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Upcoming AMSA Events – March 2014



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Evolution – The Islamic Perspective

Live Stream Link | 6 PM GMT | 20 Feb 2014

In recent years, the creationism versus evolution controversy has received much attention. Christian fundamentalists have denied the validity of the theory of evolution, attempted to change school syllabi, and even taken the debate to civil courts. Atheists, in their own way, have used the theory to discredit Christianity and other religions. This controversy appears to be a classic case of conflict between science and religion.

The Promised Messiah (‘alayhi al-salam), the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, however, always maintained that there is never a conflict between the Act of God and the Word of God. In other words, nature, and Islam’s Holy Scripture, the Qur’an, do not contradict each other. If they both come from the same God there can’t be any conflict. Any apparent conflict arises because of the misunderstanding of scripture or nature. So what is the source of misunderstanding in this controversy? First, let us see what the two points of view are.

Creationism refers to the view that God created the universe out of nothing and then placed on earth different species of plants, animals and human beings. There is, of course, a wide range of opinions among creationists as to how this happened and the time scales involved. However, the central idea is the same, which is that a super natural being has brought into existence all life on earth through super natural processes.

Evolution, on the other hand, is the theory stating that the diverse life forms we see around us have all emerged as a result of natural processes. It asserts that complex organisms like human beings and other animals have evolved from simpler organisms through small modifications over a long period of time. Evolution, a scientific theory first expressed by Charles Darwin in 1859, is considered to be on par with Newton’s laws of motions, Einstein’s theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.

This lecture will provide the Islamic perspective on the theory of evolution as explained by the Holy Qur’an and expounded by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

Speaker: Dr. Adeel Bajwa from Ahmadiyya Muslim Research Association (AMRA)

Chair: Dr Naveed Malik | Chairman of Ahmadiyya Muslim Research Association (AMRA)

Please note registration is essential for this event: Please send an email for your registration by Tuesday (20. Feb 2014). Contact email: londonmet.amsa@khuddam.org.uk

Location: London Metropolitan University, North Campus, Tower Building, Holloway Road, N7 8DB | Google Map Link | Nearest tube station: Holloway Road (Piccadilly Line)

Time: Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 18:00 hours

Twitter: @amsa_uk

Live Stream Link | 6 PM GMT | 20 Feb 2014

For original AMSA post – Click here

Ahmadiyya Muslim Students in West – Beacon of Truth – 27th January 2013

Please see this excellent Beacon of Truth Programme that was shown on MTA recently. Jonathan Butterworth (AMRA member), Tahir Nasser (President AMSA UK and member AMRA), and Naveed Malik (Chairman AMRA UK) were on the panel.

Very pertinent advice for Students in UK was given alongside information regarding AMSA and AMRA. Please watch and support.

UCL Debate: Does Sharia Law Negate Human Rights?

AMSA ANOUNCEMENT

Alhamdulillah, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Student’s Association of UCL (UCLU-AMSA) has kindly been invited by the UCL Union Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society (UCLU-ASHS) to take part in a debate on the subject:  ”Sharia Law Negates Human Rights.” Details of the event are shown below.

The event is open to all and so you are each invited to join us on the day. There will be an opportunity for guests to put questions to the two panels. Given the nature and subject matter of the event, there is a particular need for members of AMSA UK and Majlis Ansar Sultanul Qalam, UK (MKA SuQ), to attend and support the event. Lastly, the success of any endeavour is only granted by Allah the Exalted and so we request your prayers for the success of the event.

Debate: ”Sharia Law Negates Human Rights”

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