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Ariel Sharon: A Scary Shame

The media coverage related to the death of Ariel Sharon in the United States and France (especially but not only) is staggering. It seems as if a former Head of State of one of these two countries died. In addition,…

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17 Dec 2013

Women : Towards Reconciliation and Liberation

What sometimes favoured open and flexible interpretations in Islam related to people’s common good and interest (Al Maslaha) may, in the case of women, have had exactly opposite consequences: when taking into account the often static customary practices of the…

27 Nov 2013

"Need for women as subjects — not victims" - Gulfnews 25 11 2013

Early ‘ulama’ obviously could not undertake the task of addressing the question of women’s being. As men, they could hardly do more than determine women’s functions. As actors in a given culture, they could not transcend that culture. In addition…

30 Oct 2013

Addressing the subject of women in Islam

The Creator addresses women as being on an equal footing with men, their status as beings and believers 
is the same as men’s and the requirements of worship are absolutely identical. When it comes to religion, it may well be over…

16 Oct 2013

Eid al Adha and tiding over contradictions

Muslims are very often in contradiction with the ethical values Islam in celebrating. While we are celebrating the most important Islamic festival, we need to ponder over our understanding of Islam and our collective behaviour. Our approach to slaughtering significantly…

07 Oct 2013

Need for a reset in western view

The relationship between Muslim-majority countries and the West is crucial and involves a number of major issues. The complexity of ideological and political relations and, above all, the phenomenon of attraction/repulsion can be observed both among politicians and intellectuals and…

17 Sep 2013

Respect, beyond tolerance

Pluralism is a condition of humility and a protection against potential excess and Islam confirms this transversal teaching by synthesising the two dimensions When John Locke wrote his Letter on Tolerance in 1689, he argued for the necessity to accept religious…

19 Aug 2013

EGYPT - Appeal for urgent civil society mobilization

The situation in Egypt is growing worse by the day and by the hour. Anything can happen. Even though the threat of civil war has yet to materialize, we must take all possible outcomes into account and act accordingly. It…

17 Aug 2013

Horror in Egypt: Saying it once, saying it again

My recent analysis of the Arab uprising and the evolving crisis in Tunisia and Egypt has drawn abundant critical comment. My position with regard to the Arab uprisings, their history and the issues they raise, is quite precisely that expressed…

05 Aug 2013

Beyond Islamism

Islamism—or “political Islam”—is not dead. Those who have proclaimed its demise, or trumpeted the advent of a “post-Islamist” era, are wrong, as events in Africa, the Middle East and Asia clearly show. Islamism is not about to disappear, or even…

02 Aug 2013

Being fair to oneself

This is the transcription of Ramadan 2013 chronicles Thank you to Islaminteractiveinfo team for their transcription A’oodubillahi Min al Shaytani al Rajeem BismillahiRahmaniRaheem We are on our journey among all the supplications in the Quran or in the Prophetic traditions. We are also trying…

01 Aug 2013

Deviation

This is the transcription of Ramadan 2013 chronicles Thank you to Islaminteractiveinfo team for their transcription A’oodubillahi Min al Shaytani al Rajeem Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Among the supplications in the Quran there is an important one which deals with our fragility, and vulnerability. The…

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03 Apr 2014

"Thinking out loud" by Nevine El Fangary

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” When women’s rights activists call for “Freedom for veiled women” ... It is the freedom from following a higher command…

03 Apr 2014

"A Mercy to the Worlds" by Sami IbnSabil al-Sahmi

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Known for truth He made hearts move In love they’d stir For God’s Messenger He was free from flaw Leaving all left awed For all hearts melt So to…

11 Mar 2014

"Afghanistan: the land of poetry" by Ulla R Khpal

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Ulla R Khpal Afghanistan: Land of poetry Introduction In this terse piece, I endeavour to uncover the effects of the so called 'war…

11 Mar 2014

"Muhammad" by Sami IbnSabil al-Sahmi

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” He walked like a breeze with vision, a man going somewhere The ground often held his glance, for his heart was ever present,…

11 Mar 2014

"My reflections on Conscience" by Labeeb Ibrahim

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” This post was born from my scrambled thoughts when I came across a question that said, Do we do good for getting rewards…

07 Feb 2014

"Dar al-Salam" by Sami IbnSabil al-Sahmi

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Have you seen your heart’s dream Or has your soul ever been To that true fantasy - That garden evergreen So tranquil, so serene With diverse fruits…

06 Feb 2014

'Preserving piety and ethic at all costs while directing men, this is my life as a Muslim woman' by Aminata Diallo

"All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under." I’m Aminata Diallo, business owner.They’re waiting outside at the front door, smoking their cigarettes. One is older than me, another one is…

30 Dec 2013

"Enduring Lessons from Imam al-Ghazali" by Monir Birouk

"All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under." Even today as we wade our way through the second decade of the twenty first century, there is still much we can…

30 Dec 2013

"Feuerbach and the Existence of God" by Daud Seleman

"All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under." Many atheists mention the statement of Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach, a German philosopher, when the famous biblical verse about God creating man in…

30 Dec 2013

"Love’s Army" & "Greater in Distinction"

"All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under." Love’s Army   I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant…

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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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