Critical Muslim | 22
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Hassan Mahamdallie gets spiritual in a commune; Marco Lauri visits Ibn Tufayl’s twelfth-century island utopia Hayy Ibn Yaqdan; Malise Ruthven interrogates modernity and Islamic utopias, Nazry Bahrawi is sceptical about secular utopias; and Sadek Hamid traces the rise and fall of the utopian vision of Hizb-ut-Tahrir.
Also in this issue: orientalist utopias in Andalusia, feminist futures, and was the Prophet’s Medina a utopia? Not forgetting poems, short stories, the Last Word and the List.
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.