Fortress of Faith

An introductory course for beginners equipping secondary school, university students and adults with proofs for why God exists and Islam is true, along with tools to confidently protect your faith from atheist arguments.

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said:

Allah (the Exalted) says: "Indeed I am Allah, and there is no god except Me, anyone who affirms my Oneness (Tawhid) will gain entrance to my fortress, and anyone who enters my fortress will be protected from My punishment." [Bukhari]


Student Feedback

Hashim Z

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The Fortress of Faith course was very good and easy to understand. It provided me with simple arguments to respond to atheism.

I studied another course on this topic, but found that it was too complicated. This course is suitable for teenagers and adults and simpler than other courses, but at the same time gives good arguments in defence of Islam.

This course gave me confidence and I now know that am not helpless against atheists.

I would advise other people to study it because it is well structured, interactive and logical.

Benefits of the Course

In an age of hostility and mocking of any serious adherence to a religious belief and values, it is imperative that we learn how to protect our faith from the onslaught of atheism.

Understand the importance of God in our lives

You will understand why belief in God is so important for us and why atheism means our life has no meaning.

Learn easy to understand proofs for the existence of God

You will learn the easy to understand proofs for the existence of God that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) taught the companions and which can be easily conveyed to others.

How to respond to common atheist arguments such as evolution and science

You will learn brief arguments that Muslims present as a response to those who argue that evolution and science disprove the existence of God.

Strengthen your faith

Learn practical tips on how to spiritually fortify your faith in addition to the rational arguments that you have learned.

Course Duration & Delivery

  • Online

  • Physical Classroom


Study Online

This course will be delivered live online over approximately 10 x 45 minute interactive sessions.  A recording will be made available for learners unable to attend the live class.

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Course Instructor

Saleh Abu Hashim

I was born and raised in the UK and studied Social Sciences, IT and Education at University up to post graduate level. My first serious exposure to traditional scholarship was when I attended the month long Rihla course held in the UK in the summer of 1997. Shortly thereafter I spent a year in the Middle East where I studied Arabic at the University of Jordan in 1998-1999.  I also spent four years working in Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, during which I read with some scholars in my free time.

I have completed the study of basic texts in: Arabic grammar, Hanafi fiqhUsul al FiqhHadithMustalah al-Hadith and Aqidah. I am fortunate to have studied and read with scholars based in the UK, as well as from Mauritania, Turkey, Syria, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

I reside in the United Kingdom with my family and work in a field unrelated to Islamic Studies.


Course Outline


What does life without belief mean?


What is the basis of our beliefs?


Evidence for the existence of God.


God and morality: without belief in God there is no meaning of good/bad actions.


The problem of evil and suffering


Has science disproved God?


The Quran as a miracle.


Muhammad is indeed the Messenger of Allah - the proof.


How Allah Taala differs from other religions understanding of God.


Life after death - giving meaning to our lives as we pass through.


Spiritual strengthening of faith.


Islam & evolution