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 ›
‘Muslims need to think theologically about what it is to be precarious minorities in a continent where more and more people are voting for these anti-Muslim populous parties and we need to react to an aggression with something better’ Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
Muslims need to think theologically about what it is to be precarious minorities in a continent where more and more people are voting for these anti-Muslim populous parties and we need to react to an aggression with something better (Qu'rān… Read More ›
Abortion is a heinous crime against life. This is the classical teaching of Islam (and Christianity). Muslims – hold fast to the Truth!
The Muslim community today has taken a sharp shift to the Left and exists in unholy alliance with radical political groups that detest much of what Islam stands for. Just look at London! This alliance is purely utilitarian. The danger… Read More ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›