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Wael Farouq

Whether we like it or not, we live and practice modernity, because it is not just a collection of statements that one can accept or reject, or even select. Modernity is an essential part of our life that we practice in every moment; it shapes our relation with the surrounding world and the society we belong to. However, some people reject modernity – even though they practice it – till the point of rupture, whereas other people identify with it to the point that they see their heritage, and related historical context, as an obstacle to progress.[1]

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Abdelmajid Charfi

Muslims point to the damage caused by delay in the updating of religious thought in four broad areas:

1 - Political regimes, particularly in Arab countries, are fragile, autocratic and despotic. This is driving them towards instrumentalising Islam in favour of a fake religious legitimacy. Such regimes therefore only find themselves challenged by an equally religious escalation that also seeks power. All of this locks the fate of societies into a vicious circle.

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Ibrahim al-Buleihi

On Islam as a faith of Dīn and Dunyā - It is important that we make a distinction between Islam as a set of teachings, values, principles and legislations, and between the reality of Muslims in the past and in the present. Islam – as a set of rituals and beliefs – has continued to be conscientiously practised, whereas in the teachings of Islam the affairs of this world (dunyā) have not been fully inculcated.

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