Selected Book Reviews

 

Ed Husain's The IslamistEd Husain,
The Islamist: why I joined radical Islam in Britain, what I saw inside and why I left (Penguin: London, 2007),
New Statesman, 14 May 2007. [Link] [Link to online version] [Reproduced by the kind permission of the New Statesman]

Kwame Anthony Appiah, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, (New York: Norton & Co., 2006), Muslim World Book Review, 27/2, Winter 2007, 29-31.[Link to PDF] [Reproduced with the kind permission of the MWBR]

Moazzam Begg with Victoria Brittain,
Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim’s Journey to Guantánamo and Back

(London: Free Press, 2006), Muslim World Book Review, 26/4, Summer 2006, 34-36. [Link to PDF] [Reproduced with the permission of the MWBR]

Kathryn Spellman,
Religion and Nation: Iranian Local and Transnational Networks in Britain
(New York and Oxford: Berghahm Books, 2004), Muslim World Book Review, 26/3, Spring 2006, 65-66. [Link to PDF] [Reproduced with the permission of the MWBR]

Edward Said,
Humanism and Democratic Criticism

(Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave MacMillan, 2004), Muslim World Book Review, 25/4, Summer 2005, 74-75. [Link to PDF] [Reproduced with the permission of the MWBR]

Max Farrar,
The Struggle for ‘Community’ in a British Multi-Ethnic Inner-City Area: Paradise in the Making
(Lampeter, UK: Edwin Mellen Press, 2002), Muslim World Book Review, 25/3, Spring 2005, 79-80. [Link to PDF] [Reproduced with the permission of the MWBR]

Nasr Abu Zaid with Esther R. Nelson,
Voice of an Exile: Reflections on Islam

(Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2004), Muslim World Book Review, 25/2, Winter 2005, 39-40. [Link to PDF] [Reproduced with the permission of the MWBR]

Ziauddin Sardar,
Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim
(London: Granta, 2004), Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, 15/4, October 2004, 532-533. [Link to online PDF] [Link to HTML version] [Reproduced with the permission of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations]

Basia Spalek (ed.),
Islam, Crime and Criminal Justice
(Cullumpton, Devon: Willan, 2002), Muslim World Book Review, 25/1, Autumn 2004, 49-50. [Link to PDF] [Reproduced with the permission of the MWBR]

Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia,
Islamophobia: issues, challenges and action
(Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books, 2004), Emel, July/August 2004, 90. [Link to PDF] [Reproduced with the permission of Emel Magazine]

Humayun Ansari,
The Infidel Within: Muslims in Britain since 1800

(London: Hurst, 2004), Sunday Times, Culture Magazine, 6 June 2004, 42-43. [Link to PDF]

Abd Samad Maussaoui with Florence Bouquillat,
Zacarias Moussaoui: The Making of a Terrorist
,
translated by Simon Pleasance and Fronza Woods (London: Serpent’s Tale, 2003), Muslim World Book Review, 23/4, July-September 2003, 43. [Link to PDF] [Reproduced with the permission of the MWBR]

Elizabeth Poole,
Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims
(London: I.B. Tauris, 2002), Muslim World Book Review, 23/4, July-September 2003, 39-43. [Link to PDF] [Reproduced with the permission of the MWBR]

Yoginder Sikand,
The Origins and Development of the Tablighi Jama`at (1920-2000): A Cross-Country Comparative Study
(Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2002), Muslim World Book Review, 23/3, April-June 2003, 47-49. [Link to PDF] [Reproduced with the permission of the MWBR]

Muhammad Khalid Masud (ed.),
Travellers in Faith: Studies of the Tablighi Jama`at as a Transnational Islamic Movement for Faith Renewal

(Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2000), Journal of Islamic Studies, 12, September 2001, 373 – 376. [Link to online PDF] [Link to HTML version] [Reproduced with the permission of the Journal of Islamic Studies]

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