Main menu
Second Menu

New

Dialogues 5/5

The obsessional reference to ‘civilizations’ and to the possibility of conflict between them has given way to repeated, and sometimes equally obsessional, calls for ‘dialogue’. They became increasingly common, and Spain resolved to take the international lead after the attacks of…

Principles and Models 4/5

It is difficult to deny the existence of ‘civilizations’: throughout human history, there have always been communities, ‘areas’ and ‘universes of references’ that can be identified with societies that have, on either an essential or a temporary basis, certain things…

Latest Articles

27 Jul 2015

Dialogues 5/5

The obsessional reference to ‘civilizations’ and to the possibility of conflict between them has given way to repeated, and sometimes equally obsessional, calls for ‘dialogue’. They became increasingly common, and Spain resolved to take the international lead after the attacks of…

20 Jul 2015

Principles and Models 4/5

It is difficult to deny the existence of ‘civilizations’: throughout human history, there have always been communities, ‘areas’ and ‘universes of references’ that can be identified with societies that have, on either an essential or a temporary basis, certain things…

13 Jul 2015

Religion and Philosophy 3/5

We really must see things in a new light, or at least look at the question of civilizations and cultures through a different window. We would do well to question the values, systems, meanings and hopes that use intrinsically different…

06 Jul 2015

Evolutions 2/5

We also have to consider the necessary relationship with others. It is not incidental that the concept of ‘civilization’ re-emerges and takes on new connotations during the Age of Enlightenment. In his research on the modern usage of the concept of ‘civilization’,…

29 Jun 2015

Of Civilizations 1/5

We are always talking about ‘civilizations’, and we cannot even agree on the definition of the term or determine what substance the concept might have. Some refer to more or less precise definitions, or refer to a set of ideas…

23 Jun 2015

We ? 4/4

A holistic approach to these realities require us to rediscover, respectively, together and in practical terms, some basic principles and values. Education, everyday life and interaction with fellow citizens of different origins, cultures and religions are the things that will…

15 Jun 2015

Discrimination 3/4

These endless debates about values and laws may well be interesting, but they do not help us to resolve the real problems of everyday life. Theoretical – and idealist – philosophies can, with the best intentions in the world, become…

01 Jun 2015

The Sense of Belonging 1/4

We have to come from somewhere. We may try to forget, regret or try to erase that fact or we may, on the contrary, make an effort to reclaim our origins, homeland or traditions, but our personal or family past…

28 May 2015

Duty to Remember 4/4

If we listen to men and women living in the societies of the South, from Latin America to India and Indonesia or the African continent or the Middle East, we find that globalization is perceived mainly as a form of…

18 May 2015

History 3/4

As we have said, the minds – young and not so young – of our era need to study history. It would therefore be a good idea if they rediscovered and reconciled themselves to the early achievements of modernity and…

11 May 2015

Memories 2/4

There can be no humanity without memory. In times of doubt, crisis or conflict, memory is a refuge, a remedy, even a hope. The same is true at both the individual and the collective levels, and this phenomenon is a…

05 May 2015

Tradition and modernity 1/4

Time exists, and time passes. Our lives are passing. Our lives are passing more quickly than the human community to which we belong. From time immemorial, the human intellect has been challenged, and basically shaped, by an awareness of both…

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Your contributions

09 Jun 2015

"My Hero in my Homeland in his "home-coming" By Muneeb Majid 

The world is an amazing matrix of relations; we come across a wide spectrum of people, with whom we get to know more about life and more about this matrix. Some of them, we meet in person and others we meet…

16 Mar 2015

"Oceans of Being" By Shamimah Hafezji

All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under. ‘Friends, let us return to the source of pure essence that nothing else can equal.  Remember, we are pearls in the ocean…

16 Mar 2015

"A quick midnight rant on a Science and Religion" By Yasmina Aboufirass

All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under. A few days ago I attended a conference in Brussels on “Science and Religion” (organized by the CILE). As a student I…

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…

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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…

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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…

«
»