Professor Tariq Ramadan

Professor Tariq Ramadan

MA PhD Geneva
Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies
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Tariq Ramadan is H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies and Senior Research Fellow at St Antony’s College, teaching in the two Faculties of Oriental Studies and Theology & Religion. He is Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, (Qatar) and Senior Research Fellow at Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan); Director of the Research Centre of Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) (Doha, Qatar), President of the think tank European Muslim Network (EMN) in Brussels and a member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars. He holds an MA in Philosophy and French literature and PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Geneva. In Cairo, Egypt he received one-on-one intensive training in classic Islamic scholarship from Al-Azhar University scholars (ijazat teaching license in seven disciplines). Tariq’s research interests include the issues of Islamic legislation, politics, ethics, Sufism and the Islamic contemporary challenges in both the Muslim-majority countries and the West. He is active at both academic and grassroots levels. Through his writings and lectures Tariq has contributed to the debate on the issues of Muslims in the West and Islamic revival in the Muslim world.  

Selected Publications: 

The Arab Awakening: Islam and the New Middle East (2012); Western Muslims: From Integration to Contribution (Awakening Publications pocket book, 2012); The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism (2010); Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation (2009). Forthcoming publications: The Essential Introduction to Islam: Spirituality, Fundamentals, History (Pelican Series, Penguin, in preparation); Islamic Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, in preparation).