Understanding God in Islam: Empowering Emotional Resilience against Apostasy


Sat 19 Aug 2023


10:00 am - 2:00 pm


ISRA Melbourne
250 Hume Hwy Craigieburn

Join us in this illuminating workshop as we embark on a quest to explore the essence of “ilāh” (God). Together, we will delve into the fundamental components that deal with the essence and attributes of God, encompassing concepts such as deity, necessary being, and the transcendent.
We will unravel the profound significance of a necessary being and understand the rational contradictions that arise when rejecting this concept. Our aim is to foster a deep and meaningful connection with God, transcending emotional bonds through a thorough comprehension of His true nature. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in the enlightening discourse and cultivate a profound relationship with the Divine.

*About our international guest speaker* 

Shaykh Yasir Al Hanafi is a distinguished Aqeedah instructor and a prominent figure in the field of Islamic education. He holds a rich academic background, having completed his Hifz & Alimiyyah program at the esteemed Islamic Institute of Dewsbury UK, where he dedicated a decade of rigorous study and graduated with distinction in 2011.

Continuing his pursuit of knowledge, Shaykh furthered his education with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Psychological Studies, followed by a remarkable achievement in attaining an MA in Philosophy from the prestigious University of Warwick.

Currently, Shaykh is passionately engaged in expanding his scholarly horizons by pursuing a PhD in Philosophical Theology at the esteemed University of Birmingham. This academic journey reflects his unwavering commitment to deepening his understanding of the subject matter and contributing to the advancement of Islamic knowledge.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Shaykh Al Hanafi serves as the full-time Imam of Masjid Toheed Ul Islam (Aylesbury), a role in which he provides spiritual guidance and fosters a sense of community among its members. Moreover, his expertise extends to various other educational institutes, including As-Suffa and Al-Ihsan Institute, where he dedicates himself to nurturing the intellectual growth and spiritual development of students.

Shaykh Yasir Al Hanafi’s dedication to his community and commitment to the dissemination of knowledge are truly commendable. May Allah Azzawajjal bless and accept his tireless efforts, granting him the ability to continue serving the community with excellence. May His Grace shower upon the esteemed teacher and the students of Shaykh Muhammad Yasir Al-Hanafi, enriching their lives and illuminating their path with wisdom and understanding.


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