New Monograph on Atheism and Islam
Kalam Research and Media (KRM) publishes an important new monograph by Dr Shoaib Ahmed Malik on Atheism and Islam and the current debates on this subject.
Kalam Research & Media (KRM) announces the publication of “Atheism and Islam: A Contemporary Discourse” by Dr Shoaib Ahmed Malik, Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences Zayed University, Dubai.
Dr Malik skilfully surveys the expanding gap between Islam, Islamic Thought and the discourse of contemporary movements of atheism, often called New Atheism. This monograph offers a much-needed, comprehensive, and thematic overview of the atheist-theist discourse from several scientific and philosophical-theological perspectives. The author covers the rhetoric of Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Richard Dawkins and Ali Rizvi, and expresses scientific and philosophical contentions based upon those arguments. The monograph provides a critique of the ubiquitous over-reliance on natural theology, which has not resolved the “theological gap”, as opposed to the extra-evaluative potential of systematic (revealed) theology. From evolution to sociology, physics to metaphysics, philosophy to theology, this monograph provides an important overview of the current state of the discourse.
Dr Shoaib Ahmed Malik is Assistant Professor at Zayed University in Dubai.