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CILE Granada Summer School 2018 “Maslaha (Good/Benefit): Legal and Ethical Dimensions” : 1st to 6th July 2018

Invitation to our next Granada Summer School "Maslaha (Good/Benefit): Legal and Ethical Dimensions" 01st to 06th July 2018 The fee for the Summer School includes all tutoring, accommodation (in shared rooms with either 2 or 3 persons) and breakfasts for the duration…

Interacting Crises

The problem of muslim presence in the west is often presented as a problem of religions, values, and cultures that should be addressed through theological arguments, legal measures, or by highlighting some indisputable principles and values. It is wrong, however,…

Radiance Viewsweekly : Let’s Talk about Pluralism, Social Mixing is Important

TARIQ RAMADAN, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, is teaching in two Faculties of Oriental Studies and Theology & Religion. He was elected by Time magazine in 2000 as one of the seven religious innovators of the 21st…

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23 Mar 2018

CILE Granada Summer School 2018 “Maslaha (Good/Benefit): Legal and Ethical Dimensions” : 1st to 6th July 2018

Invitation to our next Granada Summer School "Maslaha (Good/Benefit): Legal and Ethical Dimensions" 01st to 06th July 2018 The fee for the Summer School includes all tutoring, accommodation (in shared rooms with either 2 or 3 persons) and breakfasts for the duration…

20 Jan 2018

Interacting Crises

The problem of muslim presence in the west is often presented as a problem of religions, values, and cultures that should be addressed through theological arguments, legal measures, or by highlighting some indisputable principles and values. It is wrong, however,…

12 Jan 2018

Radiance Viewsweekly : Let’s Talk about Pluralism, Social Mixing is Important

TARIQ RAMADAN, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, is teaching in two Faculties of Oriental Studies and Theology & Religion. He was elected by Time magazine in 2000 as one of the seven religious innovators of the 21st…

12 Jan 2018

Several Fronts, Two Universes, One Discourse

My discourse faces many-sided opposition, and this obviously prevents it from being fully heard in its substance, its subtleties, and its vision for the future. Some of the criticisms expressed are of course sincere and raise legitimate questions—which I will…

05 Jan 2018

A Muslim, and a "Controversial Intellectual"

Indeed, after initial recognition from my society and the school system, everything had now changed. The values of dignity, solidarity, and justice which I had upheld as a citizen and teacher with no apparent religion (and which had elicited such…

29 Dec 2017

The Early Years 2/2

Years later, I resigned both from my post as a dean and as president of the Helping Hand Cooperative (called Coopération Coup de Main in French) that promoted the “pedagogy of solidarity” discussed above. I needed change and to return…

14 Dec 2017

The Early Years 1/2

I began to get more specifically involved with the issue of Islam and Muslims in the world, and particularly in the West, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Before that and for many years—since the age of eighteen—I had…

24 Nov 2017

The Future of Muslims in the West

Muslims in the West bear an enormous responsibility, and it falls to them to commit themselves to building their future. There is no doubt that some will continue to identify themselves over and against the West, as “the other,” and…

09 Nov 2017

Reviving The Critical Mind and Creativity

In order to tackle the question of culture, the ulama referred to very systemized approaches through which one might consider on the one hand customs and entertainments (which were acceptable to the extent to which their practice respected Islamic principles)…

29 Aug 2017

The Cultural Alternative

Islam is not a culture. Whether we like it or not, the essence of Islam is religious. The central principle of tawhid, which we have often referred to, the foundations of faith and practice, the general guidance we find in…

17 Aug 2017

Shared Involvement

Dialogue is not enough. Even if it is rigorous, even if it is necessary to give time to knowing, trusting, and respecting each other, even if we should take on ourselves the widest possible responsibility to report back, it is…

04 Aug 2017

Toward Exacting and Constructive Dialogue

The dialogue we engage in must be anything but complaisant. The lack of trust that permeates our Western societies and the situations of religious conflict throughout the world mean that our task must be far-reaching, exacting, and rigorous. First of…

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Your contributions

08 Aug 2017

"Her voice in her words" By Sumeera Nisar

  “All opinions are that of the author and not necessarily those of the website that it is published under.” If I was incapable of feeling fear all together, I would end up thrashing every guy who winks, leers, stares, tries to…

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.…

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Books

Islam: The Essentials

Islam: The Essentials (Pelican Introduction) Available for pre-order now from leading book sellers / publication date 2 March 2017 The essential introduction…

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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