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Ramadhan… Renewing our Covenant with Allaah! /Prof. Ahmed Guessoum

Ramadhan: A Blessing upon Muslims?! No doubt, we are about to live truly special days… the days of Ramadhan! They are but a few days indeed, a Muslim always feeling that Ramadhan comes and goes too fast, and leaves one with the feeling that « I should have made even a better usage of Ramadhan time». Allaah […]

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Islam and the West: The Failure of a Dialogue /Prof. Mohamed Kirat /J.M N° 15

For decades, the Islamic World has been suffering from stereotypes, manipulation, distortion and disinformation. This situation has been worsening after the dramatic events of 9/11 and the spread of terrorism all over the world. What did the Muslims do throughout to correct the misconceptions and the stereotypes? What did they do to counter “Islamophobia”   and […]

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Freedom of Expression in Islam/ Prof. Mohamed Kirat

  Islam is a religion of freedom of speech, right to communication, tolerance and the respect of human beings no matter what they are and who they are.Islam praises freedom of expression, which is considered as an integral part of the pride and dignity of the Muslim. Freedom of expression in Islam is based essentially […]

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Mandela… a Legacy for Humankind! /Prof. Ahmed Guessoum /J.M 13

Mandela… Uniting Humans! Mandela had died. He is now in the Hands of Allaah who best knows the hidden and apparent facets of every soul. Nevertheless, the man has been, and will be remembered, as a great man! Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela died on December 5 2013 at the age of 95. He was considered the “Father of […]

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YoungMuslim… Where are you? Prof. Ahmed Guessoum

European Muslim Youth A few weeks ago, I was watching a TV programme on one of the Islamic channels. The guests, two gentlemen and a lady in their twenties, were European youth from France who had converted to Islam. What captured my attention most is the fact that these young people were explaining their involvement […]

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Environmentally Harmful /Prof. Ahmed Guessoum/J.M 11

The Environment, an Islamic Perspective Man is Allaah’s vicegerent on earth! Allaah has created him in total perfection. He says : “We have indeed created man in the best of moulds” ([The Qur’an, 95:4]). Allaah has created the heavens and the earth in total perfection, made it full of bounties, and developed it over billions of years […]

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Quality Assurance – A Lost Islamic Value? Prof. Ahmed Guessoum

Work and Quality Assurance: Fundamental Islamic Values Islam is not only a religion of work, but it is a religion of beauty! Beauty is the expression of perfection or, let’s say, excellence in the case of humans. When work is not just done, but is performed in a way that it is organised and quality-improved […]

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Spreading the Message: Public Relations and Communication in the Life and work of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) (Part 2/3) Prof. Mohamed Kirat

In Part 1 of this article, we have tried to present some fundamental aspects of public relations as defined nowadays and reflected through the Prophet’s personality and his PR skills. We presented also the concept of freedom of speech in Islam and discussed the specific concept of Shura and democracy in Islam. In this second […]

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Spreading the Message: Public Relations and Communication in the Life and work of Prophet Muhammad –Prof. Mohamed Kirat

Islam is a religion of freedom of speech, right to communication, tolerance and the respect of human beings no matter what and who they are. Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him (PBUH), as a messenger of Allah and a catalyst and an advocate of Islam, extensively used communication and public relations to introduce a new […]