How Tunisia’s resilient Sufis have withstood hard-line Islamist attack — By Taylor Luck on Christian Science Monitor Com

UNDERSTANDING OTHERS – Puritanical Salafist Muslims have attacked Sufi shrines and communities across the Arab world in a campaign to spread their influence. But in Tunisia, where national history and identity are intimately intertwined with Sufism, the Salafis have been thwarted. MARCH 7, 2018 TUNIS, TUNISIA—“La ilaha ill-Allah, La ilaha ill-Allah,” the men, young and old,…

Vicious cycle of radicalisation — Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung de which says political Islam has lost power almost everywhere, and its radical and violent manifestations prevail

By Thomas Birringer The Muslim Brotherhood and ideologically related groups in North Africa initially emerged as winners from the Arab Spring. By now, political Islam has lost power almost everywhere, and its radical and violent manifestations prevail. One reason is the failure to tackle the people’s problems. The other one is a vicious cycle of…

How Sufism could balance Salafism — Al-Monitor com

Students attend a traditional Sufi “halaqa” (study group) at the Ribat Tarim religious school in the historical city of Tarim in southeastern Yemen, Feb. 23, 2010. (photo by REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)   Summary -The historical background of Sufism in the Islamic world allows the establishment of political and religious reforms in this part of the world….

‘Gott ist kein Diktator” – Arnfrid Schenk und Martin Spiewak Interview mit Mouhanad Khorchide, Professor für islamische Religionspädagogik an der Universität Münster — Qantara de (In German)

Click here to read this Interview in English version: Interview with Mouhanad Khorchide ‘God Is Not A Dictator” ***** Der Koran wurde bislang falsch interpretiert, sagt Mouhanad Khorchide. Der Professor für Islamische Religionspädagogik fordert eine Befreiung des Glaubens. Mit ihm sprachen Arnfrid Schenk und Martin Spiewak Mouhanad Khorchide: “Die Hauptbotschaft wird aber dieselbe sein: Gott…

An Appeal to the Contemporary Muslim Conscience – By Tariq Ramadan Special to Gulf News

mardi,  18 septembre 2012 Version imprimable One controversy subsides ; another worse one begins. After the Danish cartoons, the Dutch video “Fitna” and several low-grade irritants, a short, crudely executed—and scrupulously insulting—film has inflamed deep-seated resentments. Several hundred furious demonstrators gathered in front of the American Embassy in Cairo and the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi,…