Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad discusses his new book Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe, dissecting the rise of Islamophobia on the basis of Muslim theological tradition. Murad argues that although the proper response to the current impasse is clearly indicated in Qur’an and Hadith, some have lost the principle of trust in divine wisdom and are responding with hatred, fearfulness or despair. Murad believes that a compassion-based approach, rooted in an authentic theology of divine power, could transform the current quagmire into a bright landscape of great promise for Muslims and their neighbours.
Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe describes how everywhere, the far right is on the march, with nationalist and populist parties thriving on the back of popular anxieties about Islam and the Muslim presence, and asks: how should we react to the new Islamophobic movements now spreading in the West?
Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad is in conversation with journalist, Remona Aly.