Overwhelmingly – as with Nazism – Europe’s new mood of national populism is a secular evolution, reflecting rather than challenging a very chronic spiritual recession across the continent, and recalling the atheistic mood of most twentieth-century totalitarianism. Pegida UK, launched… Read More ›
Dr Tim Winter
Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad in the 2020 Edition of The 500 Most Influential Muslims, is ranked the 48th most influential Muslim in the world.
Timothy Winter (born 1960), also known as Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, is an English Sunni Muslim scholar, researcher, writer and academic. He is the Dean of the Cambridge Muslim College, Aziz Foundation Professor of Islamic Studies at both… Read More ›
It is tempting to say: America is Rome, Europe is Athens, while Islam is an endlessly troublesome Judea.
We Europeans are in fact in the middle of a difficult argument. We are constantly quarrelling with ourselves over definitions of belonging. We can unite to build an Airbus, but will we really unite around a moral or cultural ideal?… Read More ›
It should be underlined that Traditional Islam entails a rejection of the emotive anti-Westernism of the fundamentalists. It also entails an insistence that integration and harmony must take place on Islam’s terms; since non-Muslim think-tankers, social administrators and party politicians… Read More ›
A theology of the Ahl al-Kidhab
So we are exiles from humanity’s current inhumanity, and from the desolating winds of atheistic post-normativity; we are not exiles from our good-hearted neighbours or their best traditions and motives; as the hadith says, ‘Wisdom is the lost riding-beast of… Read More ›
Can liberalism tolerate Islam?
Liberalism of a particularly socially-prescriptive kind seems to be filling the void left by religion, and Europe being the historic land of the divine right of kings, creed here has often been more closely bound up with politics than it… Read More ›
Shaykh Abdal Kakim Murad kindly sent me a copy of his exciting new book which I highly recommend.
Someone asked me a very good question: I might post jucy extracts from time to time. He is very quotable.
Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe
Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe Paperback – published on 3 June 2020 ‘Probably the most important book ever published by a European Muslim scholar. Traditionally enlightened, mercifully uncompromising with the truth, intellectually and spiritually challenging, these eleven… Read More ›
Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad – Freewill, Fatalism in Islam
Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad – Religion Bounces Back
This is an extraordinary 5 minute clip