Western Muslims and the Future of Islam

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Oxford University Press, Nov 27, 2003 - Religion - 288 pages
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Tariq Ramadan, one of Europe's leading thinkers and one of Islam's most innovative and important voices, explores in this volume what it means to be a Western Muslim, addressing a topic that is vitally important to the futures of both Islam and the West. Ramadan claims that a silent revolution is sweeping Islamic communities in the West, as Muslims actively seek ways to live in harmony with their faith within a Western context. French, English, German, and American Muslims--women as well as men--are reshaping their religion into one that is faithful to the principles of Islam, dressed in European and American cultures, and definitively rooted in Western societies.

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This was our second book for the Ill Fated Muslim Book Club. This is a scholarly approach to Muslims living in Europe and the challenges they face in living as a religious minority. Challenges include ... Read full review

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Tariq Ramadan was formerly Professor of Philosophy at the College of Geneva and Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He is the author of numerous books, including To Be a European Muslim. In 2000 he was named one of Time's 100 most important innovators for the 21st century.

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