Category: Critical Muslim (Page 1 of 3)

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

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

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

CM15: Educational Reform

July-September, 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.

Jeremy Henzell-Thomas seeks an integrated approach to education and knowledge, Richard Pring answers the question – what is a university, Marodsilton Muborakshoeva examines the university in Muslim context, Abdelwahab El-Affendi thinks we need to reconfigure Islamic education, Abdulkader Tayob is convinced thateducational reform must begin by reforming self and other, Martin Rose surveys the educational developments in North Africa, Paul Ashwin discovers three ways of … Read More

CM14: Power

April-June, 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.

Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies attempt to locate the sources of power. Barnaby Rogerson deconstructs the dreams of Caliphate. Malise Ruthven highlights Islam’s problems with the nation state. Kecia Ali revisits Prophet Muhammad’s marriage to Khadija, Jeremy Henzell-Thomas explores the power of education, Rahel Fischbach and Rachel Friedman have an enlightening engagement in Rabat, Mohamed Bakari struggles with power struggles in Turkey, Nazry Bahrawi is concerned … Read More

CM13: Race

January-March, 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.

Hassan Mahamdallie thinks that the colour line will blight the twenty-first century, Shanon Shah argues that Islam and race have combined to produce a complex identity, Robert Irwin exposes the dark side of the Arabian Nights, Hugh Kennedy relates the story of the revolt of the Zanj slaves, Ziauddin Sardar denounces the bigotry of the Gulf states, Avaes Mohammad revisits his home town, Blackburn, Jim Wolfreys is appalled … Read More

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