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The Resource What I believe, Tariq Ramadan

What I believe, Tariq Ramadan

Label
What I believe
Title
What I believe
Statement of responsibility
Tariq Ramadan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tariq Ramadan is very much a public figure, named one of Time magazine's most important innovators of the twenty-first century. He is among the leading Islamic thinkers in the West, with a large following around the world. But he has also been a lightning rod for controversy. Indeed, in 2004, Ramadan was prevented from entering the U.S. by the Bush administration and despite two appeals, supported by organizations like the American Academy of Religion and the ACLU, he is still barred from the country at this time. In What I Believe , Ramadan attempts to set the record straight, laying out the basic ideas he stands for in clear and accessible prose. He describes the book as a work of clarification, directed at ordinary citizens, politicians, journalists, and others who are curious (or skeptical) about his positions. Aware that that he is dealing with emotional issues, Ramadan tries to get past the barriers of prejudice and misunderstanding to speak directly, from the heart, to his Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike. In particular, he calls on Western Muslims to escape the mental, social, cultural, and religious ghettos they have created for themselves and become full partners in the democratic societies in which they live. At the same time, he calls for the rest of us to recognize our Muslim neighbors as citizens with rights and responsibilities the same as ours. His vision is of a future in which a shared and confident pluralism becomes a reality at last
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ramadan, Tariq
Dewey number
297.2
Index
index present
LC call number
BP80.R343
LC item number
A3 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ramadan, Tariq
  • Muslim scholars
  • Islam
  • East and West
Label
What I believe, Tariq Ramadan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- The early years -- A Muslim, and a "controversial intellectual" -- Several fronts, two universes, one discourse -- Interacting crises -- Swift evolutions, silent revolutions -- Multiple identities: first an American (a European, an Australian) or a Muslim? -- Western Islam: religion and culture -- "Cultural" muslims, reformists, literalists, etc -- Advances -- Challenges -- The issue of women -- The sense of belonging and the "post-integration" approach -- Socio-political issues, the media -- The roots of Europe; and of the West -- Reform and the seven "Cs" -- The West and its mirror: a new "we" -- Criticisms and oppositions -- Conclusion -- Appendix I: Thierry -- Appendix II: manifesto for a new "we"
Control code
ocn318645774
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
x, 148 p.
Isbn
9780195387858
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015320
System control number
(OCoLC)318645774
Label
What I believe, Tariq Ramadan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- The early years -- A Muslim, and a "controversial intellectual" -- Several fronts, two universes, one discourse -- Interacting crises -- Swift evolutions, silent revolutions -- Multiple identities: first an American (a European, an Australian) or a Muslim? -- Western Islam: religion and culture -- "Cultural" muslims, reformists, literalists, etc -- Advances -- Challenges -- The issue of women -- The sense of belonging and the "post-integration" approach -- Socio-political issues, the media -- The roots of Europe; and of the West -- Reform and the seven "Cs" -- The West and its mirror: a new "we" -- Criticisms and oppositions -- Conclusion -- Appendix I: Thierry -- Appendix II: manifesto for a new "we"
Control code
ocn318645774
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
x, 148 p.
Isbn
9780195387858
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015320
System control number
(OCoLC)318645774

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