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Tariq Ramadan

Tariq Ramadan

Professor Tariq Ramadan holds 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. Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University (Oriental Institute, St Antony’s College ). He is also teaching at the Faculty of Theology at Oxford. He is at the same time a Visiting Professor in Qatar (Faculty of Islamic Studies) and in Morocco (Mundiapolis) and a Senior Research Fellow at Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan).

 Recent Articles

  • Monday Dec 16

    Women : Towards Reconciliation and Liberation

    They are those that impose the headscarf without belief in the practice and those that imagine all objectified female bodies fit into a size-six dress

  • Monday Nov 25

    Need for women as subjects — not victims

    The full scope of the message, from Texts to the context of their expression and objectives, must be grasped as an entity. A literalist, strictly legal reading produced by men cannot, by definition, take up this challenge

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    Monday Oct 28

    Addressing the subject of women in Islam

    The Creator addresses women as being on an equal footing with men, their status as beings and believers 
is the same as men’s and the requirements of worship are absolutely identical

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    Monday Oct 14

    Eid al Adha and tiding over contradictions

    Our approach to slaughtering significantly reveals the current reduction, if not the betrayal, of Islam’s message and the serious confusion between means and ends

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    Monday Sep 30

    Need for a reset in western view

    A shift in the centre of gravity of the world economic order is what may make the West revise its relationship with the Arab and Muslim-majority world

  • Monday Sep 16

    Respect, beyond tolerance

    Pluralism is a condition of humility and a protection against potential excess and Islam confirms this transversal teaching by synthesising the two dimensions

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    Thursday Aug 15

    Islam and democracy

    All the people in the world deserve freedom, justice and security, but consensus in society is the best way to achieve these objectives

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    Monday Aug 12

    The future in the Middle East is murky

    Hopes were high that Barack Obama would be a president of renewal and openness. He has been nothing of the kind doing even less than his predecessors to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict

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    Monday Jul 1

    Ramadan: Month of fasting, month of meaning

    Self-criticism and collective introspection are of the essence at every step, to achieve a true transformation within Muslim communities and societies

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    Monday Jun 17

    Is it the end of Islamism or the birth of new liberal capitalist Islamists?

    Whenever a configuration appears in a Muslim-majority country, there is hesitation in the West to stigmatise that country by defining it as ‘Islamist’

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