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Tariq Ramadan in his book “Western Muslims and the Future of Islam” talks about:

…taking into account the social, cultural and political realities Muslims are facing, three questions are fundamental and urgently demand precise answers if we are to build a future for ourselves in the West: Where are we? Who are we? and In what way do we want to belong?”

Traditionally; ever since I was little, I have heard that the world is divided into dar al Harb ( abode of war) and dar al Islam (abode of Islam). Where the abode of Islam are Muslim countries. However in today’s reality as stated above, the conditions for a country to be an abode of Islam is fulfilled by not a single country on earth. The conditions are:

1. A place where the Islamic legal system is applied (not in part but in its entirety) a…

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