Who We Are
The MDI is formed of members from the Muslim community with experience in public speaking, apologetics, polemics, research and community work.
Our speakers and researchers come from various academic backgrounds, and so bring a wealth and variety of research and experience in theological, philosophical, scientific, historiographical, jurisprudential and political fields of study.
MDI takes as it sole adopted beliefs, the Islamic creed (Aqeedah), that it holds there to be no God except the one God, and Muhammed (pbuh) as His final Prophet and Messenger. MDI also believes in all the preceding prophets named in the Quran. Furthermore, the MDI holds that the Quran is a revealed communication from God and thus held to be true and accurate. The examples and sayings of the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) are a universal example for us to hold onto for all times and places. Lastly, we hold that since humans have not changed in essence and nature since their beginning, the laws of Islam (shariah) are unchanging and relevant to all times and places. Thus MDI believes that Islam is intellectually sound, and a perfect and complete way of life for mankind.
MDI is here to support, encourage and promote debate that contrasts Islam against other intellectual and political discourses for the purpose of the pursuit of truth, intellectual scrutiny with respect, and the clarifying of an accurate understanding of other worldviews amongst people of different cultures, beliefs and political persuasions.
Welcome to the Muslim Debate Initiative.
MDI is a neutral, non-sectarian organisation. In order to preserve it’s neutral representation of the Muslim community, it will not adopt a sectarian position on any matter subject to difference of opinion within the Islamic belief.
MDI is a platform to promote improved understanding, positive discussion and better argument. While it may facilitate it’s members to express their opinions, it is not responsible for any opinions expressed on it’s platforms, whether political or religious, that go outside the stated beliefs and mission statement of MDI. These opinions belong to the individual expressing them alone.