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 ›
This is an extraordinary 5 minute clip
‘Deportation Reason no.1: Anyone resident in the UK for 5 years or more who cannot speak the language with some fluency.’
Then hundreds of thousands of English people will be thrown out of France, Spain and Italy who have never bothered to learn the local languages. I know this is the case from personal experience of the ex-pat community in France…. Read More ›