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Affiliations 2/4

It is important to ask our religions, philosophies, cultures and societies what meaning they give to our loyalties. The fraternity that appeals to the heart and the equality that is based upon the law therefore demand an imperative critical involvement…

Fraternity and Equality 1/4

Equality between human beings is an ideal. Religions, philosophies and political ideologies have made the equality of them the essence of their teachings, principles or systems. Individuals must be treated with dignity and fairness. And yet a journey through societies…

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03 Mar 2015

Affiliations 2/4

It is important to ask our religions, philosophies, cultures and societies what meaning they give to our loyalties. The fraternity that appeals to the heart and the equality that is based upon the law therefore demand an imperative critical involvement…

23 Feb 2015

Fraternity and Equality 1/4

Equality between human beings is an ideal. Religions, philosophies and political ideologies have made the equality of them the essence of their teachings, principles or systems. Individuals must be treated with dignity and fairness. And yet a journey through societies…

17 Feb 2015

The Aesthetics of Meaning 5/5

Our emotions imprison us, but spirituality is both an inspiration and a quest for freedom. The teachings of ancient spiritualities, modern psychologies, philosophies and religions are always the same; we have to become aware of how we function as individuals…

12 Feb 2015

Confidence and Fear 4/5

As we can see, the conditions for equality are at once legal, philosophical (and/or religious) and psychological. Whilst the legal framework and the legal regulation of interpersonal relations are unavoidable imperatives, we also require preconditions relating to both individuals and…

03 Feb 2015

Open letter to the French media establishment (intellectuals and politicians)

We have a date… The last few days have been revealing. My latest media appearances in France have exposed to television viewers and radio listeners the underhanded game being played by a clique of self-styled journalists. Most of them accuse me…

03 Feb 2015

Spirituality 3/5

Intimate tensions and inner conflicts (which oppose the mind and the body or, more prosaically, the amygdala and the neo-cortex) can result in a dangerous loss of selfcontrol, or to a feeling of imbalance and unease. We find the same…

27 Jan 2015

Passions 2/5

Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were not neurologists, and knew nothing about the role of the amygdala or hormones. They did not know that there were such things as synapses. The same was true of the oldest Asian, African, Hindu and…

20 Jan 2015

 Emotion and Spirituality 1/5

We have been robbed of our poetry, and of much of our imagination. We used to think that our emotions came from within, from our hearts and from our guts. They seemed to express our feelings, our nature, our spontaneity,…

14 Jan 2015

Saying ‘I’ and Art 5/5

The path that leads us to the fifth circle allows us to get beyond the remaining tensions, to celebrate the communion of mastery and freedom. First, we have to free ourselves from paradoxes, and even contradictions by freeing ourselves from…

12 Jan 2015

The Guardian: The Paris attackers hijacked Islam but there is no war between Islam and the west

The attack on Charlie Hebdo compels us to be clear and to be consistent. We have to condemn what happened in Paris absolutely. I said the same after 7/7 and after 9/11. And after Jordan and Bali and Mali. It is…

05 Jan 2015

Freedom and Responsibility 4/5

We have now reached the third circle: that of the individual and his intellect when he no longer asks questions about the meaning of his power in an absolute sense, as Raphaël and Aureliano did, but about the nature of…

30 Dec 2014

Society 3/5

Having raised these initial philosophical questions (about being), we come to the second circle on the paradoxical road that leads to freedom. What can thinking about freedom and society mean, if society does not guarantee me the preconditions for my…

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02 Mar 2015

"Seasons of Exile" By Aicha Omar

All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under. Junaid reported from Sari aI-Saqati, from Ma'aroof al-Karkhi, from Imam Jaafar (al-Sadeq) who heard it from his noble ancestors that the Prophet…

12 Feb 2015

"Muslims are to blame for the negative image of the deen" By Abubakar N. Kasim

All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under. In the name of Allah The news of the day that is depriving people from having peace of mind is about Muslims. The…

12 Feb 2015

"Redefining X" By Waleed Rajabally

All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under. X, the most common variable denoting an unknown, is a fitting moniker that mirrors the lost legacy of a man so many…

19 Jan 2015

"Our Civil Societies: Ethical Rights and Responsibilities" by Shamimah Hafezji

All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under. One would hope that our civil societies of today are founded on an ethical balance of rights and responsibilities encompassing citizens whom…

19 Jan 2015

"I AM NOT──My Schizophrenia!" by Yasser RHIMI

All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.   Go on── Move on── You my people── Myself, in your childish, empty STUBBORNESS! Yet── Hide Not this time for some other 20 or maybe 50 Shades of Greyness, in my ever-darkened me-lan-cho-liness! I…

01 Dec 2014

"HEADLINE" by ARGJEND Mehmedi

All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under. “Well young man, you’re going to write my name in the headline, and you’re going to say something good about it…, don’t…

27 Nov 2014

"Symbolic cremation of Zionism" by Kamal AHAMADA

All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under. Long before I got to know what the Israeli Palestinian conflict was about, I used to think, like many of us, that…

18 Nov 2014

"One’s Experiential Reflections The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism (by Tariq Ramadan)" by Shamimah Hafezji

All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under. One’s Experiential Reflections The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism (by Tariq Ramadan) The quest for meaning is an individual yet simultaneous…

31 Oct 2014

"A Hyphenated American" by Priscilla Galstaun-Khader

All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under. I’m not racist, nor am I a bigot I love and respect you, Muslim-American but your prophet is evil. Why don’t you denounce renounce condemn repent Seek redemption for what…

10 Oct 2014

"A Call for Unity" by Charles Ganaprakasam

I'm writing this letter to express my thoughts and suggestions to all Mankind about a way of living in pluralistic society; many different people of various cultures, races and religions live harmoniously under one roof. We all need to get…

26 Sep 2014

"A Quick Rant on Historical Suffering" by Yasmina Aboufirass

All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under. I was debating with a friend; a guy who seemed pretty angry about what I had said about Israel’s government and the…

12 Sep 2014

The Infusion of Islam into Pluralistic Politics: The Need to Explore the Islamist Identity Beyond Ideological Boundaries: The Case of The Moroccan PJD

All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under. BY SANAE EL MELLOUKI Abstract This paper analyzes the discourse of the Moroccan party of Justice and Development on the plan to integrate women into…

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Books

The Arab Awakening: Islam and the new Middle…

Across the Arab world millions of women and men have taken to the streets, showing that dictators can be overthrown…

The Quest for Meaning Developing a Philosophy…

In The Quest for Meaning, Tariq Ramadan, philosopher and Islamic scholar, invites the reader to join him on a…

What I Believe

  Tariq Ramadan is very much a public figure, named one of Time magazine's most important innovators of…

Radical Reform : Islamic Ethics and Liberation

The road has not always been smooth and the research and study have been long and sometimes very difficult. The…

In the Footsteps of the Prophet

Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most important innovators of the century, Tariq Ramadan is a…

MUSLIMS IN FRANCE The way towards coexistence

MUSLIMS IN FRANCE The Way Towards Coexistence analyses the Muslim presence in France. In Part I, historical and judicial perspectives…

GLOBALISATION Muslim Resistances

(Available in five languages)The era of globalisation is one of upheaval, or more precisely of overturn, which places the domination…

To be a European Muslim

To be a European Muslim addresses some of the fundamental issues born of the several million strong Muslim presence in…

Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity

Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity attempts to demonstrate, using sources which draw upon Islamic thought and civilisation,…

One of the "Best Nonfiction Books of 2004”…

In a Western world suddenly acutely interested in Islam, one question has been repeatdly heard above the din : where…

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Links

University of Oxford

St Antony's College Middle East Centre University of Oxford - Faculty of Theology and Religion…

CISMOR Doshisha Univer…

http://www.cismor.jp/en/top.html…

Présence Musulmane (Am…

http://www.presencemusulmane.org/…

European Muslim Networ…

www.euro-muslims.eu…

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