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ISIS. April 5, 2007 We are secular Muslims, and secular persons of Muslim societies.


We are believers, doubters, and unbelievers, brought together by a great struggle, not between the West and Islam, but between the free and the unfree. Islam - Conférences - Cheikh Imran Hosein Nazar. European Muslim Network. Muslim Scholar Tariq Ramadan: Radical or Reformer? On a recent afternoon, Tariq Ramadan, the outspoken Muslim scholar and professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University, took the stage at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall.

Muslim Scholar Tariq Ramadan: Radical or Reformer?

Ramadan stood alongside John Esposito, professor of international affairs and Islamic studies at Georgetown, holding court on "radical reform" in Islam and parrying with a warm, supportive audience. The room was filled with students and others, including women in headscarves, women with bare heads, journalists and professors. Such a gathering might sound relatively unremarkable for the nation's capital, except for this: Tariq Ramadan was banned from the United States for six years, a visa restriction lifted in January by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. That's because Ramadan, whose name is as often mentioned with the word "radical" as with "reformer," had become a lightening rod, a discussion point for post-9/11 restrictions on travel, ideas and the place of Islam in democracies.

Tariq RAMADAN. Tariq Ramadan. Tariq Ramadan (Arabic: طارق رمضان‎; born 26 August 1962) is a Swiss academic and writer.

Tariq Ramadan

He is also a Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University (Oriental Institute, St Antony's College). He also teaches at the Oxford Faculty of Theology. He is Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies (Qatar), and Director of the Research Centre of Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) (Doha, Qatar).[3] He advocates the study and re-interpretation of Islamic texts, and emphasizes the heterogeneous nature of Western Muslims.[4] Biography[edit] Tariq Ramadan (at table, right) speaking in Oxford. Tariq Ramadan was born in Geneva, Switzerland on 26 August 1962. Tariq Ramadan studied Philosophy and French literature at the Masters level and holds a PhD in Arabic and Islamic studies from the University of Geneva.

Ramadan established the Mouvement des Musulmans Suisses (Movement of Swiss Muslims), which engages in various interfaith seminars. Islam. Islam (/ˈɪslɑːm/;[note 1] Arabic: الإسلام‎, al-ʾIslām IPA: [ælʔɪsˈlæːm] ( )[note 2]) is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, an Islamic holy book considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God (Allāh), and for the vast majority of adherents, also by the teachings and normative example (called the Sunnah and composed of hadith) of Muhammad (c. 570–8 June 632 CE), considered by most of them to be the last prophet of God.


An adherent of Islam is called a Muslim. Most Muslims are of two denominations: Sunni (75–90%)[8] or Shia (10–20%).[9] About 13% of Muslims live in Indonesia,[10] the largest Muslim-majority country, 25% in South Asia,[10] 20% in the Middle East,[11] and 15% in Sub-Saharan Africa.[12] Sizable minorities are also found in Europe, China, Russia, and the Americas. Converts and immigrant communities are found in almost every part of the world (see Islam by country).

Etymology and meaning Articles of faith God Angels Revelations Prophets. Omar Barghouti. Omar Barghouti (born 1964) is a founding committee member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI).

Omar Barghouti

Biography[edit] Barghouti was born in Qatar, grew up in Egypt and later moved to Ramallah (West Bank) as an adult. He holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University. Although Barghouti actively lobbies for worldwide economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel, Barghouti himself is currently studying at Tel Aviv University. He holds a masters degree in philosophy (ethics) from the university, and is pursuing a PhD.[1][2] When interviewed regarding his degree from Tel Aviv University, Barghouti commented: "my studies at Tel Aviv University are a personal matter and I have no interest in commenting Views[edit] Barghouti has consistently spoken of Israel as an apartheid state, stating: "From now on, it will be acceptable to compare Israel's apartheid system to its South African predecessor.

Islamic Scholar Imran N Hosein.