Critical Muslim | 14


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April 2015 9781849044905 256pp


Ziauddin Sardar explores the limits of power, Barnaby Rogerson is enchanted with the notion of governance in the life of Prophet Muhammad, Bruce Lawrence deconstructs the idea of ‘Islamic State’, Kecia Ali surveys sexual politics of Muslim groups, Abdelwahab El-Efendi travels to ‘Londonistan’, Ehsan Masood is awe struck with the power of military/business complex, Mohamed Bakari get involved with the struggle for power in Turkey, and Boyd Tonkin highlights the power of words.

Also in this issue: Nader Hashemi on the geo-politics of the ‘Arab Spring’, Aamer Hussain reads the fiction of the Turkish Sufi novelist Samiha Ayverdi, poems, short story, and our list of ten most powerful women in Islam.


Ziauddin Sardar is an award-winning, internationally renowned writer, futurist and cultural critic. A former New Statesman columnist and Equality and Human Rights Commissioner, he has authored many books, including Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim; Reading the Qur'an; and Mecca: The Sacred City. He is editor of the influential quarterly Critical Muslim.  

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