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The first and most important element of Muslim identity is faith, which is the intimate sign that one believes in the Creator without associating anything with Him. This is the meaning of the central concept of tawhid, faith in the…

Identity and Culture

Who are we? We touch here on the central question of identity that has occupied people’s minds and continues today to be the nub of much reflection and debate. The question is a vital one for Muslims living in the West.…

In The West : First Attempts at Reform [6/6]

This double function of shahada should be more explicitly expressed in the six points enumerated here, of which the first three refer to the very identity of Muslims and the other three to their role in society: 1- In pronouncing the…

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09 May 2016

One Faith, One Practice, and One Spirituality

The first and most important element of Muslim identity is faith, which is the intimate sign that one believes in the Creator without associating anything with Him. This is the meaning of the central concept of tawhid, faith in the…

02 May 2016

Identity and Culture

Who are we? We touch here on the central question of identity that has occupied people’s minds and continues today to be the nub of much reflection and debate. The question is a vital one for Muslims living in the West.…

25 Apr 2016

In The West : First Attempts at Reform [6/6]

This double function of shahada should be more explicitly expressed in the six points enumerated here, of which the first three refer to the very identity of Muslims and the other three to their role in society: 1- In pronouncing the…

19 Apr 2016

In The West : First Attempts at Reform [5/6]

We can broadly distinguish here three different—though not completely contradictory—positions that are the expression of three specific legal opinions on this question. Some ulama consider that the old concepts of dar al-islam and dar al-harb are still valid, even if all…

14 Apr 2016

In The West : First Attempts at Reform [4/6]

An evaluation of the “Western abode” could be made on the basis of the comparative analysis of the two sets of considerations referred to earlier: on the one hand the conditions essential for the expansion of the Muslim personality and…

08 Apr 2016

The Washington Post: "France’s Charlie Hebdo blames ordinary Muslims for terrorism"

  Charlie Hebdo is back in the headlines — this time for a headline of its own. Last week, the satirical publication — whose offices were attacked by two jihadist gunmen in January 2015 — published an editorial, in English and in…

06 Apr 2016

In The West : First Attempts at Reform [3/6]

The four elements referred to—the nature of the population living in the country, the ownership of the land, the nature of the government, and the laws in force in the country—are no longer relevant if we wish to set out…

31 Mar 2016

In The West : First Attempts at Reform [2/6]

Dar Al-Islam (The Abode of Islam) Taking into account two of the four elements mentioned in the preceding section, al-Dusuqi, of the Maliki school, declared that the abode of Islam3 must be the property of Muslims where the Islamic legal system…

30 Mar 2016

CILE 4th Annual International Conference 2-3 April 2016

CILE will hold its 4th Annual International Conference in Doha (Qatar) on 2-3 April 2016. It is entitled “Prioritizing Values in the Contemporary World: Islamic Contributions” and 4 themes will be tackled: Methodology Politics Asylum Family   Livestream in 3 languages will be provided in English ,…

24 Mar 2016

In The West : First Attempts at Reform [1/6]

The two preceding chapters have sketched at various levels the outline of an Islamic structure of reference. Tawhid (the oneness of God), the Sharia (the path to faithfulness), and the three notions of maslaha (the common good), ijtihad (intellectual effort…

17 Mar 2016

Faith, Science and Ethics

The whole of the analysis we have proposed in the preceding sections will help us to deal with a question that is basic for the contemporary Muslim intellect. We often recall the extraordinary contribution Muslims have made historically to scientific development…

25 Feb 2016

The Principle of Integration

A study of the three notions of al-maslaha, ijtihad, and fatwa, though rather technical, is unavoidable if we are to think from the inside about the presence of Muslims in the West, with their legitimate hope of remaining faithful to…

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25 Feb 2016

"World politics and religion: more than Weapons human nature" By Andrea Celeste Gutierrez Godina

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Human nature is considered as imperfect and weak. One of the hard complications that we are facing are the conflicts that emerge…

18 Jan 2016

"Be Productive this NewYear" By Shameela Yoosuf Ali

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Be a Productive this New Year. As the New Year blooms, new doors open and it is a great time to ponder about…

18 Jan 2016

"Contextualizing The Discourse On Feminism" By Sumeera Nisar

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Being raised in an era when girls are not taught to be feminine in their behavior. I sometimes rethink should I be…

04 Jan 2016

"To Flee" By Yasmina Aboufirass

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” War it is said, Was the reason they fled. Some fall like the hail Some fall like the rain Some fall on grass Some fall on rock Greeted…

21 Sep 2015

"Hajj – The Pilgrimage of Life" By Rukiye Hamza

  “All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Hajj – the legendary once-in-a-lifetime experience of a Muslim - has always fascinated millions of pilgrims from all corners of the world. No…

27 Aug 2015

"Friday at Al Aqasa" by Arwa Hazin

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” We struggled to make our way past the small collection of women at the door that only swelled the closer we got…

27 Aug 2015

"What are atheistes afraid of" By Animah Ferrar

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Belief in God, or some Being beyond ourselves, and belief in a phase of human existence beyond this…

06 Aug 2015

"The Crisis of Muslim Identity" by Mehraj Bhat

"All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under." Living within the paradoxically complex nostrums of identities; I sometimes fail to relate my “identity” within the larger canvas of Islamic/Muslim tradition.…

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…

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

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Présence Musulmane (Am…

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European Muslim Networ…

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