Muslims in Non-Muslim Lands
Author: Amjad M. Mohammed
Publishing House: The Islamic Texts Society UK
Since the Second World War, there has been a significant migration of Muslims to countries in the Western world. Muslims in non-Muslim Lands traces the process by which these migrants arrived in Western Europe-in particular Britain-and explains how the community developed its faith identity through three particular stances: assimilation, isolation and integration. The findings argue that the assumption that Islam causes Muslims to isolate from the indigenous population and form ‘a state within a state’ is false, and that Islamic law actually gives Muslims confidence and the ability to integrate within the wider society.
Shaykh Amjad J. Mohammed is a scholar qualified in Islamic law, jurisprudence, tafsir and hadith. He is the founder and principal of the Institute for the Revival of Traditional Islamic Sciences, as well as of The Olive Foundation, Bradford. He is also on the board of a number of fatwa committees.