science, Scientism, and Evolution
 
1 hour break for prayers and lunch

Dr Shoaib Malik


Dr Shoaib is formally trained as a chemical engineer (BEng from the University of Bath and PhD from University of Nottingham) and is an Assistant Professor at Zayed University in Dubai where he teaches the natural sciences. He also has had some alimiyya training in various institutes in the UK. Currently, he studies with Sh. Ali Larakhi from the Meem Institute. He is also doing an MSc in Philosophy of Science and Religion at the University of Edinburgh. His research is on the broad contours of Islam and Science, New Atheism, and Islamic Theology.

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