Tariq Ramadan, born August 26, 1962 in Geneva, is a Swiss Islamologist, also having Egyptian nationality.
Grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan el-Banna, he holds a doctorate from the University of Geneva for a thesis devoted to Islamic reformism, as well as seven ijazats in Islamic sciences at al-Azhar University. from Cairo. He is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at the University of Oxford, and lectures and lectures at several universities. A preacher, he regularly holds conferences and is the author of numerous books on the theme of Islam and integration.
In the 1990s, he became a reference in certain Muslim circles. Sometimes described as a defender of an Islam compatible with Western democracies, he is also a controversial figure: he is accused by his detractors of being a follower of double talk, moderate for the media and fundamentalist for his public.