Academic M.G Khan brings us this definitive look on the genealogy of Muslim youth work and its crucial importance to Muslim youth. The author provides a rich detail on the reality of young Muslims lives and than analyses how this intersects with the War on Terror and other social and political policies that seem to bear down on them. In doing so he challenges the 'otherisation' of Muslims and rejects the current pedagogical and cultural ideologies that circulate among the public.
This much needed book discusses the realpolitik of developing services for young Muslims in the post-911 context and moves beyond notions of gendered provision and confessional activity to ask what defines a Muslim pedagogy. Thus in doing so it also presents a theoretical frame for Muslim youth work.