For some time Muslims have been conned into believing that Islam is the fastest growing religion on the planet, but in fact there is an ideology (or lack thereof) that is growing at a much faster rate, not only in the Western world, but within Muslim majorty countries as well. Atheism, or the lack of belief in any god or gods, has been rising at an incredibly rapid rate, even to the point where in supposedly religiously conservative countries like Saudi Arabia, atheists now account for 5% of the population. Why is this the case? Why exactly is atheism becoming an attractive option for our Muslim youth and what can be done to stop its spread? Linked below is my first lecture on the nature and history of contemporary atheism, showcasing the major figures and ideas surrounding the movement and how we as Muslims can counter this recent intellectual trend through a philosophical and Islamic perspective.