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Social Commitment and Political Participation

With the questions of social commitment and political participation, we embark in this chapter on some thinking that is central for at least two reasons. The first is that the treatment of these subjects in the West is beset by…

Call For Chapters: Islam and Applied Ethics

CALL FOR CHAPTERS Islam and Applied Ethics Publisher: Springer Editors: Rafik Beekun, Tariq Ramadan and Yasir Qadhi Brief Description Much has been published about Islam and ethics. Often, however, such books or articles have focused on the abstract and philosophical rather than…

The Birth of an Islamic Feminism

No chapter on the reform of Islamic education in the West would be complete without a reflection on the status of women in Muslim communities and the role that has devolved to them. We have already pointed out that numerous…

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28 Nov 2016

Social Commitment and Political Participation

With the questions of social commitment and political participation, we embark in this chapter on some thinking that is central for at least two reasons. The first is that the treatment of these subjects in the West is beset by…

17 Nov 2016

Call For Chapters: Islam and Applied Ethics

CALL FOR CHAPTERS Islam and Applied Ethics Publisher: Springer Editors: Rafik Beekun, Tariq Ramadan and Yasir Qadhi Brief Description Much has been published about Islam and ethics. Often, however, such books or articles have focused on the abstract and philosophical rather than…

08 Nov 2016

The Birth of an Islamic Feminism

No chapter on the reform of Islamic education in the West would be complete without a reflection on the status of women in Muslim communities and the role that has devolved to them. We have already pointed out that numerous…

04 Nov 2016

In Case You Missed It, Canada Passed An Anti-Islamophobia Motion [Thomas Woodley]

Canadians can't be blamed for missing the anti-Islamophobia motion that passed in parliament last week. If you Google it, you won't get a single hit in mainstream media: not in CBC, not in Postmedia, not in the Globe and Mail,…

27 Oct 2016

What Are the Alternatives?

The aims and contents of a complete educational program in the West become particularly demanding as soon as one starts trying to put them together with a built-in respect for the universality and comprehensiveness of the message of Islam. It…

20 Oct 2016

Islamic Schools: The Panacea?

In order to win the struggle for a comprehensive education, many Muslims think that the only solution is the creation of private “Islamic schools,” subsidized by the state almost totally, partially, or not at all, depending on the systems in…

10 Oct 2016

Meaning and Content

Before beginning a presentation of some concrete and realistic proposals, we should ask how we can discover the basic meaning and content of this “Islamic education,” which we keep referring to without explaining exactly what we mean. If the objective…

23 Sep 2016

The Prayer of the Mind

Muslim spirituality, as we have said, is demanding and, through the Islamic teaching, touches all the dimensions of life. It begins, at the very moment when one becomes aware of one’s human responsibilities before God and among humanity, by finding…

15 Sep 2016

Self-Liberation

We have seen in part I that, according to the Muslim tradition, God in His oneness (tawhid al-rububiyya) put into the heart of each human being an original breath, a natural longing (fitra) for the Transcendent, for Him. Muslim spirituality…

08 Sep 2016

Spirituality and Emotions

In most Western countries, people no longer like to speak much of “religion” (except at the difficult or symbolic moments of life): the word has developed connotations of obligation, compulsion, and sometimes, frankly, of old-fashioned fustiness. Many claim not to…

07 Sep 2016

The politics of fear: how Britain’s anti-extremism strategy has failed |Tariq Ramadan

The British government, like its European and US counterparts, has been struggling to find an effective strategy to counter “radicalisation” within Muslim communities. When programmes like Prevent were established, they quickly came under heavy criticism, both for their approach and…

01 Sep 2016

The Meaning of Engagement

Taking as the starting point the Islamic world of reference presented in part I, I am going to try to present here some perspectives on the future of Muslims in the West. My concern, as I have said, is to…

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Your contributions

14 Nov 2016

"Silence over Violence" By Sumeera Nisar

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” “I got a burnt face, really black isn’t it? As for now, I put somebody’s lotions given free by neighbors and friends.…

14 Nov 2016

"When America Lost its Sense of Greatness" By Abubakar Kasim

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Electing a bigot was the moment when Americans lost their consciousness. It was also the day when America as a…

09 Nov 2016

"A Message to both Clinton and Trump" By Abubakar Kasim

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” ERRATUM ! THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN SHARED AS AN ARTICLE FROM TARIQ RAMADAN, WHEN IT WAS A CONTRIBUTION FROM A READER…

18 Oct 2016

"Know Thyself – The Islamic view on the Human Psyche" By Imam Mustapha Elturk

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” In the name of God, the most Compassionate, ever Merciful At the outset, Adam and Eve settle on earth and begin the human…

18 Oct 2016

"How to Memorize Quran – 8 Tips for Busy People" by Lisa Zahran

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” “Hifz” or simply memorization of the Quran is a dream for every Muslim. However, most brothers and sisters complain that due to…

08 Sep 2016

"Barkini ban is an attack on democracy" By Abubakar N. Kasim

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” It was an appalling scene to watch in a civilized country like France which claim to uphold freedom of choice taking away…

30 Aug 2016

"What did the Olympics do for humanity" By Abubakar N. KASIM

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” One might ask. After the too much excitement, fancy celebrations, and multibillion dollar gathering, what is next? What benefits did it bring…

08 Aug 2016

"Religion as a scapegoat for violence and extremism" by Charles Ganaprakasam

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Each individual in this planet ought to comprehend the most vital piece of religion which takes a dynamic part in their lifetime.…

05 Aug 2016

"The Song of Power" By Yasmina Aboufirass

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” When words are said and deeds are done Truths molded and lies are sung Songs chanted to a crowd of deaf As the blind…

04 Jul 2016

"War" By Yasmina Aboufirass

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” The sun was born again, on a Saturday. I ran uphill as easily as a feather carried by the wind, Would glide foolish and…

28 Jun 2016

"A wake up call for humanity" By Abubakar Kasim

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” I was paying close attention to the British election to leave the European Union. UK has become the second home for much of…

27 Jun 2016

"Reconceptualizing Hijab" By Sumeera Nisar

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” While being in teen, I noticed my fellow folks, delusively emulate the behavior of men. They idolize such behavior because they have…

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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

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Présence Musulmane (Am…

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European Muslim Networ…

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