Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Why do we call it Islamic apologetics?

Sh. Dr. Hatem al-Haj describes the reason behind using the term “apologetics”. Islamic apologetics is about defending the doctrines of the faith in rational terms. When people hear the term “Islamic apologetics” they can understand that this is an academic discipline that requires research.

This clip is from Sh. Dr. Hatem al-Haj’s seminar on Islamic apologetics. You can read the publication on this topic here.

Dr. Hatem al-Haj

Dr. Hatem al-Haj

Dr. Hatem al-Haj has a PhD in Comparative Fiqh from al-Jinan University. He is a pediatrician, former Dean of the College of Islamic Studies at Mishkah University, and a member of the permanent Fatwa Committee of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA).