Named by Time magazine as one of the most important innovators of the 21st century, Tariq Ramadan is a leading Muslim scholar and an outspoken public figure. This combination has rendered him a controversial figure, characterized by both sides of the spectrum as either too liberal or too radical. In an attempt to separate fact from fiction, Ramadan lays out his beliefs and principles, speaking directly to Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike. At the same time, Al-Islam Wa Al-Horriya is more than a summary of Ramadan’s own views, it is a primer on modern western Muslim life.
In Al-Islam Wa Al-Horriya, Ramadan breaks through barriers of intolerance to deal with deeply emotional and divisive issues surrounding perceptions of Islam and those who practice it, particularly in Europe and the West. Using clear and accessible prose, Ramadan changes the narrative of immigration, religion, and radicalism into one about human dignity, multiculturalism and social justice. Masterfully translated by Osama El Ghazoly, the book is available for the first time to an Arabic-reading audience.
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