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    DescriptionTariq Ramadan is very much a public figure, named one of Time magazine's most important innovators of the twenty-first century. He is among the leading Islamic thinkers in the West, with a large following around the world. But he has also been a lightning rod for controversy. Indeed, in 2004, Ramadan was prevented from entering the U.S. by the Bush administration and despite two appeals, supported by organizations like the American Academy of Religion and the ACLU, he is still barred from the country at this time. In What I Believe, Ramadan attempts to set the record straight, laying out the basic ideas he stands for in clear and accessible prose. He describes the book as a work of clarification, directed at ordinary citizens, politicians, journalist and others who are curious (or skeptical) about his positions. Aware that that he is dealing with emotional issues, Ramadan tries to get past the barriers of prejudice and misunderstanding to speak directly, from the heart, to his Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike. In particular, he calls on Western Muslims to escape the mental, social, cultural, and religious ghettos they have created for themselves and become full partners in the democratic societies in which they live. At the same time, he calls for the rest of us to recognize our Muslim neighbors as citizens with rights and responsibilities the same as ours. His vision is of a future in which a shared and confident pluralism becomes a reality at last.


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    Title
    What I Believe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tariq Ramadan
    Physical properties
    Format: Undefined
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 185 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195387858
    ISBN 10: 0195387856
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    BIC subject category V2: HRH
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000, POL010000, REL037000
    B&T Approval Code: A13460000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET140
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/MULTI
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC048000
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    DC22: 297.2
    LC classification: BP80.R343 A3 2010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL084000, BIO018000
    Thema V1.0: QRP
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    12 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Islamic Studies on the Faculty of Theology at Oxford University, Visiting Professor (holding the chair : Identity and Citizenship) at Erasmus University (Netherlands), Senior Research Fellow at St Antony's College (Oxford), Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan), and the President of the European think tank: European Muslim Network (EMN) in Brussels. He is the author of Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation, In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons From the Life of Muhammad, Western Muslims and the Future of Islam, and Islam, the West, and Challenges of Modernity.
    Review quote
    "Tariq Ramadan, a prominent intellectual-activist in Europe and America, represents a new generation of Islamic reformers." --John L. Esposito, author of Unholy War and What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam"Tariq Ramadan is a Muslim Martin Luther."--Paul Donnelly, The Washington Post"Ramadan's most important message--his advice to Muslims in the West to make the West their home--is one Americans should particularly welcome."--Alan Wolfe, The Chronicle of Higher Education"Ramadan has started to pave out the road to reform and changes in the understanding of Islam in Muslim communities in the West."--Le Monde Diplomatique"Deliberately brief, sensible and accessible.... What I Believe is not just a summary of Ramadan's own views but a primer on modern Western Muslim life."--Publishers Weekly starred review"What I Believe succinctly, and in Ramadan's own words, is a compact opus that tells readers exactly what they want to know: who he is and what he stands for. This is one of today's most important books."--San Francisco/Sacramento Book Review"What I Believe offers an accessible and at times quite moving entree into the thought of this important figure."--Spencer Dew, Rain Taxi Review of Books"