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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…

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…

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…

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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…

23 Aug 2016

Contribution

Perhaps that is how this first part should end. So many demands have been made on Muslims to adapt, to integrate, even to be assimilated, that some of them have finally lost even the thought that they could bring something…

18 Aug 2016

General Objectives

Between the idealism of the principles of the Way and the difficulties of daily life in the West, Muslims owe it to themselves to awaken their faith and their intellect in order to put forward rational and reasonable solutions to…

12 Aug 2016

Theguardian.com: "The detention of Homa Hoodfar is unjust and unIslamic. Iran should release her"

As Muslim scholar, I am deeply troubled by the unlawful and unjust detention of professor Homa Hoodfar, an Iranian-Canadian scholar who was detained in March while visiting friends and family in Iran. Members of the Revolutionary Guard raided her home,…

12 Aug 2016

Deficits

An observer of Muslim communities cannot fail to notice, even after only a few days’ fieldwork, that Muslim communities are very diverse and diversified and that they are shot through with strong currents of identity awareness that are often tied…

04 Aug 2016

Assets and Deficits

Five years ago, in my book To Be a European Muslim, I recalled that the “new presence” of Muslims in Europe, as in North America, was a recent phenomenon that went back to the interwar period in the most advanced…

01 Aug 2016

Press Release: Professor Tariq Ramadan sent a Letter to Indonesian President to stop Executions

01/08/2016 - Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at the University of Oxford Tariq Ramadan urges president of Indonesia Joko Widodo to stop executions The execution spree in Indonesia has moved Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan to urge the government to end the…

28 Jul 2016

An Inventory

We are here beginning a transitional chapter between our statement of fundamental principles and the tools that construct Islamic thought and a more concrete consideration of the realities on the ground with the dynamics that run through, or in my opinion…

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Your contributions

08 Sep 2016

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

It was an appalling scene to watch in a civilized country like France which claim to uphold freedom of choice taking away the right of a woman to wear her religious attire as she deem fit. According to the Independent,…

30 Aug 2016

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

One might ask. After the too much excitement, fancy celebrations, and multibillion dollar gathering, what is next? What benefits did it bring to humanity? What did the poor get out of the abundant wealth that was spent for these games? It is…

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…

09 Jun 2016

"Mohammad Ali was the Picture of Islam" By Abubakar N.Kasim

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” In light of the passing of the celebrated boxing legend Mohammad Ali, Muslim community should raise up to the opportunity to discuss…

30 May 2016

"On the Question of Islam and Democracy" By Syed Abdul Ahad Wasim

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” In the middle of Hijaz (a region in western Arabia) lived the powerful tribe of Quraysh, the Keeper of Keys. Quraysh were…

25 Feb 2016

"World politics and religion: more than Weapons human nature" By Andrea Celeste Gutierrez Godina

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Human nature is considered as imperfect and weak. One of the hard complications that we are facing are the conflicts that emerge…

18 Jan 2016

"Be Productive this NewYear" By Shameela Yoosuf Ali

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Be a Productive this New Year. As the New Year blooms, new doors open and it is a great time to ponder about…

18 Jan 2016

"Contextualizing The Discourse On Feminism" By Sumeera Nisar

“All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” Being raised in an era when girls are not taught to be feminine in their behavior. I sometimes rethink should I be…

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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…

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Présence Musulmane (Am…

http://www.presencemusulmane.org/…

European Muslim Networ…

www.euro-muslims.eu…

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