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Thursday 30th June 2022


Book Review: A Sufi Novice in Shaykh Effendi’s Realm by Paul Abdul Wadud Sutherland

Novid Shaid reviews Paul Sutherland’s book of poetry, A Sufi Novice in Shaykh Effendi’s Realm which was inspired by the landscape and beauty of North Cyprus and a meeting and relationship with Shaykh Effendi.

A Sufi Novice in Shaykh Efendi's Realm

Book Review: Economics: The User’s Guide by Ha-Joon Chang

A chorus of discontent has emerged from the academy against the way economics is taught. The chorus has consolidated and diversified across the globe forming an orchestra of admirers of the economic epistemology but disgruntled at its pedagogy. Rizwan Rahman reviews economist Ha-Joon Chang’s book Economics: The User’s Guide.

Book Review: Economics: The User Guide

Film Review: The Color of Olives

Alchemiya’s David Horne takes a look at the award winning, film The Color of Olives, by Carolina Rivas. The film follows the lives of a family of Palestinians for a week and documents their daily activities and difficulties. It tells the story of one family’s resolute stand against an oppressor who has tried – unsuccessfully – to take their home.

Alchemiya: Color of Olives

Seminar review: politics, Islam and Modernity with Professor Wael Hallaq

Andrew Booso attends a Seminar by academic, Professor Wael Hallaq in which Professor Hallaq gives a seminar based around his book “Impossible State”.

Wael Hallaq Seminar

Film review: Ensemble (Together)

David Horne of Alchemiya TV reviews one of the short films on the Alchemiya Video On Demand platform, the true story of an Imam saving young Jewish children from the Nazis in Paris during the Second World War.

Ensemble (Film) review

Book Review: Khasa’Is Al-Nabi Wa Ummatihi Translated as “The Unique Qualities Of The Prophet And His Community”

A review of Khasa’Is Al-Nabi Wa Ummatihi by Imam Yusuf al-Nabahani translated by Rashad Jameer as “The Unique Qualities Of The Prophet And His Community”

Book Review: Khasais an-Nabi

Book Review: Islamic Geometric Patterns

Katie Holden reviews the book Islamic Geometric Patterns by Eric Broug, a step by step guide to creating geometric patters using a compass and a ruler.

Islamic Geometric Patterns

Review: Refuting ISIS: a rebuttal of its religious and ideological foundations

Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi’s methodology is to present a scholarly robust and yet simple rebuttal of the ISIS methodology without resorting to academic pedantry. Unlike similar books on the abstract subject of terrorism, this book is written by keeping in mind those people whose encounter with ISIS is not a distant news report but their bitter ground reality.

Refuting ISIS Review

Book Review: She Wore Red Trainers

Now that my eldest child is a teenager, I’ve been seeking ways to impart Islamic values and justify our family rules and boundaries in a way that doesn’t leave me looking like a complete idiot.
It’s not easy.

Book Review: She Wore Red Trainers