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Hamza Andreas Tzortzis

Hamza Andreas Tzortzis

Hamza Andreas Tzortzis is a British public speaker and researcher on Islam.

Is God Merciful?

Is God Merciful?

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God’s wisdom is unbounded, whereas we have limited wisdom and knowledge. God’s wisdom does not contradict other aspects of His nature, such as His goodness. So, evil and suffering are ultimately part of a Divine purpose.

God & Objective Morality

God & Objective Morality

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In Islam, God is believed to be a Being of maximal perfection. He is maximally knowledgeable, powerful and good. Perfect goodness is God’s essential nature, one of His names is Al-Barr, i.e the source of all goodness. He is good, and He defines what good is.

The Qur’an’s Argument for God’s Existence

The Qur’an’s Argument for God’s Existence

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The Qur’an provides an intuitive and powerful argument for God’s existence. It mentions four possibilities to explain how something was created or came into being or existence.

Does God need our worship?

Does God need our worship?

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The best way to answer these questions is to first understand who God is in the context of worship. God by definition is the One who is entitled to our worship; it is a necessary fact of His own existence. The Qur’an repeatedly highlights this fact about God.

Divine Singularity: The Oneness of God

Divine Singularity: The Oneness of God

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This article discusses five arguments for the fact that there can only be one God. It elaborates on these arguments to show that the Creator must be one because if there were more than one the cosmos would not display the harmony that it does.

On Professor Lawrence Krauss’s ‘Nothing’

On Professor Lawrence Krauss’s ‘Nothing’

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This article focuses on Professor Lawrence Krauss’s book A Universe from Nothing, which invigorated and popularized the debate on the Leibnizian question: “Why is there something rather than nothing? Krauss argues that it is plausible that the universe arose from ‘nothing’.

ISIS Are Not Islamic

ISIS Are Not Islamic

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Since the group known as ISIS declared the re-establishment of the Islamic Caliphate, and committed numerous atrocities under the name of Islam, the writer finds it necessary to educate both Muslims and non-Muslims on true Islamic values based on justice and compassion.

The Deplorable Act of Killing the French Priest

The Deplorable Act of Killing the French Priest

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Islam has always taught that we must protect people of other faiths. In this article the writer tackles the murder of a French priest, and explains that Islamic teachings strongly condemn the killing of one innocent person, which is viewed as equivalent to murdering the whole of mankind.

The Myth of an Anti-Semitic Genocide in Muslim Scripture

The Myth of an Anti-Semitic Genocide in Muslim Scripture

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Islam prohibits harming others. In this article, the writer explains a misquoted hadith that played into the hands of hatemonger. It clarifies Islam’s unequivocal condemnation of all forms of anti-semitism, racism, discrimination, and xenophobia.

The Soul in Islam

The Soul in Islam

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In Islam, knowledge of one’s soul is the point of departure for its purification given that an authentic life of piety emanates from a sanctified soul absorbed in the remembrance of God. Muslim theologians held the soul to be a secret of the Divine.

If Good and Evil Exist, Then God Must Exist

If Good and Evil Exist, Then God Must Exist

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 In this short presentation, Hamza Tzortzis explores the idea that 'If Good and Evil Exist, Then God Must Exist'. He starts this lecture by establishing key principles in order for everyone - atheist, sceptic and theist - to connect with one another. He asserts that to truly engage with each other we must all suspend or discard our emotional and intellectual baggage formed as a result of our limited perspectives and experiences. 

Tell Me About God

Tell Me About God

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In this lecture at King's College London, Hamza Andreas Tzortzis addresses three main topics. The first is an existential point and involves the absurdity of life without God. If we can't answer the fundamental questions in life then can we ever be happy?The second topic was that God is a reality. Hamza introduces how God's existence is self evident and addresses the concept of a properly basic belief, which means that the believer in God is intellectually justified in his or her belief even without inductive or deductive evidence. This is similar to the axiom that the world is real. He then introduces the argument from consciousness by arguing that materialistic accounts of phenomenal states (subjective conscious experiences) are incoherent. He concludes by asserting that theism is a coherent and comprehensive explanation for phenomenal states. Hamza closes this topic by speaking about the Quranic argument for God's existence. Which involves assessing the possible logical explanations that explain the emergence of the universe. The last topic that Hamza addresses is based on the fact that God wants to liberate our hearts and minds. We are all slaves to context. We never chose our DNA, parents, social economic circumstances in which we were brought up, names, siblings, gender, social pressure, etc. The only way to truly liberate ourselves from this slavery is to be at service to God and to worship Him as he deserves to be worshipped, because He created you and knows you better than you know yourself, and He knows what is really good for you.

One God One Religion

One God One Religion

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Addressing Atheism! Brother Yusuf Estes joins Brother Hamza Tzortzis in a very natural and simple dialogue on the subject.