July-September, 2016

Critical Muslim is a quarterly magazine of ideas and issues showcasing ground breaking thinking on Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in a rapidly changing, interconnected world.

cm19-press-1_0Jeremy Henzell-Thomas goes for a long walk ‘out in the open’, Charles Upton delineates basic Islamic concepts and symbols for the contemplation of nature, James E Montgomery reads some classical texts, Laura Hassan studies how Muslim philosophers approached science and nature, Mohammed Hashas explores the geopoetics of nature, Munjed M Murad sings the virtues of ibn Arabi, Naomi Foyle seeks nature in Palestine, Zeshan Akhter goes wild in the forest, Lali Zaibun-Nisa suggests we should all slow down, Shanon Shah discovers nature caters for more than two sexes, Emma Clark designs an Islamic garden, Daniel Dyer writes a book for children, C Scott Jordan watches ‘The Revenant’, Rabia Barkatulla explores ‘Sea Change’, Samia Rahman walks the tightrope on the mountains of Dagestan, and Merryl Wyn Davies remembers the ‘Green, Green Grass of Home’ (which in her case is Merthyr Tydfil).

Also in this issue: short stories by Tam Hussein and Aamer Hussein, poems by Paul Abdul Wadud Sutherland, Tommy Evans and Michael Wolfe, and Ziauddin Sardar’s list of Twelve Postnormal Plagues.