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#38 Why does God allow suffering? | Crisis of Faith | Part 2 of 3

May 21, 2021

In this episode, we explore the idea of human suffering. How and why would God allow this to happen? It is an argument often expressed by atheists and we reference 2 clips which are of relevance.

 

The 17 benefits of tribulation by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

https://youtu.be/J4E55TSTOh0

Stephen Fry on God

https://youtu.be/-suvkwNYSQo

 

ABOUT THE SERIES

‘Crisis of Faith with Shaykh Amer Jamil’ is a 3-part series exploring various issues which may lead Muslims to doubt their faith in God and Islam.

What role do life experiences play and how can these be reconciled with Islamic teachings?

Originally broadcast in Ramadhan 2018 on Radio Ramadhan Glasgow https://www.rr365.co.uk

 

EPISODES

Part 1 – Struggling with homosexuality and faith

Part 2 – Why does God allow suffering?

Part 3 – Why is Islam so unfair to women?

 

GUESTS AND HOSTS

Hosted by Dr Aman and Abdul Wadood.

 

Shaykh Amer Jamil (https://www.amerjamil.com) is a Scottish-born Islamic Scholar and co-founder of iSyllabus UK (https://www.isyllabus.org) , an educational institute that has taught 7000+ students across 15 UK cities over the last 10 years. He is a specialist in Islamic family law and provides guidance and support for those experiencing family and marital difficulties at Unity Family Services (https://www.unityfamily.co.uk). He has been described as one of the Scotland’s most prominent and respected Muslim thinkers by the Scottish media.

 

RESOURCES

A report by Yaqeen Institute (https://yaqeeninstitute.org/) identifies 3 main themes causing disillusionment in Islam:

1. Moral and Social Concerns

2. Philosophical and Scientific Concerns

3. Personal Trauma

Read the report ‘Modern Pathways to Doubt in Islam’

Report: https://yaqeeninstitute.org/youssef-chouhoud/modern-pathways-to-doubt-in-islam

Infographic: https://yaqeeninstitute.org/youssef-chouhoud/sources-of-doubt-in-islam-infographic

Video: https://youtu.be/QMVy-FW-NlY

 

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