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 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,…

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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…

22 Dec 2014

Power and Will 2/5

We must set off down the winding path that leads to freedom. It begins on the periphery of social experience and insensibly takes us inwards, to the inner self. The French novelist Honoré de Balzac developed a highly original theory…

16 Dec 2014

Freedom 1/5

On his desert island in the Indian Ocean, Hayy Ibn Yaqzân (‘Alive, Son of the Awake’) discovers life, Nature and the elements, and learns to understand both his destiny and the universe. Brought up by a gazelle, he establishes the…

15 Dec 2014

Welcome to the newly designed CILE website, your website !

Based on direct feedback from you, we’ve rebuilt the site to make it easier to find the resources you want and improve interaction. We’ve also added new content. So please take a moment to explore the new site, your new site. New…

09 Dec 2014

Reasons and Ends 4/4

The oldest African and Asian traditions taught the art of living in phase and harmony with the souls of the elements and with Nature. The Vedas and then the teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism all emphasized that there are correspondences…

02 Dec 2014

Authority 3/4

The story of Galileo says it all. The Church, with its interpretation of the Bible, its beliefs and its dogmas, dictated its truths: the geocentric thesis was not open to debate, the earth was at the centre, and everything revolved…

27 Nov 2014

Dogmas and Postulates 2/4

No human being can live without faith, belief or reason. Unless we are mad or completely inebriated, we all always believe in something, and we are all always trying to understand and master the principle of causality. That is a…

18 Nov 2014

Faith and Reason 1/4

What can I know? And what is the basis for what I know, what I think I know, or what I hope to know and understand? One major question about the essence and meaning of human knowledge stands out from…

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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…

04 Sep 2014

"My reflections on Conscience" by Labeeb Ibrahim

This post was born from my scrambled thoughts when I came across a question that said, Do we do good for getting rewards or because it’s good? Do we refrain from evil because it’s evil or because we fear retribution!? Let me crack…

04 Sep 2014

"Woman" by Nusaiba Al-Azem

"Woman was created from a bent rib. If you want to enjoy her, you enjoy her while she is still bent. If you will try to straighten her, you will break her." -Prophet Mohammad SAW Described as bone Brittle; not to be…

04 Sep 2014

"Choices Map Fate" by Shamimah Hafezji

Life is a terrain of God’s written will, Rights, lefts, directions to guide still, Choice is a navigate of God’s measure, Honesty, authenticity, leads to treasure.   We are all given a choice, To use our given moral voice, In order to free our souls from its…

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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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