The inaugural issue of Critical Muslim was a historic snapshot and a harbinger of everything we set out to be: a quarterly publication of ideas and issues showcasing ground-breaking thinking on Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in a rapidly changing, interconnected world.
Edited by the internationally renowned writer and critic Ziauddin Sardar, Issue 01, January-March 2012, ‘The Arabs Are Alive’ featured reportage, analysis, and reflections on the so-called Arab Spring, as well as reviews, poetry, fiction and a tongue-in-cheek List of Top Ten Towering Fatwas.
Since then Critical Muslim has gone on to cover countries and regions, and issues topical and timeless. From Turkey, Pakistan, and West Africa to Populism, Virus, and Gastronomy. With contributions from Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Turner Prize nominee Forensic Architecture, and renowned Islamic Studies scholars, including Bruce Lawrence, Ebrahim Moosa, and Ziba Mir-Hosseini.
Join us to celebrate a decade of Critical Muslim in London, 3-4 March 2023. With panels, performances and exhibitions of our best work over the past ten years.
Featuring Adama Juldeh Munu, Aina J Khan, Alev Adil, Ayisha Malik, Boyd Tonkin, Brekhna Aftab, Ehsan Masood, Elhum Shakerifar, Faisal Al Yafai, Faisal Devji, Farhaana Arefin, Fatima Rajina, Hussein Kesvani, Leyla Jagiella, Medina Tenour Whiteman, Myriam Francois, Naomi Foyle, Oluwatosin Wasi Daniju, Rehan Jamil, Sameer Rahim, Samia Rahman, Shamim Miah, Shanon Shah, Tam Hussein, and more.
For academics. Non-academics. Intellectuals. Students. And all those who think and who enjoy a good read. For critical engagement in the best tradition of Muslim intellectual inquiry.