In Conversation with Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Dean of the Cambridge Muslim College, Shaykh Adbal Hakim Murad, discusses his latest book Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe, with journalist Remona Aly.


Thursday 2nd July, 2020 @ 9:00 am

  • In Conversation


About the Event

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 will be in conversation with journalist, Remona Aly.

Available to stream on demand from Thursday 2nd July, 9am, as part of Bradford Literature Festival's Digital Programme.

About the Book

Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe
Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe

Abdal Hakim Murad

Publisher:Quilliam Press Ltd

Publication date:3 Jun 2020


These eleven theological essays explore the origins and nature of Islamophobia in Europe and the steady rise of national populism across the continent.