Arabic is the language of the Qur'an, but Arab culture is not the culture of Islam.
Saying that Islam is in heart, is similar to giving back the exam's paper completely white and saying : knowledge is in brain.
Compelling a woman to wear a headscarf is against Islam, and compelling her to remove it is against human rights.
The Truth does not belong to you, you belong to the Truth.
We want to tell people how great Islam is yet we are not great Muslims.
The more I know, the best I believe. The more I know, the best I'm worshiping Him. Because, in the end Allah knows the best.
I'm not talking about reforming #Islam..it is to reform the #Muslim minds & the Muslim understandings of the texts.
The philosophical connection between the Islamic world and the West is much closer than I thought. Doubt did not begin with Descartes. We have this construction today that the West and Islam are entirely separate worlds. This is wrong.
Islam doesn't need reform, we need to reform the Muslim mind.
Islam has no problem with women, but Muslims do clearly appear to have serious problems with them
Islam came to teach us that there is no faith without intelligence and here we are: destroying our intelligence in the name of faith.
The message of Islam asks you to be intellectually, spiritually, socially, and politically independent
Islam, as a religion, has been established in France for a long time, and the religious question has been resolved in this country. Islam does not threaten France's future in any way.
The universality of Islam is not uniformity, it is unity with diversity.
The dogmatic and, therefore, invulnerable core in Islam is understandably simple: acknowledgement of faith, prayer, charity and fasting. Almost everything else is open to interpretation and modification in space and time.
Islam can only be modernized from within. If I state that I condemn the practice of stoning, that this punishment is despicable, it changes nothing. My fellow Muslims will say: Brother Tariq, you became a European, a Swiss citizen, so you are no longer one of us.
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