Critical Muslim | 17
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.
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Samia Rahman argues there is more to the Muslim world than extremism; Anne Alexander wonders at the rise and rise of ISIS; John Sweeney suggests we are living in an age of extremes; Raza Ali struggles with reactionary love for the Prophet; Andrew Brown takes a sledgehammer to the New Atheists; Elma Berisha learns to talk to idolatrous statues; Sunny Hundal exposes the fanatics hijacking Sikhism; Benedikt Koehler thinks early Islam gave birth to capitalism that spawned wealth inequality; Farouk Peru asks Muslims to confront the enemy within; Samir Younés is appalled at the ubiquity of mean thought in the arts; and Rahul Jayaram relates the story of the man who hid in an aeroplane bathroom.
Ziauddin Sardar is an award-winning, internationally renowned writer, futurist and cultural critic. A former columnist on the New Statesman, he has also served as a Commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission. He is the author of many books, including Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim (Granta); Reading the Qur'an (Hurst); and Mecca: The Sacred City (Bloomsbury). He is editor of the influential quarterly, Critical Muslim.