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Tariq Ramadan on Muslim Identity and Culture

Tariq Ramadan on Muslim Identity and Culture

Who are we? We touch here on the central question of identity that has occupied people’s minds and continues today to be the nub of much reflection and debate. The question is a vital one for Muslims living in the West. If the message in which they believe is universal, if they must try, wherever they …

Dr. Tariq Ramadan: In the Footsteps of the Prophet (Book Review)

Dr. Tariq Ramadan: In the Footsteps of the Prophet (Book Review)

I read once that most of what makes a book ‘good’ is that we are reading it at the right moment for us. This couldn’t be more true as I was approached to write a review of the book ‘In The Footsteps of the Prophet’ by Muslim intellectual Tariq Ramadan. While I admit I had …

What You Have Versus What God Has

The Transcendent and His Names

There is no “Islamic theology.” It is meaningless, and in actual fact wrong, to compare the often peripheral discussions that took place among Muslim scholars (particularly from the tenth century) with the radical reflections that gave birth to “Christian theology.” Admittedly, some debates were lively, and in the course of history in the Islamic Schools …

Education, Transmission of Message & Muslim Identity

In this series: Identity & Culture Faith and Understanding Education and Transmission  Action, Participation and Muslim Identity in Western Context Faith (iman) is a pledge (amaana), and Muslims are required to pass this amana on to their children and those close to them and, as we have already explained, to bear witness to it before …

Trump is the President... Now What? (Dr. Tariq Ramadan Answers)

Should Muslim be concerned about the threats of Donald Trump? Does the legacy of the Prophets (peace and blessings be upon them) offer any strategies to face the upcoming challenge? Do Muslims afford a wait-and-see approach to the rise of the right wing in the US and Europe? And how should Muslims deal with the …

Shariah: Myths, Facts & U.S. Constitution (Video)

Shariah: Myths, Facts & U.S. Constitution (Video)

Muslims communities living in the West face various challenges and have great opportunities too. It is quite normal to encounter campaigns that seek to demonize Muslims or at least dub them as the other in an attempt to isolate them from the environment they are actually rooted in. Though constitutions guarantee freedom of conscience and …

French Muslims Fight Online Radicalization

A leading French Muslim council has announced the creation of a “theological panel” that will represent different Islamic organizations and imams to fight radical propaganda online.

Muslim Scholar: Europe Needs its Own Islam

Amid heightening religious tension across Europe, former Italian Prime Minister Massimo D’Alema and Swiss Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan said refugees must learn to embrace European values to defeat ideology of the so-called Islamic State.

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