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CM22: Utopia

April-June, 2017

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.

CM22-cover-final-RGB-webBoyd Tonkin surfs the coast of utopia, Bruce Wannell explores the Gardens of Paradise, Hassan Mahamdallie joins the community of Findhorn, Marco Lauri dissects ibn Tufayl’s utopian masterpiece, Medina Whiteman’s parents escape to Andalucia, Nazry Bahrawi reflects on the Islamic legacy of utopian thought, Sadek Hamid dissects Khilafatopia of Hizb-ut-Tahrir, Yasmin Khan reads contemporary Muslim utopian fiction, Colin Tudge seeks a utopian transformation, Naomi Foyle locates utopia in … Read More

CM21: Relations

January-March, 2017

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.

51voTP6RFmL._SX340_BO1,204,203,200_Samia Rahman is perplexed by our complex network of relationships, Aamer Hussein looks back on his affectionate bonds with the great Urdu writer Qurratulain Hyder (aka ‘Annie’), Syed Nomanul Haq follows classical scholars seeking royal patronage, Piro Rexhepi crosses borders in the Balkans, Annalisa Mormile traces the roots of disunity in the EU family, Benedikt Koehler highlights how the Italian scholar of Islam Leone Caetani saw … Read More

CM20: PostWest

October-December, 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.

51t7i3HRbSL._SX317_BO1,204,203,200_Shanon Shah suggests PostWest is a speculative concept that obscures as much as it explains, Jasper M Trautsch explores the concept of the ‘West’, Roger van Zwanenberg explains how the West became a dominant world power, Gordon Blaine Steffey suffers from PostWest anxieties, Amrita Ghosh goes in search of the ‘East’, Shiv Visvanathan imagines India’s rise to a second rate power, Julia Sveshnikova comes to … Read More

CM19: Nature

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 … Read More

Ziyaüddin Serdar: Aslında tüm Sünniler Şii, tüm Şiiler de Sünni

21 Mart 2016 Pazartesi, 02:39:20 Güncelleme: 02:49:23

İngiltere’nin en önemli 100 entelektüeli arasında gösterilen Prof. Ziyaüddin Serdar, DAEŞ, İslam dünyası ve siyasal İslam’la ilgili Afşin Yurdakul’a konuştu…

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Afşin YURDAKUL / GAZETE HABERTÜRK

Fotoğraflar: Sinan BİLGENOĞLU

Brüksel’den İstanbul’a, Berlin’den Londra’ya kadar dünya gündeminin ilk sırasında DAEŞ tehdidi var. Örgüt, akıllı telefon ve tablet neslinin, kimlik bunalımı ve anlam krizinden mustarip mensuplarını kendine çekiyor. Bu kaos içinde, pek çok Müslüman entelektüel, İslam’ın geleceğine dair kafa yoruyor. Onlardan biri de İngiltere’deki Londra Şehir Üniversitesi’nden Prof. Ziyaüddin Serdar. Geçtiğimiz günlerde Sakarya’da Serdivan Fikir ve Sanat Akademisi tarafından düzenlenen ve moderatörlüğünü Süheyb Öğüt’ün yaptığı “İslam, … Read More

Ziyaüddin Serdar – İslam, Terörizm ve Müslümanların Durumu, Fikir ve Sanat Akademisi

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CM18: Cities

April-June, 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.

Hassan Mahamdallie discovers shoots of hope in the wastelands of Detroit. Peter Clark thinks that Istanbul is the eternal capital of the world, Robert Irwin is impressed by intellectual developments in Medieval Basra, Boyd Tonkin is unimpressed by off-the-peg culture in Persian Gulf Cities, Eric Walberg finds friendship, authoritarianism and Islam in Tashkent, Javaad Alipoor is haunted by utopias in Tehran, Nimra Khan visits the … Read More

Islam Beyond the Violent Jihadis

An Optimistic Muslim Speaks (Provocations)  

By Ziauddin Sardar 

Biteback Publishing

Islam Beyond thProvocations jackets.indde Violent Jihadis argues for a pluralistic and reflective religion with a distinguished past – but one that appears to have been wrenched from its noble origins by rigid fundamentalism. In examining how we have nourished the rise of Islamic jihadi groups, Sardar urges us all to work together.
Provocations is a groundbreaking new series of short polemics composed by some of the most intriguing voices in contemporary culture.

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CM17: Extreme

January-March, 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.

Ziauddin Sardar and Samia Rahman suggest that extremism is an expected product of our complex and chaotic postnormal times, Anne Alexander traces the origins of ISIS, John A Sweeney studies ‘extreme weirding’ – the life-threatening changes in geology and ecology of the planet, Raza Ali is anxious about his love for the Prophet, Farouk Peru castigates the ‘Islamofascists’, Benedikt Koehler investigates attempts to distribute wealth in … Read More

CM16: Turkey

October-December, 2015

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.

Tahir Abbas is captivated by the complexity of Turkish politics and culture. Ahmet T. Kuru is unimpressed by the authoritarian tendencies of the current regime. Edip Asaf Bekaroglu struggles with the ambiguity ofTurkish secularism, Sophia Pandya observes the battle between a Gazi warrior and a Sufi mystic, Yusuf Sarfati debates the headscarf issue, Charles Allen Scarboro takes us on a memorable tour Read More

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