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Germany's Muslims and European Islam | Tariq Ramadan
Germany's Muslims and European Islam
2011, Fri, Jan 21
Tariq Ramadan: What is happening on the ground?
Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Islamic Studies and one of the leading contemporary intellectuals, takes the stand for a European Islam in his opening dissertation.
Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University (Oriental Institute, St. Antony’s College). He studied philosophy and French literature before earning his PhD in Arab and Islamic studies at the University of Geneva. The Islamic scholar is considered one of the leading intellectuals of the present and a forward thinker on a European Islam. His work, both within and outside of academia, deals with theology, ethics, social justice, ecology, and inter-religious and intercultural dialogue. Tariq Ramadan is president of the European think tank European Muslim Network (EMN) in Brussels. Recent publications: 'The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism' (2010), 'What I Believe' (2009), 'Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation' (2008).