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The Divine Reality: God, Islam and the Mirage of Atheism

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  159 ratings  ·  22 reviews
In The Divine Reality, Hamza Andreas Tzortzis provides a compelling case for the rational and spiritual foundations of Islam, whilst intelligently and compassionately deconstructing atheism. Join him on an existential, spiritual and rational journey that articulates powerful arguments for the existence of God, the Qur'an, the Prophethood of Muhammad and why we must know, l ...more
Paperback, 1st edition, 330 pages
Published December 10th 2016 by Fb Publishing (first published 2016)
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أحمد دعدوش
هذه من الحالات النادرة التي أعطي فيها كتابا خمس نجوم.
Muhammad Banna
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cogent, engaging and very readable.

Hamza starts from the personal story of his own journey to Islam. He delves the history of atheism and new atheism at first and discusses the incompleteness and irrationality of atheistic worldview . The most fascinating is that the book deals with a lot of argument for the existence of God and irrationality of atheism from natural theology but maintains an Islamic flavor from authentic sources and highlights the notable works of classical Islamic scholars and
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Abu Kamdar
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Divine Reality is a must-read for every young person confused about religion and God. It explains very compassionately and logically the case for the existence of God, evidences for the truth of the Quran and Prophethood of Muhammad, and most importantly provides clear logical reasons for why humans should worship their Creator. I highly recommend this book for all person involved in Dawah or experiencing doubts about these topics.
مهند
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mahmoud Shehata
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: god-debate
I started reading this book since I decided to delve deeper into the question of god's existence and hear the arguments from both sides. I'm a conservative Muslim nonetheless. My faith was based on inner "faith" if you know what that means. I stumbled upon this book after watching Hamza's debate with Laurance Krauss. Hamza's arguments were quite structured and left Krauss dumbfounded with no hope to retaliate. I got intrigued especially after finishing "There is a god" by Anthony Flew and feelin ...more
Ali H
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
As a pioneering effort written in the English language with respect to establishing a cogent case for Islamic theism as well as addressing the irrationality of atheism, The Divine Reality is a rich and enlightening book which effectively tackles the rising tide of propagandistic attacks of the athiest worldview in a unique and well-organized style.
Hamza eloquently presents a logical and cogent argument for the foundation of the Islamic tradition, the existence of God, and the divine nature of th
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Mariam B
Jun 01, 2018 is currently reading it
Some takeaways:
- Philosophical naturalism is the view that all phenomena within the universe can be explained via physical processes. Many atheists adopt this worldview.
- Islamic Perspective: The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) taught that all human beings are born with an innate nature or primordial state that essentially acknowledges God and has an affinity to worship the Divine. This Prophetic teaching provides a clear basis for the Islamic belief that atheism is unnatural and an aberration of the h
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Abram Dorrough
Jan 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Tzortzis makes some great points in this book - nothing new, but he didn't claim to be saying anything new. The books is designed to be useful for mass-market readers; people of any faith, sceptics, atheists, agnostics, etc. In that aspect, this book succeeds. It's a fine combination of technical and accessible.

However, parts of the book are repetitive. Perhaps repeated is a better term; it's almost as if sections were copied and pasted from previous ones, where a simple allusion or resummarizat
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Ahmed
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Brother Hamza for your efforts. A great read for all.

With an open mind and a sincere heart, people should have a dialogue as Hamza do state in the forum he created.
littlepond
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ibooks
"The divine reality" is a book which describes the existence of God in a way that no other modern writer has described. The book has gloriously shown how baseless atheism is yet many people stick to atheism because of arrogance and ignorance. The book cleanly described the one true religion sent by God on the face of the earth. What can be expected from my opinion is that truth is truth regardless time and space. In these days and age our mind is not interested to accepted the truth not because ...more
Taner
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A book that pleases both intellect and emotion. A must for all the agnostics and atheists who claim that a deity irrational.
Stella
I have watched Hamza Tzortzis debate atheists online and I really like his zeal! And finally a book that is central to Islam vs Atheism. Usually the majority of books, whether arguing for or against atheism, focus on Judeo-Christian tradition and with Islam thrown in there as the third Abrahamic religion and usually assumed to be exactly the same for the sake of argument.
But it isn't and I think a book like this was absolutely needed.
Now whether Hamza proved his point or not, I don't know, I su
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Ali Jafari
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Exceptional book which presents the argument that Atheism is irrational. The author coming from a philosophy background gives lights to certain terms which presents a new light to the atheist position. The term Philosophical naturalism which is the philosophical position atheists hold. This means that the universe can only be proven by observing physical processes. The author gives many analogies and examples to disprove this outlook. How do we prove reason if one were to adopt that mind set? De ...more
Mo
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book starts very strong, Tzortzis explains why he thinks Atheism, often thought to be a very rational belief, is irrational. He dives into the history of Atheism both in the Islamic world and in the West. Throughout the book Tzortzis explains why the belief in a supreme being is the only logical belief, and why, more specifically, Islam is the most logical belief. Tzortzis also makes an argument that the Quran is a tool that encourages humans to think and ponder, and cites it many times to b ...more
Zainab Abdul Aziz
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Closing the gate of 2018 with this super awesome book.

This book has made me thinking and pondering over the universe. I know the basic factual information like God is the creator of the universe, the One who designed the universe and created His creations with purpose. But when the details are presented right in my face, it makes me thinking like oh wow this is the God that I've been messing with.

An easy to read book and filled with germs. Highly recommended.
Tanzeel haider
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was great in many categories. The author has well researched the subject, the footnotes, contents and bibliography proves that. It was too technical for some of the chapters. Some was very lucid and I liked the way the author has prepared the flow of his writing. I will definitely love to read it again in future and also use this book as a reference.
Shakil Hossain
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An mindblowing work by brother Hamza Tzortzis.
Rizwan
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Describes the various fallacies of atheistic doctrine and provides logical answers as to not only why theism is necessary but the Islamic concept of religion is true
'Abd us-samad
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The best book. The culmination of years of hard work, lectures, research etc. The arguments are cutting edge da'wah (Islamic invitation). So good that I brought multiple copies to freely distribute.
Ahmed Muneeb
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Only book you need to read to combat atheism. Hamza has done a great job succinctly presenting his work in an academic manner.
Highly recommend to all Muslims and Non Muslims alike!
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Hamza Andreas Tzortzis is the author of The Divine Reality: God, Islam & The Mirage of Atheism. He is a public speaker, instructor and essayist. He has a masters and a postgraduate certificate in philosophy from the University of London. He is currently continuing his postgraduate studies in the field. Hamza has studied Islamic thought and theology under qualified scholars. He has delivered wo ...more
“God created the heavens and the Earth for a true purpose: to reward each soul according to its deeds. They will not be wronged.” 2 likes
“Therefore, the search for truth was a means of trying to be more sincere with my own existence, as I would be seeking to establish the truth of this life and my place within it. For me, holding on to the sceptical view of the truth, which argues that there is no truth, was self-defeating. This is because the concept that there is no truth is actually a claim itself, so how could I claim that scepticism is true but everything else is not? This is the inconsistency of the sceptical view; a sceptic would claim the truth of scepticism but would deny all other truths. Consequently, no matter what position I held, I still had to accept a truth.” 1 likes
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