ATHENS (Reuters) – After years of delays caused by red tape, cutbacks and opposition from religious and political factions, the first government-funded mosque in Athens since 1833 opened its doors to worshippers on Friday. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims from… Read More ›
Professor Timothy Winter (Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad) responded to my critical review of his latest book ‘Travelling Home’
My review was originally published on this blog
A brief review of Professor Abdal Hakim Murad’s new book ‘Travelling Home, Essays on Islam in Europe’.
I had thought of writing a detailed review of Professor Abdal Hakim Murad’s new book Travelling Home, Essays on Islam in Europe which he kindly sent me recently. Instead I felt moved to pen this heartfelt cri de cœur. Be… 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 ›
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 ›