The Arab Awakening

The Arab Awakening : Islam and the New Middle East

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Tariq Ramadan is one of the most acclaimed figures in the analysis of Islam and its political dimensions today. In "The Arab Awakening" he explores the opportunities and challenges across North Africa and the Middle East, as they look to create new, more open societies. He asks: Can Muslim countries bring together Islam, pluralism and democracy without betraying their identity? Will the Arab world be able to reclaim its memory to reinvent education, women's rights, social justice, economic growth and the fight against corruption? Can this emancipation be envisioned with Islam, experienced not as a straitjacket, but as an ethical and cultural wealth? Arguing that the debate cannot be reduced to a confrontation between two approaches - the modern and secular versus the traditional and Islamic - Ramadan demonstrates that not only are both of these routes in crisis, but that the Arab world has an historic opportunity: to stop blaming the West, to jettison its victim status and to create a truly new dynamic. Tariq Ramadan offers up a challenge to the Middle East: What enduring legacy will you produce, from the historic moment of the Arab Spring?

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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 238 x 30mm | 458.13g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • 184614650X
  • 9781846146503
  • 150,379

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Tariq Ramadan is a Muslim Martin Luther Washington Post One of the most important innovators for the twenty-first century Time The work of Tariq Ramadan will take its place in the annals of Islamic thought Le Monde Diplomatique

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About Tariq Ramadan

Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University (Oriental Institute, St Antony's College) and also teaches at the Oxford Faculty of Theology. He is Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies (Qatar), Senior Research Fellow at Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan) and Director of the Research Centre of Islamic Legislation and Ethics (Doha, Qatar).

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