Sharia: Myths, Facts & the U.S. Constitution – Dr. Tariq Ramadan

Dr. Tariq Ramadan speaks at Shura Council event on April 17, 2012 on Religious Freedom and the US Constitution. Dr. Tariq Ramadan is a Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University. He also taught at several colleges and universities in different European countreis. Ramadan established the Mouvement des…

Averroes and Maimonides: Mediators of Medieval Thought by (Late) Professor Mohamed Arkoun – Simerg com

Please click for “Mediators of Medieval Thought” by Mohamed Arkoun Source: Simerg com Related Posts from our Archives Film-’Out of Cordoba’: Averroes and Maimonides in their Times and Ours Can Muslim and Jewish narratives co-exist? – by Deborah Weissman, a Jewish educator New York exhibit highlights 1,001 Muslim innovations by Marium Sattar at Common Ground News Service A…

Lectures and Discussions: Germany’s Muslims and European Islam, Fri 21.01.2011 | 19:00 | Free admission

Tariq Ramadan  Even after years of debate about migration and integration, “the Germans” and “the Muslims” still appear to represent polar opposites in the public perception. Yet a pluralist society must engage in a historically, sociologically and culturally well-founded discussion about “Islam in Germany”, which also incorporates contemporary European forms of Islam. 19:00 The Muslimization…

German Protestant head says a European Islam needed for dialogue

November 23, 2010 Trier, Germany (ENInews). A European form of Islam needs to develop before a meaningful interfaith dialogue can take place on the continent, the new leader of Germany’s 24 million Protestants has said. “We are only at the beginning of a serious inter-religious discussion on a theologically high level and that is because…

Osnabrück:First German university begins training program for imams

In the future imams and Islamic religious instructors will be trained at German universities at the recommendation of the German Council of Science and Humanities. The Universität Osnabrück is to undertake the first national university training program for imams in German.  Source: Young Germany *****   Rauf Ceylan (Universität Osnabrück), Vice President Martina Blasberg-Kuhnke (Universität…

Merkel Speaks Out against Sarrazin:’When Turks Have Problems, I Am Their Chancellor, Too’

Source. Spiegel International ***** DDP “We are Germany”: Turkish-German protesters in Solingen attend a demonstration against German politician Thilo Sarrazin, whose new book has been blasted as racist. In an interview with a leading Turkish newspaper, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday described anti-immigrant statements made by central bank board member Thilo Sarrazin as “absurd”…

Muslim civilisation: Seven more awards for 1001 Inventions Film (watch film here)

The film 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets, starring Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley, has won an additional seven major industry awards at Los Angeles and Hamburg international film festivals. On Wednesday 26th May at the US International Film Festival in Los Angeles, California, 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets won the following…

Shiism in Europe: A Neglected Area of Islam (Part 1) *

By  Liselotte Abid For a series that aims at shedding more light on Muslim minorities in Europe, Euro-Muslims Editorial Desk presents this two-part introduction on Shiism in Europe. This first part provides basic information about Shiism, its main sects, and the basic themes involved in the discussions concerned with the situation of Shiites in Europe….

Islam in Bosnia: Ground-Breaking Concepts of Secularization

Islam has been practiced in Bosnia for centuries. Claudia Mende asked Armina Omerika, an expert in Islamic studies, whether the Bosnian Islamic tradition could serve as a model for the integration of Muslims in other European societies Islam was brought to Bosnia by the Ottomans in the 15th century. Today, Muslims constitute approximately 40 percent…