Dr Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at the Oxford University, teaching in the two Faculties of Oriental Studies and Theology & Religion. He is also Senior Research Fellow and Governing Body Fellow at St Antony’s College (University of Oxford) and Senior Research Fellow at Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan); Visiting Professor at the College of Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Doha, Qatar); Director of the Research Centre for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) (Doha, Qatar), President of the think tank European Muslim Network (EMN) in Brussels and a member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars.
He holds an MA in Philosophy and French literature and PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Geneva. In Cairo, Egypt he received one-on-one intensive training in classic Islamic scholarship from Al-Azhar University scholars (ijazat teaching license in seven disciplines). Through his writings and lectures Tariq has contributed to the debate on the issues of Muslims in the West and Islamic revival in the Muslim world.
His research interests include the issues of Islamic legislation, politics, ethics, Sufism and the Islamic contemporary challenges in both the Muslim-majority countries and the West. He is active at both academic and grassroots levels, lecturing extensively throughout the world on theology, ethics, social justice, and interfaith as well as intercultural dialogue.
Latest books available in English language: Islam: The Essentials (Pelican Series, Penguin, 2017); The Arab Awakening: Islam and the New Middle East (Penguin, 2012); The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism (Penguin 2010); What I Believe (OUP, 2009); Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation (OUP, 2009); In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad (OUP, 2007); and Western Muslims and the Future of Islam (OUP, 2005).