Hamza Andreas Tzortzis

Hamza Andreas Tzortzis is an international public speaker on Islam, a writer, lecturer, instructor and researcher. He is particularly interested in Islam, politics, western and Islamic thought and philosophy. Hamza delivers workshops, seminars and courses on the foundations of Islamic thought. He is an instructor for iERA and AlKauthar Institute. Hamza has also delivered a short course on the intellectual foundations of Islam for the Islamic Online University for their Diploma course. Hamza is one of the main initiators of the contemporary emergence of Muslim public debaters and speakers using western and Islamic philosophy to defend and explain Islam. Hamza heads the research team and Lectures for iERA.
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Hamza Tzortzis & Salman discuss the Batley school “blasphemy” cartoons case | Unscripted #80

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Hamza Tzortzis joins Salman Butt to discuss some of the political and philosophical underpinnings of the latest drama to unfold from Batley Grammar School.

Hamza Tzortzis & Ali Dawah on questioning Islam | Unscripted #68

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In this week's Islam21c Unscripted podcast, Hamza Tzortzis and Ali Dawah join us to discuss Shubuhāt (specious arguments and doubts).

Unscripted #10 | We join HT

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For today’s episode of the Unscripted podcast by Islam21c, Umer and Salman join HT...

Is Life Just a Game?

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Articulating a compassionate and intelligent case for Islam in a post-secular society is quite difficult. Due to an increase in materialism, the value of religion has diminished. One way of starting a conversation is to get people thinking about the implications of their ideas about man, life and the universe. Once it can be shown that there are some absurd consequences and unpalatable logical implications, it can create fertile ground to have rational discussions about why Islam is true. A popular view about life is that it is “just a game”. We have one life (YOLO) and we should make

How we all know God is one

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How we all know God is one “Islam’s creative gift to mankind is monotheism, and we surely dare not throw this gift away.” Arnold Toynbee Islam is a way of life that has a simple yet profound theme permeating all aspects of its worldview. This theme is Oneness. In line with our reason and natural disposition, Islam teaches humanity to investigate and ponder on the harmony in nature and the entire cosmos. It concludes that harmony is the imprint of Divine Oneness on the created world.  This idea of oneness doesn’t only refer to God’s creative acts, it also refers

Nationalism! Pakistan’s Independence Day

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Why do Muslims love the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ?

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When pen is put to paper and writes about love, it breaks in two. Love is truly a powerful, unique and irresistible force or feeling. When we try and express our love, we find it very hard to find the right words. The expressions we use do not fully represent what is burning deep down inside our hearts. This may explain why we associate love with actions and not just words. We embrace each other, buy our loved ones gifts, send our partners a bunch of flowers, or take them out for a romantic dinner. Love is not just an

Does one need to prove the existence of God?

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Denying God, Denying Reality Why we don’t need evidence for God's Existence Does God exist? This is the question I’ve constantly discussed with Atheist academics. The discussion is often put forward in different guises but the premise is always the same; does God exist and what evidence is there to support this belief? In fact, I would argue that we don't need any evidence for God's existence. So the question itself needs debating.  It shouldn’t actually be “does God exist?”, but rather “what reasons do we have to reject His existence?” Now, don't get me wrong, I believe we have

A Muslim Response to The Young Atheist’s Handbook

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The Young Atheist’s Handbook (TYAH) was first published in 2012. I purchased the book the moment it was available and I was probably one of the first people to receive it in the post. After reading parts of TYAH, I immediately contacted the author and science teacher, Alom Shaha, to enquire whether he was willing to engage in a discussion on the issues he raised. He politely refused and explained that TYAH is a personal story, and he did not wish to participate in debates. Fast-forward a few years and Alom and I had a brief encounter via twitter, where

The Qur’ān’s miracle for non-Arabic speakers

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How do I appreciate the miracle of the Qur’ān if I don’t speak Arabic? Most of what we know is based on the say so of others. This holds true for facts that we would never deny. For many of us these truths include the existence of Amazonian Indian tribes, photosynthesis, ultraviolet radiation, and bacteria. Let me elaborate further by using your mother as an example. How would you prove to me – a perfect stranger – that your mother did in fact give birth to you? As bizarre as this question sounds, it will help clarify a very important