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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 iden...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 5th 2012 by Allen Lane
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Tariq Ramadan delivers another fine work in challenging all of us to be responsible and faithful. In this book, he turns to the non-Islamic world and teaches about colonial and imperial effects and carried on policies, and the varieties of political Islamism - many of which are consistent with human rights, governments that care for the people and the planet, and thriving arts, sciences, and culture. Ramadan also appeals to the Muslim world not to turn misuse faith to turn away from the world's...more
Ramadan presents an account of the "Arab Spring" as an "awakening" (not, revolution) that signals a real shift in ideology in the public of many Arab countries, and also an opportunity for re-evaluation of Islam's relation to the West.
Ramadan gives his two cents about how to frame the debate on the form of post-Arab Spring states and societies. His views are prefaced by an unimpressive and hurried account of the Spring itself. The central point of this narrative is that the West was implicated in instigating the spring by training cyberactivists in nonviolent methods of civil disobedience. He also lambasts the hollowness of US democracy rhetoric and the selectiveness of the West's intervention.

As far as his opinions about the...more
Jiwa Rasa
Tariq Ramadan dalam buku ini banyak juag mengejutkan saya. Beliau menyebut bahawa Arab Spring ini adalah ciptaan barat terutamanya Amerika Syarikat,
Ramadan presents an insightful analysis of the events that gripped the Arab world in the winter of 2011 and continue to unfold in hopes of establishing economic, intellectual, cultural, religious and political emancipation. He suggests that Arabs and Muslims develop holistic democracies that reconcile with the regions long and rich history, its culture and religions. He warns of polarizing reformists like those we saw in the twentieth century starting with Turkey's anti-democratic secularism, im...more
Leon Del canto
Very poor visibility on the ME realities. Ramadan should educate himself more and for longer in the region before adventuring his thesis
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Tariq Ramadan is the son of Said Ramadan and Wafa Al-Bana, who was the eldest daughter of Hassan al Banna, who in 1928 founded the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Gamal al-Banna, the liberal Muslim reformer is his great-uncle. His father was a prominent figure in the Muslim Brotherhood and was exiled by Gamal Abdul Nasser[3] from Egypt to Switzerland, where Tariq was born.

Tariq Ramadan studied Philos...more
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