"Tariq Ramadan, a prominent intellectual-activist in Europe and America, represents a new generation of Islamic reformers." --John L. Esposito, author of Unholy War and What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam"Tariq Ramadan is a Muslim Martin Luther."--Paul Donnelly, The Washington Post"Ramadan's most important message--his advice to Muslims in the West to make the West their home--is one Americans should particularly welcome."--Alan Wolfe, The Chronicle of Higher Education"Ramadan has started to pave out the road to reform and changes in the understanding of Islam in Muslim communities in the West."--Le Monde Diplomatique"Deliberately brief, sensible and accessible.... What I Believe is not just a summary of Ramadan's own views but a primer on modern Western Muslim life."--Publishers Weekly starred review"What I Believe succinctly, and in Ramadan's own words, is a compact opus that tells readers exactly what they want to know: who he is and what he stands for. This is one of today's most important books."--San Francisco/Sacramento Book Review"What I Believe offers an accessible and at times quite moving entree into the thought of this important figure."--Spencer Dew, Rain Taxi Review of Books"
About the Author
is Professor of Islamic Studies on the Faculty of Theology at Oxford University, Visiting Professor (holding the chair : Identity and Citizenship
) at Erasmus University (Netherlands), Senior Research Fellow at St Antony's College (Oxford), Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan), and the President of the European think tank: European Muslim Network
(EMN) in Brussels. He is the author of Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation, In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons From the Life of Muhammad, Western Muslims and the Future of Islam
, and Islam, the West, and Challenges of Modernity