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Paths 2/5

If we follow a path of initiation and fulfilment, or we believe in God the Creator, then that path or God is an expression of the universal that grants human beings truths, values, ethics and rules for behaviour. Idealist or…

Of the Universal 1/5

There is a lot of talk these days about which values and principles are universal and which are not. It is as though, in these times of general relativity, we needed to recall that there is some form of absolute, or some…

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Talk to Al Jazeera Tariq Ramadan: 'ISIL's acts are un-Islamic'

Tariq Ramadan: 'ISIL's acts are un-Islamic' The prominent Muslim academic on the threat of the Islamic State group and how scholars are failing the Muslim world. They are distorting the whole message. So we have to respond to this by saying ...…

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16 Oct 2014

Paths 2/5

If we follow a path of initiation and fulfilment, or we believe in God the Creator, then that path or God is an expression of the universal that grants human beings truths, values, ethics and rules for behaviour. Idealist or…

09 Oct 2014

Of the Universal 1/5

There is a lot of talk these days about which values and principles are universal and which are not. It is as though, in these times of general relativity, we needed to recall that there is some form of absolute, or some…

02 Oct 2014

Respect 4/4

When it comes to relations between free and equal human beings, autonomous and independent nations, or civilizations, religions and cultures, appeals for the tolerance of others are no longer relevant. When we are on equal terms, it is no longer…

26 Sep 2014

Tolerance 3/4

And yet, is this enough? Have not religious institutions and spiritual authorities, in the course of history, advocated a message in direct contradiction with the above? In the name of the Truth they possessed, women, children and men have been…

19 Sep 2014

The Other Within Me 2/4

And so, we are invited to go back to the inner self. The presence of the other speaks to me. It speaks to my intellect, to my heart and to my emotions: I therefore have to take the time to…

12 Sep 2014

Tolerance and Respect 1/4

Observing the horizon of one’s life, infinities and finalities; seeking meaning, harmony and peace; the need is personal, but the quest is universal. We set out on our journey with our consciousness, our convictions, our questions, our loves and our…

04 Sep 2014

"Critical Loyalty " 4/4

The modern era is one of confusion and insecurity. The globalization of communications has globalized attitudes that were once mostly encountered at the local or national level. Simplistic and monolithic representations of the ‘other’ or the ‘foreigner’, who may well be a neighbour,…

10 Aug 2014

Why I will not attend the ISNA (August 2014) and RIS (December 2014) conferences

In recent years I have been a faithful participant in two major events of the North American Muslim calendar. As a regular attendee at these annual gatherings, I wish to express my warmest thanks to the institutions, and to the…

31 Jul 2014

The Ethics of Independence 3/4

Ethics is born in a thousand ways; it comes from different universes and finds its true realization in its independence from both the subject who elaborates it and the object to which it is applied. And yet, in the name of that…

27 Jul 2014

Demonstrations are anti-islamic?

I have received numerous messages with the same question: "Is it Islamic to demonstrate?" I thought such a question was outdated but it does not seem to be the case, as some people claim to be scholars and confuse minds.…

22 Jul 2014

The Sciences and Ethics 2/4

It is in the field of the experimental sciences that we can best understand the need for ethics to be autonomous in both senses. Ethics is inevitably bound up with the subject who refers to it or produces it (in the case…

15 Jul 2014

The Ethics of Independence and the Independence of Ethics 1/4

He seemed destined for success. He had passed the examinations that would allow him to become a mandarin and could expect both spiritual and political recognition. And yet the Chinese philosopher Wang Yangming (1457–1529) resolved to remain true to himself…

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Your contributions

10 Oct 2014

"A Call for Unity" by Charles Ganaprakasam

I'm writing this letter to express my thoughts and suggestions to all Mankind about a way of living in pluralistic society; many different people of various cultures, races and religions live harmoniously under one roof. We all need to get…

26 Sep 2014

"A Quick Rant on Historical Suffering" by Yasmina Aboufirass

All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under. I was debating with a friend; a guy who seemed pretty angry about what I had said about Israel’s government and the…

12 Sep 2014

The Infusion of Islam into Pluralistic Politics: The Need to Explore the Islamist Identity Beyond Ideological Boundaries: The Case of The Moroccan PJD

All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under. BY SANAE EL MELLOUKI Abstract This paper analyzes the discourse of the Moroccan party of Justice and Development on the plan to integrate women into…

04 Sep 2014

"My reflections on Conscience" by Labeeb Ibrahim

This post was born from my scrambled thoughts when I came across a question that said, Do we do good for getting rewards or because it’s good? Do we refrain from evil because it’s evil or because we fear retribution!? Let me crack…

04 Sep 2014

"Woman" by Nusaiba Al-Azem

"Woman was created from a bent rib. If you want to enjoy her, you enjoy her while she is still bent. If you will try to straighten her, you will break her." -Prophet Mohammad SAW Described as bone Brittle; not to be…

04 Sep 2014

"Choices Map Fate" by Shamimah Hafezji

Life is a terrain of God’s written will, Rights, lefts, directions to guide still, Choice is a navigate of God’s measure, Honesty, authenticity, leads to treasure.   We are all given a choice, To use our given moral voice, In order to free our souls from its…

01 Aug 2014

Hideaway Cave by Shamimah Hafezji

My cave, is my hideaway, Here I protect humanity from me, My cave, is my silent sway, Here I shine humanity to free. Here I keep my ego deflated, Here I keep my desires perforated, Here I keep my being moderated, Here I keep my sense regulated. I…

01 Aug 2014

Who Would Have Taught? by Salman Farah

Who would have thought that among the Muslim there is a sense of racism? Certainly not me! I came across this situation in a very unusual way. Here is my story, which hopefully some people will benefit from. My friend and…

24 Jul 2014

"Revelations" By Maheen Hasan

I ran, saying Cover me Cover me I have heard the call And I know now That I can never be Other than what You meant me to be, Following the path set for me Sleepless nights of searching the night skies In search of you, awaiting your summons Wondering Where you were…

24 Jul 2014

"Muhammad, A Prophet For Our Time: Karen Armstrong’s Account of The Prophet’s Personality (PPUH)" by Youssef Laaraj

  Karen Armstrong is a British author and commentator known for her books on comparative religion. Her works, which are mainly concerned with Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (PPBUH), have stirred tremendous debate and controversy. The West-versus-East controversy is a long lasting…

24 Jul 2014

"Retrospectivity" by Aziza Abdullah

Pre-dawn; dish of the day By noon; a squeeze of lemon undiluted on the tongue, Altering tastes of things to come. Memories play back in repetition Ninety-nine eyes morph into windows, Each looking at the same sun-bleached canvas Unmistakable likeness. An old crime? Revised mercy, benched for…

24 Jul 2014

"Giving Back" by Ahmed Birra

There he was, standing all alone, Fighting for the cause of God on his own. No matter what they all said, he never gave up, He was a champion of many virtues like patience, truth and steadfastness. He was hard like rock in his…

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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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