Hamza
Karamali

“There is not a single verse in the Quran that censures anyone for using their mind. But there is son many verses in the Quran that tell people: “Won’t you use your minds?”

Why Islam is True

Why Islam is True is a critical-thinking approach to Islam in which Muslims  why they should believe.

Discover the Prophet

Muslims online are getting damaging doubts because of allegations against the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Basira Education

Discover the full Basira Curriculum. The Linguistic Power of the Miraculous Quran and others.

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Think Muslim

Welcome! I’m Hamza. I help Muslims transform their faith. By helping them see how Allah makes rational arguments to prove His existence and the truth of Islam. On every single page of the QuranThey stare us all in the face. But we don’t see them.

And when you see them, it changes how you think, it changes how you feel, it changes who you areAnd it also changes the Muslim ummah.

If you want to learn more, the first step is to subscribe to my free video series called, “The Quranic Case For God”.

It shows you a bulletproof argument for the existence of God and the truth of Islam and applies it to refute the most common atheist objection that’s in every science textbook but most Muslims don’t even know about it.

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1 in 4 Muslims are leaving Islam.

Most of them are well-educated. And they cite rational reasons for their decision.

1 in 4 Muslims are leaving Islam.

Most of them are well-educated. And they cite rational reasons for their decision.

This is a modern phenomenon. It used to be the exact opposite

For over a thousand years, Muslims had the best universities. And a scholarly tradition that was based on critical thinking and rational arguments.

Well-educated people used to enter Islam, not leave it. And they used to cite rational reasons for their decision.

I studied that scholarly tradition for over 20 years, one-on-one with some of the leading scholars of our times.

I’m on a mission to revive that scholarly tradition. In the English language. In the public sphere. For the average educated person.

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With my amazing team, I produce a variety of high-quality video series’, training and certification programs, and modern curricula.

Through which we:

  • protect and strengthen Muslims’ iman 
  • bring non-Muslims to Islam 
  • help parents raise strong Muslims, 
  • develop the capacity of Muslim communities to protect the iman of the Muslim youth
  • train and certify religious-studies’ teachers
  • train and certify da‘ees
  • develop the capacity of Islamic schools to bring critical-thinking and rational arguments into their religious education
  • revive our tradition of logic and rational arguments in Muslim seminaries
  • and create a public awareness of how to use critical thinking and rational arguments to:
    • respond to atheist arguments
    • respond to false accusations against the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
    • effectively engage with modern science, and
    • effectively engage with non-Muslims in secular societies.

All of this is the culmination of a lifelong journey. You can find out more about that journey here.

over 19 countries

Global Impact

I have trained over 500 scholars, imams, schoolteachers, chaplains, da‘ees, and others across 19 countries to help their students think critically about their religion and come to their own realizations that Islam is true. Here are some of the institutions that I’ve helped.

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What is Why Islam is True?

Why Islam is True is a critical-thinking approach to Islam in which Muslims don’t just learn what to believe, but why they should believe it and how they can develop friendships with people who disagree with them and engage them in intelligent and thoughtful conversations about their faith.

It is based on the same rational arguments that the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) used to show why Islam is true. These arguments are in the Quran and our scholars developed them into the most powerful arguments for religious belief on the planet. They are found in the most authoritative classical scholarly works of Quranic exegesis (tafsir), legal theory (usul al-fiqh), theology (kalam), Islamic logic (mantiq), and other Islamic sciences.

Why Islam is True expresses these arguments in the language of modern discourse and applies them to contemporary issues today.

How these Rational Arguments Saved Maryam’s Faith and Brought an Ex-Muslim back to Islam.

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Why Islam is True For Everyone

With my amazing team, I’ve turned Why Islam is True into an online course with 80 on-demand bite-sized videos, 247 application and role-play activities, and live personal training and mentoring via Zoom every other week.

If you’d like to learn from me, and if you’d like to learn how great scholars like Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam al-Ghazali, or Sa‘d al-Din al-Taftazani would have analyzed everything, then this is the place to start. Everything else I do is based on this course. No one is turned down for lack of funds. Any Muslim who can’t afford the course gets a need-based scholarship. Converts and non-Muslims get full scholarships. (If you’d like to arrange for a scholarship for anyone please get in touch.)

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Why Islam is True For Parents

Every Muslim child needs to grow up in a family that teaches them how to develop confident and sincere friendships with non-Muslims. The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) wants us to raise our children to be his ambassadors. With the help of my amazing team, we’ve developed a D.R.E.A.M pathway, along with 45 engaging read-aloud stories and comic strips and 45 follow-up conversation blueprints that tell parents exactly what to say and how to engage their children in conversation. All of this has been designed to nurture an empathic parent-child relationship so that children feel comfortable taking their parents as their lifetime guides and mentors. This protects their iman for life. And when they go to university, they are the ones who will influence their non-Muslim friends, not the other way around.

Rubaid was surprised by his child's experience engaging in the D.R.E.A.M Pathway.

Sheikh Dirie and Osama discovered that the Why Islam is True course has made Islamic Theology relevant to answering the problems of today at the Toronto Intensive:

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Why Islam is True For Communities

No young Muslim should be ostracized for wanting to leave Islam (or even actually leaving it). We need to take them by the hand and bring them back. That requires transforming our communities so that our religious education moves from a traditional memorize-and-obey model (which is not working for the Muslim youth of today) to an approach that engages our youth in honest conversation about the issues that are challenging their faith, encourages them to object and question, and helps them see for themselves why they should be Muslim. Throughout the year, I travel to Muslim communities to conduct intensive on-the-ground trainings that then blossom into community-wide trainings across a spectrum of different kinds of community leaders. This creates an iman-protection network so that young Muslims struggling with damaging doubts have multiple points of contact who will welcome their questions and give them convincing answers. It also produces a network of Muslims who make da‘wa and spread Islam to others. You can find out more about my recent events in Toronto, Chicago, Malaysia, and the UK.

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Why Islam is True For Islamic Schools

The Why Islam is True course is now offered by Al-Amal Academy (the first ever fully-accredited Islamic high-school in Canada) as a Grade 10 Islamic studies course that is fully accredited by the Alberta Ministry of Education and counts as a credit towards their Canadian high-school diploma. This is part of our work with select Islamic schools in America, Canada, and Australia to provide the training, resources, and support to deploy a fully-integrated high-school level Islamic studies curriculum that is based on critical thinking, rational arguments, and the empathetic and merciful character of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). Teachers complete a rigorous 6-Month training and mentorship program using our D.A.W.A framework, and get access to hundreds of slides, detailed lesson plans, lifetime support, and a community of other certified teachers from around the world. You can find out more about our Why Islam is True Teacher-Certification Program here.

Thomas was amazed at how the D.A.W.A framework revived his teaching.

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The Full Basira Curriculum

Why Islam is True is the entry-point into a comprehensive 32-course Islamic studies curriculum. This curriculum is firmly grounded in the classical curriculum of the elite madrasas of al-Azhar (of old), al-Zaytuna (of old), al-Qarawiyyin (of old), the Ottoman empire, and the Farangi Mahall and Deoband (of old). But it’s all in English. And nothing is taken for granted. It uses the critical-thinking methods of the Muslim scholarly tradition to strengthen our Islamic identity, to build a truth-based Islamic worldview, and to use that worldview to critically engage with the modern world. You can see the entire curriculum here.

The courses in this curriculum are being released gradually. The Linguistic Power of the Miraculous Quran is a unique tafsir of the last juz’ of the Quran that focuses on helping students experience the linguistic miracle of the Quran (the strongest argument of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace)). It also shows how the rational arguments of Why Islam is True are found on every page of the Quran. 

World Religions Through an Islamic Worldview uses the critical thinking methods of Why Islam is True to analyze the major world religions and demonstrates how to have intelligent and empathetic conversations to establish genuine friendships that naturally lead people to Islam. 

Other courses are coming soon. You can see the entire curriculum here.

Basira vs. Harvard?

We Are Now Collaborating with Darul Uloom and Other Seminaries to bring Why Islam is True to all.

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Reviving Logic and Kalam in Muslim Seminaries

Why Islam is True is a contemporary application of the classical curriculum of the elite madrasas of al-Azhar (of old), al-Zaytuna (of old), al-Qarawiyyin (of old), the Ottoman empire, and the Farangi Mahall and Deoband (of old). That is why it is being endorsed and adopted by scholars and seminaries all over the world. During the summer of 2024, I will be publishing two comprehensive manuals that will present the technical kalam and mantiq insights that I’ve gathered over the past two decades working in the field of rational arguments for the truth of Islam. The first is called Kalam 3.0: The Muslim Manual of Logical Arguments to Show the Truth of Islam in the 21st Century. The second is called Discerning Religious Truth:  A Didactic Exposition of the Logic and Epistemology of the Islamic Sciences. These are meant for study in a seminary setting to ground the Why Islam is True course in the Muslim scholarly tradition and to demonstrate how to apply that tradition to critically engage with modern challenges to the truth of Islam.

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Why Islam is True For Da‘ees

We have been training da’ees for a year and we will soon be publicly launching our Why Islam is True da’ee training for prison chaplains, da‘wa centers, and active da‘ees.  It is based on our rigorous 6-month D.A.W.A. training and mentorship framework, but is focussed on how to show the truth of Islam in casual conversations, da‘wa booths, street da‘wa, and mosque tours. If you’d like to join the first official cohort of da’ees, please enter your details:

The Thinking Muslim’s Guide to Atheist Arguments

The first Muslim response to New Atheist arguments that’s based on the timeless rational arguments of our Muslim scholarly tradition. (Most popular Muslim responses are flawed Christian arguments in a Muslim guise, and Muslims don’t realize that atheist rebuttals to many of those arguments are, in fact, correct, as I explain in the Why Islam is True course.) Science, God, Evolution, Design, Laws of Nature, Pavlov’s Dogs, Loaded Questions, and more. Click here to watch the series.

Defend the Prophet & Discover the Prophet

Muslims online are getting damaging doubts because of allegations that Christian missionaries are making against the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). These allegations cherry-pick authentic hadiths and Quranic verses to cleverly construct shocking narratives about the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) that take Muslims by surprise. I am developing two video series’ in response. The first is called Defend the Prophet and it takes these allegations head-on to give scholarly and referenced responses that completely blow the allegations out of the water. The second is called Discover the Prophet, which takes dozens of glimpses from the life of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) and uses them to construct the genuine and evidence-based narrative of how he was the most sincere, selfless, gentle, humble, forgiving, generous, empathetic … (the list goes on) … human being who ever walked on the face of the Earth. The videos in this latter series are short and inspiring and every Muslim should watch them to learn about how amazing he really was (Allah bless him and give him peace).

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Think Muslim

The Truth About Palestine & The Truth About the Red Heifers (That Nobody’s Talking About)

Rational arguments for the truth of Islam produce an Islamic mindset that is grounded in critical-thinking and the Muslim scholarly tradition. This changes the way that we think about everything. I call this mindset, “Think Muslim”. The Truth About Palestine That Nobody’s Talking About and The Truth About the Red Heifers That Nobody’s Talking About use that critical-thinking mindset to show how our political activism has led us to think and speak about Palestine in terms of a secular narrative, and how we can use the rational arguments for the truth of Islam to “Think Muslim” again. This enables a conversation that situates Islam as an intelligent and moral voice in the modern secular world, a voice that acknowledges the dangers of irrational faith and calls mankind to return to the way of the great prophets of the Children of Israel and of the pure and selfless Jesus Christ.

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God’s Cosmos: The Religious, Philosophical, and Scientific Implications of the Big Bang (Coming Soon)

The scientific discovery of the Big Bang is a blessing for Islam. It is a scientific vindication of belief in God, the genuine messenger hood of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace), and the revival of the the Kalam Cosmological Argument, a uniquely Muslim argument that has become the most widely debated argument for the existence of God in modern philosophy. This a series about the history of science, the demise of materialism, scientific contradictions in the Bible, scientific vindications of the Quran, quantum physics, calculus, set theory, and how Muslims should take over the science-religion debate from the Christians (and finally win) and how they can reclaim the argument that used to be the pride of traditional Islamic theology (and correct the flaws that Christian theologians have inserted into it).

(The title of this series reflects its intent to be an intelligent Muslim counter-narrative to the scientific materialist narrative of the atheist astronomer’s Carl Sagan’s bestselling book and PBS television series Cosmos.) 

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