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Systems and Finalities 4/4

What kind of people do we want to be? What kind of children do we want to educate and train? We are trapped into our systems. Time is short, and we have to perform. Selection begins at a very early…

Models 3/4

The doubts and crises we are experiencing with regard to education- and teachingrelated issues mean that we have to look for new solutions. Some experts, such as psychologists, educationalists and theorists, concentrate on techniques, structures and methodologies. They study the…

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27 Apr 2015

Systems and Finalities 4/4

What kind of people do we want to be? What kind of children do we want to educate and train? We are trapped into our systems. Time is short, and we have to perform. Selection begins at a very early…

20 Apr 2015

Models 3/4

The doubts and crises we are experiencing with regard to education- and teachingrelated issues mean that we have to look for new solutions. Some experts, such as psychologists, educationalists and theorists, concentrate on techniques, structures and methodologies. They study the…

20 Apr 2015

Education and Teaching 2/4

Bringing up children has always been a difficult challenge. How can we love and protect our children, and pass something on to them, and at the same time grant them their freedom, help them to develop a critical mind and…

24 Mar 2015

Education 1/4

Education means ‘drawing’ or ‘guiding’ individuals out of themselves so that they can establish a conscious relationship with themselves and their physical and social environment. When we are born, we are all physically dependent on our parents or carers. We…

17 Mar 2015

Confidence and Fear 4/4

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…

10 Mar 2015

Law and Power 3/4

What the individual must acquire at the personal level – a sense of our shared dignity and human fraternity – communities and societies must organize through laws and regulations. Every individual must be treated equally before the law, without any…

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…

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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…

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…

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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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