The case for Allah’s existence
Is Allah real? How do we know God exists? Belief in God and the quest for existential truth is not always easy, especially in a social environment where faith is derided as superstition, wishful thinking, or even a dangerous fantasy. This unit begins by challenging this mindset before exploring a number of arguments that establish the existence of God in a way that speaks to both the heart and mind.
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Science, the heart, and the mind
In today’s world, the scientific method is upheld as the only way to ascertain truth. This first lesson begins with a critique of our contemporary worldview and turns to the more holistic Qur’anic point of view to explore the question: does God exist?
Fitrah: Our primordial nature
Every culture across time and space has attempted to connect with a transcendent being. This is because of our human fitrah, or primordial nature to seek God. In this lesson, students will reflect on their fitrah and recognize that nurturing it will lead to a life-long journey towards God, while neglecting it will lead to its corruption.
The rational proof of God
In the final lesson of this unit, students will explore two mind-based ways of establishing the existence of God: the teleological argument and the kalam cosmological argument. Through the exploration of these two arguments, students will be able to logically conclude that God most certainly exists.
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