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Lafif Lakhdar

In all the major religions two religions live together peaceably: the Religion of Faith and the Religion of History. With the exception, that is, of Islam, since the Islam of Faith and the Islam of History are engaged in continuous warfare.

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Tarek Heggy

Mankind used to think that it had bidden farewell to the era of grand ideologies when the Soviet Union collapsed, along with it its satellites 20 years ago. But clearly this did not happen. The support given to political Islam in its various groupings (the most important being the Muslim Brotherhood and its spinoff groups,

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Hasan Hanafi

Reform is a Qur’ānic term, where it appears ten times mostly in the sense of ‘reparation’ between men, or ‘restoration’ of the land (its least frequent meaning). It is a term accepted in common culture and, unlike the term ‘secular,’ is not a western import.

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Lafif Lakhdar

“Religious rationalisation has contributed to the rationalisation of all social behaviour”  - Max Weber

Facing Islam today – that is, facing the Muslim decision-makers – are two choices: to tread water or to reform. Over the years treading water has led to constant war with itself, and war with the world, war with science and war with modernity.

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