From the horrors of partition to the migration to Pakistan to a new chapter in Britain, this book is a journey that spans geography, history and politics. How does a young boy from a small village in India become a leader of British Muslims? What does rubbing shoulders with the likes of Malcolm X, Muhammed Ali, Ayatullah Khomeini and Tony Blair do to you? From establishing early Muslim student politics in the UK, to being in the eye of the storm over the Satanic Verses, to the creation of institutions as diverse as the Muslim Institute, the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain, Stop the War Coalition and the Halal Food Authority, this is the inside story of an activist. It is also a story of British Islam itself.