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Solidarity

This does not mean that all activities expressing solidarity should come to an end. On the contrary. Our thought is that they are insufficient, not that they are useless. Over the past two decades, acts of solidarity have multiplied in…

Rights

This intellectual position, beginning with oneself and one’s responsibilities, should immediately commit the Muslim citizen to promoting respect for the rights of every person in Western societies. If we count the dysfunctions occurring in our societies in terms of unemployment,…

The Sense of a Presence

The general presentation in part I, together with the social message of Islam provides the framework and direction that should inspire the commitment of Muslim citizens in the West. Here we shall put forward five points that should take priority…

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03 Jan 2017

Solidarity

This does not mean that all activities expressing solidarity should come to an end. On the contrary. Our thought is that they are insufficient, not that they are useless. Over the past two decades, acts of solidarity have multiplied in…

30 Dec 2016

Rights

This intellectual position, beginning with oneself and one’s responsibilities, should immediately commit the Muslim citizen to promoting respect for the rights of every person in Western societies. If we count the dysfunctions occurring in our societies in terms of unemployment,…

22 Dec 2016

The Sense of a Presence

The general presentation in part I, together with the social message of Islam provides the framework and direction that should inspire the commitment of Muslim citizens in the West. Here we shall put forward five points that should take priority…

20 Dec 2016

Launch meeting Leiden Islam Academy: gathering knowledge and meeting people

The launch meeting of the Leiden Islam Academy on 7 December in the Academy Building drew just the right audience: a diverse group of people who were all in some way engaged with Islam. This was just what the directors…

06 Dec 2016

The Social Message of Islam

Before thinking further about Muslim social commitment, we should set out the three great principles from which they may draw the inspiration to live in accordance with their convictions. I think the meaning of this “inspiration” is clear enough: it…

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…

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Your contributions

30 Dec 2016

"Regression" By Yasmina Aboufirass

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” And there was not a sound nor a spark, Just a boat headed towards the watermark And like a chain we stuck together in…

30 Dec 2016

"Like a Garment" By Sumeera Nisar

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” …

08 Dec 2016

"Turmeric As A Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease" by Maggie Martin

"All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under." Turmeric also called a super food and a super spice , has been widely used not only as a spice but…

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…

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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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