Gary Miller was a professor of Mathematics and Logic at the university of Toronto. He was a Christian missionary for 15 years. It seems that his quest to spread the truth did not stop him from continuing to seek it himself. He employed his mathematical mind, his passion for logical reasoning and critical examination to his own religion. He often wrote to church figures from different Christian sects, asking them what they thought of a certain verse in the Bible or its interpretation.
Miller has often remarked that the story of his conversion to Islam is not a particularly emotional one. By 1977, Miller says he had made a list of all the things he was now convinced of regarding God and religion. At that point, he decided to pick up the Qur’an and put it to the test against this list. As he read the Qur’an, he continued to find it in agreement with his own beliefs, and with what he thought was common sense, and so he discovered he had already been a Muslim for years without knowing it.
After hosting his own TV and radio show in Canada, Miller moved to Saudi Arabia, where he taught Mathematics at King Fahd university. At the time of writing, he is teaching Mathematics at the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon his name somewhere, decided to find out who he was and found his lectures online. It has been my most valuable internet search to date. Gary Miller did not teach me to accept Islam or to reject other religions — he taught me how to ask the right questions, how to tackle the subject of religion as well as many other subjects in life with a rational attitude, how to create a belief system for myself. The knowledge contained in his lectures seems to me to be even more relevant now than it was 20 years ago, especially to young Muslims who know more about the world now than ever, and are bound to be thirsty for something beyond the traditional religious rhetoric that plays on emotions rather than encourages — as it should — open-minded logical reasoning.
|1||A Concise Reply to Christianity||6 MB|
|2||The Amazing Qur’an||20 MB|
|3||Basis for Muslim Belief||9 MB|
|4||Christian Evangelism||7 MB|
|5||Communicating Islam to Non-Muslims||14 MB|
|6||Differences Between Christianity and Islam||12 MB|
|7||History of Religion||10 MB|
|8||Introduction to Christianity||16 MB|
|9||Islam and Christianity I: Thinking||18 MB|
|10||Islam and Christianity II: Scripture||19 MB|
|11||Islam and Christianity Symposium||22 MB|
|12||Islam and Christianity||16 MB|
|13||Place of Scripture in Christianity and Islam||24 MB|
|14||Modern History of Christianity||13 MB|
|15||Muslims: Misguided or Misunderstood?||18 MB|
|16||Nature of Belief||50 MB|
|17||Reason and Revelation||14 MB|
|18||What the Gospel Means to Muslims||14 MB|