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“Intellect is a part of a good faith. Intellect is the light, the heart is the direction.”
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“Saying that Islam is in heart, is similar to giving back the exam's paper completely white and saying : knowledge is in brain.”
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“Humility is my table, respect is my garment, empathy is my food and curiosity is my drink. As for love, it has a thousand names and is by my side at every window.”
Tariq Ramadan, The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism
“If there is a smoke, there is a fire, the saying goes, That is quite true, but one should find what the fire is, and who lit it.”
Tariq Ramadan, What I Believe
“Behind every great man is not a woman, she is beside him, she is with him, not behind him”
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“I have learned that one should say "Peace!" to those who shout their hatred for one's being and presence or at one's passage.”
Tariq Ramadan, What I Believe
“In Ramadan, you should eat less and think more.”
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“The more you look into and understand yourself, the less judgmental you become towards others.”
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“No one must ever let power or social, economic, or political interest turn him or her away from other human beings, from the attention they deserve and the respect they are entitled to. nothing must ever lead to a person to compromise this principle or faith in favor of a political strategy aimed at saving or protecting a community from some peril. The freely offered, sincere heart of a poor, powerless individual is worth a thousand times more in the sight of God than the assiduously courted, self-interested heart of a rich one.”
Tariq Ramadan, The Messenger: The Meanings of the Life of Muhammad
“الإسلام لايقيم عالما مغلقا للمرجعية بل يعتمدعلى مجموعة من المبادئ الشمولية التي يمكن أن تتطابق مع أسس وقيم معتقدات وتقاليد دينية”
Tariq Ramadan, على خطى النبي
“الوحي يفصح عن نفسه بأنه نذير خير وأمر أخلاقي شديد الحزم ينشر الإلهام الروحي بقدر ماينظم الشكل الواضح للطقوس الدينية”
Tariq Ramadan, على خطى النبي
“Man is certainly free, but he is responsible for this freedom before God as before men. This responsibility is inevitably moral. In order of this morality, to be free is to protect the freedom of others and their dignities.”
Tariq Ramadan, Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity
“هذا إعتراف أن عملية وضع هذه المبادئ سابقة للإسلام وتتجاوزه,لأن الإسلام ورسالته تأكيد لجوهر معاهدةسبق للضميرالإنساني صياغتهابمعزل عن دين”
Tariq Ramadan, على خطى النبي
“The 'fires'n that produce thick, rarely innocent, often strategic smoke should therefore be scrutinized. they should be known and identified; and when they involve dishonesty, lies, or manipulation, they they should be ignored.”
Tariq Ramadan, What I Believe
“Je suis ravi pour ces révoltes qui se font entendre un peu partout dans le monde. Une chaine s’est brisée. En revanche, je reste très vigilant car nous avons vu comment les américains étaient impliqués en Tunisie et comment ils le sont avec l’armée de l’administration de Moubarak. En réalité nous avons deux dictateurs qui sont partis mais deux systèmes restent à réformer. Nous devrions tendre vers une démocratie transparente et incorruptible. Or, qui souhaite cela aujourd’hui ? Surement pas le gouvernement américain et encore moins les européens qui n’ont cessé de cautionner et de profiter des avantages des dictateurs. Et les Etats-Unis ne voudraient pas d’une vraie démocratie « transparente ». Même si Barack Obama clame le contraire, son administration a un tout autre programme.”
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“Intellect is a part of a good fate. Intellect is the light, the heart is the direction.”
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“القراءة المتعصبة للنصوص لا علاقة لها بالنصوص البتة بل بعقلية قارئ النصوص”
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“I am too old to think that numbers are creating change”
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“Acknowledged differences may create mutual respect, but hazy misunderstandings bring forth nothing but prejudice and rejection.”
Tariq Ramadan, Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity
“إن شاء الله;تعبر عن الحدود,عن شعور التواضع من جانب الذي يتصرف وهويعلم أن الله وحده بيده كل مايحدث,بما يتجاوز مابإستطاعة المرء قوله أو فعله”
Tariq Ramadan, على خطى النبي
“Duboko i jednostavno: onaj ko ne može voljeti, ne može ni razumjeti.”
Tariq Ramadan, In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad
“Intellectual modesty is humility as to what I know; intellectual humility is modesty as to what I do not know”
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“One would love nonetheless to know how to be a man, how to be a woman before God, in the mirror of one's own conscience, in the looks of those who surround us. One would wish to find the strength to beautify one's thoughts and to purify one's heart. It is everyone's hope and expectation to live in serenity and to plod along in transparency: the palms of the hands patiently directed towards heaven, at the heart of all this modernity.”
Tariq Ramadan, Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity
“We are then content with some well-intended speeches, and as far as the rest is concerned we would have to rely on God. As if "reliance on God" means a lack of intelligence or competence in action; as if the Qur'anic Revelation has not distinguished between orientation and state, between where we should be and where we are; between the actualised foundation of a social project and the well-intended expression of its form.”
Tariq Ramadan, Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity
“Je voulais vous faire sourire, et mes larmes ont coulé. Je voulais vous faire oublier, et la mort m'a rattrapé. Je voulais vous offrir ce que vous m'avez donné. On ne sait jamais n'est-ce pas ? Il se peut qu'un bien soit notre mal, et qu'un mal soit notre bien. Sait-on jamais ? Je vous offre donc ce sourire, louange à l'Unique de toutes les façons, et que la Paix vous accompagne, et Sa lumière, et Sa chaleur.”
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“لا تكن مسلما صالحا في المسجد ومسلما طالحا في المجتمع، ولكن كن مسلما صالحا في المسجد ومسلما فاعلا في المجتمع.”
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“It must be admitted that the West has reached a level of scientific mastery and outstanding specialisation. In its points of reference, this evolution commands admiration and all civilisations have to benefit from the dynamic of this rationality, as they can derive lessons from the progress achieved. "Benefiting", "deriving lessons" do not, nevertheless, mean submission. In the same way, it must be acknowledged that other civilisations and cultures propose a rich vision of the world, and that some of these have managed to preserve the basic values of life, and glimpses of their fundamental shape are beginning to be seen in the West. It is not a question of suggesting a new wave of "love for exoticism and folklore". On the contrary, it is a question of engaging in an exigent reflection about cultural specificities and possible enrichment starting from within cultures and not at their peripherals.”
Tariq Ramadan, Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity
“It is impossible to live in autarchy, to make the testimony of faith, pray and fast and go to pilgrimage only, far from men and worrying about no one except oneself. It is worth repeating that to be with God is tantamount to being with men; to carry faith is tantamount to carrying the responsibility of a continuous social commitment. The teaching that we should extract from zakat is explicit: to posses is tantamount to having to share.”
Tariq Ramadan, Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity
“The first verses establish an immediate correspondence with what Revelation was later to recount about the creation of humankind: “He [God] taught Adam the names of all things.”8 Reason, intelligence, language, and writing will grant people the qualities required to enable them to be God’s khalifahs (vicegerents) on earth, and from the very beginning, Quranic Revelation allies recognition of the Creator to knowledge and science, thus echoing the origin of creation itself.9”
Tariq Ramadan, In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad
“Always walking along despite the dangers and adversities, despite the injustices and horrors, trusting in God so as not to despair of men and events.”
Tariq Ramadan, Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity

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