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This lecture will touch upon the Muslim responsibility in the West, especially in Europe, and what it means to be a European Muslim. There have been many debates in Denmark about Muslims needing to reform their religion, well what does this actually mean? And to what extent can Islam be reformed?
‘Reforming The Mind’ is a lecture on the discussion of the urgent need for contemporary ‘fiqh’, distinguishing what in the Islamic texts are immutable and what may be changed.
Professor Tariq Ramadan from Oxford University will discuss his ‘reformation thesis’ in a comprehensive manner which is based on the traditions of Islamic literature and the relevant sciences which have been discussed in the Islamic tradition. In this lecture he will discuss important issues regarding the theories of interpretation and the respect for theological diversity.
Ramadan’s research interests regards the issues of Islamic legislation, politics, ethics, Sufism and the Islamic contemporary challenges in both the Muslim-majority countries and the West.
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Dr Tariq Ramadan is a Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University.
He holds a MA in Philosophy and French literature and a PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Geneva. In Cairo, Egypt he received one-on-one intensive training in classic Islamic scholarship from Al-Azhar University scholars.
In Cairo, Egypt he received one-on-one intensive training in classic Islamic scholarship from Al-Azhar University scholars (ijazat teaching license in seven disciplines).
Through his writings and lectures Mr. Ramadan has contributed to the debate on the issues of Muslims in the West and Islamic revival in the Muslim world.