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Islamic Studies

Jurji Zaidan: Renaissance Man for All Seasons

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.02.2014 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

He felt classical Arabic should be the object of modernization, not spoken colloquial Arabic in all its permutations, and was instrumental in the establishment of "Al Majma' Al Loghawi" (The Arabic Language Academy) to attain that goal.

Why We Need to Reform Islamic Studies In Schools Across The Muslim World

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

As a child, I fell in love with a merciful God. My curiosity increased as I grew older, but the mullah always had a "thou shall never question" in response to my interest. Today, the Muslim youth wants to understand Islam. But their curiosity is often misunderstood as lack of faith.

In Academia, Islam Remains A Risky Third Rail

Posted 01.05.2012 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service A recent spate of campus controversies involving professors who made provocative statements about Muslims s...

Tariq Ramadan, Islamic Scholar, Fired By Dutch University For Supporting Iran

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — A Dutch university fired Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan on Tuesday for hosting a show on Iran's state television, which the school sa...