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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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Talk to Al Jazeera Tariq Ramadan: 'ISIL's acts are un-Islamic'

Tariq Ramadan: 'ISIL's acts are un-Islamic' The prominent Muslim academic on the threat of the Islamic State group and how scholars are failing the Muslim world. They are distorting the whole message. So we have to respond to this by saying ...…

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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…

06 Nov 2014

The Shared Universal 5/5

There are other dangers. The minds that do accept the existence of many categories and of many paths are primarily interested in comparisons, and sometimes competition, and often conduct the debate about the universal in terms of power relations. What…

31 Oct 2014

The Dogmatic Mind 4/5

There are various ways of appropriating the universal, claiming to have a monopoly on it and then establishing a hierarchy of values, civilizations and cultures. This sometimes involves forcing it on others without further ado . . . ‘for their…

28 Oct 2014

Now available: "What I believe" in audiobook

“What I believe” is now available in audiobook on Audible.com

28 Oct 2014

Now available : "Western Muslims and the Future of Islam" in audiobook !

"Western Muslims and the Future of Islam" is now available in audiobook on Audible.com

10 Nov 2014

Register now for CILE Granada Summer School June 2015 !

Would you like to participate in the CILE next Summer School in Granada, June 2015? Register online to: GRANADA 2015 Courses are aimed at postgraduate level. All sessions will be delivrered in English. The fee includes all tutoring, accommodation (in double or…

23 Oct 2014

Needs and Powers 3/5

Human beings always have contradictory aspirations: their will to assert their singularity is expressed with as much force as they need to discover both common truths and an absolute that transcends diversity and differences. Whilst the heart seems to desire a love that…

16 Oct 2014

Paths 2/5

If we follow a path of initiation and fulfilment, or we believe in God the Creator, then that path or God is an expression of the universal that grants human beings truths, values, ethics and rules for behaviour. Idealist or…

09 Oct 2014

Of the Universal 1/5

There is a lot of talk these days about which values and principles are universal and which are not. It is as though, in these times of general relativity, we needed to recall that there is some form of absolute, or some…

02 Oct 2014

Respect 4/4

When it comes to relations between free and equal human beings, autonomous and independent nations, or civilizations, religions and cultures, appeals for the tolerance of others are no longer relevant. When we are on equal terms, it is no longer…

26 Sep 2014

Tolerance 3/4

And yet, is this enough? Have not religious institutions and spiritual authorities, in the course of history, advocated a message in direct contradiction with the above? In the name of the Truth they possessed, women, children and men have been…

19 Sep 2014

The Other Within Me 2/4

And so, we are invited to go back to the inner self. The presence of the other speaks to me. It speaks to my intellect, to my heart and to my emotions: I therefore have to take the time to…

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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

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 you represent? I’m not racist, nor am I a bigot I love and respect you, Muslim-American but your religion is primeval. Why…

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…

01 Aug 2014

Hideaway Cave by Shamimah Hafezji

My cave, is my hideaway, Here I protect humanity from me, My cave, is my silent sway, Here I shine humanity to free. Here I keep my ego deflated, Here I keep my desires perforated, Here I keep my being moderated, Here I keep my sense regulated. I…

01 Aug 2014

Who Would Have Taught? by Salman Farah

Who would have thought that among the Muslim there is a sense of racism? Certainly not me! I came across this situation in a very unusual way. Here is my story, which hopefully some people will benefit from. My friend and…

24 Jul 2014

"Revelations" By Maheen Hasan

I ran, saying Cover me Cover me I have heard the call And I know now That I can never be Other than what You meant me to be, Following the path set for me Sleepless nights of searching the night skies In search of you, awaiting your summons Wondering Where you were…

24 Jul 2014

"Muhammad, A Prophet For Our Time: Karen Armstrong’s Account of The Prophet’s Personality (PPUH)" by Youssef Laaraj

  Karen Armstrong is a British author and commentator known for her books on comparative religion. Her works, which are mainly concerned with Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (PPBUH), have stirred tremendous debate and controversy. The West-versus-East controversy is a long lasting…

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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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