Gary Miller

His Lectures on Logical Reasoning and Religion

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About Gary Miller

GaryMiller 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.

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Audio Files

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

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12 thoughts on “Gary Miller

  1. Who ever this is I don’t think u have looked for this man more than me , I’ve searching for years, he still teaches in PI in Arabia

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    1. Yes, I recently finally came into contact with him but did not update that page 🙂
      I think he prefers not to be found, I was avoiding having to link to him.

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      1. @Noran,
        Insha’Allah he is well. I too have been eager to reach out and I can’t help but feel bittersweet; learning that he prefers to not to be found. Thank you for taking his request for privacy into consideration.

        I don’t know if you were able to learn if he has any recent lectures, books or articles or even recommendations; as old and poor as these recordings are, I still love hearing them.

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  2. @Noran,
    Insha’Allah he is well. I too have been eager to reach out and I can’t help but feel bittersweet; learning that he prefers to not to be found. Thank you for taking his request for privacy into consideration.

    I don’t know if you were able to learn if he has any recent lectures, books or articles or even recommendations; as old and poor as these recordings are, I still love hearing them.

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    1. Yeah I felt the same 🙂 I had so many things I wanted to discuss with him and when I got in touch I wrote him about it but he said it wasn’t really his area of expertise. It seems he doesn’t give lectures on religion anymore. But the last I’ve heard of a lecture he gave on religion was in 2012-2013, though I couldn’t find out more. But at least he was active not very long ago.

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      1. Sorry I replied to both your comment and post – I wasn’t sure which you were subscribed to. Insha’Allah the site admin is able to clear that…

        Do you remember what the lecture was about? Perhaps we can hunt it down?

        Do you think reaching out to ask where we would find similar information would be acceptable as opposed to specific questions? I’ve updated my profile with a disposable email if want to converse directly.

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      2. He tells me he’s not an expert on these topics. I wasn’t aware there was a lecture he had in 2013. Where u got the info from, and can u direct me

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  3. I am just wondering why he wants to be private and not be public in teaching us more about Quran. I don’t think he accepted the hadith just like that. His standard is the standard of the Quran which I think hadith does not qualify.

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    1. I have reached out to him many times ,
      Sometimes he replies .the last I sent salaam and how things, he replied “don’t worry about me”. Other times he replies normal. He keeps telling me he’s not learnt in these areas I’m asking. He said he teaches to engineering students and is very busy at his job. It is confusing why someone will stop doing dawah, this is not a job one can retire.

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  4. As salaamu aleykum.. I am very happy that he,s ok. . WE Muslim and non Muslim need him to be more public.. his way of explaining is so different from other scholars that increase Muslim in IMAN and give non Muslim points to reflect on..
    How can I get in contact with him? May Allah reward all of you for your update

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  5. I am a friend of Gary’s (we arranged many of his lectures in Toronto) and was in contact with him until two years ago. He wants me to maintain contact but wishes to remain more private. He did not want to do any in public speaking on Islam – I asked him; however, he was attending professional conferences in mathematics. He’s been doing a lot of reading in various areas. I’ll resume contact with him and if there is any further news, I’ll let you know. Thanks for putting up this site. Gary was loosely part of our team (ANALYS) where we held lectures at University of Toronto and there was someone from our group who initiated his talks and later on he was funded by someone else to speak internationally. I attended his first talk in 1978 at OISIE in Toronto. I am currently part of the IHR (Institute of Higher Reasoning). You may reach me at nhaque@mail.com and I can direct you to our further works (books, articles and ongoing lectures) that focus on reason and Islam.

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