(English) The truth and the roots of Tariq Ramadan

عفوا، هذه المدخلة موجودة فقط في الإنجليزية الأمريكية.

On Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Fictitious Alliances – Muslims and Jews in America – what is the way forward?

Hatem Bazian The complex and often contentious relationship between American Jews and Muslims witnessed two momentous events that produced divergent results and emotions. On the one hand, anti- Semitic attacks on a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, brought about a rapid $120,000 online fundraising drive in the Muslim community and hundreds of volunteers to

With The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) 1/3

Tariq RAMADAN Encounter with the Sacred One God Islamic monotheism has always stood in continuity with the sacred history of prophethood. From the beginning, the One God sent mankind Prophets and messengers entrusted with the message, the reminder of His presence, of His commands, of His love and of His hope. From Adam, the first

The Muslim Unity and Moderation

Omer Kajoshaj / If the Muslim unity was a necessity in the past, nowadays it became a must. In a world that is a must. In a world that is a Global Village

A reflection on the love between the Muslim and ALLAH

Belal EL MOGADDEDI I would like to take this year’s opportunity of the Id- ul- Azha festival and relate a short story to you, to inspire you to reflect on man’s relationship with his Creator. The following story is true, and it was passed down to me from my family from Afghanistan. Many years ago,

Seven thoughts

Belal EL MOGADDEDI Dear friends, in these days of blatant horror in the streets and squares of the cities of Egypt, in these days of breathtaking double-speak, double-standards and double-thought I sat down and tried to reflect on the situation. The following are my seven thoughts on the recent events in Egypt, which I would

France’s defining vision of change

Tariq RAMADAN The country wields deceptive political concepts today. If it wants to preserve its theoretical values, it needs to modify its political practices Some residue of France’s universalistic and secular ambitions, once colonialism’s driving force — in the name of the country’s “civilising mission,” and in defence of its economic and geopolitical interests —

Il digiuno (Italian)

Patrizia Khadija DAL MONTE Il digiuno Nel nome di Allah il Compassionevole, il Misericordioso Il digiuno, sawm in arabo, non è una pratica che appartiene solo alla rivelazione coranica. Nel Corano stesso infatti è detto: “Oh, voi che credete, vi è prescritto il digiuno, come era stato prescritto a coloro che vi hanno preceduto”. (II,183)

Stereotypes on Islam (English/Italian)

Patrizia Khadija DAL MONTE (This article is also available in italian. Check out the links at the bottom of the page.) All ages have been marked by specific and “rational” prejudices; they were considered so “natural” that they lost their outlines and split themselves into thousands of small “historical” and “motivated” facts. It appears that

Interview Nadia Fadil in De Morgen

Nadia FADIL Op een dag zal het wellicht doodgewoon zijn. Maar zover zijn we dus nog niet. Nadia Fadil (34) is vrouw, ze is de dochter van Marokkaanse ouders en ze is geboren en getogen in Borgerhout. Dat ze ‘desondanks’ sinds enkele maanden antropologie aan de Katholieke Universiteit Leuven doceert, is voorlopig nog zeer bijzonder.

Dutch and Muslim are not mutually exclusive

Marianne VORTHOREN Rotterdam, Netherlands – A few years ago, I had a conversation in a mosque in Rotterdam with two Muslim girls who were about 6 or 7 years-old. They asked me, in fluent Dutch, if I was Turkish. I explained that I was Dutch, and had in fact converted to Islam. At one point

The virtues of Ramadan

Mustapaha MEGAWER “O you who believe fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may have Taqwa”. (Surah Al-Baqarah 2: 183) In an address to the believers of this Ummah (nation) Allah ordered them to fast. Allah Almighty praised the holy month of Ramadan out of all other