Critical Muslim

CM22: Utopias

Boyd 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 her ordeal of illness and recovery, Noor Iskander photographs utopian landscapes and Merryl Wyn Davie

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CM21: Relations

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 schola

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CM20 PostWest

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 'Eas

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CM19: Nature

Jeremy 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 

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CM18: Cities

Hassan Mahamdallie discovers shoots of hope in the wastelands of Detroit.

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CM17: Extreme

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 K

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CM16: Turkey

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.

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CM15: Educational Reform

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 that 

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CM14: Power

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.

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CM13: Race

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 

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