Western Muslims and the Future of Islam

About the Author: Tariq Ramadan

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Western Muslims and the Future of Islam
  • Tariq Ramadan
  • English
  • 15 September 2017
  • 0195183568

Western Muslims and the Future of Islam In a Western world suddenly acutely interested in Islam, one question has been repeatedly heard above the din where are the Muslim reformers With this ambitious volume, Tariq Ramadan firmly establishes himself as one of Europe s leading thinkers and one of Islam s most innovative and important voices As the number of Muslims living in the West grows, the question of what it means to be a Western Muslim becomes increasingly important to the futures of both Islam and the West While the media are focused on radical Islam, Ramadan claims, 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 Ramadan s goal is to create an independent Western Islam, anchored not in the traditions of Islamic countries but in the cultural reality of the West He begins by offering a fresh reading of Islamic sources, interpreting them for a Western context and demonstrating how a new understanding of universal Islamic principles can open the door to integration into Western societies He then shows how these principles can be put to practical use Ramadan contends that Muslims can indeed must be faithful to their principles while participating fully in the civic life of Western secular societies Grounded in scholarship and bold in its aims, Western Muslims and the Future of Islam offers a striking vision of a new Muslim Identity, one which rejects once and for all the idea that Islam must be defined in opposition to the West. New Read eBook Western Muslims and the Future of Islam By Tariq Ramadan – theheartwork.co.uk

10 thoughts on “Western Muslims and the Future of Islam

  1. Ellen Keim says:

    I m really proud of myself for finishing this book, because it wasn t easy Not because it was boring, but because it was scholarly and very detailed It was basically about how Muslims in the West need to adapt to their surroundings without compromising their religion Not an easy task There was so much to digest, I feel like I need to read this again, but I ll probably move on to another one of his books first The only reason I gave the book 3 stars is because it is hard to read and definite I m really proud of myself for finishing this book, because it wasn t easy Not because it was boring, but because it was scholarly and very detailed It was basically about how Muslims in the West need to adapt to their surroundings without compromising their religion Not an easy task There was so much to digest, I feel like I need t...

  2. Andrew says:

    I ve been deeply impressed with Tariq Ramadan when I ve seen him on Al Jazeera, and reading this book, there s clearly an intelligent and subtle thinker at work I m afraid, however, that I m not the right audience for much of this particular text While I was fascinated by Islamic theology as Ramadan understands it, at least , many of his appeals I say this as perhaps the least spiritual person on the planet are lost on me People who probably could gain something from this book 1 Muslims I ve been deeply impressed with Tariq Ramadan when I ve seen him on Al Jazeera, and reading this book, there s clearly an intelligent and su...

  3. Noah says:

    Often characterized as a Muslim Martin Luther though he would contest the idea that Islam is in need of a reformation and would instead suggest the idea of renewal Ramadan clearly outlines the universal that is, trans cultural elements of Islam in the first part of the book, before applying them to very specific social, political, economic situations Ramadan himself is actively involved in the global peace and justice anti globalization movement and offers clear, Islamic...

  4. Ebadur says:

    We are currently living through a veritable silent revolution in Muslim communities in the Westandyoung people and intellectuals are actively looking for a way to live in harmony with their faith while participating in the societies that are their societies, whether they like it or not pg 412 12 09 See Ebrahim Moosa s review of this book particularly his critique through Sherman Jackson s argument regarding false universals...

  5. Sithara says:

    This book is divided into two parts It is in Part A, entitled A Universe of Reference that the book really shines Ramadan uses Islamic sources, the Quran, authentic hadiths, as well as tools of Islamic jurisprudence such as Maslaha the common good and ijtihad independent reasoning to set aside meaningless historical concepts such as Dar al Harb abode of war and Dar al Islam abode of I...

  6. Beth says:

    I gave this book four stars not necessarily because I really liked the book but because as a non Muslim westerner, I think it was an important book to read.This book is written by a Muslim scholar who is trying to reach the Muslim community and reform it from within At least that is the perception i got from reading this book It is a very scholarly book and therefore must be read carefully And for a non Muslim, it was, at east in the beginning, a very difficult book to read and understand b I gave this book four stars not necessarily because I really liked the book but because as a non Muslim westerner, I think it was an important book to read.This book is written by a Muslim scholar who is trying to reach the Muslim community and reform it from within At least that is the percept...

  7. Gabrielle Ghazali says:

    Tariq is the man

  8. Chris says:

    Overall the book was good, yet I honestly was a bit disappointed by what felt like adefensive engagement for most of the book Now, that s not the say the defensiveness is not called for Islam in the West has been under attack for some time and in many ways it will be Muslims in the West who hold the key to how Islam as a whole engages with both People of the Book Ahl al Kitab as well as those who are considered unbelievers as well as those who are actively denying the truths of Islam Overall the book was good, yet I honestly was a bit disappointed by what felt like adefensive engagement for most of the book Now, that s not the say the defensiveness is not called for Islam in the West has been under attack for some time and in many ways it will be Muslims in the West who hold the key to how Islam as a whole engages with both People of the Book Ahl al Kitab as well as those who are considered unbelievers as well as those who are actively denying the truths of Islam All to say, I was a bit disappointed until I reached chapter 9 in the book, Interreligious Dialogue It was here that my faith and hope in what Tariq Ramadan has to say was restored He shared many much needed insights into the current climate of dialogue between these two faiths Nevertheless, the problem remains that these Muslims and Christians engaged in interfaith dialogue are fairly closed circles whose members are not always in real ...

  9. Affad Shaikh says:

    Many a reader have been attracted to label Tariq Ramadan a modern day Martin Luther, a reformer of Islam and reconciler between modernity and Islam However, I take serious issue with that typecasting I find that it might be easy to refer to him as a reformer, however, such a label is an egregious misunderstanding of history and circumstances, and in its worst manifestation it presents an innocuous view that Islam, as a world religion, is somehow in the throes of European and Catholic turmoil Many a reader have been attracted to label Tariq Ramadan a modern day Martin Luther, a reformer of Islam and reconciler between modernity and Islam However, I take serious issue with that typecasting I find that it might be easy to refer to him as a reformer, however, such a label is an egregious misunderstanding of history and circumstances, and in its worst manifestation it presents an innocuous view that Islam, as a world religion, is somehow in the throes of European and Catholic turmoil The Muslim dilemma is far from that of Europe and the Catholic church, in ways our challenges are not as systemic and problematic, i would argue.What Tariq Ramadan is, and I see thatin this work then any other, is a modern day Muslim shaman, or in it s proper cultural context a Vizier of the people Like ancient shamans, Ramadan helps individuals and the community reconcile themselves with their struggles and their en...

  10. Mishelle Masri says:

    I can t seem to get how is it possible to reject the Islamic binary division of the world into dar al Islam and dar al harb Even though it is not mentioned in the Qura an, it is actually a part of the contemporary political views of Islam Other matter to notice is the notion of a west muslim , one cannot simply add a normativity to a concept that works as a status and on its behalf state that this should be or it tends to be the closest future of Muslims who move to the west clearly they h I can t seem to get how is it possible to reject the Islamic binary division of the world into dar al Islam and dar al harb Even though it is not me...