Category archives for Atheism

The Transcendent God of Abrahamic Faiths Does Exist: The Kalam Cosmological Argument

Epigraph: He is Allah, the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner. His are the most beautiful names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Him, and He is the Mighty, the Wise. (Al Quran 59:25) The Muslim Times’ Editor’s comments: This argument applies only to Transcendent God of Judaism, Unitarian Christianity and Islam. It is […]

Do atheists secretly believe in God? Finnish Study

Epigraph: “And when thy Lord brings forth offspring from the loins of the sons of Adam, He makes them witnesses against their own selves by asking them, ‘Am I not your Lord?’ And they say, ‘Indeed, we do bear witness to that.’ This He does lest they should say on the Day of Resurrection, ‘We […]

If Atheists and the Christians Debate, Islam Wins!

Richard Dawkins vs Cardinal George Pell on Q&A (10-4-2012) Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD First something about the big picture, Christian apologists want to make a case for Christianity based on laws of nature and science, by showing that there ought to be a Transcendent Creator of our universe. They make this […]

Dawkins’ False Papal Fatwa: ‘Einstein was a Pantheist and not a Deist?’

This clip is titled: Albert Einstein on god The god delusion I agree with Prof. Dawkins expressions of religious tolerance but take issue with how he describes Einstein’s religion. Dawkins in this clip and in his book the God Delusion, claims that Albert Einstein was a Pantheist, to substantiate his own position of being an […]

Debate: Does the Universe have a purpose?

First something about the big picture, atheists are right in exposing the irrationality of the Christian dogma. However, the Christians are right in as far as their claim that there needs to be a Creator of this universe, Who employed natural means to do His work. However, both parties in their self-conceit are not listening […]

Thomas Paine: His Second Coming in Islam in the 21st Century

Thomas Paine was one of the Founding Fathers of USA, in 18th century he was one of the greatest intellectuals and a proponent of Deism.  He is best known for his book Age of Reason.   Mark Twain said, “It took a brave man before the Civil War to confess he had read the Age of Reason … I […]

Atheism exposed in one paragraph

Even a few lines scribbled on a beach have a purpose and a writer, but, our complex universe, which we can barely explain with the help of complex mathematics and science, which majority of humans cannot even learn, after years of study, is without purpose and a pure accident, with no orchestration from any Intelligence? […]

Recruiting the four Horsemen of Neo-atheism into Cavalry of Islam

First something about the big picture, the Christian apologists want to make a case for Christianity based on laws of nature and science, by showing that there ought to be a Transcendent Creator of our universe.  They make this case, in one breath, and in the very next, deny all of science, by insisting on […]

A Christian and an agnostic debate the question of suffering.

… “From the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been breathed, by the Creator, into a few forms or into one; and […]

Foundation of our morality: Islamic and Judeo-Christian tradition!

If we examine our morality in its extreme situations we may realise that clearly there are religious implications and our morality came from God and perhaps cannot fully exist without God. Our morality is rooted in the prophets of God who revealed to us the absolute standards of our Creator against murder and incest for […]

We Get Upset, Angry and even Mad: Therefore, God Exists!

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD And He (Allah) revealed to it (conscience) the ways of evil and the ways of righteousness – He, indeed, prospers who purifies it (conscience), And he is ruined who corrupts it. (Al Quran 91:9-11) The characters in Shakespeare drama Macbeth are based on real life historical figures. […]

Deism, Liberal Protestantism or Natural Religion

To look for common thread between the Christian and the Muslim tradition one should start at Deism. One should start with President Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Payne. There will be a lot in their views that a Muslim and a Christian could agree to and from there one begins to discuss the agreements […]

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences

This is the title of a very famous article in mathematics by Eugene Wigner. The article and its title reminds me of the verses of the Holy Quran that Dr. Abdus Salam mentioned, during his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in Physics, in 1979: Blessed is He (Allah) in Whose hand is the kingdom, […]

What is Morality?

Source / Courtesy: Muslim Sunrise By Lubna Roohi Malik The Holy Qur’an lays out three basic states of man. These three states separate man from animals and spiritual men from moral men. These three states are: the natural state, the moral state, and the spiritual state. Man begins in the base, natural state, where he […]

Islamic theology starts with Deism: Why all Christians and atheists should be Muslims?

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD Deism (pronounced /ˈdiːɪzəm/, us dict: dē′·ĭzm) is a religious and philosophical belief that a supreme being created the universe, and that this can be determined using reason and observation of the natural world alone, without the need for either faith or organized religion. President Thomas Jefferson, Thomas […]

Al Aleem: The Bestower of true Dreams

Revelation has had a very large role to play in human history. The evidence not only comes from religion but also science. This article was originally published in June, 2007 volume of Ahmadiyya Gazette USA. Let me first introduce the subject of revelation in language and examples that are more familiar to my Western readers. […]

A challenge for Dawkins: Where did carbon come from?

This popular Google-knol was first written by me in December of 2009. Atheists are right in exposing the irrationality of the Christian dogma.  However, the Christians are right in as far as their claim that there needs to be a Creator of this universe, Who employed natural means to do His work.  However, both parties […]

Science and Monotheism!

“If there had been in the heavens and the earth other gods besides Allah, then surely both would have gone to ruin. Glorified then be Allah, the Lord of the Throne, far above what they attribute to Him.” (Al Quran 21:23) ONE OF THE INTERPRETATIONS: If there had been in the heavens and the earth […]

Longing for consolation: A Dilemma for Dawkins

Abstract There are no atheists in foxholes and when a plane hits turbulence, many if not all agnostics and atheists, begin to pray! Man is in constant need of consolation. Even if it does not prove existence of God it certainly creates a strong need for it. This may perhaps be the reason that whereas […]

Why are Muslims more religious? A CNN Editorial

By Richard Allen Greene, CNN (CNN) – Every religion has its true believers and its doubters, its pious and its pragmatists, but new evidence suggests that Muslims tend to be more committed to their faith than other believers. Muslims are much more likely than Christians and Hindus to say that their own faith is the […]