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Introduction to the Intellectual Challenge of the Qur’an

Omar Usman


 A talk delivered at UC-Irvine by Hamza Tzortzis. This is a good complement to an article we put up earlier on the literary uniqueness of the Qur’an, also by Hamza Tzortzis.

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Omar Usman is a founding member of MuslimMatters and Qalam Institute. He teaches Islamic seminars across the US including Khateeb Workshop and Fiqh of Social Media. He has served in varying administrative capacities for multiple national and local Islamic organizations. You can follow his work at



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    November 28, 2008 at 2:57 AM

    What’s up with the popped collar?

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    Nihal Khan

    November 28, 2008 at 5:20 AM

    I have two innocent questions:

    1. Who is Br. Hamza Tzortzis?

    2. How do you say his last name? :P

  3. ibnabeeomar


    November 28, 2008 at 7:40 AM

    mofw – i was thinking the exact same thing haha

    nihal –

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    November 28, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Hamza is a brother studying Islamic Studies at the University of London part time

    I think his last name is pronounced something like: t-ZORT-Zees

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    November 30, 2008 at 11:14 PM

    He is also the founder of this great website mashAllah:

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    Greeks Rethink

    December 5, 2008 at 7:53 PM

    I think it’s more like t-ZORT-sis. It’s Greek. ;)
    He’s a global speaker that lives in the UK.

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