Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Introduction to Islamic Apologetics

What is the study of apologetics? What is Islamic apologetics and why is it an important discourse to invest in?

Islamic apologetics is about defending the doctrines of the faith in rational terms. When people hear the term “Islamic apologetics” they can understand that this is an academic discipline that requires research. Sh. Dr. Hatem al-Haj describes the reason behind using this term.

Dr. Hatem al-Haj

Dr. Hatem al-Haj

Dr. Hatem al-Haj has a PhD in Comparative Fiqh from al-Jinan University. He is a pediatrician, former Dean of the College of Islamic Studies at Mishkah University, and a member of the permanent Fatwa Committee of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA).