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The Sciences and Ethics 2/4

It is in the field of the experimental sciences that we can best understand the need for ethics to be autonomous in both senses. Ethics is inevitably bound up with the subject who refers to it or produces it (in the case…

The Ethics of Independence and the Independence of Ethics 1/4

He seemed destined for success. He had passed the examinations that would allow him to become a mandarin and could expect both spiritual and political recognition. And yet the Chinese philosopher Wang Yangming (1457–1529) resolved to remain true to himself…

Chronicles of Ramadan

[Day 26] Giving everything its right

To show, out of our discipline, the in-depth our faith.

[Day 25] The physical exile, al-hijra

With humility, you look at yourself and you understand that the surrounding world can destroy your experience.

[Day 24] Standing of the Mosque

Mosque should be irradiating the whole environment with spiritual, intellectual and social presence.

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22 Jul 2014

The Sciences and Ethics 2/4

It is in the field of the experimental sciences that we can best understand the need for ethics to be autonomous in both senses. Ethics is inevitably bound up with the subject who refers to it or produces it (in the case…

15 Jul 2014

The Ethics of Independence and the Independence of Ethics 1/4

He seemed destined for success. He had passed the examinations that would allow him to become a mandarin and could expect both spiritual and political recognition. And yet the Chinese philosopher Wang Yangming (1457–1529) resolved to remain true to himself…

10 Jul 2014

Ethics of Israel

The Israeli government says that burning a teenager is the work of "extremists" and not part of his "ethics" ... Indeed, his "ethics" is to bomb civilians and destroy them by tens, hundreds, and in the recent past by the…

08 Jul 2014

The Quest for Meaning: questions, a question..

In the beginning, there is childhood. Life has already begun, and childhood is its most immediate, most material, liveliest and most exuberant expression. It is sometimes said that this is its most beautiful expression. Babies and children express life with…

08 Jul 2014

Iman Jamil Abdullah Al Amin is diagnosed with cancer

A Call to American Muslims, A Plea for Dignity and Courage I was once sitting in a conference room listening to Muslim scholars who had come from all over the world. Big names, yet no so convincing speeches. Then came the…

03 Jul 2014

ALGERIA: HONOURS AND CLASS. RESPECT!

To some journalists who did not so much like collective prostrations by the Algerian soccer players, I said that we should let people express their beliefs as they want, like with those players making the sign of the cross when…

24 Jun 2014

When does the month of Ramadan begin? Science and Wisdom

 يَا أُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ  O those full of insight, perhaps you would attain God consciousness. (Qur’an 2:179)  وَمَن يُؤْتَ الْحِكْمَةَ فَقَدْ أُوتِيَ خَيْرًا كَثِيرًا وَمَا يَذَّكَّرُ إِلَّا أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ He gives wisdom to whom He wills, and whoever has been given wisdom has…

17 Jun 2014

Spirituality

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…

10 Jun 2014

Female, Male (4)

Female, Male No human society has ever succeeded in promoting complete equality between women and men. We still have a long way to go. Even though the old representations that associated women with the body, seduction and impurity have…

03 Jun 2014

Female, Male (3)

Equal and the Identical Not all ancient cosmologies give men and women the same status at the ontological level. Some interpretations of spiritual and religious traditions, both ancient and contemporary, come close to asserting that women’s ‘ontological’ difference (in…

27 May 2014

Female, Male (2)

Education We could spend a lot of time glossing the terms and qualifications men have used to describe women, and the terms that the texts of spiritual and religious traditions have applied to them for so long. What emerges…

22 May 2014

Female, Male (1)

How did it all begin? What was the first cause? Did it have to do with the essence of things, or was it an accident of human history? How is it that, as far back as anyone can remember, all human cultures…

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06 May 2014

"A Passionate Plea " by Fatima Amir

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Worship, Halal, Haram, Pray, This is what people have reduced Islam to today. But no, they’re wrong, Islam is about harmony, getting…

06 May 2014

"Morocco: A Case Study for Political Schizophrenia" by Zouhair EL AOUNI

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Morocco: A Case Study for Political Schizophrenia. Morocco has recently proved to be a politically schizophrenic country par excellence. It is…

03 Apr 2014

"Thinking out loud" by Nevine El Fangary

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” When women’s rights activists call for “Freedom for veiled women” ... It is the freedom from following a higher command…

03 Apr 2014

"A Mercy to the Worlds" by Sami IbnSabil al-Sahmi

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Known for truth He made hearts move In love they’d stir For God’s Messenger He was free from flaw Leaving all left awed For all hearts melt So to…

11 Mar 2014

"Afghanistan: the land of poetry" by Ulla R Khpal

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Ulla R Khpal Afghanistan: Land of poetry Introduction In this terse piece, I endeavour to uncover the effects of the so called 'war…

11 Mar 2014

"Muhammad" by Sami IbnSabil al-Sahmi

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” He walked like a breeze with vision, a man going somewhere The ground often held his glance, for his heart was ever present,…

11 Mar 2014

"My reflections on Conscience" by Labeeb Ibrahim

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” This post was born from my scrambled thoughts when I came across a question that said, Do we do good for getting rewards…

07 Feb 2014

"Dar al-Salam" by Sami IbnSabil al-Sahmi

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Have you seen your heart’s dream Or has your soul ever been To that true fantasy - That garden evergreen So tranquil, so serene With diverse fruits…

06 Feb 2014

'Preserving piety and ethic at all costs while directing men, this is my life as a Muslim woman' by Aminata Diallo

"All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under." I’m Aminata Diallo, business owner.They’re waiting outside at the front door, smoking their cigarettes. One is older than me, another one is…

30 Dec 2013

"Enduring Lessons from Imam al-Ghazali" by Monir Birouk

"All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under." Even today as we wade our way through the second decade of the twenty first century, there is still much we can…

30 Dec 2013

"Feuerbach and the Existence of God" by Daud Seleman

"All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under." Many atheists mention the statement of Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach, a German philosopher, when the famous biblical verse about God creating man in…

30 Dec 2013

"Love’s Army" & "Greater in Distinction"

"All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under." Love’s Army   I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant…

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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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