Session #2: Islam: Deconstructing Myths and Clarifying Truths

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Divine Justice and the Problem of Evil

Theologians of monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) have widely discussed and debated the purpose and existence of evil in this world. What is the Islamic perspective on this and how does that tie in with the problem of suffering? How have Muslim theologians reconciled the existence of suffering/evil with that of an All-Merciful and All-Powerful God?

By Hamza Tzortzis

Does God Need Us to Obey and Worship Him?

The question is often posed to Muslims: “If God is all powerful and all capable, then why does He need you to worship and obey Him. Why does it matter to Him whether you sin or not? It seems that to need others to glorify you and praise you, would make you petty and needy!” How does one go about answering and addressing this issue of theology?

By Sh. Saad Tasleem

Islam – A Religion or Political Ideology?

Arguing that Islam is a political ideology masquerading as a religion, Islamophobes maintain that Islam should not enjoy the protection afforded by the First Amendment of the US Constitution. What are the implications of such a claim and how can we educate and help correct this false assertion?

By Dr. Dalia Fahmy

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