In ‘The Failing State: Visions of Now and Never’ our contributors discuss growing crises in the UK and India as both states succumb to restrictive ideologies, and problematize the potential solutions that face Muslims as a multipolar world emerges, and as the potential of doing hijra are not straightforward.
In ‘The British Government’s Prevent strategy: Putting Religious Intolerance’ John Holmwood argues that the British state’s flagship policy ‘Prevent’, and the narrative of ‘British values’ has imbued policies and laws, particularly in education, that discriminate against all minority faiths and undermine the agency of all parents.
In ‘Is the Sun Setting on the Western Empire? Exploring Shifts in Global Power and Islamophobic Thinking’ Saeed Khan looks at the current world-wide turmoil, and the rise of the multi-polar world, and sets out the questions and conversations that will inform this year’s IHRC, SACC and DIN Islamophobia Conference.
‘Romanticizing Hijra - Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire?’ by Zviad Jughashvili poses some critical questions regarding hijra in the current era. Is it really possible today in the truest spirit of the Prophetic example?
Finally, in ‘Muslim Triumph and the Hindutva Anxiety: The Theology of Political Spectacles’
Muhammed Nihad P V connects the colonial past to the Hindutva present. He delves into both the current crises facing Muslims in India, as well as their reliance on Allah and ultimate justice in their struggle.
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