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Love and Detachment 4/4

All spiritualities highlight the ambivalence and ambiguity of love; its different natures and its two faces. Love is an initiatory school in which we learn to make progress, to rise above ourselves and then to free ourselves, but it can…

Forgiving 4/5

Some people forgive themselves everything and condemn everyone else. Some condemn everything about themselves and find extenuating circumstances for others. Some do not forgive themselves for anything and forgive nothing. And others forgive everything and (almost) everyone. To love and…

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31 Aug 2015

Love and Detachment 4/4

All spiritualities highlight the ambivalence and ambiguity of love; its different natures and its two faces. Love is an initiatory school in which we learn to make progress, to rise above ourselves and then to free ourselves, but it can…

24 Aug 2015

Forgiving 4/5

Some people forgive themselves everything and condemn everyone else. Some condemn everything about themselves and find extenuating circumstances for others. Some do not forgive themselves for anything and forgive nothing. And others forgive everything and (almost) everyone. To love and…

17 Aug 2015

You 3/5

We are short of love. That much is certain. It seems that we do not have enough to give, and that we never receive enough. That should be enough to convince us that emotional outpourings are not always outpourings of…

10 Aug 2015

Me 2/5

Love too is a journey. We have to set out, get away from ourselves. We have to take the first step, and keep our balance. And, ultimately it is all a question of balance. The one thing that the teachings…

04 Aug 2015

Love, Forgiveness and Love 1/5

To love is to suffer, said Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, who were both steeped in the teachings of Buddhism. To live is to love, asserted St Augustine, recalling the teachings of Christianity and the monotheistic religions. Aristotle’s syllogism is unanswerable: if…

27 Jul 2015

Dialogues 5/5

The obsessional reference to ‘civilizations’ and to the possibility of conflict between them has given way to repeated, and sometimes equally obsessional, calls for ‘dialogue’. They became increasingly common, and Spain resolved to take the international lead after the attacks of…

20 Jul 2015

Principles and Models 4/5

It is difficult to deny the existence of ‘civilizations’: throughout human history, there have always been communities, ‘areas’ and ‘universes of references’ that can be identified with societies that have, on either an essential or a temporary basis, certain things…

13 Jul 2015

Religion and Philosophy 3/5

We really must see things in a new light, or at least look at the question of civilizations and cultures through a different window. We would do well to question the values, systems, meanings and hopes that use intrinsically different…

06 Jul 2015

Evolutions 2/5

We also have to consider the necessary relationship with others. It is not incidental that the concept of ‘civilization’ re-emerges and takes on new connotations during the Age of Enlightenment. In his research on the modern usage of the concept of ‘civilization’,…

29 Jun 2015

Of Civilizations 1/5

We are always talking about ‘civilizations’, and we cannot even agree on the definition of the term or determine what substance the concept might have. Some refer to more or less precise definitions, or refer to a set of ideas…

23 Jun 2015

We ? 4/4

A holistic approach to these realities require us to rediscover, respectively, together and in practical terms, some basic principles and values. Education, everyday life and interaction with fellow citizens of different origins, cultures and religions are the things that will…

15 Jun 2015

Discrimination 3/4

These endless debates about values and laws may well be interesting, but they do not help us to resolve the real problems of everyday life. Theoretical – and idealist – philosophies can, with the best intentions in the world, become…

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Your contributions

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…

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…

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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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