Author: Abdal Hakim Murad
Publisher: The Quilliam Press (2012)
Pages: 176 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
The philosopher Jurgen Haberman claims that "modernism is dominant but dead". A corollary might be : "Islam is despised but thriving".
The short essays in this collection give thanks for this defining irony of our culture, and out flesh on a hundred bones of contention, ten of which are listed below:
1. Augustine: man’s deformity. Ishmael: his deformity. (Defy, don’t deify.)2. Peace without justice is not peace at all.3. A faqih in first class? And pigs will fly …4. The Dajjal will only be king when only the blind are left in the valley.5. British Islam: ‘We came as rebels, and found ourselves to be heirs.’ (Gershom Scholem)6. The Liber Asian is the reconciliation between Edom and Juda-yi Ism.7. Your greatest liability is your lie-ability.8. No-one is more extroverted than the contemplative saint.9. Modernity: an accelerating attempt to shovel matter into the growing hole where religion used to be.10. The Liber Asian vs. the Manu Mission: a woman may be Arahat on Arafat.